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Steve Kost
Steve Kost

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bellevue, Wash.

High School:
Bellevue HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 198

Position:
LHP

Experience:
3V

Bats/Throws:
L/L



KOST'S WSU CAREER
JUNIOR (2007): Appeared in 27 games out of the bullpen...was 2-3 with one save and a 6.00 ERA...struck out 30 in 33 innings pitched...held opponents to a .245 batting average and recorded a 2.84 ERA in 13 relief appearances during Pac-10 play...did not yield an earned run over five consecutive appearances April 13-22...registered five straight shutout outings April 27-May 11...Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

SOPHOMORE (2006): Made 22 relief appearances...recorded 1-1 mark with one save and 2.95 ERA...struck out 12 in 18 and one-third innings...first collegiate victory April 29 against USC...did not allow an earned run in first 11 appearances, totaling 10 and two-thirds innings...first career save in 6-1 victory over No. 14 Arizona State...struck out two in three shutout innings against Sun Devils...Pac-10 All-Academic first team.

FRESHMAN (2005): Appeared in 16 games, all in relief...record 0-2...had 6.04 ERA in 22 and one-third innings...gave up 31 hits and 12 walks...struck out 14...did not yield a run in his first three outings Feb. 5-24...struck out four in five innings of work during the streak...longest outing was three and two-thirds inning against Washington April 30.

KOST'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Coached by Dan Desmond...earned four letters in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman...also earned letters in basketball for the Wolverines...tossed a shutout in his first varsity game as a freshman...posted a 2.42 ERA and struck out 26 in 26 innings...was 5-2 as a sophomore...struck out 34 in 35 innings...posted 2.19 ERA...pitched Bellevue to a win over defending State champion Newport in the first round of the playoffs...was 7-2 with a 1.94 ERA as a junior...recorded 58 strikeouts in 57 innings...team won academic State championship...Honorable Mention All-KingCo 3A for the third straight year...played in the Pacific Northwest Baseball championships in both 2002 and 2003...a member of the Seattle Mariner Fall Scout Team...led Wolverines with a 1.67 ERA as a senior...posted a 5-2 record...struck out league-leading 70 batters...All-KingCo 3A first team...earned All-Eastside and second team All-State honors.

PERSONAL
Full name Steven Joseph Kost...age 22...parents Glenn and Susan...only child...freshmen class vice president...had a 3.93 prep GPA...majoring in accounting.

YEAR	ERA	W-L	G-GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO
2005	6.04	0-2	16-0	0	0	0	22 1/3	31	16	15	12	14
2006	2.95	1-1	22-0	0	0	1	18 1/3	23	13	6	6	12
2007	6.00	2-3	27-0	0	0	1	33	39	26	22	23	30
Career	5.25	3-6	65-0	0	0	2	73 2/3	93	55	43	41	56
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