AT COLUMBIA BASIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Played two seasons at Columbia Basin Community College in Pasco, Washington under head coach Scott Rogers...in 2002 he was drafted by the Oakland A's after earning second-team eastern conference honors...in 2003 he picked up first-team eastern conference accolades...tallied a 0.96 cumulative ERA over two seasons while going 13-0 with 110 strikeouts...his team finished first in the NWAACC East Division last season.
Played varsity baseball, golf and basketball at Class 4A Redmond High School in Redmond, Washington.
Born on Aug. 26, 1982 in Seattle, Washington to parents Dennis and Joyce Evans...father Dennis is an architect and a graduate of the University of Idaho...mother Joyce is a chemist and a graduate of Washington State University...has an older brother Jon (24) and a younger sister Megan (16)...enjoys sports, golf, eating, hanging out with friend and computers...currently majoring in civil engineering.
GETTING TO KNOW JOEL
Favorite Television Show: Sportscenter
Favorite Televsion Channel: ESPN
Favorite Movie: The Matrix
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Actor: Harrison Ford
Favorite Singer/Musical Group: Eminem
Favorite Major Leaguer: Barry Bonds
Favorite Major League Team: Seattle Mariners
Favorite Sportscaster: Stuart Scott
Started Playing Baseball At Age: 5