Ernst's Career Stats | Ernst's Game-by-Game Stats
Walter on Ernst
"We feel very fortunate to pick up Joel at winter break. At 6'6" he has tremendous feel for his body and is a great athlete. He pitches downhill with a great deal of sink and velocity. He makes our bullpen considerably better than it was in the fall."
2010 (Redshirt Senior)
Finished the season with a 2-1 record with two saves and a team-best 3.73 ERA in 27 appearances ... Finished tied for fifth in the ACC in appearances ... Struck out three batters and gave up a hit in 1.2 innings against Army (2.20) ... Made two appearances in the Kent State series, including earning a save in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. Pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out one in his two outings against the Golden Flashes ... Picked up second save of the season in series finale against Xavier (3.7), working out of a ninth inning, bases loaded jam ... Retired both batters he faced in series finale at Georgia Tech (3.14) ... Tossed a scoreless inning in relief with one strikeout against Gardner-Webb (3.17) ... Pitched a scoreless 0.2 of an inning against NC State (3.21) with one strikeout ... Threw a perfect inning of relief against High Point (3.24) with a strikeout ... Combined for the shutout at Virginia Tech (3.27) with starter Tim Cooney, throwing a perfect ninth inning ... Threw 2.0 scoreless innings at Elon (3.31), allowing just one hit ... Appeared in two games in series at Miami, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings with three hits allowed and two strikeouts ... Earned first win of the season against High Point (4.7), throwing 2.1 hitless innings with two strikeouts and two walks ... Struck out three in 1.1 perfect innings in relief appearance against UNC Greensboro (4.21) ... Pitched the final inning in series finale against Duke (4.25), tossing a scoreless frame and giving up one hit with a strikeout ... Tossed 0.2 scoreless innings with a strikeout in relief appearance at Appalachian State (4.28) ... Made two appearances in series against North Carolina and allowed a run on three hits in 3.0 innings ... Threw a perfect ninth inning in series-clinching victory against Clemson (5.16) ... Earned the win in final appearance of collegiate career against Maryland (5.22), throwing a scoreless inning ... Named to ACC Honor Roll.
2009 (Redshirt Junior)
Made 14 appearances, all in relief, and had a 1-0 record with a 14.03 ERA ... Threw five strong relief innings against Akron (2.21), surrendering one run on four hits, while striking out three batters ... Allowed a run on three hits in 2 2/3 innings of work against UNC Wilmington (3.4) ... Earned first win of the season at Winthrop (3.10), tossing 1 2/3 innings of hitless baseball, striking out two batters and walking two ... Allowed a run on a hit in 2 2/3 innings pitched at Clemson (3.15).
2008 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Finished the season with a 1-1 record and a 13.50 ERA in 10 appearances, including two starts ... Picked up only win of the season against Penn State (3/2), throwing a perfect 1.1 innings, striking out one ... Made midweek start against UNC Greensboro (3/5), allowing three runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings.
2007 (Redshirt Freshman)
Appeared in 19 games, making six midweek starts ... Went 1-2 with a 6.06 ERA ... Pitched 52.0 innings on the year, 23.0 out of the bullpen ... Ranked fifth on the team in innings pitched ... Tied for 10th in appearances on the Wake Forest freshman single-season list ... Earned his first collegiate victory April 25 at Appalachian State ... Allowed four runs on nine hits in six innings of work in the win.
Redshirted the season.
Three-year letterwinner at Loveland HS ... Played summer ball with the Midland Indians in 2005 ... Went 8-1 with a 1.30 earned run average in 67.0 innings pitched ... Struck out 12.6 batters per seven innings and had a 3/1 strikeout to walk ratio ... Also was third-ranked racquetball player in the Men's Division B in the U.S.
Son of Greg and Katie Ernst ... Completed undergraduate degree in communication and a minor in Spanish.