|High School:||Northside Columbus HS|
One of school's most dangerous hitters when healthy... Finished with 253 total bases in 161 games played... Stands seventh in GSU history with .426 on-base percentage... Drove in 113 runs... Belted 53 extra-base hits, including 19 home runs... Also stole 29 bases... Earned CAA Player of the Week honors... Made 123 career starts at designated hitter and in the outfield... Given GSU's Fred Hines Inspiration Award.
Played in a career-high 49 games, making 44 starts at designated hitter... Second on the team with six home runs, 37 RBIs and a .426 slugging percentage... Also second on team with 21 walks, which tied a personal best... Among the team leaders with a .330 average and 22 RBIs in CAA play... Had 14 multiple-hit games including two with three hits... Tied a career high with six RBIs against Savannah State March 28... Belted game-winning two-run homer in season's final weekend at Old Dominion May 18... Tied a career high with three walks against Delaware May 11.
Season ended prematurely after suffering injuries once more, but remained one of GSU's best hitters when in the lineup... Played 20 games over first five weeks of season, starting all but one as designated hitter... Piled up 25 hits and 40 total bases in limited action, boasting eight-multiple hit games in 20 outings... Belted six doubles and three home runs in slugging .494... Drove in 20 runs and scored 16 more...Reached base at a .387 clip... Stole five bases in five attempts... Drove in four runs against Harvard March 17... Smacked two doubles in season opener against Texas Southern February 18... Scored three times against Murray State March 20.
After injuries limited him his first two years, had a career best year at the plate, batting .386 with nine home runs and a .654 slugging percentage, second highest on the team...His nine home runs, tied for fourth on the team, helped the Panthers hit the most home runs in a single season in school history...Earned CAA Player of the Week honors on March 15th after tying the school record with six runs scored in a game against New Mexico State on March 14th...Against the Aggies, belted one of the Panthers three grand slams, which tied an NCAA record, while going 5-for-7 at the plate with two home runs and six RBIs...Went 9-for-10 with three runs scored and four RBIs and four doubles against UNC Asheville on March 8 & 9...Went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs in game two of a doubleheader with Air Force on April 17th and followed that the next day by going 4-for-5 against the Falcons...Delivered a top-of-the-ninth, two-out double down the left field line, giving the Panthers the lead against UNC Wilmington in the CAA Championship...Made 43 appearances this season, including 35 starts as the designated hitter.
Injuries limited his action in the field, starting 21 games and making 36 appearances...Tied for fourth on team with 11 stolen bases in just 13 attempts...Batted .333 with 27 hits and 19 runs scored, while collecting 16 RBIs...Hit first career home run against Atlanta Christian, scoring three runs...Went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and four runs batted in at Tennessee Tech...Tied a career high with five at bats in the Panthers win over No. 3 Georgia Tech, the highest ranked opponent defeated in Georgia State history...Finished the year with a .339 on base percentage and .444 slugging percentage.
Primarily saw action as a pinch hitter and pinch runner before suffering season-ending injury...Scored first collegiate run after drawing a walk as a pinch hitter against Jackson State (2/22)...Made first collegiate start against Jackson State and went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored (2/23)...Doubled and went 2-for-5 against IPFW (3/1).
Earned four letters for Russell Henderson's Northside HS Patriots...Named one of the top-20 players in the state by the Georgia Dugout Club during his senior season...Batted .349 during his senior season after hitting .339 with three homers and 13 RBIs during his junior year...Earned both the Big Stick Award and Golden Glove Awards, while lettering all four years of high school.
Joseph Thomas Wood is the oldest son of Joseph and Lisa Wood...Born on June 2, 1988, in Baltimore, Md. ...Has an older sister, Lauren, and a younger brother, Alex...Currently majoring in exercise science.