CU Baseball BIO
8 Steve Winkelmann
2008 (Senior): Started every game in 2008, with all but one coming at third base ... Finished among MVC leaders with 58 RBIs and 10 homers, both team highs ... Led team with nine game-winning RBIs, including both winning hits in the MVC Tournament ... Tied for team lead with 110 total bases and ranked second with a .539 slugging percentage ... Began the season on a 12-game hitting streak ... Recorded a seven-game RBI streak from March 5-15, picking up 20 RBI in that time ... Tied for team lead with 14 multi-RBI games and finished with 25 in his career ... Ranked third on team with 16 multi-hit games in 2008 and he had 28 in his CU career ... Named MVC Player of the Week on March 10 after recording 17 RBIs in five games from March 5-9 ... Also selected by as its Co-National Player of the Week ... Recorded eight RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Memphis (March 5), blasting a grand slam in game one and a three-run homer in the nightcap ... Hit a three-run double in consecutive games against Western Carolina (March 7) and Michigan State (March 8) at the Rice Classic, and tallied five RBIs total against the Spartans ... Was part of both back-to-back home runs by Creighton batters this season (March 9 at Rice and March 25 vs. SDSU) ... Went 3-for-5 with two homers and three RBI at UNI (April 20) ... Had walk-off single to beat Indiana State in the 12th inning (May 9) in series opener.

2007 (Junior): Started the season opener against Gardner-Webb and held down the starting spot at third base in 57 of Creighton’s 61 games ... Led the team and tied the CU single-season record with eight sacrifice flies ... His 15 sacrifice bunts tied for second on the team and fourth in CU single-season history ... Finished third on the squad with 45 RBIs and five home runs ... Drew 33 walks to rank second on the team ... Was fifth on the squad with 72 total bases and a .397 on-base percentage ... Recorded 12 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games ... Hit .304 (21-for-69) with runners in scoring position, recording 40 of his 45 RBIs ... Named to the Fayetteville All-Regional team after leading Creighton with a .417 (5-for-12) batting average and seven RBIs in the three Regional games ... Set career highs with three hits, six RBIs and three runs scored in the Regional win over Albany (6/2) ... His six RBIs against Albany were the most by a CU player in a game during the season ... Tallied last of his five home runs during the season against Albany ... Notched three RBIs in games against Arkansas Little-Rock (3/4) and North Dakota State (5/9) ... Drove in the game-winning run in the top of the ninth at No. 8 Wichita State (4/6) ... Hit the game-winning home run at Indiana State (4/21), as he drove in two and scored two of the team’s three runs ... Homered again the next day (4/22) to help Creighton pick up a series sweep over the Sycamores with a 16-0 victory ... Also went yard against Northern Iowa (3/30) and North Dakota State (5/9) ... Defensively, he picked up 121 assists and helped turn 14 double plays.

Neosho County Community College (2005-06):
Selected as the JUCO National Player of the Year in 2006 ... Helped his team improve from an eighth-place finish in conference his freshman year to a first-place finish his sophomore year ... Led NCCC to a 44-15 record his sophomore year, a 15-game improvement from his first season ... Helped his team to the NJCAA playoffs as a sophomore ... Holds school records for hits, RBIs, doubles and game-winning RBI in a single season ... Was selected to the Dean’s List his freshman season at NCCC and the Vice President’s List his sophomore year.

High School:
Was selected first-team all-state and all-conference his junior and senior seasons ... Led the Cougars to the Class B state championship as a junior ... Holds Omaha Gross Catholic’s record for hits and RBIs in a career ... Played in the Collin-Orcutt All-Star Game ... Was a four-year letterman in baseball for head coach Mike Filipowicz ... Also lettered as a sophomore in basketball.
Position: Infielder
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Gross Catholic HS
Other College: Neosho County CC