On Steelman: Strong left-handed pitcher ... unflappable presence on the mound ... comes right at hitters ... projects as left-handed match-up guy in late innings ... former Army sergeant who served in Iraq ... personal story made local and national headlines ... made roster after having not played organized baseball in over three years ... excellent athlete who played a year of football Shenandoah University as a quarterback.
As a Sophomore (2008): Made eight relief appearances ... made first collegiate appearance against Coppin State, striking out two batters in a shutout ninth inning (4/8) ... tossed one shutout inning at Towson (4/23) ... went 1 1/3 shutout innings combined in two appearances at Boston College (5/2 and 5/3) ... earned first-career victory against Towson, pitching 1/3 of an inning (5/7).
At Smithsburg: Played baseball, football and basketball all three seasons ... was a captain on all three teams and all-MVAL selection in all three sports, as well.
Personal: Son of Sharon Steelman ... has one brother, Christopher, and one sister, Ashley ... favorite athlete is David Eckstein due to his work ethic ... enjoys watching movies, playing miniature golf, relaxing on the beach and being in the military ... biggest athletic thrill is winning the state and conference championships for Funkstown Legion and Shenandoah University ... person he most admires is his mother, Sharon ... recruited by Shenandoah, Bridgewater and Shepherd University for football ... criminology major.
Steelman's Career Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP GS IP H R ER BB SO SV 2008 9.00 1-0 8 0 5.0 10 5 5 3 4 0
Steelman's Career Game Highs
Innings Pitched: 1, three times, last at Duke (4/26/08)
Strikeouts: 2, vs. Coppin State (4/8/08)