HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in Austintown, Ohio, where he was coached by Wally Ford and was a four-year varsity starter ... Compiled a 15-5 high school record and is the school record-holder for career strikeouts ... Was a team captain and first-team All-Federal League honoree as a senior in 2008 ... Also won his team's prestigious Ed Mouch Pitching Award in each of his last three high school seasons ... AFHS reached the regional playoffs when he was a junior in 2007, and he pitched a complete-game, three-hitter (12 Ks) while leading his team to a win in the sectional championship game in 2008 ... Was a 2008 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-America selection and was rated by both Perfect Game and Baseball America as one of the top prospects in the state of Ohio ... Attended the 2007 Perfect Game National Showcase, where he earned a 9.5 rating ... Played summer ball for the Midland Braves (2006), Midland Redskins (2007) and the Astro Falcons (2008) ... Played two years of basketball, averaging 16 points as a freshman and eight points as a sophomore ... Was his high school's valedictorian, boasting a perfect 4.0 GPA ... Was vice president of his class for four years, was named to the 2008 All-Federal League Academic Team and was active in the National Honor Society and the Latin Club ... Also a member of the Federal League Sportsmanship Committee. PERSONAL Full name is Steven Mark Gruver ... Born June 30, 1989, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Son of Sue and Mark Gruver ... Recipient of the Captain & Mrs. Dan C. Clements Athletic Scholarship ... Academic major: Exercise science.