AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT):One-year monogram winner … hard-working junior that transitioned to a side-arm delivery before sophomore year … getting more comfortable on the mound using that delivery … great teammate … will be primarily a situational player out of the bullpen.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Made 11 appearances out of the Irish bullpen … hurled 4.2 innings and finished with a 3.86 ERA … struck out five batters while giving up seven hits … hit four batters and walked two … fanned two hitters in one inning of work against Robert Morris (IL) (March18) … didn’t allow a run in last eight appearances … earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013):Did not pitch during freshman season with the Irish.
PREP & PERSONAL:Two-time all-conference and all-area selection (2011, 2012) ... all-state honorable mention (2012) ... helped Plainfield North High School win conference championships all four years ... had spectacular senior campaign as he led team in strikeouts, set the school record for strikeouts in a season and had an earned run average under one ... earned two letters ... also played football for two seasons ... played club baseball for the Northern Illinois Reds ... full name is Joey John Cresta ... born in Chester, Pennsylvania ... son of Joe and Barbara Cresta ... has a younger sister, Emily, and a younger brother, Sam... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in accountancy.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**