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13  Griffin Joiner
Griffin Joiner

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hopkinsville, Ky.

High School:
Christian County

Position:
Catcher

Experience:
2VL


05/17/2014

Kentucky-James Madison Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 2, James Madison 1

04/21/2013

Cumbess, Sagermann Homer as Softball Defeats Arkansas 5-3

Lauren Cumbess hits two-run homer, Nikki Sagermann blast three-run shot in win

04/19/2013

Homers Power Arkansas to Series-Opening Win over No. 17 Softball

Kentucky softball team falls to Arkansas 4-1; Series continues Saturday at 1 p.m. ET

04/18/2013

No. 17 Softball Continues Road Swing, Prepares for Arkansas

Kentucky softball team opens up three-game set with Razorbacks on Friday night in Fayetteville

04/17/2013

A. Smith, K. Smith, Cumbess, Joiner Homer; UK Sweeps MTSU

Ansley Smith hits two home runs in game two as UK sweeps doubleheader at Middle Tennessee

02/06/2014

Joiner on Two-Homer Game vs. Santa Clara

Junior Griffin Joiner had two home runs in UK's season opener vs. Santa Clara.

04/14/2012

SB highlights vs. Georgia

Cumbess' First-Career No-Hitter Clinches Series Over Georgia; Wildcats clinch series vs. UGA for just the second time in school history and first since 2000

05/20/2012

SB vs. Louisville, 052012

Softball's Season Concludes in Tourney Thriller; Riley works six scoreless innings in relief; Joiner hits two-run homer

05/20/2012

SB vs. Valparaiso, 052012

Five-Run Second Enough to Power UK Past Valpo; Rachel Riley gets ninth win on season, Chanda Bell picks up fourth save

04/24/2012

SB vs. Morehead State, 042412

Softball Grabs Victory Behind Riley, O'Brien; O'Brien hits first homer of season in win

04/15/2012

SB vs. Georgia, 041512

Softball's Late Charge Falls Short to No. 10/11 Georgia; Cervantes' seventh-inning homer not enough

04/14/2012

SB vs. Georgia, 041412

Cumbess' First-Career No-Hitter Clinches Series Over Georgia; UGA series win is just the second time in school history

  • All-SEC Freshman team selection(2012)
  • One-time SEC Weekly Award Winner (2012)
  • Second-Team All-SEC (2013)
  • All-SEC Defensive Team (2013)

Sophomore (2013): Started all 62 games at catcher ... Led the team with a .578 slugging percentage, while finishing second on the team in hits with 58, home runs with 10 and RBI with 41 ... First on the team with 14 doubles, which is the fifth-most in a single-season in school history ... Named All-SEC Second Team and All-SEC Defensive Team by league coaches ... Great defense finishing second in SEC with 15 runners caught stealing ... Caught all five base runners that tried to steal in the Miss. State series ... Blasted an opposite field homer against Arizona State in the season-opening tournament ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and a triple, recording two RBI and a run against UC Riverside ... Named to the Coke Zero Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team with a .583 batting average (7-for-12) with two doubles, two homers and eight RBI ... Went 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and a run scored versus both Loyola Marymount and Central Michigan at the Under Armour Invitational ... Drilled a homer versus Illinois, along with a double for two RBI ... Had a monster game vs. UNC, going 4-for-4 with two homers and six RBI while scoring four times herself - all career highs and tied school records ... Recorded two runs, three hits, two RBI, and a homer in the Mississippi State series ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored with a double and a homer vs. Lipscomb ... Recorded a hit in all three games of the South Carolina Series ... Had a double and a run scored after going 1-for-3 against EKU ... Had two multiple-hit games in the series vs. Florida, with two doubles and a run scored ... Went 5-for-7 with a home run and four RBI in the MTSU doubleheader ... Scored two runs at Arkansas, going 3-for-8 on the series ... Was irreplaceable in the Alabama series-clinching win, hitting a home run, a triple, and a single for three RBI and a run ... One of only two Wildcats to record a double, triple and home run ... Tied with Samuel for most hits at the Lexington Regional with five ... Reached base safely in 19 of the last 23 games.

Freshman (2012):
Started all 60 games in her freshman season ... An All-SEC Freshman team selection ... Batted .278 which ranked third on the squad while posting a single-season UK record of 390 putouts on the year ... Throttled UK to the lead vs. Pacific with a solo home run in the seventh inning for the game's winning tally ... Smacked a solo homer in the top of the first inning in a win over FAU ... Notched her first multi-hit outing in a win over North Florida ... Recorded a pair of walks in a win over Jacksonville State ... Drove in a game-tying run in the loss to Georgia Southern ... Recorded eight hits in 18 at-bats, scoring five runs and tallying 14 total bases in the Ragin' Cajuns Invite ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week on March 6 ... Drilled a home run in the opening game of the Alabama series ... Was 3-for-4 in the final game of the series vs. the Tide ... Registered a double and three additional hits at the UK Invitational ... Singled and scored in a win over WKU ... Charted two hits, one run and two RBI in series win over No. 18 Auburn ... Tallied a hit off of Ellen Renfroe at No. 10 Tennessee ... Singled and walked in a loss at Louisville ... Tallied three RBI in UK's 7-0 series-evening win over South Carolina ... Singled in both games against Arkansas ... Used a blistering .800 batting average, two doubles and two RBI to lead UK to a series win over Ole Miss ... Scored game-winning run in Sunday's game vs. No. 22 LSU after getting on base by drawing a 12-pitch walk ... Singled and scored in UK's seventh inning rally that fell short in the SEC Tournament ... Blasted a two-run homer in UK's NCAA Tournament game vs. Louisville.

High School: Joiner is a Kentucky native who played for Christian County High School ... A catcher, as a junior she batted .556 which is the highest single-season average in school history ... She was Miss Kentucky Softball in 2011 while also being named the 2011 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year ... Was named a first-team All-State selection her junior and senior seasons, while she was the 2nd Region Player of the Year her senior year ... Joiner made the 2010 KHSAA State Tournament All-Tournament Team ... She owns high school record with 293 hits, 30 home runs, 66 doubles and 216 RBI ... Was a member of the Academic All-State First Team in 2010 and 2011 ... She was a member of the Honor Society and the Beta Club at Christian County ... 2011 Salutatorian of Christian County High School ... Parents are David and Suzanne Joiner ... Dad played baseball and basketball at Vanderbilt ... Dad also played minor league baseball in the New York Mets organization.

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