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Steve Washilewski

Position LHP
Height 6'0"
Weight 185 lbs.
Class R-Junior
Hometown Dyer, Ind.
High School Saint Rita HS

2021 (R-JUNIOR)

  • Appeared in 15 games with four starts, finishing with a 3-0 record
  • Tallied a 5.67 ERA in 39.2 innings pitched with 21 strikeouts to 12 walks
  • First appearance of the season vs. South Dakota State (2/20), striking out two in one inning of relief
  • First start and victory of the season at Lafayette (3/23), pitching five innings with a season-high four strikeouts with two earned runs
  • Earned his second victory of the season after pitching five innings with no earned runs and three strikeouts against Texas Southern (4/6)
  • Pitched three innings of relief against Air Force (4/14) for his third win of the year


  • Appeared in three games with two starts, finishing with seven and 1/3 innings pitched with a 4.91 ERA
  • Made season debut at Belmont (2/14)
  • Earned first start of the season vs. Creighton (3/4) and pitched three innings with one strikeout and one earned run
  • Second start of the season at Iowa (3/11), recording a season-high three and 2/3 innings pitched


  • Started in 10 of the 14 games he appeared in
  • Pitched 57 and 2/3 innings with four wins, two losses and 49 strikeouts
  • Made season debut at USC Upstate (2/16) where he struck out four batters
  • Earned his first win of the season vs. Texas Southern (2/23) when he pitched three and 1/3 innings of relief while striking out four batters
  • Started in his first game of the season vs. Seton Hall (3/13) where he pitched six innings and struck out three batters
  • Struck out a career-high eight batters at Missouri State (3/27)


  • Started one of the nine games he played in with eight relief appearances
  • Pitched 12 and 1/3 innings with one win, one loss and seven strikeouts
  • Made career debut against Northwestern (2/24)
  • Made first-career start at then-No. 4 Florida State (3/6)
  • Career-high three strikeouts at Texas (3/16)


  • Played for head coach Mike Zunica – father of current Jayhawk Mateo Zunica – at Saint Rita High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Won the regional and sectional his sophomore, junior and senior years
  • Posted a record of 9-2 with 76 strikeouts and a 1.15 ERA his junior year
  • Followed that up with an 11-2 record, 94 strikeouts and a 1.10 ERA his senior campaign
  • Won the Wayne Tomas Award in 2016
  • Named All-Chicago Catholic League Player and first-team all-state in 2017


  • Born in Dyer, Indiana
  • Son of Steve and Candice Washilewski
  • Has two siblings: a brother, Bobby, and a sister, Caitlynn
  • Plans to major in sport management