UND Roster

2015-16 Baseball Roster

#21 Joey Cresta


Height 5'11''
Weight 189 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Plainfield, IL
High School Plainfield North

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader

HONORS & AWARDS:  Monogram (letter) Winner (2014, 2016).

CAREER STATS (2013-16): Made 26 appearances (1 start) over four-year career … finished with an 0-2 record and 5.30 ERA over 18.2 innings of work … struck out 13 batters and held opponents to a .227 batting average.

SENIOR SEASON (2016):  Made 11 appearances out of the bullpen and earned one start in final season in an Irish uniform … finished with an 0-1 record and 5.40 ERA in 11.2 innings of work … struck out nine batters … started in season finale against No. 16 Clemson (May 21) … allowed two runs while striking out three in 2.1 IP … hurled 0.2 perfect innings while striking out one in first appearance of season against Incarnate Word … didn’t allow a run in first four appearances of year, which spanned 3.0 innings of work … tossed a clean inning against Eastern Michigan (April 27) and two scoreless frames versus Pittsburgh (May 7) … pitched a clean inning against No. 11 LSU (May 11) … participated in the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) … earned a monogram.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015):  Saw action in three games during the year … opened up season at Oklahoma (Feb. 13) … walked a pair of batters before inducing a double play to end the Sooner threat … recorded two outs at Clemson (March 14) … also pitched an inning out of the bullpen against No. 12 Virginia.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014):  Made 11 appearances out of the Irish bullpen … hurled 4.2 innings and finished with a 3.86 ERA … struck out five batters while giving up seven hits … hit four batters and walked two … fanned two hitters in one inning of work against Robert Morris (IL) (March18) … didn’t allow a run in last eight appearances … earned a monogram.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013):  Did not see any game action during rookie year.

HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL:  Two-time all-conference and all-area selection (2011, 2012) … all-state honorable mention (2012) … helped Plainfield North High School win conference championships all four years … had spectacular senior campaign as he led team in strikeouts, set the school record for strikeouts in a season and had an earned run average under one … earned two letters … also played football for two seasons … played club baseball for the Northern Illinois Reds … full name is Joey John Cresta … born in Chester, Pennsylvania … son of Joe and Barbara Cresta … has a younger sister, Emily, and a younger brother, Sam … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accounting.