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2012 - Junior: Made one appearance against Oakland (3/30). | Game-by-Game Stats
2011 - Sophomore: Made 18 appearances on the season, all out of the bullpen ... Went 2-4 with a 4.68 ERA, striking out 13 and walking 17 in 25 innings ... Held opponents to a .239 batting average ... Limited left-handed batters to a .147 average overall and a .000 average in Big Ten play ... Had a scoreless outing in nine of 18 appearances ... Stranded 11 of the 20 runners he inherited ... Induced five ground-ball double plays, third-most on the team ... Tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings at Lamar (2/25) to earn the win ... Earned the win over West Virginia (3/11) with 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief ... Pitched a career-high 3 1/3 innings against Northern Illinois (3/18), allowing only one run ... Had two scoreless outings in the Nebraska series totaling 1 2/3 innings ... Posted three consecutive scoreless outings at Purdue (4/15), against Illinois State (4/17) and Ohio State (4/21), striking out three and allowing only one hit in 3 2/3 innings ... Played for the Lake Erie Monarchs of the Great Lakes League along with Illini teammate John Kravetz during the summer.
2011 - Freshman: Made 19 appearances on the season, tied for second-most on the team, all out of the bullpen ... His 3.05 ERA was second-best on the staff ... Posted a perfect 0.00 ERA in Big Ten play, allowing only six base runners in 6 1/3 innings of work ... Didn't allow an earned run in 15 of his 19 appearances on the season ... Leadoff hitters reached at a .214 rate against him ... Didn't allow a run in his first four collegiate appearances, a span of 3 1/3 innings ... Tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings at Southern Illinois on March 20 ... Pitched 9 2/3 scoreless inning over eight appearances from April 13-May 21, lowering his ERA by 2.19 ... Had two scoreless outings, each of 2 1/3 innings, in series-opener and series finale against Michigan State on April 23 and 24 ... Earned win against Indiana on May 19 with a scoreless 1/3 of an inning of relief ... Played for the Lake Erie Monarchs of the Great Lakes League along with Illini teammates Ryan Arrick and Tyler Hamer during the summer.
Struck out eight and allowed only three hits in Loyola's 18-4 romp over Von Steuben in 2010 regional semifinal ... Recorded more strikeouts than innings pitched in 2009 ... Was Loyola's No. 1 starter in 2010 ... Four-year baseball letterwinner ... Participated in the 2009 Plainfield South Prospect Showcase ... Closed the sectional championship game for Loyola in 2008, Loyola's first sectional title.
Born July 3, 1991 ... Parents are Michael and Lizanne Joyce ... Has three siblings: Michael, Christopher and Catherine ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism with a concentration in sport management ... Plans to coach baseball following his baseball career ... Favorite athlete is Tim Lincecum ... Lists Lou Gehrig as the person who most influenced his athletic career after his own grandfather died from ALS.
Updated December 2013