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Walsh Jesuit's Mockbee commits to Cincinnati

By Michael Beaven Published: January 24, 2013

Walsh Jesuit senior Joe Mockbee has made an oral commitment to continue his academic and baseball careers at the University of Cincinnati.

Mockbee, whose birth name is Jeffrey, is a 6-foot-3 and 185-pound left-handed pitcher.

Mockbee had a 3-0 record on the mound in 2012 with a 1.50 ERA. He struck out 22 in 23 innings pitched and only six walks in 2012, and helped the Warriors win the North Coast League. Mockbee received All-NCL second-team honors and has recently been named a Collegiate Baseball Magazine/Louisville Slugger Ohio Player to Watch.

“Joe has a remarkably consistent and confident demeanor when he takes the mound, and he is a winner,” Walsh coch Chris Kaczmar said.

“I admire so much his passion for life, passion for excellence, and his passion for baseball. Being part of the baseball program at a program like Cincinnati and a conference like the Big East is a tremendous opportunity, and it speaks volumes about the determination that this intense, skilled, and humble young man possesses. Putting aside his tremendous athletic and baseball ability, he is a fine person whom I consider a close friend and an asset to Walsh Jesuit baseball. We will really miss him next year, but are thrilled he is headed to be a part of Coach [Brian] Cleary’s program at UC.”

Mockbee, who intends to major in Accounting at UC, lives in Bath Township with his parents.

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