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Jake Joyce


Jake Joyce and the Greensboro Batting Center (NC) won the Week 2 championship in 2004. He pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts and went 2-for-3 at the plate with two home runs to help clinch the title. During the week, Jake was strong on the mound setting one record (Most complete game shutouts by a pitcher in a day with two) and tying another (Earned runs allowed, 0).

Jake played his first three years of high school baseball at Bassett High School (Bassett, VA), spending his final scholastic year (2009) at Carlisle High School (Danville, VA). At Carlisle, he went 9-2 with a 0.19 ERA and batted .578 (9 home runs, 15 doubles, 5 triples 41 RBI and 36 runs scored) helping his team to win the Virginia Independent Conference regular season championship and later state runners-up. Jake was named the conference player of the year, the Timesland player of the year and the state co-player of the year in 2009. As a junior (2008) at Bassett, he was named first-team all-conference and all-region after going 7-3 with a 1.24 ERA, 93 strikeouts and 34 walks in 59 innings pitched while posting a .373 BA with four homers. Jake also lettered in Cross Country and Basketball.

Jake attended and played baseball at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA). His career highlights include throwing 91 career scoreless innings, 37 were perfect frames, struck out the side 10 times, posted a career-high 8.0 straight scoreless innings pitched and at one point, retired a career-high 14 straight batters. A Dean’s List student, Jake received the Coach’s Award his senior year (2013). He was also named Reliever of the Year for the Chatham Anglers (a Cape Cod summer league team).

In 2013, Jake was chosen in the ninth-round of Major League Baseball’s Amateur draft by the Washington Nationals. A free agent in May 2015, Jake signed on to play with the Schaumburg Boomers (Schaumburg, IL).