Player profile from Houston Athletics

Made his season debut out of the bullpen during the season opener against Pacific… Struck out five batters at San Diego State during the series finale… Threw three perfect innings of relief with a strikeout against Sam Houston State… Tossed two shutout innings against UTSA… Collected the win at UTSA after throwing two shutout innings. C-USA Championship: Picked up the win against No. 28 East Carolina in the opener… Allowed only one run off a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings against the Pirates… Scattered two unearned runs off three hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 3.2 innings in starting the first Saturday game against UAB. NCAA College Station Regional: Limited UIC to one unearned run off a hit and two walks with two strikeouts in 2.2 innings of relief.

Competed regularly as the Cougars’ midweek starter… Made 18 appearances with 10 starts during his first collegiate season… Made his collegiate debut out of the bullpen against Stephen F. Austin during the season opener… Earned his first career start against Texas A&M during the second day of the Houston College Classic… Allowed only one unearned run off five hits with two strikeouts in five innings against the Aggies… Threw 1.1 innings of shutout relief with three strikeouts at Texas-San Antonio… Allowed only one unearned run off five hits with four strikeouts in 4.1 innings against Lamar but did not collect a decision after leaving the game after being struck by a line drive… Scattered three hits over four shutout innings at Stephen F. Austin… Earned his first collegiate win after holding Texas-San Antonio to two runs off four hits with a pair of strikeouts in six innings at Victoria… Collected the save at C-USA rival Memphis during the series finale, holding the Tigers to only one run off two hits with a strikeout during the final three innings.

Competed in football, basketball and baseball for all four years… Was a four-year varsity letterwinner in baseball and three-year letterwinner in basketball and football… Played for head coach Doug Ragsdale in baseball… Member of National Honor Society and Chamber Choir. Senior (2006): Scored 30 points in a basketball game against District 16-5A rival Austin Anderson… Finished the football season with 26 catches for 586 yards and eight touchdowns… Ended his career as school’s second all-time leading receiver… Helped lead team to state playoffs. Junior (2005): Pitched to an 8-1 record with a 1.40 ERA on the way to All-District 16-5A First-Team honors… Played for the Austin Slam during the summer… Also was an All-District Honorable mention in football as a wide receiver and helped lead team to the state playoffs. Sophomore (2004): Was the runner-up for district newcomer of the year and was an All-District Honorable Mention.

Full name is Don Atley Joseph… Born on Nov. 1, 1987, in San Marcos, Texas… Son of Dr. Dennis and Gaylynn Joseph… Father is a 1974 graduate of UH… Brother Bo played football at Texas Lutheran… Majoring in industrial distribution.

Joseph’s Career Bests
Innings: 6.0, vs. Texas-San Antonio (April 24, 2007)
Strikeouts: 5, at San Diego State (March 30, 2008)
Consecutive Scoreless Innings: 8.2 (April 4-17, 2007)
Long Start: 6.0, vs. Texas-San Antonio (April 24, 2007)
Short Start: 2.0, at UTSA (May 13, 2008); vs. Tulane (April 13, 2008)
Long Relief: 5.0, vs. Southern Miss (May 19, 2007)
Short Relief: 1.0, vs. Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 6, 2007); vs. Texas-San Antonio (Feb. 27, 2007)

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