#18 Steven Mazur
AT NOTRE DAME: Three-year monogram winner that enters senior season with a 7.50 career ERA and 3-2 record, plus 48 strikeouts, 15 walks and 58 hits allowed (.304 opponent batting average) in 41 appearances (no starts) and 48.0 innings (four hit batters, two wild pitches, five home runs allowed) … averaging 9.00 strikeouts and 2.81 walks per 9.0 innings pitched in his career … looking to rebound from disappointing junior campaign … hopes to build off encouraging `09 fall season, when he became more of a ‘north-south’ pitcher while shortening his arm circle, with better leverage and a sharper slider … a strike thrower who again will be focusing on repetition of mid-[apos]80s fastball and slider … will handle setup role and pitch at back-end of bullpen.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Made 18 appearances on the mound in the spring, all out of the bullpen … his 18 appearances were third-most by any Irish pitcher … his 18 relief outings were tied for second-most on the staff … went 2-2 with two saves and a 10.07 earned run average in 22.1 innings of work … allowed 35 hits as his opponents batted .372 against him … struck out 22 and only walked seven … finished 13 games, which led the club … did not allow an earned run in 10 of 18 appearances … averaged 8.87 strikeouts and 2.82 walks per nine innings … Notre Dame posted a 9-9 record when Mazur pitched … went 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in five appearances (no starts) in BIG EAST action … allowed nine hits in 5.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .391 against him … struck out three and walked three … ranked eighth in the BIG EAST in games finished … tossed a scoreless and hitless inning of relief in season debut against Illinois on Feb. 21 (struck out two without a walk) … went 2.0 perfect innings of relief against Purdue on Feb. 22 to render his first victory of the season (walked one and struck out one) … struggled mightily and was charged with the loss in his outing against Creighton on March 1 (roughed up for four earned runs on hits in 2.2 innings of work; struck out three and walked one) … picked up his first career save on March 6 against NCAA tournament participant Oral Roberts (fanned two without a walk in 1.0 scoreless inning of work) … worked another scoreless and hitless inning of relief in the victory over NCAA tournament participant Washington State on March 8 (struck out one and walked none) … did not allow a hit or run in four of his first five appearances … earned his second win of the season with an 1.0 inning of relief against Grambling on March 10 (allowed one earned run on two hits; struck out two and walked one) … yielded three earned runs on five hits in 1.0 inning of work against UTPA on March 10 … secured his second save of the season in the home opener against Ball State on March 17 (did not allow a run on one hit; struck out two and did not issue a walk) … did not allow an earned run in back-to-back relief appearances against Seton Hall on March 22 (surrendered one unearned run on two hits in 1.0 inning) and Oakland on March 25 (1.1 scoreless innings of relief; allowed one hit and struck out one) … yielded six runs, four earned, on four hits and two walks at Pittsburgh on March 28 … tossed 0.2 innings of scoreless and hitless inning of relief at Cincinnati on April 11 (added a strikeout) … tagged for a pair of runs on one hit and one walk with one strikeout in 1.0 inning of work against Northwestern on April 15 … worked 1.0 perfect inning of relief with a strikeout against Michigan on April 22 … registered a blown save and was charged with the loss at Louisville on April 24 (touched up for two earned runs on three hits and one walk in 1.0 inning of work) … struggled for the second consecutive outing against UIC on April 28 (knocked around for five runs, all earned, on six hits in 2.1 innings of work; did strikeout three) … rebounded with a strikeout of the only batter he faced against USF on May 10 … allowed four earned runs on four hits in 1.0 inning of work against Illinois State on May 12, his last outing of the season (also issued a walk) … made a pair of scoreless relief appearances for the victorious Blue in the 2008 Blue-Gold World Series … yielded a hit and walk as opponents batted .143 against him (1-for-7) … exploded onto the scene with an incredible summer season with the Hays Larks of the Jayhawk League … named to the All-Jayhawk League first team and was voted league most outstanding pitcher … went a perfect 5-0 with three saves and a 0.99 ERA in 24 appearances … struck out 69, walked only 19 and allowed just 27 hits in 45.1 innings of work … opponents batted only .170 against him … surrendered just eight extra-base hits (three home runs) against 185 batters faced … opponents recorded a .258 slugging percentage against him … averaged 13.7 strikeouts per nine innings (ranks fifth-best in team history) … his 0.99 ERA ranked tied for fifth-best in team history and 69 strikeouts ranked 10th … ranked by Baseball America as the fifth-best MLB prospect out of the Jayhawk League.