- Steven Porter
- 6' 3"
- Ocoee, Fla.
- 215 lbs.
- West Orange
Major: Food and Resource Economics
AS A SENIOR (2007): Was third on the Gators with 25 appearances, trailing only Josh Edmondson (31) and David Hurst (27)…Was 0-3 with a 6.43 earned run average and collected two saves…Over 28 innings, the southpaw notched 23 strikeouts and walked 21 batters…Opponents batted .295 against him…On the hook for the 8-6 setback to No. 4 South Carolina on Easter Sunday when he was touched up for a two-run homer in the 11th by Trent Kline…Retired the only batter he faced to save UF's series-opening 7-5 win at Georgia…Fanned four Mississippi State hitters over three frames on St. Patrick's Day to earn the first save of his collegiate career…Tagged with the loss to the Bulldogs the previous day, when he surrendered two hits and four runs over one-third of an inning…Kept fifth-ranked Miami (Fla.) off the scoreboard over a career-high 3.2 innings on Feb. 18.
AS A JUNIOR (2006): Saw time in 15 games, making his first 13 appearances of the season out of the bullpen…Started in Florida's final two SEC road series against Mississippi State and Alabama…Finished with a mark of 2-1 and registered an ERA of 3.04…Totaled 15 strikeouts and issued 12 walks in 23.2 innings…Opponents batted a team-low .195 against the southpaw…Limited Mississippi State to two hits and one run over 5.1 frames to lift the Orange and Blue to a 9-6 victory in Starkville on May 6…The meeting with the Bulldogs was Porter's first start since March 31, 2004 versus Florida State (0.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R)…Had a season-high four strikeouts over 2.1 perfect innings at FSU on April 19…Tossed three scoreless and hitless innings to pick up the win over Bethune-Cookman…Helped preserve the Gators' 6-4 win over Vanderbilt with a perfect eighth inning…Turned in a pair of outstanding efforts in the sweep of Miami (Fla.), tossing 1.1 scoreless innings during UF's 2-1 decision in the opener and notched a key strikeout with the Gators holding a 2-1 advantage in the eighth inning of game two.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Appeared in 25 games, working 9.2 innings and compiling a 2-1 record…Struck out 11 batters…Permitted an earned run in only two of his 25 outings…Produced a scoreless inning of work with a strikeout against Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament on May 26 and notched up the win…That was his final outing of the season…Saw action in two games of the Vanderbilt series in Nashville…Worked 0.2 innings with two strikeouts at South Florida on May 11…Allowed two runs on two hits at Arkansas on May 8…Did not allow a run over his first 17 appearances...Notched his first win of the season in the opener of the three-game set against Kentucky…Hurled 0.2 innings with two walks and a strikeout at Ole Miss on March 20...Made season debut in the second meeting with second-ranked Miami (Fla.) and fanned the lone batter he faced during the 2-1 Gator victory in 11 innings.
AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Made 14 appearances and seven starts in his first collegiate season…Was 1-3 with a 5.13 ERA in 33.1 innings…Registered 21 strikeouts and walked 13 batters…Limited opponents to a .252 clip …The Gators were 6-1 during his starts…Totaled eight K in seven innings of relief work…Surrendered two earned runs or less nine times…Did not earn a decision in four SEC appearances…Allowed three hits and two runs in 5.2 innings for a 3.18 ERA in league activity…Fanned five opposing conference hitters…Saddled with the 6-5 defeat to Vanderbilt in 12 innings at the SEC Tournament on May 29…Threw 2.2 frames of shutout ball in the series opener against Ole Miss…Whiffed three Auburn Tigers in two innings on May 2…Collected first victory on March 24 versus Dartmouth by tossing five innings in which he scattered three hits and permitted a couple of runs…Produced season-highs in innings (5.2) and K (five) in start against Miami (Ohio) on Feb. 21…Drew the starting nod on Valentine's Day at second-ranked Miami (Fla.) in his initial collegiate action…Wound up on the short end of a 4-1 margin despite rationing the Hurricanes two hits over 4.1 innings…Issued a pair of base on balls and had one strikeout.HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coaches Jay Horvath and Teddy Craig at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Fla…Registered a team-leading 1.34 earned run average and notched three of the Warriors' 15 wins in his final campaign…Tossed four complete games…Also paced the squad with a .319 batting average and .513 on-base percentage…Did not commit an error on the mound or when playing first base…Maintained the highest grade point average of any baseball player as a senior with an impressive 4.10…Achieved honorable-mention all-state status and Second-Team All-Metro after going 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 48 innings as a junior…Hurled eight complete games…Porter's efforts were instrumental in West Orange finishing 26-4…Hit .311 at the plate, drove in 16 runs and had seven thefts…Turned in a .308 clip in his sophomore season and was voted as the team's Rookie of the Year…Was a three-year letterwinner in football and was a member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Steven Richard Porter was born July 16, 1985, in Orlando, Fla…His parents are Steve and Patti Porter…Has one brother, Andy, 18…Hopes to become an FBI agent once he graduates….Majoring in food and resource economics.
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PORTER'S CAREER HIGHS
Innings (Starter): 5.2 vs. Miami (Ohio) (2/21/04)
Innings (Reliever): 3.2 vs. Miami (Fla.) (2/18/07)
Strikeouts: 5 vs. Miami (Ohio) (2/21/04)
Hits Allowed: 6 vs. Purdue (3/6/04)
Runs: 6 vs. Alabama (5/14/06)
Earned Runs: 4, 2x, last vs. Mississippi State (3/16/07)
Walks: 4 vs. Kentucky (4/20/07)