Kurt Steele

Kurt Steele

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Corvallis, OR

High School:
Crescent Valley High School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
P

Experience:
2V

B-T:
R-R

OREGON STATE: Among OSU's 17 returning lettermen ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Kurt pitched much better in the fall. We look for him to come on and mature and help our staff in any way we can use him." ... (2004) As a sophomore, May 18 vs. Portland, first game, 1.0 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts ... March 3 at Hawai'i, 2.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts ... (2003) As a freshman, 2 or fewer walks in 13 of 15 appearances ... 2 or fewer earned runs in 11 of 15 appearances ... at least 2.0 innings in 6 appearances ... 2 or fewer hits in 11 of 15 appearances ... March 14 vs. Washington State; 4.0 innings, 1 hit, 4 runs (1 earned), 5 walks, 1 strikeout ... March 8 at Portland, in relief, earned first career win; 4.0 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts ... Feb. 23 vs. New Mexico State; 3.1 innings, 2 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts; helped OSU rally from 14-0 deficit to a 16-14 victory.

CRESCENT VALLEY HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Frank Baumholtz ... as a senior, 8-2 record, 1.01 ERA, 90.0 innings, 146 strikeouts; batted .427, 1 homer, 4 triples, 7 doubles, 30 RBIs; all-state first team, league Player of Year, State-Metro All-Star Series ... drafted in 31st round by Chicago Cubs ... as a junior, all-league first team, all-state honorable mention ... also played football ... Corvallis Ambassadors Award ... 3.57 GPA; National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Natural Resources ... born in Vancouver, Wash. ... parents are Stan and Karen Steele; family includes brother Scott (24) ... enjoys hunting, fishing, any outdoor activity ... top athletic thrill was winning high school league title as a senior ... favorite movies are Top Gun, Good Will Hunting; favorite TV show is Rescue Me; favorite actor is Matt Damon; favorite musician is Garth Brooks; favorite vehicle is Ford F series pickup; favorite food is meat; favorite restaurant is Olive Garden ... chose OSU because friends were at the school, it's close to home and his hunting spots, and "I've been a Beaver fan my whole life."

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING
YEARERAW-LSvG/GSCGShIPHRERBBSOHPWPBKAVG.HR
20036.922-0015/00026.031272017141251.3070
20043.860-003/0004.252211300.2940
TOTALS6.462-0018/00030.236292218151551.3050



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