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Anthony Stephan

OF
Position
5'11''
Height
195 lbs.
Weight
Senior
Class
L/R
B/T
Ridgewood, N.J.
Hometown
Ridgewood
High School
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SUMMER 2023: Spent his second-straight summer in the Northwoods League playing for the Kalamazoo Growlers … played alongside UVA teammate Henry Godbout in Kalamazoo … appeared in 36 games (33 regular season, 3 playoffs) and batted .338 (49-for-145) with nine doubles, a home run and 40 RBI during the regular season … started 35 of the 36 games in left field, one at DH … reached base safely in final 23 games of the regular season, a span in which he batted .408. Extended the streak to 25 games in first two games of the playoffs … in the 20-10 win over over Kokomo on July 21 he went 4-for-7 with a double and seven RBI. He combined with Godbout to go 6-for-12, 2B, 2 3B, 11 RBI, 4 R, BB in the contest … lone homer of the summer was a grand slam against Rockford Rivets on July 27.

2023
• A member of the 2023 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
• Appeared 55 games and made 46 starts, all at DH.
• Started the final 34 games of the season, Virginia went 23-11 in those contests.
• Batted .329 (52-for-158) with 13 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 35 RBI.
• Three of his five home runs on the season came in NCAA Tournament play.
• Listed on the Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament team after going 5-for-12 with a double, home run and four RBI in three games.
• Struck out only 25 times, the fewest amongst UVA’s regular starters. His 0.48 strikeouts per game were the seventh fewest in the ACC and the fewest on the team.
• Put together 14 multi-hit games, including a season-high 3-for-4 effort against James Madison on May 3.
• Hit his first career home run, a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth against Pitt on April 15
• In NCAA Charlottesville Regional final went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against ECU on June 4. His three-run homer to center gave UVA a 7-2 advantage in the top of the eighth inning.
Hit the second of two fifth-inning, UVA homers in game two of the NCAA Super Regional against Duke on June 10.
Homered in game three of the NCAA Super Regional against Duke as part of a 2-for-3, two-run effort.
• Hit safely in six of UVA’s eight NCAA postseason games.
• Went 4-for-8 with three RBI in two ACC Tournament games. Recorded his first career triple in tournament opener against Georgia Tech on May 24.
• Reached in 14-straight games beginning May 2 against VCU and ending game one of the NCAA Super Regional. The Cavaliers went 13-1 in that stretch.

SUMMER 2022: Played for the Kalamazoo Growlers, 2022 Northwoods League Champions … Recipient of the Northwoods League Rawlings “Big Stick” Award as a first base, given to the player at each position who had the best batting average during the 2022 regular season … played in 56 regular season games (2nd most on team) and batted .340 (74-for-212) with nine doubles, seven triples, a home run and 48 RBI … ranked in the top-15 in the league in sacrifice bunts (1st), triples (2nd), batting average (7th), runs created (7th), hits (t-9th), RBI (11th), on-base percentage (11th), walks (t-12th) and OPS (14th) …  went 6-for-19 (.316) with five runs scored, a home run and five RBI in postseason play … hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in the seventh inning of the team’s playoff opener, the first home playoff win in Kalamazoo history … played alongside UVA teammate Griff O’Ferrall for the first half of the summer in Kalamazoo.

2022
• Appeared in 21 games and made starts at DH against Boston College (March 20) and Pittsburgh (April 16)
• At the plate was 5-for-20 (.200) with a double, six runs scored and four RBI. Two of his five hits came as a pinch-hitter.
• Made his collegiate debut as a pinch-hitter at Gardner-Webb on Feb. 19. His first collegiate hit came against Cornell on Feb. 27, a pinch-hit, RBI single to right field.
• Went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI against Boston College (March 20), his first collegiate start.
• Led off the bottom of the 10th inning against North Carolina on April 23 with a pinch-hit single and eventually came around to score as part of a seven-run frame that ended with a walk-off, series-clinching win for UVA.
• Featured in a mic’d up video prior to the NCAA Greenville Regional
• Listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2021 SUMMER: Played 29 games for the Vermont Lake Monsters of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League … Batted .260 (25-for-96) with nine doubles, three home runs and 17 RBI … reached base safely in 13-straight games from July 23-August 6 and and a nine-game hit streak in that span … In his fifth game of the summer went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and a season-high five RBI … Lake Monsters went 42-24, the first team in FCBL history to win 40 games in a season and went on to win the regular season and postseason titles … played alongside future UVA teammates Ethan Anderson and Justin Rubin

RIDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
• Rated the No.21 overall player and the No. 4 second baseman in the state of New Jersey according Perfect Game
• A 2021 NorthJersey.com First Team All Bergen County selection

PERSONAL
• Born in Ridgewood, N.J.
• Has three younger siblings, Juliana, Cole and Claire
• Recipient of the 2022-23 T. David Fitz-Gibbon Baseball Scholarship
• Pursuing a degree in American Studies