2012 Big 12 All-Tournament team ... Lasted at least six innings in three of his five starts to begin the year ... Only tossed 1 2/3 innings in last start against Texas (March 18) ... The eight innings and nine strikeouts in series finale against Hartford are season highs ... Lasted six innings with seven strikeouts in game two at New Mexico to improve to 2-0 ... Tossed season-high 108 pitches ... Suffered first loss with seven innings and five strikeouts against Connecticut ... Came out of the bullpen in 22 of his last 24 outings and had 48 strikeouts in those appearances ... Allowed one run in 5 1/3 relief innings (two appearances) at Texas A&M ... Recorded first save with one out (strikeout) recorded vs. No. 9 Arkansas and posted his second in the same week in game three against Missouri (3 1/3 IP) ... Won his fifth game with three perfect innings in game two versus Alabama State ... Became first pitcher in the Big 12 to beat Baylor with 1 1/3 relief innings in game one of a doubleheader and then 1 2/3 innings in game two for the save ... Was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for the performances ... Led OU with nine wins, which ranked third in the Big 12 ... Also ranked sixth in the Big 12 in saves (5), seventh in appearances with 30 (10th all-time in single season at OU), eighth with a .236 opponent batting average and 11th with a 3.07 ERA ... Had a 2.23 ERA in Big 12 play (fifth best in the league) ... Tossed two scoreless innings vs. Samford for fourth save ... In last eight appearances, posted a 3-2 record with three saves (2.04 ERA, 13 hits, four walks and 16 strikeouts) ... Earned a win against Army and a save against Appalachian State (title game) in the Charlottesville Regional.
Played at Grayson County College under head coach Dusty Hart ... Named honorable mention All-American, all-region and all conference last season ... In 2011, posted 9-1 record with 1.91 earned run average and 77 strikeouts ... Posted a 2-5 mark as a freshman in 2010.
Two-year letterwinner at Rowlett High School under head coach Paul Carmon.
Full name is Steven Chandler Okert ... Born in Riverside, Calif. ... Parents are Roger and Tammy Okert ... Has one brother, Roger and two sisters, Alicia and Rebbecca ... Selected twice by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 43rd round of the 2010 MLB Draft and in the 33rd round in 2011 ... Multidisciplinary studies major.