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Bruce Steel
Bruce  Steel

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Jupiter, Fla.

High School:
Cardinal Newman HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
INF

Bats/Throws:
R/R

05/15/2017

Steel Named ACC Co-Player of the Week

Wake Forest shortstop Bruce Steel totaled three homers, two doubles and nine RBIs last week.

05/14/2017

No. 16 Deacs Earn Historic Win at No. 25 Florida State

Wake Forest tied the program record with its 17th ACC win, claiming a series in Tallahassee for the first time since 1993.

05/13/2017

No. 16 Wake Forest Splits with No. 25 Florida State

The Demon Deacons won the completion of Friday's game, 4-3, before falling in the nightcap, 4-0.

05/10/2017

Late Homers Push No. 16 Deacs Past Radford, 9-2

The Demon Deacons broke a 2-2 seventh-inning tie with three homers in the final three innings, including the game-winner by Stuart Fairchild.

05/09/2017

First Inning Costs No. 16 Deacs in Loss to Panthers

High Point scored four first-inning runs en route to a 5-3 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday.

03/11/2017

Wake Forest vs. NC State - March 11, 2017

The Demon Deacons and Wolfpack played to a doubleheader split on Saturday, with Wake Forest clinching the series.

03/04/2017

Wake Forest sweeps Kent State

The Demon Deacons earned a doubleheader sweep over the Golden Flashes, winning by scores of 7-2 and 5-0.

04/16/2016

No. 4 Florida State 13, Wake Forest 8

The Demon Deacons had 12 hits in the contest, but the Seminoles had four innings of at least three runs to earn the win.

03/24/2015

Wake Forest vs. Charlotte

The Demon Deacons defeated the 49ers at home on Tuesday night, 8-6.

03/22/2015

Wake Forest vs. Miami - 3/22/15

The Demon Deacons won the series finale over the No. 17-ranked Hurricanes, 10-4.


Walter on Steel
"Bruce returns to the lineup after a torn ligament in his thumb caused him to miss his sophomore campaign. Thus far he has won the shortstop job and been very solid defensively. Offensively he has very good power to all fields. Like Jake Mueller, Bruce will spend some time at the top of the order as well as the bottom, depending on who has the hot hand."

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.

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

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