Saw limited action throughout the year as he finished with a 1-0 record and a 6.63 ERA throught 19 innings...Pitched an inning of relief in the second game of the New Mexico series and 1 1/3 against San Diego in the final game of that home series...picked up his first strikeouts of the year against Northern Iowa on March 2
AT PANOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE
Enrolled at Panola Junior College in the fall of 2000 after receiving a scholarship from coaches Don Clinton and Kenny Grashier...during his final season at Panola, Thomas appeared in 16 games and pitched a total of 89 1/3 innings while breaking the school's all-time innings pitched record...struckout 65 batters and allowed just 28 earned runs for an ERA of 2.82...finished with a record of 6-4 with two saves.
Played varsity baseball at Class 5A Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas....graduated from Kingwood High in May of 2000.
Born on October 22, 1981 in Houston, Texas to parents Bill and Char Thomas...father Bill is a graduate of South Florida and is a geologist while mother Char is also a graduate of South Florida...has one older sister Alicia Ross (24)...currently majoring in marketing at Texas Tech and hopes to pursue a master's in marketing upon completion of his undergraduate studies...in his spare time he enjoys playing baseball, weight lifting, swimming and doing anything outdoors.
GETTING TO KNOW STEVEN
Favorite Television Show: The Man Show
Favorite Televsion Channel: ESPN
Favorite Movie: Dumb & Dumber
Favorite Food: Hotdogs
Favorite Actor: John Travolta
Favorite Actress: Meg Ryan
Favorite Singer/Musical Group: Bee Gees
Favorite Major Leaguer: Bo Jackson
Favorite Major League Team: Houston Astros
Favorite Sportscaster: Emily Jones
Started Playing Baseball At Age: 8