JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Started in 14 games on the mound for the Blazers ... totaled a 2.69 ERA with a 5-2 record ... allowed just 22 earned runs in 73.2 innings pitched and tallied 56 strikeouts ... tossed six ore more innings in six of the 14 he started in ... allowed just one hit in six innings pitched against Hawai'i (March 22) ... didn't allow an earned run in three different appearances (Youngstown State - Feb. 21, Arkansas State - March 1, Old Dominion - March 16) ... struck out a season-high nine batters in seven innings pitched against Southern Miss on April 13 ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
SOPHOMORE SEASON - Heartland CC (2013)
Garnered Second Team All-America honors in 2013 ... first Team All-Region selection ... 2013 Midwest Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year ... compiled a 9-2 record with a 1.45 ERA in 74.1 total innings on the mound ... surrendered just 39 hits, holding the opposition to a .144 batting average ... showcased pinpoint control, walking only 17 batters, while striking out 109 on the season ... played summer baseball for the New Bedford Bay Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
FRESHMAN AND REDSHIRT SEASONS - Illinois State (2012/2011)
Appeared in 11 games in 2012, nine of which came in relief ... went 1-1 with a 8.40 ERA and tallied 17 strikeouts ... redshirted the 2011 season
Selected in the 35th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers ... three-year starter on the mound at Harlem HS ... totaled a career record of 13-8, including a 6-1 record as a sophomore ... first Team All-Conference selection in 2008 ... member of the National Honor Society.
John Paul Joseph Lieske II ... born Sept. 30, 1991 in Chicago, Ill. ... son of John and Elizabeth Lieske ... has one brother, Joe, and one sister, Jessica ... majoring in communications.