• All-ASUN Second Team (2018)
Junior (2018): Was the Hatters midweek secret weapon, making starts against UCF (twice), South Florida, Florida State (twice) and FIU among his 10 starts ... Opened the season by throwing 24.1 consecutive scoreless innings in four outings, picking up wins against UCF, Central Michigan, Wagner and Army, before allowing a first inning run to Rhode Island on March 17 ... That one run, an another unearned run, cost him in a loss to the Rams, but he bounced back with three shutout inning of relief against FIU in a win (3/21) ... Set a career high with nine strikeouts in 7.0 innings of work against USF (3/27) in a 5-3 win ... Bested that with 10 strikeouts against UCF (4/3) but took a loss in a 4-1 decision ... Allowed just two runs on two hits over 5.0 innings against FSU (4/17) in a loss, but bounced back the next week, holding FSU to three runs on six hits over 7.0 innings in a 5-3 win ... Threw seven shutout innings at FIU (5/1) in a no decision ... Made his only appearance in ASUN play in the final game at FGCU (5/12), allowing one run over 4.0 innings to earn a save ... Allowed one run on five hits over six innings of work against NJIT (5/23) in the ASUN tournament to earn his eighth win of the year.
Summer (2017): Joined Stetson teammate Mike Spooner as a member of the Fayetteville SwampDogs in the Coastal Plains League ... Had an outstanding summer, posting a 3-0 record in nine appearances, including five starts, with a 2.92 ERA ... Recorded 33 strikeouts in 37.0 innings of work ... Posted a complete game shutout against Florence for his first win of the summer, scattering six hits with three strikeouts in seven innings of work.
Sophomore (2017): Opened the year as the Hatters’ closer, but pitched in numerous roles throughout the season, including a pair of starts ... Finished the season with a 1-1 record and five saves with a 5.23 overall ERA ... Pitched in 21 games, working 32.2 innings, with 30 strikeouts ... Made four appearances in league games, picking up a pair of saves with a 2.70 ERA ... Earned his only win of the year against High Point (2/25) with three shutout innings of relief ... Made a start against Florida (4/21) working four shutout innings against the eventual national champs before allowing four runs in the fifth ... Had a career-high eight strikeouts in 4.2 innings against the Gators ... Earned saves against Siena, Saint Joseph’s, Tulane, and NJIT twice ... Was named to the ASUN Academic Honor Roll.
Freshman (2016): Appeared in 21 games ... Started one game, at Florida State on April 19 ... Finished with a 3-1 record on the season ... Recorded 38 strikeouts against 17 walks for the year ... Finished with a 4.98 ERA ... Earned his first collegiate win against Siena College by pitching 2.1 innings of relief, allowing a run on two hits with five strikeouts ... Struck out four, while not allowing a run or a hit against Maine on March 13 to earn his second win ... Had two strikeouts over two innings to pick up a victory against South Florida on April 5 ... Hatters were 10-11 on the year in games he appeared in.
High School: Was a three-year letter winner for coach Angel Herrera ... Primarily played second and third base, but was also used as a pitcher during his senior season ... Hit .386 as a senior while also posting a 5-1 record in 10 pitching appearances with a 0.88 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 40 innings of work ... Was named first team All-County as a utility player ... Was named first team All-District in the same role ... Was named the 8A District 16 Pitcher of the Year ... Was also selected as an All-Star as a pitcher ... Was a .303 career hitter and was successful on 18 of 24 stolen base attempts ... Was an honorable mention All-American by Perfect Game ... Helped his team to a 77-32-1 record over four seasons ... Was named team Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and team Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... Team won three straight 8A District 16 titles ... Played travel ball for the Elite Squad 17U Prime, which was ranked as the No. 3 travel team in the nation ... Graduated with a 4.4 weighted GPA ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and was active in student government ... Chose Stetson over Miami, Campbell and Georgetown.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Christian Gonzalez ... Was born on January 10, 1997 ... Is the son of Joe and Tania Gonzalez ... Has one sister, Melissa Alvarez (29) ... Is a Finance major.
Innings pitched: 7.0, five times (last at FIU; April 24, 2018)
Runs allowed: 7, at Florida State (April 19, 2016)
Earned runs: 5, at Florida State (April 19, 2016)
Walks allowed: 6, at Florida State (April 17, 2018)
Strikeouts: 10, at UCF (April 3, 2018)
Hits allowed: 7, vs Florida (March 21, 2017)
Doubles allowed: 4, vs FIU (March 15, 2017)
Triples allowed: none
Home runs allowed: 2, at Coastal Carolina (March 25, 2016)
Wild pitches: 2, at UCF (April 3, 2018)
Hit batters: 1, nine times (last vs Florida State; April 24, 2018)