31 Steve Kalush
31 Steve Kalush
Birth Date: 04/26/1988
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.
High School: Aragon
Position: RHP
College: HS

2007 West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team
13 strikeouts vs. Utah Valley (Feb. 22, 2008)
Ranks 10th all-time at Santa Clara in career saves

AS A SENIOR (2010): Pitched well out of the bullpen as a senior, making 20 appearances – second most among any SCU reliever … carried an ERA below four until the final game of the year, owning an 0.87 ERA through his first six outings … fanned 29 batters in 29-plus innings and went 2-0 with a 4.55 ERA on the season … struck out a season-high six batters over 3 2/3 innings to beat Air Force (3/13) … had won his first game of the year against San Jose State (3/7) by pitching a scoreless frame in a 9-8 SCU win … posted 12 scoreless outings.  

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009: Posted a team-leading four saves, finishing the year tied for No. 10 all-time at SCU with eight ... fanned 46 batters in 66 innings of work ... made 21 appearances, five as a starter ... earned his first save of the season after two innings of work against Xavier (Feb. 20) on Opening Day ... took his first loss of the season in game three against Oregon (Mar. 7) ... earned his first win of the season after 5.1 innings against Cornell (Mar. 14), allowed no runs, three hits and struck out five ... tallied save No. 2 after two innings and striking out four against Dartmouth (Mar. 21) ... registered save No. 3 after 2 1/3 no-run, one hit innings against Portland (Apr. 11) ... went a career-high 7.2 innings against San Diego State (May 3) ... came in for relief and pitched the final out against St. Mary’s (May 8) ... made his fifth start of the year, tossing seven innings and striking out four at Pepperdine (May 17) in the final WCC game of the season.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Made 17 appearances, starting in seven games ... finished the year ranking third in wins (5) and strikeouts (61) for a Santa Clara team that won 33 games ... pitched five innings of no-hit ball and struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings against Utah Valley (Feb. 22) ...  pitched three innings against No. 20 Oklahoma State (Mar. 8) striking out five ... threw two hitless innings of relief against Cal Poly (Mar. 12) ... struck out five batters in 2 2/3 relief innings against No. 11 Cal (Mar. 25) ... earned his first win of the season tossing two no-hit innings of relief against Pacific (Apr. 2) ... earned his second win after 1 1/3 innings against Portland (Apr. 5), allowing one hit but no runs and striking out three ... earned his third win, against Fresno State (Apr. 22), allowing one hit, one walk and no runs ... earned his fourth win against LMU (May 4), allowing five hits, one run and striking out four ... tossed 6 2/3 innings, matching his then-career-high, for the win against Saint Mary’s (May 11), striking out seven Gaels.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Named to 2007 West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team ... tied for fifth in WCC and led SCU with 28 appearances, all in relief ... led team with 3.13 ERA and with four saves and 53 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings pitched ... earned first win after tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings against Utah (Feb. 19) ...  earne save against Cal Poly on (Feb. 23), striking out five and allowing only one hit in four scoreless ... picked up second save at Portland (Apr. 1), pitching four scoreless ... struck out six in three scoreless innings of work against No. 6 USD (May 11) ... struck out the side in the ninth to earn third save at Sacramento State (May 19) ... struck out two over final 1 1/3 innings to earn fourth save against Sacramento State (May 20) ... was named the ‘WCC Pitcher of the Week’ (May 14-20) after striking out seven over 4 1/3 scoreless innings and picking up two saves.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Aragon High School in San Mateo, Calif. ... played baseball for coaches Mike Chanteloup and Jimmy Escalante ... in 2006 was named a first team all-county player, league ‘Player of the Year’ and county ‘co-Player of the Year’ ... overall statistics: 0.88 ERA, 96 strikeouts, .160 opponents batting average with a 11-2 overall record.

PERSONAL DATA: Born April 26, 1988 in San Francisco, Calif ... son of Ed and Joyce Kalush ... has one younger brother, Scotty ... enjoys sports, television, movies, rollercoaster's, and music ... wants to play professional baseball ... uncle, Bobby Kalush plays professional hockey.