21 Stephen Miehls
21 Stephen Miehls
Birth Date: 11/22/1987
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Carlsbad, N.M.
High School: Carlsbad
Position: OF
2009: Made 22 appearances, including seven starts...Often appeared as a pinch-runner and a defensive replacement in center field...Hit .233 (7-for-30) with three RBI and four extra-base hits...Stole three bases and scored seven runs...Ended the season on a four-game hitting streak...Drove in a run and scored a run on March 18 at Towson...Tripled and scored in his lone at-bat on April 18 against Dartmouth...Went 2-for-4 and hit his first home run of the season in the April 25 win over Brown...Got the start in both games of the April 26 doubleheader at Brown, doubling in both games and picking up an RBI in game one.

2008: Limited to four games due to injuries...Appeared as a pinch runner in the win over South Carolina on March 11 and stole a base...Got first at-bat of the season as a pinch hitter at Wofford on March 16...Scored the tying run in the bottom of the ninth in Yale's come-from-behind 6-5 win over Cornell on April 6...Had two at-bats against Sacred Heart on April 9.

2007: Emerged as the team's starting left fielder, making 31 starts in left...Also made one start in right field...Played in 40 games overall, batting .217 with 23 hits...Smacked the first two home runs of his career in consecutive games at Richmond (March 12) and Davidson (March 13)...Went a combined 7-for-11 with six runs scored in those two games...Had another solo homer against Ohio State on March 21.

Stuper Says: "Stephen is probably our best defensive outfielder. He gets great jumps and takes great routes to the ball. He is our fastest player and a good base runner. He started as a freshman, but missed last year due to injury. I expect quite a bit from him this year."

Getting to Know Stephen

Parents' Names: Dennis and Janet Miehls
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Best Athletic Moment: Senior year of high school there was a ball hit over my head to straight away centerfield. Running straight back, I made the catch by jumping just before hitting the wall and leaving an imprint of my body that is still there.
Favorite MLB Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite MLB Player: Derek Jeter
Biggest Inspiration: Without a doubt, my dad; he has shown me that patience and wisdom are the perfect remedies to life's problems.
One word to describe yourself as a person: Hard-working
One word to describe yourself as a player: Aggressive
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best baseball coach and why?: Stefan Schropp, because he's patient and he knows the game; also because he usually relates to different personalities very well.
Which of your Yale teammates do you admire most and why?: Chris Sweeney, all business most of time, but still has fun.

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2007....  .217  40-32   106   20   23   2   1   3    7   36  .340   7   4  39   0  .291   0   3   4-6     67   3   6  .921
2008....  .000   4-0      3    1    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   1   0  .000   0   0   1-1      0   0   0  .000
2009....  .233  22-7     30    7    7   2   1   1    3   14  .467   3   0  10   1  .303   0   1   3-5     23   0   0 1.000
TOTAL...  .216  66-39   139   28   30   4   2   4   10   50  .360  10   4  50   1  .288   0   4   8-12    90   3   6  .939