Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU from Wabash Valley College prior to Fall 2018 ... Made 10 appearances including six starts last season for WVC, finishing with a 1-1 record and a 5.16 ERA ... Tossed 22.2 combined innings, striking out 19 against 11 walks while limiting opponents to a .276 batting average against ... Originally attended Kent State out of high school, posting a 2-0 record and a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 innings in 2017 ... Struck out 10 while walking just two as a freshman ... High School: Posted a 2.73 ERA as a senior and was named a preseason All-American ... Was first-team All-State as a junior after batting .330 and posting a 1.71 ERA on the mound for the Moeller High team that went 31-31-3 and won the state championship ... Played for the Cincy Flames travel team.
Personal: Full name is Joe Eli Vranesic ... Is the son of Patty and Tom Vranesic ... Has an older brother, Jake.