Batted .538 with 7 RBIs in 3 games
Bearcats Drop 15-4 Senior Day Decision
Kline and Jones tie career bests in RBIs
McElroy strikes out career-high 8, Kline drives in 4
2012 (Freshman): Started all 56 games at third base and batted .330 with 28 runs, one home run and 31 RBIs ... named a finalist to the NCBWA Freshman All-America Team on May 30 ... his 76 hits were tied for sixth in the BIG EAST while his 16 doubles were tied for seventh ... during conference play, finished among league leaders in batting (.354 - 5th), hits (40 - 3rd) and on-base percentage (.405 - 12th) ... produced a team-best 13-game hitting streak from Feb. 26 vs. UMBC through March 20 at Butler during which he hit .415 (22 of 53) with 13 RBIs and .429 on-base and .547 slugging percentages ... totaled three four-hit performances on the season: vs. Oakland (3/3), vs. Chicago State (3/10) and at Notre Dame (4/14) ... lone home run occurred in third inning against crosstown rival Xavier (4/25) ... recorded season highs of four RBIs and three runs scored after batting 4 for 5 against Chicago State (3/10) ... named to the weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll on March 6 after hitting .438 (7 for 16) with four RBIs and a .500 slugging percentage after a four-game series against Oakland (Mich.).
Personal: Full name is Joseph William Bielek ... son of Deb and Gary Bielek ... father Gary was a running back for Wooster in 1976 ... grandfather Phil was a tight end for Arizona State from 1959-60 ... uncle Phillip was a running back for Southern Utah ... uncle Brett Wallerstedt was a middle linebacker for Arizona State and the Cincinnati Bengals in early 1990s.
Academic Major: Pre-Business Law.