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2013: Appeared in one game in a reserve role ... Lone appearance came at Marshall (May 10) where he was a defensive replacement at second base ... Did not have an official at-bat.
2012: Appeared in eight games in a reserve role ... Recorded just seven plate appearances (no hits) with a season-high two at-bats coming at High Point (Mar. 21) ... Brought in as a pinch hitter in four contests ... Made season debut against Milwaukee (Feb. 18) ... Attempted one stolen base against UAB (Apr. 1) as a pinch runner ... Recorded a pair of putouts behind the plate (Milwaukee, High Point).
2011: Appeared in 13 games as a true freshman ... Limited in action due to arm injury ... Batted .143 (1-for-7) with two runs scored ... Made collegiate debut against Youngstown State (Feb. 18) in a reserve roll ... Registered first collegiate hit against UNC Wilmington (Mar. 29) going 1-for-3 ... Scored game tying run at Marshall (May 8) in the top of the ninth as a pinch runner on Jonathan Holt's single back up the middle ... Also scored a run against Memphis (Mar. 26) as a pinch runner in the bottom of the ninth from second base on John Wooten's RBI single to left field.
Kinston High School: Seven-time letterwinner (baseball 4, football 3) ... Three-time ECC 3A All Conference performer under head coach Jason Wade ... Two-time team MVP (sophomore, junior) ... As a senior batted .518 (43-for-83) with four home runs, 23 RBI, 10 doubles, two triples, 38 runs and 21 stolen bases ... Helped the Vikings to the 2010 ECC regular season championship with an 18-6 overall record ... Named ECC Player-of-the-Year to go along with his 2A All-State honors ... Selected to play in the East-West Game ... During junior campaign batted .590 (36-for-61) with two home runs, 26 RBI, 12 doubles, 26 runs and 15 stolen bases ... Named honorable mention All-Eastern Carolina Conference as a freshman ... Three-time winner of the team's Best Offensive Player Award (2007-09) ... Named Kinston Free Press Tri-Player-of-the-Year as a junior ... Member of 2008 football squad that won ECC championship ... Named WITN-TV football Player-of-the-Week (Sept. 21, 2009) ... Two-time George Whitfield East All-Tournament Team selection (2008-09) ... N.C. State Games Region 2 participant ... Played for coach Ronnie Battle and the Kinston Post 43 American Legion team that made the state playoffs ... Graduated No. 3 in his class ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... Received the International Baccalaureate Diploma ... Played travel baseball for head coach Rickey Keith and the Carolina Cubs ... Participated in the World Wood Bat Tournament in Marietta, Ga.
Personal: Full name is Joshua Stephen Lovick ... Born October 6, 1991 ... Son of Steve and Christina Lovick ... Has one sibling (Alissa) ... Majoring in health education and promotion ... Seven-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member (Fall `10 to present) ... Three-time Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal recipient (2011-12).
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 3 vs. UNCW (3/29/11); hits: 1 vs. UNCW (3/29/11); RBI: none; home runs: none; stolen bases: none.