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41  Steve Gooch
Steve Gooch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waco, Texas

High School:
Midway High School

Last College:
Howard College

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
10/01/1981

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


2003
Finished the year with a 4-5 overall record and a team-best 4.00 ERA...pitched a team-high 105 2/3 innings and struckout 58 batters... set a new career strikeout record in the first game of the season as he fanned nine New Mexico Lobos in what turned out to be his third career complete game...allowed just six hits and one earned run...picked up his second win of the season despite allowing a career-high four walks - rebounded by allowing just six hits and one run...pitched his second complete game of the year (six innings) against TCU on Feb. 22 but lost 2-1 giving him his first loss of the year despite allowing just four hits...got his third win of the season against Southwest Texas on March 7 despite allowing a career-high 12 hits...was robbed of a stellar effort against Baylor as he pitched his third complete game of the season allowing just one earned run on seven hits along with three strikeouts...picked up his fourth win of the year against Texas A&M on March 21 as he worked 7 1/3 innings allowing just two earned runs

2002
Finished the 2002 season with a record of 7-2 and an ERA of 3.86...pitched a team-high 112 innings allowing 109 hits and 48 earned runs...he struckout 57 batters and held opposing hitters to a .255 batting average...was named Second-Team All-Big 12 by the Waco Tribune Herald...2002 RECAP...Pitched to one batter in the first game of the series with BYU and gave up a run on a double to center field...pitched five solid innings of relief against New Mexico on Feb. 4th and earned his first win in the process...made his first start of the season and pitched 6.1 solid innings against Louisiana-Lafayette where he gave up just one earned run on five hits...had yet another outstanding start on the hill for Tech against TCU on Feb. 16th as he picked up his second win of the season after tossing 6 2/3 innings giving up just one earned run on four hits...was shelled in his third start of the season against Seton Hall as he gave up four earned runs on seven hits in just one inning pitched...had one of his best outtings of the season against Texas A&M on March 3 but unfortunately it turned out as a loss as Gooch pitched a season-high 7 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three earned runs...suffered the loss against Texas on March 9 after giving up four earned runs on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings of work...got his first Big 12 win of the year against No. 21 Oklahoma State on Saturday, March 16 as he allowed just two earned runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings of work...tossed 6.0 innings against Missouri on March 31 and got a no-decision allowing five earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts...pitched his first complete game shutout as he earned the win over Kansas State on April 6th after allowing just six hits with seven strikeouts...pitched seven solid innings against Kansas on April 13 in a no-decision giving up just six hits and one earned run...moved his record to 5-2 on the season after tossing 6 2/3 innings in his first career Friday night start against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi...pitched his second complete game of the season and got a win over Oklahoma on April 27 after allowing three runs on just six hits.

AT HOWARD JUNIOR COLLEGE
Pitched at Howard Junior College in Big Spring under the guidance of Justin Hays (youngest son of Larry Hays) and Chad Reynolds (former Texas Tech pitcher)...tallied a 1.70 ERA as a pitcher...at the plate he popped seven home runs and rang up 33 RBI during the 2001 season

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2000 graduate of Midway High School in Hewitt, Texas...played both football and baseball...baseball coach was Tom Gladney and football coach was Kent Bachtel...led his football team to the State Semifinals in football his sophomore season...baseball team was a regional semi-finalist both his freshman and sophomore years...was an all-district selection all four years in baseball and was named to the Super CenTex team his junior and senior seasons...was an active member of his church youth group all through high school

PERSONAL
Born to parents Don and Patti on October 1, 1981 in Waco, Texas...has two sisters and one brother...Donna Powers (28), David (26) and Linda (24)...his father Don is a graduate of McMurray University and is Vice President of Central Texas Iron Works...mother Patti is a Baylor graduate and is owner of E-Clips Letter Jackets...his hobbies include hunting, fishing, playing golf, going to church and spending time with his friends...has a niece Morgan Lee Powers who is one.

GETTING TO KNOW STEVE
Favorite Television Show: Any reality show
Favorite Televsion Channel: Fox
Favorite Movie: Days of Thunder
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Actor: John Travolta
Favorite Actress: Demi Moore
Favorite Singer/Musical Group: Aerosmith
Favorite Major Leaguer: John Lackey
Favorite Major League Team: Texas Rangers
Favorite Sportscaster: Lisa Dergen (Fox Sports Net)
Started Playing Baseball At Age: 4

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