Joey Henshaw Bio
Courtesy: Army Athletic Communications
MISCELLANEOUS: Exceptionally gifted member of Army's high-powered senior class ... elite talent with ability to greatly impact game from batter's box or pitching mound ... dual-position standout whose rookie season was cut short by injury ... returned to full action with vengeance following spring ... bothered by assortment of ailments last season but still managed productive season ... slated to fill designated hitter's slot when not pitching this spring ... could see additional playing time at first base ... possesses tremendous offensive skill set ... boasts eye-opening power from left side of plate ... regularly launches balls to outfield gaps ... harbors legitimate home run power ... dangerous force in middle of Army batting order ... capable of driving home runs in bunches ... one of most feared offensive performers in Patriot League ... regarded as one of the top power threats in East ... prototypical cleanup hitter ... imposing figure in middle of Army batting order ... owns "light-tower" power and ability to wreck game with one swing of bat ... major star in Black Knights' program, both on mound and at plate ... hard throwing southpaw off "bump" ... excellent athlete ... began pitching during senior year in high school ... sports major power arm ... pitches consistently in low-90s on radar gun ... features hard- riding fastball and sharp-breaking curveball ... three-year letterman.
MILESTONES: Collected host of national honors in first full season with Black, Gold and Gray as a sophomore ... named to American Baseball Coaches Association Northeast Region First Team ... American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division I All-America Second Team ... All-Austin Regional Team ... All-ECAC Second Team ... one of six Army players to earn record-setting total of seven first team All-Patriot League honors that season ... chosen at designated hitter position ... became only the 35th player to hit a home run that cleared the "Monster" wall in center field at UFCU Disch-Falk Field that stands 400 feet from home plate and over 20 feet in air ... blast against Texas in Austin Regional Final marked only 40th ball to ever clear "Monster" and only one to do so in 2009 ... smash also established new single season Academy home run record (13) ... set new Army single-season records for runs batted in (75) and total bases (135) as well last spring ... narrowly missed equaling single season school record for base hits ... finished with 80 safeties ... that figure stands in second place on Army chart, one shy off current standard ... also ranks sixth in runs scored (47 in 2009) ... career batting average of .360 stands tied for fourth on Army's all-time chart ... ranks sixth on Black Knights' career home runs chart with 18 ... enters final campaign 10 shy of all-time record set by Cole White from 2005 to 2008 ... listed as one of Patriot League's "Three Biggest Power Threats" by Patriot League coaches in preseason poll conducted by collegebaseballinsider.com prior to 2010 season ... listed as a "Top Player to Watch" in Patriot League by Collegiate Baseball magazine prior to junior and senior years ... carries active 13-game hitting streak into final season.
2010: Authored productive showing, despite battling host of injuries ... batted .361 with 11 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 29 runs scored and 25 runs batted in ... posted slugging percentage of .588 and on-base mark of .442 ... collected 70 total bases ... ranked 10th among Patriot League batting leaders, sixth in slugging percentage and seventh in on-base percentage ... listed second among team leaders in batting, fourth in home runs, total bases and RBI, and seventh in base hits ... topped squad in doubles and slugging percentage ... ranked second in on-base percentage ... appeared in 33 contests ... drew 32 starts ... batted .383 with runners on base ... hit .350 with runners in scoring position ... successfully scored runner from third base with less than two outs on five of eight occasions ... finished with 11 multiple-hit games and five multi-RBI showings ... garnered three hits twice ... registered four runs batted in on three occasions ... fashioned 13-game hitting streak to end season ... smacked at least one hit in 29 of 32 games in which he received an official plate appearance ... batted .286 in 12 Patriot League contests ... went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and four runs batted in to lead spring break victory over Eastern Illinois ... piled up four runs batted in during showings against UNC Greensboro and Bradley ... earned Patriot League Player of the Week citing after hitting .545 with one home run, three runs scored and six RBI during three-game stretch in early March ... smashed home runs opposite Dayton, UNC Greensboro, Eastern Illinois and Bucknell ... batted .545 (6-11) with five runs scored and two runs batted in during three-game Patriot League Tournament showing against Bucknell ... went 3-1 with a 4.56 earned run average in eight pitching appearances ... earned four starting assignments ... allowed 34 base hits across 23.2 innings of work ... struck out 17 and walked nine ... dominant in three Patriot League mound outings ... posted 1-0 record and did not allow an earned run in 10 innings of conference work ... allowed eight hits, while fanning six and walking six ... permitted two runs on five hits over five innings to pick up win during season debut opposite Dayton ... notched relief wins against Long Island and Navy ... fired three shutout innings out of bullpen to aid win over Midshipmen ... yielded just one hit in that formidable effort ... notched starts against Dayton, UNC Greensboro, Lehigh and Lafayette.
