Steven C. Ames...attended the Dodgers' Winter Development Program in 2012 and 2013...played one season
for Gonzaga (2009) after transferring from Columbia Basin College, where he played in 2007-2008...in 2009 at
Gonzaga, went 8-2 with three complete games and a 3.91 ERA in 15 games (14 starts)...led the team in complete
games, tied for the lead in wins, and ranked second with 70 strikeouts in 96.2 innings...in 2008 at Columbia Basin
College, named All-Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges First Team after going 6-4 with two
saves and a 1.88 ERA...recorded 90 strikeouts in 86.1 innings...in 2007, earned All-NWAACC Second Team honors
after posting a 4-1 record with three saves and a 1.38 ERA...attended Hudson's Bay High School in Washington...
selected by the Dodgers in the 17th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft and signed by Hank Jones.2012Went 3-3 with a 1.56 ERA and 18 saves in a team-leading 54 relief appearances with Double-A
Chattanooga...his 18 saves in 21 opportunities ranked fourth in the Dodger organization. Selected as a Southern League All-Star and tossed 0.2 scoreless innings in the contest. Limited opposing hitters to a .222 batting average with 72 strikeouts and just 13 walks in 63.1 innings...
allowed just 12 extra-base hits, including two homers, and posted a 1.03 WHIP. Held right-handed hitters to a .177 batting average, a .205 on-base percentage and .234 slugging percentage. Allowed just two runs in 32.0 innings (0.56 ERA), while going 3-1 with 14 saves in 27 appearances after the
All-Star break...limited opposing hitters to a .167 batting average in the second half. Did not allow a run in 13 consecutive appearances (14.2 IP) from June 21-July 21. Won the Dodger Pride Award for Chattanooga in August, when he posted a 0.64 ERA (1 ER/14.0 IP) and
limited opponents to a .146 average with 18 strikeouts...also posted a sub-1.00 ERA in May (0.61 ERA) and
July (0.69 ERA).2011Went 2-2 with a 2.06 ERA and .236 opponents' batting average in 43 combined games with Double-A
Chattanooga and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga...promoted to Chattanooga on May 13. Struck out 69 and walked only 13 in 48.0 innings. Combined to limit right-handed hitters to a .233 average (24-for-103). Won the April Dodger Pride Award for Rancho Cucamonga, posting a 1.64 ERA (2 ER/11.0 IP) with 18
strikeouts and six saves in 11 appearances. Following the season, pitched for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League.2010Posted a 2.30 ERA in 26 combined games with Single-A Great Lakes and Rookie-level Arizona. Ranked second on Single-A Great Lakes with a 2.54 ERA (8 ER/28.1 IP) and 16 saves in 23 relief appearances. Limited opposing hitters to a .196 batting average (21-for-107) with 44 strikeouts in 28.1 innings with the Loons. Did not allow an earned run (one unearned) in eight home games (11.2 IP) at Dow Diamond. Opened the season with the AZL Dodgers, tossing 3.0 scoreless frames before his June 29 promotion to Great Lakes.2009Posted seven saves with Rookie-advanced Ogden to tie for the organizational lead among the short-season clubs...went 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA in 17 games in his first pro season. Limited the opposition to a .192 average, including a .167 mark (12-for-72) by right-handed hitters. Struck out 47 in 30.0 innings, an average of 14.1 per nine innings. Won the Dodger Pride Award for Ogden for July, when he posted no record, four saves and a 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13.0 IP) in seven games.