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Stephen Ostapeck

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Jesuit

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 200

Position:
Relief Pitcher

Birthdate:
09/09/1991

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

06/03/2013

Three Wildcats Earn All-Big Five Honors

Sciacca and Harris named All-Big Five, Ostapeck is on All-Academic Team

05/20/2013

Connor Jones and Stephen Ostapeck Earn Weekly Honors

Both players were instrumental in three-game sweep of Georgetown last weekend

05/18/2013

Wildcats Complete Sweep of Georgetown, End Season With 11-1 Victory

Sciacca drives in three runs, Beermann and Jones power Villanova with home runs

05/17/2013

Ostapeck Fires Four-Hit Shutout, Wildcats Slam Three Home Runs in 8-0 Win Over Georgetown

Villanova head coach Joe Godri wins 300th career game in opener of three-game series

04/20/2013

Wildcats Blanked By Cincinnati, 4-0, in Second Game of Series

All four of the runs in the game scored with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning

05/22/2013

Baseball Senior Day vs. Louisville

Villanova recognized its graduating seniors prior to its home game against Louisville on May 4, 2013.

On Ostapeck: One of the most versatile pitchers on the staff for his ability to pitch effectively as a starter or as a late-inning reliever ... Throws with great velocity and possesses outstanding command of all his pitches ... As a veteran on the staff is one of the team's most trusted arms in any role and will be counted on as an important contributor this season.

Career: Has pitched in 43 games with nine starts and 34 relief outings in three seasons ... Has a career record of 6-4 with one save and a 4.81 ERA while pitching 95 1/3 career innings ... His nine starts include two complete game shutouts ... He is 2-2 as a starter and 4-2 as a reliever ... Has allowed 124 hits and opponents are hitting .318 against him ... Surrendered just three home runs to 437 batters faced ... Allowed 68 runs (51 earned) with 19 walks and 52 strikeouts.

2012: Pitched in 16 games, making eight starts and eight relief appearances ... Threw two complete game shutouts and became the first Villanova pitcher in 16 years with two shutouts in a season ... Ranked second on the team in victories and fourth in innings pitched ... Went 4-2 with one save and a 6.00 ERA in 45.0 innings pitched ... Allowed 58 hits and opponents batted .314 against him, with just two home runs in 209 plate appearances ... Gave up 33 runs (30 earned) while walking 10 and striking out 22 ... Tossed a four-hit shutout in a 1-0 win over Norfolk State ... Allowed three earned runs or less in five of his eight starts ... Pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn a win against Temple in a one-run game ... Pitched to a 3.12 ERA in 8 2/3 innings over his last seven outings of the season and was 2-0 with a save in that span; BIG EAST: Appeared in 10 conference games with four starts ... Pitched a three-hit shutout and tied a career high with six strikeouts in an 8-0 win over St. John's ... Overall was 2-2 with one save and a 6.43 ERA against league opponents ... Allowed 29 hits and 17 runs (15 earned) with five walks and 15 strikeouts ... Registered two outs and earned a win in a one-run game against Notre Dame ... Registered the final two outs of the game for a save at USF and also pitched a scoreless inning later in that same series ... Worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings in the regular season finale at Rutgers.

2011: Ranked third on the team with 20 appearances, all but one coming in relief, and went 2-2 with a 2.96 ERA ... Pitched 45 2/3 innings and allowed 57 hits and 28 runs (15 earned) while walking just eight and striking out 27 ... Opponents batted .311 against him and he did not allow a home run to 204 batters faced ... His walk rate equated to just 1.6 walks per nine innings ... Put together a stretch of five consecutive relief outings between March 18 and Aril 3 in which he racked up 17 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings ... In that stretch he was 2-0 and allowed just nine hits and one walk while striking out 13 ... Began the stretch by pitching five innings, allowing two hits and striking out six to earn a win against St. Peter's ... Registered 10 relief outings of two or more innings pitched and three appearances with at least four innings pitched ... Threw four innings of relief and allowed just one earned run at Duke ... Pitched 2 2/3 hitless innings versus Holy Cross and three scoreless innings against La Salle; BIG EAST: Pitched in 11 conference games with one start and was 1-2 with a 3.16 ERA in 25 2/3 innings ... Allowed 36 hits and 20 runs (nine earned) while walking five and striking out 10 ... Tossed a career-high 6 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn a win against USF ... Yielded only two hits and did not walk a batter in that outing ... Pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in a win over Seton Hall and two scoreless innings against West Virginia ... Made his first career start versus Connecticut and was charged with two earned runs allowed in 3 2/3 innings.

2010: Pitched in seven games out of the bullpen and logged 4 2/3 innings pitched ... Charged with nine hits and seven runs (six earned) allowed while walking one and striking out three ... Did not allow a run in four of his seven appearances and did not surrender a hit in three of those outings ... Pitched a scoreless inning in wins over Norfolk State, St. Bonaventure and La Salle; BIG EAST: Made one appearance on conference play, pitching one-third of an inning.

Jesuit High School: Named his team's Most Improved Player in 2009 ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically all four years.

Personal: Born 9/9/91 in Sacramento, Calif. ... Younger of two children of Glenn and Helen Ostapeck ... Has an older sister, Elizabeth (23) ... Has an uncle, Gary Hoffman, that played football at Santa Clara as an offensive lineman and went on to play in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers ... Majoring in Criminal Justice.

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