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Steve Carlson
Steve Carlson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newark, Ill.

High School:
Newark H.S.

Position:
Pitcher

B/T:
L/L


2000: Topped the UIC pitching staff with 28 relief appearances?in 59.1 innings pitched, he struck out 50 batters and registered a 6-3 record with seven saves, which equaled the second-most saves in UIC single-season history?finished the year with a 5.01 ERA and held the opposition to a .236 batting average?in MCC action, he held league foes to an even stingier .185 batting average while compiling a 3.26 ERA?picked up his third win of the year in UIC's 1-0 victory over Butler on April 22 as he tossed 1.2 innings of hitless ball with a pair of strikeouts?his fourth victory of the season came at UW-Milwaukee on April 30 as he pitched seven innings in relief and gave up just four hits while fanning four?earned two saves during the 2000 MCC Baseball Championships as he preserved the Flames' wins over Wright State and UW-Milwaukee.

1999: Finished his sophomore season with the second-lowest ERA of the UIC starters at 5.38 while he compiled a 5-5 record?made 12 appearances during the year and earned the starting nod in a team-high 11 games?in 75.1 innings pitched, he fanned 69 batters, walked 45 and held opponents to a .291 batting average?tossed nine complete innings in three outings and earned victories in all of them, including a 6-5 win over Detroit?struck out a career-high 13 batters in a 9-3 victory over Southern Connecticut State during the spring trip to Florida?turned in a tremendous effort against Cleveland State at the MCC Tournament as he threw nine complete innings, struck out nine and allowed just six scattered en route to a 4-0 shutout victory, the first-ever post-season shutout by a UIC pitcher...for his effort, earned a spot on the MCC All-Tournament Team.

1998: Earned a spot on the MCC All-Newcomer Team after compiling a 4.43 ERA with a 3-4 record...led the Flames with 40.2 innings pitched and struck out a team-best 40 batters while surrendering just 19 walks...held opponents to a .263 batting average...combined with Mike Taylor to no-hit Akron in Florida for a 3-0 win...earned his first collegiate win, an 11-3 victory over Lehigh, as he tossed 3.1 innings and fanned seven and allowed just one hit...second career win was a 1-0 defeat of Concordia when he pitched 5.1 innings and gave up three hits while striking out eight.

Prep/Personal: On the mound as a senior, he compiled a 2.06 ERA with a 9-3 record and one save as Newark captured its second straight Little Ten Conference Championship...in 83.0 innings pitched, he struck out 174 batters while walking just 29...in 13 appearances on the mound, he faced 322 batters and allowed 37 hits, 31 runs and 19 earned runs...at the plate, he batted a team-best .486 with 34 hits, 31 RBI, 8 doubles, 3 triples and 6 home runs...drew 20 walks while fanning just 4 times...was a unanimous selection to the Little Ten All-Conference Team for the third straight year...named to the Aurora Beacon News All-Academic and All-Athletic teams and was chosen to play on the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Area team...as a junior, threw 64 innings and finished with a 0.77 ERA and 100 K's...finished the season with a 9-1 record as the Norsemen compiled a 23-4 mark and took home the conference championship with a 13-1 Little Ten record...went on to become a Mizuno High School All-American and well as a member of the Illinois High School Coaches Association All-State team...a three-time baseball most valuable player...born January 9, 1979...son of Don and Sue Carlson...majoring in Business.

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