2009: Named to American Baseball Coaches Association Northeast Region First Team ... American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division I All- America Second Team ... All-Austin Regional Team ... All-ECAC Second Team ... first team All-Patriot League choice at designated hitter ... enjoyed breakout season in first full campaign ... emerged as one of top run-producers in East ... mound work limited due to early season health-related issue ... returned to hill during season's latter stages ... posted gaudy offensive numbers ... batted .383 with 12 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs, 47 runs scored and 75 runs scored ... piled up single season school-record total of 135 total bases ... also established new single season Academy standards for home runs and runs batted in ... fell one base hit shy of single season school record in that category as well ... registered .646 slugging percentage and .438 on-base mark ... topped team in base hits, home runs, RBI and total bases ... listed second in slugging percentage, third in batting average and runs scored, and fourth in doubles ... appeared in 54 games ... received 53 starting assignments ... closed season ranked in top 150 nationally in batting average (132), runs batted in per game (14), runs batted in (23) and slugging percentage (147) ... Patriot League leader in base hits, home runs, RBI and total bases ... also listed among conference leaders in slugging percentage (2nd), batting average (4th), runs scored (4th), on-base percentage (8th) and doubles (11th) ... piled up 24 multiple-hit showings and 18 multi-RBI efforts ... both figures ranked second among team leaders ... fell one multiple-hit game shy of Academy record, two multi-RBI performances short of school standard ... authored midseason 15-game hitting streak ... hit safely in 45 of 54 outings ... registered three hits on seven occasions ... smacked four hits twice ... recorded at least three runs batted in 13 times ... notched quartet of four-RBI efforts ... drove in five runs twice ... led squad with 29 two-out RBI ... hit .393 with runners in scoring position ... batted .439 when leading off inning ... went 5-for-6 in stolen base attempts ... successfully scored runner from third base with less than two outs on 20 of 21 occasions for sparkling .952 success rate ... batted .425 with seven doubles, six home runs, 18 runs scored and 31 runs batted in during Patriot League play ... started all 20 regular season conference outings ... posted impressive .738 slugging percentage against Patriot League pitching ... collected 59 total bases in conference action ... registered .471 on-base percentage in league play ... hit .471 with runners in scoring position in Patriot games ... batted safely in all 20 regular season Patriot League contests ... registered 11 multiple-hit showings in regular season conference action and seven multi-RBI efforts ... collected five runs batted in to aid Army wins over Iona and Lehigh ... homered in both affairs ... went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and four RBI in home defeat of Quinnipiac ... tripled, homered and finished with career-best nine total bases in that contest ... hit .250 with two home runs and eight runs batted in during four-game stint at Austin Regional ... blasted home runs against Texas State and Texas ... moon shot against Texas in Austin Regional Final cleared "Monster" wall in staightaway center field ... only 40th ball to ever clear "Monster" at UFCU Disch-Falk Field ... registered four runs batted in during three of four regular season conference tilts versus Lafayette ... batted .438 (7-16) with three doubles, two home runs, four runs scored and 12 RBI during that four-game series ... returned to pitching mound late in season ... made seven appearances ... drew three starts ... went 1-1 with 4.79 earned run average ... permitted only 16 base hits across 20.2 innings of work ... struck out 18 and walked 11 ... limited opponents to stingy .211 batting average ... fired six shutout innings against Lehigh in strongest performance of season ... allowed just one base hit, while striking out four and walking three to earn lone victory of season ... notched other starts against Lafayette and Dartmouth.
2008: Saw action in 16 games offensively ... drew eight mound showings ... drew 14 starting assignments at designated hitter's position, five on pitcher's mound ... batted .260 with one double, one home run, 10 runs scored and seven runs batted in ... collected nine walks as well ... finished with .340 slugging percentage and .373 on-base mark ... notched three multiple-hit performances ... posted two-hit efforts against Liberty, Dartmouth and Central Connecticut ... went 2-for-5 with one run scored and season-best four runs batted in during spring trip contest against Dartmouth ... ripped lone double of season in that tilt ... finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored and one RBI to aid win over Central Connecticut following day ... notched other two-hit showing during road date against Liberty ... blasted first collegiate home run during road win at Maryland-Baltimore County ... posted 1-4 record on pitcher's mound with 5.67 earned run average ... allowed 28 hits across 27.0 innings of work ... struck out 25 and walked 28 ... limited opponents to .264 batting average ... served as Army's starting pitcher during season opener versus highly regarded Louisiana-Lafayette ... authored solid performance against powerful Ragin' Cajuns ... allowed only five hits and two runs over 4.2 innings of collegiate debut ... also garnered mound starts opposite Maryland-Baltimore County, Liberty, Central Connecticut and Bucknell ... picked up first college win with five strong innings against Central Connecticut to close out Army's spring trip to Florida on positive note ... fashioned similarly impressive outing in what proved to be final performance of season next time out versus Bucknell ... touched for just two hits and one run over six-plus innings of work against Bison ... struck out five and walked five before departing ... carried two-hit shutout into seventh inning before walking leadoff man in that eye opening outing ... suffered hard-luck loss in only Patriot League appearance of season ... allowed just five hits and two runs over final 11.0 innings of work ... authored sparkling 1.63 ERA during that season-ending stretch.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Trent Mongero at North Hall High ... earned four varsity letters ... split time between pitcher's mound and first base.
PERSONAL: Given name is David Joseph Henshaw ... born March 4, 1989, in Atlanta, Ga. ... parents' names are Julie and Steve Paysen ... enjoys playing guitar in spare time ... possesses strong Christian faith ... lists favorite bible passage as 1 Corinthians 10:31: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." ... active member of "I Am Second-West Point" ministry group ... majoring in American Law and Legal Studies.