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Gave up more than two earned runs in just four of his 17 appearances in 2007.
#3 Steve Goins
Position: Second Base
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
City/State: Riverside, CA
High School: Arlington HS
Graduating Year: 2008
Experience: 1 Letter

THIS YEAR: A viable GSAC Player of the Year candidate, three-time All-GSAC Steve Goins is perhaps the top two-way player in the conference ... Will start at second and also be the Lancers’ ace on the mound ... Coming off a dominating fall season in which he gave up just two hits in 19 innings ... Is one of the better athletes on the team ... Noted for his competitive nature and ability to step up in the clutch ... Is an efficient defender and has an experienced arm.


2007: Appeared in all 53 games, starting all of them ... Named All-GSAC for the third straight year ... Named GSAC Pitcher of the Week twice ... Hit .317 (63-for-199) with a team-high 17 doubles ... Also had 41 runs, 29 RBIs and three home runs ... Had 18 multi-hit games and four three-hit games ... Was 7-for-8 with four runs, four RBIs and two doubles in a doubleheader sweep of No. 7 Lubbock Christian (Texas) ... Was 24-for-48 (.500) with 15 runs, 12 RBIs and six doubles in the first 12 games ... Made 17 appearences on the mound, starting 12 times ... Was 6-3 and was third in the GSAC with a 3.04 ERA ... Was second in the GSAC with 94.2 innings and 95 strikeouts ... Allowed just 32 earned runs and gave up just 29 walks ... Had four complete games and a pair of nine-inning shutouts ... Struck out a career-high 14 in a three-hit shutout of Fresno Pacific ... Spun a one-hitter, striking out 12 in a 2-0 win at Vanguard ... Gave up just four hits and one run while striking out nine in eight innings of the Lancers’ 3-1 playoff-opening win over Biola ... Earned NAIA and GSAC Scholar-Athlete honors.


2006: Appeared in all 52 of the Lancers’ games, starting all but one ... Earned a second straight All-GSAC honor ... Was third on the team, hitting .378 (76-for-201) ... Tied for the team lead with 16 doubles and also had 43 runs and 42 RBIs ... Had 23 multi-hit games, which includes a pair of four-hit games and seven 3-hit games ... Was 4-for-6 with five RBIs, a double and a home run against No. 2 Oklahoma Baptist ... Was 4-for-5 with 2 runs and a double against Biola in the NAIA Region II Playoffs ... Had a season-high five RBIs twice ... Named GSAC Player of the Week (March 13) after going 7-for-16 with seven RBIs and four doubles against Biola and Azusa Pacific ... Also made 13 appearances on the mound, going 7-1 with a 4.10 ERA and two saves ... Was fourth on the team with 47 strikeouts against just 12 walks ... Struck out a season-high nine in six innings of two-hit ball against Azusa Pacific ... Tossed seven innings, giving up just three hits and 1 unearned run against Vanguard.

2005: Played in 46 games, starting 45 of them ... Was one of two freshmen named All-GSAC ... Hit .323 (54-for-167) with 27 runs, 21 RBIs, 14 doubles and two home runs ... Had 14 multi-hit games, including five three-hit games ... Was 3-for-5 with three RBIs against Vanguard ... Went 3-for-3 with a run and two RBIs against Westmont ... Was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles against The Master’s ... Was 3-for-5 with four RBIs against Cal State Dominguez Hills ... Was 3-for-5 with a run against Concordia in the NAIA Region II Playoffs ... Made just four errors in a 140 chances ... Went 5-2 with a 3.71 ERA on the mound ... Made 15 appearances (11 starts) ... Tossed 63 innings, walking just 19 and recording 58 strikeouts ... Won four straight appearances, all of which were GSAC games ... Went 7.1 innings, allowing just four runs and no walks with eight strikeouts in a win over The Master’s ... Struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings in a win over Concordia ... Allowed no more than three earned runs in each of his final 5 starts.


HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped three varsity seasons for head coach Gary Rungo at Arlington High in Riverside, graduating in 2004 ... Was a two-time All-Ivy League selection ... Named All-CIF and All-Riverside County as a 2004 senior ...Team won CIF titles in 2002 and 2004 ...Was 5-4 with a 2.00 ERA and hit eight home runs in 2004.


OTHER: Born Aug. 29, 1986, in Fullerton, Calif., to Tracy and Cindy Goins ... Has one brother (Ryan) and one sister (Hayley) ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Enjoys hanging out with friends and weightlifting.

 

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