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Pitched twice for the Blue in the 2007 Blue-Gold World Series (3.1 IP, 2 R, 5 H; closed 8-1 opener) … spent the summer of 2007 with the Jayhawk League[apos]s Hays (Kan.) Larks that were runner-up in National Baseball Congress World Series during summer of `07 (5.08 ERA, 3-2 record, save, 18 GP/2 GS, 28.1 IP, 29 H, 12 BB, 6 HB, 2 WP, 21 Ks; 34-17 team record, lost to Havasu, Ariz., Heat in 14-2 final) … made 20 appearances on the mound in the spring, all out of the Irish bullpen … his 20 relief appearances were the second-most on the staff … went 1-0 with a 4.18 earned run average in 23.2 innings of work … allowed 18 hits as his opponents batted just .212 against him … struck out 25 and walked only six … surrendered just five extra-base hits the entire season (one home run) against 100 batters faced … opponents registered just a .250 slugging percentage against him … proved even tougher against left-handed hitters as they managed just a .130 batting average (3-for-23) … opponents hit only .208 (10-for-48) with runners on base, .216 with the bases empty (8-for-37) and .179 with two outs (5-for-28) … led the Irish in strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.2) among players that made at least two appearances … averaged 9.51 strikeouts and 2.28 walks per nine innings … Notre Dame posted a 12-8 record when Mazur pitched … did not allow a run in 12 of 20 appearances … did not issue a walk in 15 of 20 appearances … made season debut in the season opener against Liberty on Feb. 22 … tossed 2.0 scoreless and hitless innings of relief … was charged with an earned run on one hit in 0.1 inning versus Albany on Feb. 24 … went 0.2 scoreless innings against St. Bonaventure on Mar. 2 (allowed one hit and struck out one) … made three consecutive scoreless appearances against Maine (Mar. 4), South Alabama (Mar. 8) and Buffalo (Mar. 14) … did not allow a single hit in those 4.0 innings (struck out four and walked one) … suffered first poor outing of the season against Texas-Pan American on Mar. 16 … allowed a pair of earned runs on two hits … tossed another scoreless inning of relief despite surrendering two hits (also struck out two) … went 1.2 innings and allowed one earned run on two hits against Cincinnati on Mar. 29, but also struck out a season-high four … after another scoreless appearance (0.1 innings) against Rutgers on Apr. 4, allowed runs in consecutive appearances for the first and only time on the season (Apr. 8 vs. Valparaiso; Apr. 9 vs. Manchester College) … rebounded with three straight scoreless outings versus Northern Illinois (Apr. 16), West Virginia (Apr. 20) and IPFW (Apr. 23) … struck out three, walked one and yielded two hits in 3.1 innings … closed season with three of four scoreless appearances against Pittsburgh (May 9), Michigan (May 13) and USF (May 16) … went 4.0 innings with five strikeouts and allowed just one hit … did not allow a run in six of his last eight outings out of the Irish bullpen.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): Had pair of strong outings for victorious Gold in the 2006 Blue-Gold World Series (1-0, 4 IP, 3 H, 5 Ks) … pitcher of record in `06 BGS opener (2-1), needing only eight pitches (six strikes) to set down side in 6th … retired 9-of-11 in 8-3 clincher (3 H, 5 Ks) … made three relief appearances while allowing six runs (four earned) in 2.0 innings (5 H, 2 BB, K) … closed opening win over Prairie View, in San Antonio (IP, 2 R/1 ER, 2 H, K; 15- 8) … also closed 14-3 win over Duquesne in Clearwater, Fla. (BB).
PREP & PERSONAL: Three-year captain at Stony Point HS, with 13.0 Ks/9 IP for career … set team records in `06 for ERA (1.17), Ks (85), wins (6), K-to-walk (10.6) and complete games (6), in 60 IP … all-conference, all-city in final three seasons … SPHS career leader in ERA (1.61) and Ks (243) … also played third base … had strong `06 summer with Austin Gold Sox (1.76, 6-1, 80 Ks, 59 IP) … all-tournament at `06 NBC Southwest Regional (13 shutout/1-hit IP; 8.0 in title game) … played in central Texas all-star game … all-district as junior (1.83, 77 Ks, 53.2 IP, 19 BB, 51 H) … had hard-luck 1-0 loss vs. nation[apos]s #2 team Corpus Christi Moody (UER, 4 H, BB, 7 Ks) … threw `05 no-hitter vs. Leander (9 Ks) … all-district in `04, setting SPHS records for Ks (81) and CGs (6), plus 1.78 ERA, 17 BB, 5 wins, 41 H, 55 IP … all-tournament at `04 Round Rock Classic (Dell Diamond), after 2-hit, 14-K shutout of Austin Anderson (also all-tournament at `05-[apos]06 RRCs) … played in summers of `04 and `05 with Austin Baseball Club … `05 summer: 0.72, 7-1, 76 Ks, 9 BB, 58.1 IP, 30 H … `04 summer: 1.86, 6-2, 71 Ks, 12 BB, 34 H, 49 IP … named to Team Texas for `05 Junior Sunbelt Classic (McAlester, Okla.), with 2- hit shutout of Team Canada (8 Ks) … named to Top Prospect Team at `05 World Wood Bat Champ. (East Cobb, Ga.), after two shutouts (2-hitter/11 Ks in 1-0 semi vs. N.J. Twins) … selected to Team Texas for `04 Sophomore Sunbelt … won twice at `04 World Wood Bat U-17s (12 Ks, 12 IP; 4-hit shutout/6 Ks of Ohio Panthers) … honor roll, academic all-district … born Jan. 29, 1988, in Austin … son of Jerry and Cheryl Mazur … full name is Steven Andrew Mazur … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting and computer applications double major.
Mazur[apos]s Career Statistics
Mazur in the BIG EAST Conference