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Joel Effertz
Joel  Effertz

Hometown:
Ladysmith, Wis.

High School:
Ladysmith

Last College:
Madison Area Tech. Coll.


2012
• Made nine appearances, including starts against William and Mary (2/22) and Richmond (4/17)
• Recorded 14 strikeouts in 12.0 innings of work
• Pitched scoreless inning in relief at Coastal Carolina (2/18; 1.0 IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 1K)
• In first career start for Virginia against William and Mary (2/22), he worked 2.2 innings (6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K)
• Worked perfect ninth inning vs. Marist (3/14)
• Yielded only one hit in 2.0 innings against Towson (3/27)
• Tied career high by striking out four in 2.0 innings of work to seal victory over George Washington (4/11; 2.0 IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K)

COLLEGE
• Selected by Chicago White Sox in 43rd round of 2011 MLB Draft
• Played for University of Arizona as a freshman before moving on to Madison Area Technical College
• Went 7-4 with 3.03 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts) in 2011
• Pitched three complete games, including two shutouts, while batters hit .254 against him
• Led team in innings (71.1), strikeouts (79), wins and ERA in 2011
• Team finished third at NJCAA Division II World Series; he fired eight innings, with seven strikeouts, in win over eventual champ Western Oklahoma State

PREP
• Selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in 37th round of 2009 MLB Draft
• Four-time All-District Player
• District Player of the Year in 2009
• WFCA First Team All-State and All-Region in football
• Played varsity basketball and football for Ladysmith High School
• Played baseball for Coach Dan Leonhard at LHS

PERSONAL
• Parents are Jeff and Janet Effertz
• Has one brother, Eric, and two sisters, Jade and Megan
• Father played football and baseball at Eau Claire
• Uncle, Scott, played baseball at Kent State
• Enjoys fishing and golfing

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