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#5 Joey Bielek
Position: Infielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Chaparral
Other College: Cincinnati/Paradise Valley CC
Experience: 1 Letter

Junior (2014):

  • Started 14 games, including seven at first base, six at third base and one at designated hitter
  • Had a .213 batting average, .213 slugging percentage and a .327 on-base percentage
  • Registered a pair of hits in four games, including a stretch of three in five games (2/23-3/2)
  • Knocked in his first and only career RBI at ASU as he went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a win over No. 14 Oklahoma State (3/2)
  • Scored two runs vs Baylor (2/16)
  • Scored a run in his only Pac-12 appearance in the final game of the regular season at Washington State (5/25)
  • Two-time Scholar Baller (Fall ‘13 and Spring ‘14)

Junior College:

  • Played at Paradise Valley Community College from 2012-2013
  • Earned First Team ACCAC D2 and Second Team All-ACCAC honors

Cincinnati:

  • Attended University of Cincinnati from 2011-2012
  • Started all 56 games at third base and batted .330 with 28 runs, one home run and 31 RBIs
  • Named a finalist to the NCBWA Freshman All-America Team on May 30
  • His 76 hits were tied for sixth in the Big East, while his 16 doubles were tied for seventh
  • During conference play, finished among league leaders in batting (.354 - 5th), hits (40 - 3rd) and on-base percentage (.405 - 12th)
  • Produced a team-best 13-game hitting streak from Feb. 26 vs. UMBC through March 20 at Butler during which he hit .415 (22 of 53) with 13 RBIs and .429 on-base and .547 slugging percentages
  • Totaled three four-hit performances on the season: vs. Oakland (3/3), vs. Chicago State (3/10) and at Notre Dame (4/14)
  • Lone home run occurred in third inning against crosstown rival Xavier (4/25)
  • Recorded season highs of four RBIs and three runs scored after batting 4 for 5 against Chicago State (3/10)
  • Named to the weekly Big East Honor Roll on March 6 after hitting .438 (7 for 16) with four RBIs and a .500 slugging percentage after a four-game series against Oakland (Mich.)

High School:

  • Graduated high school in 2011
  • Three-year varsity lettermen for baseball
  • Senior captain
  • Named to 2011 Arizona Baseball Coaches Association all-academic team, all-state first team and the Northeast Valley Conference Player of the Year his senior season after hitting .486 with a .569 on-base percentage and 53 hits, including 21 doubles and five home runs
  • 21 doubles is second all time in school history behind former Sun Devil Ike Davis (23) and ahead of Paul Konerko (18)
  • Recorded school-record 27-game hitting streak and a 29-game no-strikeout streak...guided Chaparral High School to Arizona 5-A II state championship in 2011
  • Three-time varsity letter winner
  • In 2010 was named to Don Mattingly World Series AZ Diamondbacks Scout Team, an all-region honorable mention and an AZBCA all-academic team

Personal: Parents are Gary and Deb Bielek of Scottsdale, Arizona…younger sister, Jenna…nephew of former Sun Devil and six-year NFL linebacker Brett Wallerstedt…uncle Phillip was a running back for Southern Utah…says he chose ASU because of the traditions and past players…his favorite athlete of all-time is Bo Jackson and favorite Sun Devil is Ike Davis….favorite baseball moment was winning a State Championship in 2011…born June 6, 1993…full name Joseph Bielek.

Legacy Devil: Nephew of former Sun Devil and six-year NFL linebacker Brett Wallerstedt...is one of eight Legacy Devils on the 2014 team, along with Tucker and Cooper Esmay, Trever Allen, David Graybill, Colin Ashworth, Mark Lambson and Emilio Torrez. 

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