#24 Joe Lienhard

Position: RHPBirthday: March 21, 1997
Born: Wichita, KS                  Bats/Throws: R/R
Height: 6'5"Weight: 235 lbs
Pro Experience: 1 year             

Lienhard, 22, begins his first season with the Skeeters and his first as a professional. He made his pro debut on June 18 at York, allowing three runs on three hits in two innings of relief. He began 2019 season with Oklahoma State University, going 4-1 with a 4.39 ERA in 21 games (eight starts), striking out 41 batters to 22 walks in 53 ⅓ innings pitched. He’s the only player on Skeeters roster who had yet to make a pro appearance prior to joining the team.

A native of Wichita, Kan., Lienhard was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2018 after going 4-1 in eight Big 12 starts and went 5-3 with a 5.30 ERA in 18 total appearances (12 starts) that season. His five wins in 2018 were second on Oklahoma State. His father, Steve, was a four-year letter winner and pitcher at Oklahoma State from 1984-87 and spent six seasons at the Minor League level with the San Francisco Giants (1987-90) and Milwaukee Brewers (1991-92).