Updated: July 24, 2012
2012: Led the team by appearing in 29 games, all out of the pen, while finishing 15 of them … Had a 3-1 record and two saves (third), combined on one shutout and posted a 3.63 ERA … Threw a total of 34.2 innings (fourth) and struck out 41 batters (third) … Opponents batted just .269 against him … Threw at least one inning in 21 outings, did not allow an earned run in 12 of them … Did not allow an earned run in 20 appearances … Threw at least two frames on seven occasions … Struck out at least two 11 times … Picked up his first win of the season in the season opener versus Bradley (2/17) by striking out the final batter of the eighth before the Hokies took the lead in the ninth ... Did not allow a single run in three outings at the Baseball at the Beach Tournament (2/24-26), which included a strikeout against the only batter he faced at Coastal Carolina (2/25) and a strikeout in 0.2 innings versus George Mason (2/25) ... Tossed 2.0 innings with one strikeout at High Point (2/28) ... In two outings against Yale (3/3-4), threw four total frames, struck out seven Bulldogs, but allowed his first two runs of the year on a home run ... Appeared in two games at Virginia (3/9-11), allowing one run in 0.2 innings with a strikeout ... Threw a scoreless ninth frame against Wagner (3/14) with two strikeouts ... Struck out the side in the ninth to earn his first save of the year at Georgia Tech (3/17) ... Also struck out three in two innings of work the next day against the Yellow Jackets ... Struck out two in the ninth against Cornell (3/20) ... Threw a combined 2.1 innings of scoreless relief in the Duke series (3/23-25), and struck out the side in the ninth on Sunday ... Picked up his second save with a scoreless ninth at James Madison (3/27) with a strikeout ... Threw a scoreless from at Florida State (4/1) allowing just one hit ... Earned his second win of the year after throwing 3.1 scoreless innings of relief against Boston College (4/7) with three strikeouts ... In the Miami series (4/13-15), threw three innings and struck out six batters, while picking up his third win of the year on Sunday ... Threw 2.0 innings of relief against Coastal Carolina (4/17) allowing an earned run ... Suffered first loss of the year after allowing two runs in two frames at Wake Forest (4/21-G2) ... Struck out the side in a relief appearance against Davidson (4/24) ... Tossed a combined two scoreless frames in the Maryland series (4/27, 29) ... Against NC A&T (5/1), worked another scoreless inning with a strikeout ... In NC State series (5/11-13), threw 2.1 innings with one strikeout, but allowed three runs ... Retired only batter faced against Liberty (5/15).
2011: Appeared in 23 games out of the pen … Had a 2-3 record and three saves, while posting a 6.03 ERA … Threw a total of 34.1 innings and struck out 37 batters … Opponents batted just .218 against him … Threw at least one inning in 19 outings, including at least two on seven occasions, and did not allow an earned run in 11 of them … Struck out at least two 11 times, including four two times … Earned first save of season with a scoreless ninth frame against Indiana (2/18) ... Threw 1.1 innings at Coastal Carolina (2/20) with three strikeouts ... Threw a scoreless inning versus Niagara (2/26-G2) and struck out four in 1.1 IP a day later (2/27) ... Pitched 2.1 innings of relief against Bryant (3/5-G2) and struck out three ... Appeared in two games at Miami with two perfect frames and two strikeouts (3/11) and struck out two in one scoreless inning (3/12) ... Threw a career-high 3.2 innings against North Carolina (3/19) with two strikeouts ... Earned first win with 1.1 innings and one strikeout in extra-inning victory at Liberty (3/22) ... Threw two scoreless innings in the Boston College series, with a strikeout (3/25) and a perfect eighth (3/26) ... Struck out one in 1.1 innings against Radford (3/29) ... Pitched in a pair of games against Virginia, with two strikeouts on Friday (4/1) and 3.1 frames and a strikeout on Sunday (4/3) ... Struck out two in 1.2 innings at Wake Forest (4/10-G2) ... In 2.1 innings against Florida State (4/16), struck out three Seminoles ... Worked final 2.2 scoreless innings at Maryland (4/22) with three strike outs ... Allowed just one hit in two innings versus NC A&T (4/26) with a season-high four strikeouts and earned the win in relief ... Retired only batter faced at Duke (4/29) ... Earned third save of the year with a scoreless ninth versus USC Upstate (5/4), striking out one.
2010: Appeared in 15 games, all in relief … Went 1-0, combined on a shutout and posted a 5.68 ERA … Threw 19 innings and struck out 21 batters … Threw at least one inning in all 15 outings and went at least two three times … Did not allow an earned run in six games and struck out at least two five times … Pitched two scoreless relief innings in the Charleston Southern series (2/26-28), striking out two in game one and allowing one hit in game three ... Tossed the final inning in game four with Long Island (3/7), allowing one earned run ... Allowed a run in one inning of work in game one versus Maryland (3/12) ... Threw two scoreless innings versus Columbia (3/15) striking out three and picking up the first win of his career ... Struck out two in one inning of work as part of a combined shutout versus NC Central (4/6) ... Tied season-high with three strikeouts in two innings of work in game two against Miami (4/10) ... Tossed a scoreless inning against NC A&T (4/13) with a punch out ... Tossed a perfect ninth inning at Radford (4/20) ... Struck out a career-high four batters in 1.1 innings of relief in game three at Georgia Tech (4/25) ... Pitched one inning in the game three loss at North Carolina (5/22) … Threw two innings of relief in Tech’s 16-7 victory over Bucknell in the NCAA Tournament (6/5).
High School: Played his final year at Carlisle High School after transferring from Bassett High School, where he played three years … At Carlisle, went 9-2 with a 0.19 ERA and batted .578 for the Virginia Independent Conference regular season champs and state runners-up … Limited opposing hitters to an .088 batting average while striking out 162 batters and allowing 19 hits and 31 walks in 64.1 innings pitched … Added nine home runs, 15 doubles, five triples 41 RBI and 36 runs scored at the plate … Was named the conference player of the year, the Timesland player of the year and the state co-player of the year … As a junior at Bassett, 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 … Also batted .373 with four homers.
Personal: Jacob Kenneth Joyce … Born 8/19/91 in Martinsville, Va. … Son of Kenny and Kim Joyce … Grandfather, Dan Tyler, attended Tech from 1958-59 … Is the cousin of Tech football’s offensive coordinator, Bryan Stinespring … Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.