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# Joe Aeilts

Position : Outfielder
Date of Birth :
Height : 6'2"
Weight : 198
College : Illinois State
Bats : Right
Throws : Right
Resides : Champaign, IL
School Year : Junior

2019 (Junior Year): Is currently hitting .355 with eight home runs and 20 extra-base hits, has nine stolen bases.

2018 (Sophomore Year): Started 48 games at third base … batted .268/.304/.387 with nine doubles, one triple, and four home runs with 33 RBIs and 33 runs scored … posted a .936 fielding percentage­ … had 14 multiple hit games tied for third on the team along with eight multiple RBI games … compiled a nine game hitting and on-base streak in which he had two hits in four consecutive games (2/18 to 3/9) … drove in four runs or more on three separate occasions … Went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs, and one run scored at Washington (3/11) … named to the Missouri Valley Conference honor rolls.

2017 (Freshman Year): Appeared in 49 games, with 43 starts … spent time at first base, second base and third base, and was one of only two Redbirds to start five-plus games at three positions … batted .226/.297/.311 with 10 doubles and two triples … contributed 13 RBIs and 23 runs scored … ranked fourth on the team in doubles … posted a .982 fielding percentage, tops among Redbirds with 200-plus chances … compiled an 18-game on-base streak (3/19 to 4/16), the second longest such streak among Redbird players … tallied seven multi-hit games … drove in three runs on two separate occasions … made collegiate debut as a pinch hitter at Austin Peay (2/18) … made first collegiate start and tallied first collegiate hit at Memphis (2/25), going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two walks … had a career day at Dallas Baptist (3/31), going 4-for-4 with a double and a walk … named to the Missouri Valley Conference and AFNI honor rolls.

Champaign Central HS: Three-year starter for the baseball team … twice named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year … was a three-time unanimous All-Big 12 First-Team selection … twice earned Champaign News-Gazette All-Area honors, and named News-Gazette Player of the Year as a sophomore … set school records for single-season hits and triples, and school’s career triples mark … team won two conference titles and two regional championships during prep career … two-time team captain … three-time Big 12 Scholar-Athlete and IHSA Scholar-Athlete.

Personal: Born Jan. 1, 1998 in Carbondale, Illinois … son of Rick and Susie Aeilts … has one older sister, Audrey … sister attended Illinois State … father played professional football, for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers, after a collegiate career at Southeast Missouri … majoring in business administration.

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