Wake Forest defeated NJIT 12-7 to extend its winning streak to 15 consecutive games.
Walter on Stephens
"Evan returns as a plus defender who can handle the bat. He will move to the lead-off spot in the line up this year and set the table for our run producers. His on-base percentage is a big key to our success."
2012 (Sophomore) Played in 56 of the team's 57 games and made 48 starts ... Named District 3 Capital One Academic All-District as a finance major ... Was third on the team with a .289 average ... Had 46 hits on the year, including four doubles and two home runs ... Drove in 17 runs on the year and slugged .352 ... Drew 27 walks and laid down a team-best eight sacrifice bunts while recording the second-highest on-base percentage at .415 ... Was also second on the team by going 13-for15 on stolen base attempts ... Had 12 multi-hit games on the year ... Had a nine-game hitting streak from 3/6 - 3/23, hitting .464 during that stretch ... Hit a pair of home runs on the year, including an inside-the-park homer against Georgia Southern (3/13) and a shot over the left field wall against Virginia Tech (4/21) ... Turned in his only three-hit game of the season in his first start of the year at New Mexico State (2/28), going 3-for-4 ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and a season-high three RBIs vs. UNC Asheville (2/28) ... Swiped a season-best two bases vs. Clemson (5/18) ... Went 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base at UNCG (4/17).
2011 (Freshman) Played in 17 games for Wake Forest ... Made his only start of the season at High Point on April 6 ... Reached base four times on the year with three walks and one hit-by-pitch ... Walked and scored his only run of the season against UNC Greensboro on March 1 ... Missed the last part of the season due to injury.
Earned three varsity letters in baseball at Lexington Christian Academy under head coach Keith Galloway ... Helped the team to a 27-10 record as a senior in 2010, including a tie for fifth-place finish in the state ... Set a school record for single-season batting average as a senior ... Garnered several awards as a senior in 2010, as he was named to the All "A" State Team, All-Region, Second Team All-State and All-City ... Graduated Top 5 in his high school class with a 4.1 GPA ... Was named First Team Academic All-State in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Was a member of National Honor Society and Beta Club ... Volunteered at the Bluegrass Miracle League from 2006-2010.
Born on January 29, 1992 ... Son of Chris and Shannon Stephens ... Currently undecided on a major.