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  Joe Stover

Joe Stover

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shorewood, Ill.

High School:
Minooka Community

Last College:
Joliet Junior College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 175

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
12/01/1986

B/T:
R/R

2009: Made three relief appearances without a decision ... Tossed 5.1 innings, including a season-long 3.0 March 7 at Tennessee when he allowed just a run and recorded his only strikeout of the season ... Had a 5.06 ERA, allowing four runs, three earned ... Surrendered six hits and five walks, with two extra-base hits ... Foes hit .316 off him ... Also made appearances March 11 vs. Wright State (0.1 IP) and March 31 vs. Cleveland State (2.0 IP).

2008 Summer League: Played for the Southern Ohio Copperheads, who went 19-21 in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, along with four other Bobcats ... Pitched in nine games, making seven starts ... Went 3-3 with a 3.09 ERA, while pitching a team-best two complete games, including one shutout ... Was second on the squad with 35.0 innings pitched, allowing 30 hits and just 12 earned runs ... Struck out 22 batters, while issuing 14 free passes ... Allowed just five extra-base hits and no home runs, one of just two pitchers on the team to do so ... Held opposing batters to a .236 average ... Selected to play in the mid-season All-Star Game.

2008: Pitched in nine games, making two starts ... Went 1-4 with a 15.34 ERA in 14.2 innings worked ... Surrendered 32 hits and 25 earned runs, while striking out nine batters ... Earned his lone win of the season April 16 at Youngstown State, throwing a season-high 4.2 innings, while allowing four runs on seven hits ... Threw 4.0 innings Feb. 24 at Charleston Southern, allowing a season-low one run on one hit, while tossing a season-high three strikeouts.

Junior College (2007): Played for Joliet Junior College ... Named a First-Team Junior College All-American for a second-consecutive season ... Won a school-record 11 games, leading team to the NJCAA Division III National Championship and a runner-up finish ... Totaled 102 strikeouts on the season, the fourth most in school history ... Career totals at school stand at the top of the record books: first in career wins (19), first in ERA (2.10), first in strikeouts (209) and first in innings pitched (201.1).

Junior College (2006): As a freshman at Joliet Junior College was named First-Team Junior College All-American ... Won eight games and recorded the second-most strikeouts for a single season in school history (107) ... Worked 100.1 innings on the mound.

High School: Played under coach Jeff Petrovic at Minooka Community High School, where he earned four letters in baseball ... Helped team win regional championships in 2004 and 2005 ... Earned Most Improved Award in 2004 ... Went 5-1 with a 1.84 ERA, while striking out 67 batters in 2005.

Personal: A health services administration major ... Son of Dave and Jill Stover ... Cousin, Steve Ziegler, plays golf at Stanford ... Born on Dec. 1, 1986.