REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2019): Finished among the top five in three major statistical categories including saves (2nd-3), appearances (4th-21), relief appearances (4th-21) and batters struck out looking (5th-19) … took the mound in the opening series against Quinnipiac (Feb. 15), logging one inning, where he finished with three strikeouts … tossed three innings, finishing with four strikeouts, against Penn (March 2) … came through with four strikeouts in two innings of work at Winthrop (March 5) … notched his fourth multi-strikeout performance of the slate versus Princeton (March 10) as he recorded two strikeouts in 0.2 innings … fanned two Jacksonville hitters in 2.2 innings on the mound on March 16, notching his first win of the season … responsible for six strikeouts over 4.2 innings at Mercer (March 2) … recorded two strikeouts against Western Carolina (March 31) … established his single-game season-high in strikeouts (eight) after tossing 4.2 innings against Furman (April 6) … followed with four strikeouts in three innings of relief against Campbell (April 16) … picked up his second victory of the season as he fanned two batters in a clash against The Citadel (April 27) … worked one inning of the Spartans’ win over VMI (May 12), recording two strikeouts along the way … made his final appearance of the season against the Keydets (May 23), tying his single-game mark in strikeouts (eight) as he logged 3.2 innings and allowed three hits along the way.
SOPHOMORE (2018): Redshirted
FRESHMAN (2017): Appeared in 15 games, making one start… Earned an 8.38 ERA in 19.1 innings of work… struck out 17 hitters while issuing seven walks… Made his first collegiate start against Princeton (Mar. 12), going 2.1 innings, striking out two batters in a victory… Struck out at least one hitter in 10 appearances… Season-high four strikeouts in his longest start of 2.2 innings against ETSU (Mar. 31)… Made four scoreless appearances from Apr. 22nd – May 4th… Went 2.1 innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two against Mercer (Apr. 30)… Worked an inning against Elon (May 2), striking out two batters without allowing a run… Logged two scoreless innings against VMI (May 7), getting a ground out and UNCG turned its second-ever triple play in school history.
PREP: Four-time letterwinner at Wake Christian Academy… Three-time Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference (TISAC) Player of the Year… Three-time all-TISAC… Twice earned all-state honors… Two-time Underclass Honorable Mention All-America selection by Perfect Game…In his senior season, hit at a .451 average with 10 doubles, two triples and five home runs… Swiped 13 bases… Earned a 6-3 record on the mound in 14 appearances… Struck out 107 batters in 72 innings pitched… Earned a 1.46 ERA… In his junior season, hit at a .526 average, with five doubles, a triple and five home runs…. Swiped eight bases… Earned a 4-4 record in 12 appearances on the mound… Earned 68 strikeouts in 52.2 innings… Earned a 1.59 ERA… Hit for a .506 average as a sophomore… Hit seven doubles, a triple and four home runs… Swiped three bases…. Earned a .929 fielding percentage… On the mound, went 404 in 12 appearances… Worked in 45.1 innings striking out 68 batters… Earned a 1.70 ERA… Played summer baseball with the Rawlings Prospects NC 2016 team… Member of the 2015 WWBA 17U National Championship All-Tournament Team.
PERSONAL: Son of Anne and Chris Stephens… Born May 12, 1998… majoring in business administration