|Hometown:||Long Beach, Calif.|
|High School:||Los Alamitos HS|
|Previous College:||Long Beach City College|
UC Santa Barbara
In his Junior season and first with the Gauchos Joe appeared in 16 games earning 1 start against St. Marys College on April 23...Had a pinch hit 2 RBI single against Loyola Marymount on March 3.
Long Beach City College
In his freshman year at LBCC, Joe batted .340 with three home runs ... As a sophomore he hit .325 with 25 RBI for the Vikings ... Was an Academic All State choice and competed in the Honors Program.
A two-year letter winner for the head coach Mark Clabough at Los Alamitos High ... He played right field for the Griffins ... His senoir year he hit nearly .400 in league play and was selected First Team All League ... He also played football in high school, and was elected team captain his senior year ... He was a part of the National Honors Society.
Joseph James Lent was born on November 5, 1990 in Long Beach to his parents Tom and Susie ... He has six siblings, Tommy, 24, Matt, 24, Jordan, 22, Meghann, 21, Nicholas, 12, and Zachary, 7 ... With majors in economics and accounting, Joe plans on a career as a CPA ... His favorite teams are the Denver Broncos, Lakers, Angels, and Dodgers ... His favorite movies are the Bourne trilogy, Harry Potter, Forest Gump, BASEketball, The Comebacks, Airplane, and Kung Pow ... Favorite authors are Robert Ludlum and JK Rowling, and his favorite books are The Prometheus Deception and Harry Potter ... Nickname is "The Machine" ... Listens to Parkway Drive, Iration, Shall Perish, Blake Shelton, Josh Aldean, and Rebelution ... His favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant, Tim Tebow, John Elway, and Garret Anderson ... Enjoys lifting weights, hanging out with friends and listening to music ... Favorite TV shows are Family Guy, Dexter, Lost, South Park, and Sports Nation.