As a Junior (2017)
Made 16 appearances on the mound, all starts … Started the second game of the season against Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 18) and went on to be a weekend starter all year … Led the team with a 2.87 ERA among starting pitchers, good for 10th in the SEC … Finished second on the team in wins with a 6-3 record and notched one complete game shutout … Threw a team-high 91.0 innings with 29 earned runs allowed, 20 walks, and 120 strikeouts … The strikeout total was the fifth-highest by a Razorback in a single-season in program history and most since 2010 when Drew Smyly had 114 … His strikeouts were also third-most in the SEC … Threw a complete-game shutout at Tennessee (May 6) as part of a 2-0 victory … Allowed just one hit over seven innings against the Volunteers with 11 strikeouts, two walks and only one hit allow … It was the first one-hitter for an Arkansas pitcher since Brett Eibner in 2009 … Earned SEC and NCBWA Pitcher of the Week honors after performance in Knoxville … Had six outings with 10 or more strikeouts, four against SEC opponents … Arguably, his best outing came against Rhode Island (March 10), where he pitched a perfect game into the eighth inning and totaled a career-high 13 strikeouts … His 13-strikeout outing was the best by a Razorback pitcher during the season and tied for the best among SEC pitchers … The 13 strikeouts in one game were also the most by a Razorback pitcher since Jess Todd struck out 17 batters against South Carolina in the 2007 SEC Tournament … Had racked up 50 strikeouts in his first seven starts, which was the most by a Hog pitcher over his first seven starts since former All-American Nick Schmidt had totaled 56 through seven starts in the 2006 season.
Selected as a NTJCAC first team All-Conference player … Went 8-1 with five saves as a sophomore … Posted a 2.88 earned run average with 88 strikeouts compared to 22 walks in 68.2 innings … Helped lead Hill to a 39-21 record and a third-place finish at the NJCAA Region V tournament … Played first base and third base at West High School in Magnolia, Texas.
In the Draft
2016 – Boston Red Sox, 18th round (538 overall)
Son of Bill and Ashley Stephan … Has one brother, Mitch … Majoring in sport management.