JUNIOR (2011): In his first season with the Lobos he hit .364 in limited playing time ... started three games at DH ... went 2-4 as PH, including a double against Texas Tech on Apr. 13.
SOUTH MOUNTAIN CC (2009 and 2010): Hit .358 with 24 RBI and five HR in 2009 ... had a .321 batting average in his sophomore campaign.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Chaparral High School ... graduated in 2008 ... lettered in football and baseball ... batted .434 with 27 RBI and four HRs as a junior ... helped Chaparral win a state championship his senior year.
PERSONAL: Born March 17, 1990 in Palm Springs, Calif., to Dean and Bonni Joost ... has one sibling, Bronwyn ... his grandpa played professional baseball as a short stop for the Boston Red Sox, Cincinatti Reds, and Oakland Athletic's ... father played four years in the minor leagues with the Athletic's organization ... favorite athlete is Cal Ripken Jr. ... majoring in Business.