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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

Overview:

  • 2015 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Four-time Scholar Baller
  • Two-year letterwinner
  • Appeared in 68 games with 59 starts

Senior (2015):

  • 2015 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
  • Appeared in 52 games with 44 starts at first base and one at designated hitter
  • Batted .297 with 51 hits, 18 RBI and 24 runs scored...hit three home runs in a four-game span at the end of the season
  • Had the best fielding percentage on the team among infielders with a .993 percentage
  • His two-run homer vs Clemson in the Fullerton Regional (5/30) sparked the Devils toward a postseason win
  • Had 13 multi-hit games
  • Hit his first home run in his ASU career in the first inning of a win over No. 17 USC (5/22), and followed with his second home run, a leadoff in the sixth inning, in a loss at No. 17 USC (5/23)
  • Set a season high with six total bases in the win over USC, and tied his season high with two runs scored and threee hits
  • Tied his season high in hits with three and scored a run vs. Tennessee Tech (4/25)
  • Executed a perfect sacrifice bunt that was misplayed at third base and led to a run at Arizona (4/22)
  • Notched three hits and scored a run against Arizona (4/11)
  • Had his second straight multi-hit game as he picked up three hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in the 10th inning vs. Utah (4/4) to help lead ASU to their fourth straight Pac-12 series win
  • Drove in the game-winning run with a two-out single in the eighth inning vs New Mexico (3/18)
  • Tied his career high in hits with three, including a double and a game-tying RBI single in 8th against Oregon State (3/14)
  • Drove in his first run of the season with a single vs Oklahoma (2/18)
  • Set a career high at ASU with a 3-for-4 performance vs OK St (2/15)
  • Scored the first run in the new Phoenix Muni era vs Ok St (2/13)
  • Two-time Scholar Baller (Fall ‘14 and Spring ‘15)

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.

Career Highs at Arizona State:

Hits: 4 (3 times at Cincinnati), 3 (many times at ASU)
RBI: 4 (3/10/12 at Cincinnati), 2 (three times at ASU)
Runs: 3 (3/10/12 at Cincinnati), 2 (twice at ASU)

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