Bruce Steel
Bruce  Steel

RS Junior

Jupiter, Fla.

High School:
Cardinal Newman HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195




Offense Erupts in 18-12 Win over Virginia in Finale

The Demon Deacons closed out the regular season by hitting a season-high five home runs en route to the 18-12 victory.


Deacs Fall to Georgia Tech, 5-1

Connor Thomas struck out 17 Deacons in a complete-game victory for Georgia Tech.


Deacs Fall in Opener to No. 14 Clemson, 7-5

Chris Lanzilli homered and drew a pair of walks to lead the Demon Deacon offense.


Deacs Complete Annual Black & Gold World Series

Team Gold swept the series the past two weekends, three games to zero with one tie.


Deacs in Summer Ball Recap

Members of the Demon Deacon baseball team recently wrapped up a successful summer campaign around the country.


Wake Forest vs. Liberty

The Demon Deacons defeated the Flames, 8-7, behind homers from Johnny Aiello, DJ Poteet and Chris Lanzilli.


Gainesville Super Regional - Game 1

The fourth-ranked Gators edged the eight-ranked Demon Deacons with an 11th-inning walk-off single.


NCAA Regional Final vs. West Virginia

The Demon Deacons play West Virginia in the regional final Sunday night.


NCAA Regional - West Virginia

Wake Forest vs. West Virginia in Game 4 of the Winston-Salem Regional


NCAA Regional - UMBC

The Demon Deacons open the 2017 NCAA Regional vs. UMBC

ACC Co-Player of the Week (May 15)
All-ACC Academic Team

Walter on Steel
"Bruce is a rock solid defender who moves well laterally and uses multiple arm angles to get rid of the ball quickly and effectively. He has surprising power and is a very good base-runner. He is as good an all-around player as there is in our league up the middle, and he is a leader on our team."

2017 (Redshirt-Sophomore)
Returned to the lineup in a big way, finishing the year with a .264 average, 13 homers, 10 doubles, 38 RBIs and 37 runs scored ... Also drew 35 walks and stole five bases in 52 starts ... Was stellar defensively, earning a .968 fielding percentage at shortstop, committing just one error over the final 36 games ... Recorded first-career multi-homer game at Florida State (May 14), also totaling five RBIs and a stolen base ... Added a trio of four-RBI games: against Southern Cal (Feb. 26), Radford (March 5) and at Louisville (Apr. 9) ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against Coastal Carolina (Apr. 11) ... Had a 10-game hitting streak from May 6-19 ... Blasted a big two-run homer to start a comeback in an NCAA Regional win over West Virginia (June 3) ... Totaled seven homers during ACC play and hit .278 during the NCAA Tournament ... Played summer ball with the Newport Gulls in the NECBL.

2016 (Sophomore)
Redshirted after tearing a ligament in his thumb during preseason practice ... Spent the summer with the Charlottesville TomSox in the Valley League.

2015 (Freshman)
Had a great defensive season at shortstop while showing flashes of a high-level bat ... Committed just three errors in 27 games at shortstop, good for a .959 fielding percentage ... Started 19 games ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and his first collegiate home run at Florida State (March 15) ... Posted first-career three-hit game against Miami (March 22), also scoring a pair of runs ... Went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs against Charlotte (March 24) ... Didn't commit an error his first 18 games.

High School
2013 Honorable Mention All-American by Perfect Game ... Ranked in the top 500 prospects by Perfect Game and inside the top 100 in Florida ... Sun Sentinel's Class 5A-4A-3A-2A Player of the Year ... Had a .514 batting average with 22 RBI and drew 24 walks with five home runs, nine doubles and three triples and .900 slugging percentage in his senior season ... Was 23-of-23 in stealing bases ... Graduated with a 4.65 honors GPA and ranked 14th in his graduating class ... Hit .407 with 3 home runs and 33 RBI, while going a perfect 26-of-26 stealing bases in the spring of 2013 ... Selected to the 40-man USA Baseball 17U Trails in 2013 and named to the All-Trials Team ... Named to USA Baseball's 2014 National Development Team ... Invited to USA Baseball 2014 Tournament of Stars ... Named First Team All-County by the Sun Sentinel.

Born Dec. 26, 1996 in White Plains, N.Y. ... Parents are Thomas and Linda Steel.

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