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2014 Baseball Preview: Part I - The Pitchers

Navy returns top three weekend starters


Navy and Lafayette Split a Pair of Extra-Inning Games

Mids take the first game, 4-3.


Baseball Hosts Lafayette in Key Conference Series

Mids will play at noon on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.


Baseball Faces Holy Cross This Weekend

Mids will take on the Crusaders at Fitton Field in Worcester, Mass.


Mids Fall on Walk-Off Hit

Navy returns to action this weekend at Holy Cross.

Career Stats
Game-by-Game Statistics: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Joel Rinehart Photo Gallery

Career Highs:
• Innings Pitched: 5.2, vs. Bucknell (5/15/11)
• Hits: 8, two times (MR: vs. Army 4/1/12)
• Strikeouts: 7, vs. Coppin State (3/8/11)
• Walks: 4, two times (MR: at Holy Cross 5/12/12)

Rinehart in the Navy Record Book...
Saves - Career
2. 12
Appearances - Career
T-4. 55
Saves - Season
4. 6 (2011)
Appearances - Season
T-3. 23 (2011)
T-10. 18 (2012)

2012 (Junior):
• Enters the season with 12 saves, which is four shy of tying J.D. Melton (2007-09) for the Navy career record
• Has a career total of 55 appearances, which is tied for fourth in program history
• Tied for the team lead in appearances with 18 in 2012 and threw a total of 35.2 innings
• Picked up saves at North Carolina A&T (2/17), Georgetown (3/28) and Lafayette (4/23), holding all three teams hitless in each appearance
• Picked up three of his five wins in consecutive appearances...struck out four and didn't allow a hit in 3.0 innings of work vs. UMBC (3/11)...won both games on the team's trip to Florida, striking out three 3.2 innings vs. Eastern Illinois (3/14) and then picked up three more Ks over 2.0 innings in a come-from-behind win over Northwestern (3/17)
• Earned wins vs. Central Connecticut State (3/3) and Coppin State (5/1)

2011 (Sophomore):
• Led Navy in ERA (1.81) and appearances (23)
• Enters the season third on Navy's all-time saves list with nine after registering six last season, which is the fourth-highest single-season total in program history
• His 23 appearances ranked second in the Patriot League and tied for the third-highest single-season total in Navy history
• Picked up consecutive saves vs. Princeton (3/26-27), combining for 0 H and 5 Ks in 2.2 innings
• Earned a save in a 3-2 win at Army (4/10) and again against the Black Knights in game three of the Patriot League Championship series where he struck out three and allowed one hit in 1.2 innings
• Picked up wins over Air Force (2/27) and Bucknell (4/18)
• Secured a critical Patriot League victory by pitching the final 1.2 innings in a 10-8 win over Holy Cross (4/24)
• In his final nine appearances (17.0 IP) of the season, he allowed just one run, while striking out 20 and walking six batters
• Struck out two in 1.2 innings of work vs. Virginia (6/3) in the NCAA Charlottesville Regional

2010 (Freshman):
• Posted a 3.56 ERA in 31.2 innings of work
• Tied for third on the team with 14 appearances, and made two starts
• Earned his first collegiate save by pitching 1.0 inning in a 10-9 win over Air Force (2/28)
• Picked up first collegiate win in second career start, as he allowed no earned runs and struck out two in 2.0 innings vs. Md. Eastern Shore (4/14)
• Pitched 4.0 innings against Bucknell (4/17) to pick up his second save
• Allowed no runs in 3.0 innings of work to notch his third save at Delaware State (5/5)

High School:
• Attended Kingwood High School, where he earned three letters in baseball
• Named a first-team all-district pitcher during his senior year
• Produced a 4-2 record with a 2.58 ERA in 40.2 innings with only 33 hits allowed and 49 strikeouts
• Fired a complete game no-hitter with 12 strikeouts during his senior season
• As a junior, he won two games and saved another en route to a 2.90 ERA in 31.2 innings with 25 strikeouts
• Helped the team to bi-district and area titles with a 28-12-2 record as a sophomore

• Son of Kelli and Kent Rinehart

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