Joe Lienhard

#44 JOE LIENHARD – RHP
Height: 6-5 Weight: 235
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: Wichita, Kansas
Resides: Wichita, Kansas
High School: Kapaun Mount Carmel (Wichita, Kansas)
College: Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, Oklahoma – “Cowboys”)
Draft: n/a
Born: 3/21/97 Opening Night Age: 23
Classification: ROOKIE

Career Highlights: Second season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 6/22/20…rights will be returned to the Cleburne Railroaders at the conclusion of the 2020 season…career 2-1 record with one save and a 3.46 ERA in 18 appearances, 17 of them in relief…12 career games finished…39.0 career innings pitched, allowing 39 hits, 14 walks, and two home runs…struck out 32…played four seasons of college baseball at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma from 2016-19…combined 13-7 with one save and a 4.69 ERA for the Cowboys in 76 games, 32 of them starts…181 strikeouts in 207.1 combined collegiate innings…helped Oklahoma State reach the College World Series as a freshman in 2016…majored in Sports Management…played for the Cape Cod League’s Chatham Anglers in 2017, posting a 2.29 ERA and striking out 21 in 19.2 innings…father, Steve, played six years of minor league baseball, reaching the Double-A level three times…full name is Joseph Henry Lienhard

2019
Idaho Falls (Pioneer/R/Kansas City): 1-1 with one save and a 2.88 ERA for the Chukars in 13 games, all of them in relief…finished 10 games…25.0 innings pitched, allowing 24 hits, nine walks, and one home run…struck out 24…pitched more than 1.0 inning in nine of 13 relief appearances…struck out three in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 7/29 vs. Missoula…struck out three over 2.0 shutout relief innings on 8/9 at Ogden…pitched 2.0 scoreless relief innings with two strikeouts on 9/3 vs. Missoula…helped Chukars win the Pioneer League championship…pitched 1.0 scoreless relief inning in Game One of the Pioneer League Championship Series on 9/13 vs. Ogden

Sugar Land (Atlantic/Ind.): 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA for the Skeeters in five games, four of them in relief…finished two games…14.0 innings pitched, allowing 15 hits, five walks, and one home run…struck out eight…made professional debut on 6/18 at York, allowing three earned runs in 2.0 relief innings…struck out three and allowed one unearned run in 4.0 relief innings on 6/21 at New Britain…made first career start and picked up first career win on 7/12 vs. Long Island, striking out three in 5.0 shutout innings…helped Skeeters reach the Atlantic League playoffs

Rick Forney on Joe Lienhard: Joe’s a young guy with upside. He had a really good career at Oklahoma State. He pounds the strike zone with his sinker and is easy to play behind. He competes, keeps the ball on the ground, and I’m interested to get a good look at him.