JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/30/2004 - Joel Hysmith, a native of Jackson, set a new Union University record for walks in a career. Hysmith, a senior on the Bulldog baseball team, broke the old record of 116 in Union’s 6-4 win at Missouri Baptist College on Wednesday. The old record was held by Brandon Myhand who tallied 116 during his four-year career from 1995-1998. Hysmith, a former JCS standout, now has 118 in his four year career going into the final game of the year.
Hysmith, a 5-foot-10 160 lb. outfielder, has been a four-year starter for Union. While at Union, he was named an All-Conference performer for performance as a freshman. He currently shares the Union record for walks in a game with four. Hysmith is hitting .363 with a team high 12 double this season. He has tallied two homeruns, 29 RBI, 31 walks, and seven stolen bases. Hysmith has a career batting average .320 (226-705).
During his four years at Union, the Bulldogs have won at least 30 games in each season, including 44 in 2002. The Bulldogs are a combined (143-84) since Hysmith’s freshman year of 2001. Hysmith was a part of Union’s 2002 TranSouth regular season and tournament championship team. He played his high school baseball for Jackson Christian School where he was a three sport star in baseball, basketball, and football.
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