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Joe Rogers

Joe Rogers

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Winter Haven, Fla.

High School:
Winter Haven

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
LHP

04/02/2014

Knights in the Pros: April Update

UCF has 18 players that are signed at the start of the 2014 season of professional baseball.

09/09/2013

Knights in the Pros: September Update

UCF has 21 players that completed the 2013 season of professional baseball.

07/03/2013

Knights in the Pros: July Update

UCF currently has 20 players on professional rosters.

06/06/2013

Knights in the Pros: June Update

UCF currently has 18 players on professional rosters.

06/06/2012

Three More Knights Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft

Ronnie Richardson, D.J. Hicks and Matt Collins

2012
-Selected in the 5h round (184 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Detroit Tigers
-The program's all-time leading closer saved his best season for last with a 5-1 record and 1.47 ERA while notching 13 saves and 30 for his career
-Worked 43 innings in 31 appearances out of the bullpen and struck out 47 batter while walking just seven to limited opponents to a .209 batting average
-Named to the All-Conference USA First Team after leading the league in saves
-Struck out two in an inning of scoreless relief work vs. LIU Brooklyn (2/17)
-Picked up his first save of the season in 1.2 innings against Boston College (2/24)
-Did not allow a base runner in consecutive one inning appearances vs. Bethune-Cookman (2/29) and Siena (3/3)
-Had three strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings of scoreless ball vs. FSU (3/7)
-Allowed only one hit and no runs in back-to-back saves against Massachusetts (3/10-11)
-Grabbed three strikeouts in 1.2 innings against Miami (3/14)
-Recorded his fifth and sixth saves, allowing one base runner in the series vs. Harvard (3/16-18)
-Seized the victory in a hitless two-inning outing vs. East Carolina (3/23)
-Picked up the win at Houston (4/1), striking out three in three innings
-Nabbed the save with no base runners reaching at Miami (4/4)
-Went 12 appearances, 17 innings without allowing a run (2/29-4/4)
-Earned his fourth win of the season in an inning of scoreless work vs. UAB (4/8)
-Got the save at Tulane (4/20) and Memphis (4/27), allowing only one hit in the process
-Had a two inning save vs. Presbyterian (5/7) with no one reaching base
-Struck out three in his 11th save, and school-record 28th of his career at Marshall (5/11)
-Had three strikeouts in a two-inning save vs. Rice (5/17)
-Grabbed the win vs. Missouri State (6/1), in an inning of shutout ball after stranding the bases loaded
-Recorded two strikeouts in his 13th save vs. Stony Brook (6/2) in the Coral Gables Regional

2011
-Tied for second in UCF history with nine saves on the year
-Went 4-2 on the hill with a 4.79 ERA, striking out 38 and walking just 10 in 41.1 innings
-Appeared in 25 games, all from the pen
-Named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Watch List during the preseason
-Struck out the final two batters for the save vs. UAB in the C-USA Championship (5/26)
-Nabbed the save with 1.1 innings and a strikeout at Stetson (5/17)
-Had three strikeouts and pitched the final 2.1 innings for the win at UAB (5/13)
-Received the win by tossing the final 3.2 innings, striking out four at FSU (5/7)
-Got the save in 1.1 scoreless innings vs. Houston (4/29)
-Worked the eighth, ninth and 10th innings for the win at Memphis (4/22)
-Struck out two in both the eighth and ninth innings to preserve the win over Florida (4/20)
-Blanked ECU (4/16) with a 2.0-inning save, striking out three and not walking a batter
-Picked up the win by sitting down all five batters he faced vs. Tulane (4/10) as UCF would score four in the ninth for the victory
-Allowed two runs on two hits in 4.0 innings of relief vs. USM (4/3)
-Saved both of UCF's wins at Rice (3/25, 27), going 1.1 innings in the opener and 2.1 frames in the series finale
-Pitched the final 2.0 innings without allowing a run for the save vs. Columbia (3/20)
-Got the save with 2.0 innings vs. Columbia (3/18), not allowing an earned run and striking out two
-Pitched a perfect ninth to secure his first save of 2011 vs. Maine (3/2)
-Went 1.1 scoreless innings to close out the win vs. Alabama (2/27)
-Tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts vs. Siena (2/20)

2010
-Named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
-Selected to the C-USA All-Freshman Team
-In his first year at the D-I level, amassed eight saves
-Went 4-2 on the hill with a team-best 4.50 ERA, making 23 appearances with three starts
-Struck out 43 in 48.0 innings, walking only 17
-Did not give up a run in his first five collegiate outings
-Held opponents to a .220 average with two outs
-Faced two batters and got three outs in a scoreless inning at Tulane (5/22)
-Hurled a perfect 10th for the win vs. JU (5/11)
-Saved the comeback win over Memphis (4/30) with 1.1 scoreless innings and two strikeouts
-Sat down all four batters he faced on 13 pitches for a save vs. B-CU (4/21)
-Needed five pitches to retire the only two batters he faced for the save vs. Rice (4/17)
-Struck out eight in two appearances at USM (4/9 and 4/11), and notched a 3.0-inning save in the series opener
-Hurled 6.1 innings of relief, striking out four in game two with UAB (4/3)
-Secured the save with a 1.1-inning outing with two strikeouts vs. B-CU (3/30)
-Nabbed the two-inning save at Houston (3/26)
-Worked 5.0 innings without allowing an earned run in a win over Presbyterian (3/21), surrendering just three hits and no walks
-Earned the win at Stetson with 2.1 innings of relief (3/17)
-Only gave up one earned run with four strikeouts in 2.1 innings in first start vs. Hartford (game two 3/13)
-Struck out the side in a perfect ninth vs. CMU (3/7)
-Delivered 2.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts for the save vs. Duquesne (3/2)
-Flawless vs. Siena (2/27), pitching the 11th and 12th innings with four strikeouts for the win
-Successfully converted first save opportunity, striking out a pair vs. Savannah State (2/21)
-In UCF debut, hurled a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts vs. Savannah State (2/20)

Prior to UCF
-Competed for coach David Saliba at Winter Haven High School and was a teammate of fellow UCF signee Austin Johnston
-Selected to the 2009 Florida Class 5A All-State Third Team
-Pitched in the 2009 Polk County East-West Senior All-Star Game
-Worked a no-hitter with 20 strikeouts in a win over Lake Gibson March 3, 2009, marking a school record for strikeouts in a game
-Was the winning pitcher in a regional semifinal victory over George Jenkins in the 2008 5A state tournament
-Struck out 40 in 32 innings and was 2-0, earning honorable mention all-county as a junior
-Member of the Chet Lemon's Juice 2008 AAU national championship team

Personal
-Born Feb. 18, 1991
-Son of Michael and Ruth Ann Rogers
-Has one sister, Brooke
-Majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in health sciences

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