May 14, 2015 7:59 PM by Ross Field
Prep baseball playoffs are in full swing now and this week's Subway Scholar Athlete, Pleasant Valley's Ryan Steindorf, knows a thing of two about swinging big. His bat; however, is just a side note in his scouting report. The senior is one of the top pitchers in the northstate and he works very hard to be so. Action News Now's Ross Field filed this report.
Ryan Steindorf is a great student, carrying a 3.85 GPA. Like many of his fellow winners, he's dedicated and works hard. However Ryan takes that to a new level.
"Going into the library at lunch whenever I need too.
If I have questions on homework or whatever we went over in class I'll stick around after class and ask some questions. I'm always in the gym after school trying to get ready. I'm doing all this just to try to get to the top," said Steindorf.
Ryan is definitely getting to the top.
He helped resurrect the Vikings football program in the fall, and on the diamond this spring he's turned himself into a dominant right-handed pitcher.
Steindorf leads the Northern Section with a 0.26 ERA. He has five with 54 strike-outs, allowing just 21 hits and holding opponents to a .111 batting average.
He says his fastball tops out at 93 mph, which helped him land a partial scholarship to play at the next level.
"I've committed to UC Davis! I went down there and watched them play, just love the way they play and the tenacity they played with. I fell in love with the whole school and the whole program, the field, the coaches and everything," said Steindorf.
Even though Steindorf has his future set for college baseball, there is still some unfinished business he wants to achieve with the PV baseball team before closing out a fine prep career.
"Our ultimate goal is to win a section championship, hands down that's number one. As soon as playoffs hit, it was like a different level, everyone knows what they have to do and what we have to do to win," said Steindorf.
Up next for the Vikings will be a semifinal series against Red Bluff beginning Friday.
Pleasant Valley High School's Ryan Steindorf is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.