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Stephen Schoch

RHP
Position
6'5''
Height
235 lbs.
Weight
Senior
Class
R/R
B/T
Laurel, Md.
Hometown
Our Lady of Good Counsel
High School

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2020
• Ranked No. 40 in D1Baseball.com’s Top 50 relief pitchers in college baseball
• Led the team and was tied for second in the NCAA with 11 appearances, all out of the bullpen
• Struck out 24 batters in 16.2 innings while pitching to a 1.62 ERA
• Ranked second in the ACC and 8th in the NCAA with five saves
• One of six pitchers to throw at least four innings and not allow a run in ACC play
• In series against then-No. 7 NC State, pitched four innings of scoreless relief including a five-out save in the series opener. Came back in the finale to throw 2.1 innings of shutout baseball
• Struck out season-high three batters on five different occasions, three times in just one inning of work
• Used 13 pitches and struck out the side against VMI on Feb. 19 to record his first save in a Cavalier uniform
• Earned his first win in the season finale against UMass Lowell on March 11 after not allowing a run over two innings

PRIOR TO VIRGINIA
• Played the last three seasons at UMBC (2017-19) after transferring from Appalachian State (2016)
• Sat out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules
• Left UMBC as the program’s all-time leader in saves (13) and single-season saves record holder (10 – 2018)
• In two seasons at UMBC, logged 110.1 innings and struck out 135 batters while pitching to a 2.61 ERA
• His 11.01 strikeouts per nine innings over his two seasons is also a program best.
• Earned Second Team All-America East honors in 2019 after going 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 52.2 innings pitched
• Was the third player ever at UMBC to pitch in the Cape Cod League (2019) where he was a CCL All-Star and the Most Valuable Pitcher for the Cotuit Kettleers
• In his summer after sitting out, pitched for the Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken League and did not allow a run in 26.1 innings pitched, struck out 33 and did not walk a batter
• As a freshman at Appalachian State, appeared in 17 games (second most on team) and posted a 4.48 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 34.1 innings pitched

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL
• Four-year letterwinner in baseball
• Named the Washington Athletic Conference Player of the Year his senior season and earned back-to-back First Team All-Conference nods
• Finished the regular season of his senior season with a 0.00 ERA in 53.1 innings with 45 strikeouts and just three walks.

PERSONAL
• Son of Martin and Susan Schoch
• Has an older brother Nicolas and an older sister Sarah