RHP - 6-5 - 230
Weekly Stats:1-1, 1.12 ERA, 3 G, 8.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 10 K, .042 Opp. BA
Season Stats:4-3, 1.69 ERA, 20 G, 3 GS, 48.0 IP, 26 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 23 BB, 63 K, .163 Opp. BA, 11.81 K/9 inn.
Notes: Steckenrider was sharp on the mound all week, picking up the team's only win while allowing just one hit and striking out 10 in 8.0 innings of work.
The flamethrowing righthander opened the week by fanning four of the five batters he faced against ETSU to record his fourth victory of the season. He fired three strong innings against Mississippi State on Thursday as well, but suffered the tough-luck loss as the Bulldogs won on a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 11th inning. Steckenrider came right back with another stellar relief effort two days later, punching out four in 3.1 frames in Starkville.
For the season, he leads the Vols and ranks fifth in the SEC with 63 strikeouts. His 11.81 strikeouts per nine innings is good for third in the league as well, while his opponent batting average of .163 is second.