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Joel Fisher
Joel Fisher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Farmington Hills, Mich.

High School:
Farmington

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 240

Position:
C/INF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R


04/12/2014

Spartans Sweep Purdue on Saturday to Take the Weekend Series

Spartans now 20-13 on the season after winning two of three on the weekend.

03/15/2014

Spartans Take Two in Double-Header

MSU shuts out Harvard

02/22/2014

Baseball Upsets No. 1 Oregon State, 8-7

Two ninth inning runs give Spartans late lead.

02/15/2014

Spartans Defeat Wright State in Season Opener, 4-1

Four-run fifth inning sparks MSU.

02/15/2014

Spartans Defeat Wright State in Season Opener, 4-1

Four-run fifth inning sparks MSU.

03/01/2014

Michigan State vs. Mississippi State

Michigan State at No. 15 Mississippi State, March 1, 2014

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014


AT A GLANCE
Three-year letterwinner has started 122 games in his career, including 106 at catcher . . . has played in 131 games overall . . . owns a .252 batting average with seven home runs, 30 doubles and 61 RBIs.

SUMMER 2013: Played for the Holyoke Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

2013 (JUNIOR): Saw action and started in 47 games, including a team-high 37 at catcher . . . ranked tied for second on the team with a career-high five home runs . . . was awarded the Danny Litwhiler Defensive Player of the Year . . . had a career-high four RBIs against Santa Clara (3/16) and Illinois (5/3) . . . hit .236 overall . . . ranked third on the team in doubles with 11, two of which came against Ohio State (3/31) . . . hit a game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Illinois, 4-3, on Senior Day at McLane Baseball Stadium (5/5) . . . went 3-for-4 with one run scored, one RBI, one double, and two RBIs at Kentucky (3/9) . . . hit a triple versus Oakland (3/24) . . . had a career best six-game hitting streak from April 27th to May 7th as he hit 12-for-23 with seven RBIs . . . hit a home run in the season opener versus Furman . . . had 22 runs scored and 27 RBIs during the season .. . . caught a team-high 17 opponents stealing, including six during Big Ten Play.

SUMMER 2012: Played for the Florence RedWolves in the Coastal Plains League.

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 38 games, including 33 starts . . . started a team-high 30 games at catcher . . . collected a .280 batting average with two homers and 18 RBIs . . . started 19 of MSU's 24 Big Ten games at catcher . . . connected on a solo homer against Indiana in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament . . . tied a career high with four hits against Nebraska in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament . . . hit his first collegiate homer with a two-run shot at Comerica Park in the win over Central Michigan on May 15 . . . injured his leg in the South Florida game on Feb. 18 and didn't start behind the plate again until March 27 vs. Bowling Green.

SUMMER 2011: Played for the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes Collegiate League in the summer of 2011 . . . hit .272 in 31 games for the Copperheads.

2011 (FRESHMAN): True freshman started 42 games, including a team-high 39 games at catcher . . . named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team . . . compiled a .245 batting average with 16 RBIs . . . tied for fourth on the team with 12 doubles . . . had 11 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games . . . excellent defensive catcher, committing just one error (.996 fielding percentage) while throwing out 20 base stealers . . . drove in the game-winning runs in the Big Ten Tournament win over Minnesota (5/28) with a two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning that gave MSU a 5-3 lead . . . collected a season-high four hits at Illinois (4/23), including three doubles.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Pete Finn at Farmington High School . . . earned Oakland Activities Association (OAA) All-League honors both his junior and senior years . . . named to the 2010 Oakland All-County Team his senior year after hitting .422 with seven homers, 36 RBIs and a .725 slugging percentage . . . threw out 11 of the 17 runners who tried to steal on him . . . played for the Michigan Bulls the past three summers . . . two-year captain . . . four-year OAA Scholar-Athlete . . . competed at the 2010 International Power Showcase High School Home Run Derby in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . . helped the Falcons to a state runner-up finish and 25-9 mark as a freshman in 2007.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 8, 1993 . . . son of Mark and Beth Fisher . . . no-preference major.

FISHER'S CAREER HIGHS:
Hits: 4, twice (last vs. Nebraska, 5/23/12)
Runs: 3, vs. Indiana (5/15/11)
RBI: 3, three times
Doubles: 3, vs. Illinois (4/23/11)
Home Runs: 1, twice (last vs. Indiana, 5/24/12)

FISHER'S CAREER STATS

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