Stephen Wells Athlete Profile

#5 Stephen Wells

Position: Outfielder Height: 5-11 Weight: 186 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2007 | 2010-2012 Hometown: Kenmore, WA Mission: San Juan West, Puerto Rico Last School: Inglemoor High School

Personal

  • Born in Bellevue, Wash.
  • Parents are Glenn and Cyndee
  • Father played football for Bethel College (Newton, Kansas) and brother Jake played football at Dixie State
  • Brother Adam plays football for Dixie State in 2007 and was the leading rusher
  • Played for Taylor Baseball in the summer of 2006, batting .339 with eight homers and led team with 27 stolen bases
  • Batted .331 in 178 at bats for his team in the Northwest Connie Mack League in the summer of 2005
  • Recruited by Hawai`i, Washington, Washington State and Portland
  • Maternal great uncle Allie Reynolds pitched for the Cleveland Indians (1942-46) and the New York Yankees (1947-54)
  • Served a volunteer two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Puerto Rico/San Juan West (Spanish-speaking)
  • Married Valeria Buitrago Padgett in December 2010
  • Majoring in exercise science

Before BYU

  • Three-time all-league at Inglemoor High
  • Voted most inspirational player on team as a senior
  • Clocked 6.6 in the 60 and had a .392 batting average as a senior
  • Lettered three years in baseball and twice in football
  • Was all-league as a defensive back as a sophomore and junior
  • Was rookie of the year in football as a sophomore
  • Coached by Craig Bishop and Rob Lucky

Stats

Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
2007   .371   51-39  178   30   66    9    5    3    32    94   13   24  11-16
2010   .340   52-50  203   47   69    9    4    6    46   104   18   30   2-6
2011   .274   58-58  252   42   69   17    2    3    33    99   10   55   8-9

2007 | Freshman Year

  • Named to the Mountain West Conference All-Tournament Team
  • Selected Honorable Mention Freshman All-American by Ping!Baseball and Academic All-Mountain West Conference
  • Ended the season with a current 15-game hitting streak
  • Had an eight-game hitting streak earlier in the season
  • Was on base 10 consecutive times against Utah (eight hits and two walks)
  • Hit two homers in the second of BYU's 13-inning victories at San Diego State and was named TV's Sonic Player of the Game
  • Tied a Mountain West Conference record with 1.000 percentage in fielding as a center-fielder
  • Had two game-winning RBI (a 10th-inning solo homer vs. Missouri in the Service Academy Classic at Tennessee and a triple vs. Air Force)
  • Is the team's leading hitter with a .350 batting average and has 55 hits, committing no errors with 99 putouts

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Academic All-Mountain West Conference
  • Had two game-winning RBI, a two-run homer at UT Arlington in an 11-10 victory and a grand slam homer vs. San Diego State in a 13-5 win
  • Had three assists as a center-fielder

2011 | Junior Year

  • Ended the season with a current 10-game hitting streak
  • Had a pair of game-winning RBI: a walk-off homer vs. Seattle in the 11th inning at Provo and a two-run double at Washington
  • Among the NCAA outfield leaders with nine assists

2012 | Senior Year

• West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, bronze level