17 - Chris Joyce
Chris Joyce
Born: 12/25/1989
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: Dos Pueblos HS
Position: LHP
High School
Played for Dos Pueblos High School...Batted .360 with three home runs and seven doubles..Went 6-1 with a 2.01 ERA and 40 strikeouts as a pitcher...Named to First Team All-Channel League...Recruited by Texas, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount University, and Arizona...Threw a no-hitter through 6.2 innings...Also played football. Personal
Christopher James Joyce was born on Dec. 25, 1989 in San Diego, Calif...Majoring in history at UCSB...Was drafted out of high school in the 10th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers...Played for the Santa Barbara Foresters over the summer, compiling a 5-1 record with a 1.34 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 40 innings in 2008...Played for the Area Code Brewers scout team in summer of 2008...In the fall of 2008, he played in the Angels Elite Scout Team...Career goal is to play in the majors...Roots for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Diego Padres and the NFL's San Diego Chargers...Favorite athletes are Tony Gwynn, Ted Williams, and Roberto Clemente...Enjoys watching "Family Guy" and "Baseball Tonight"...Favorite movies are "Happy Gilmore" and "Bull Durham"...Would be played by Chris Farley in a Hollywood movie of his life...Favorite book is "Moneyball"...Calls "ESPN The Magazine" his favorite magazine...Has the unique ability to do the splits...Would invite Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, and Nolan Ryan to dinner if given the opportunity...Makes sure to never step on the baselines as his superstition...Foresters head coach Bill Pintard gave him his best baseball advice: "Take it one play at a time"...Was also recruited by Texas, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount and Arizona...Parents are Cindy Nicholson and Irene and Chris Joyce.

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