|Hometown:||Southern Pines, N.C.|
|High School:||Pinecrest H.S.|
2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON: “Sherbs” ability to command his off-speed pitches tied him for the team lead in wins (5). His most dominating performance may have come against Wingate University in the Rams first game in 38 years…..made 16 appearances as a freshman and finished the year with a 5-4 mark……started the 2nd most games (9) and threw 2 complete games while earning 1 save….struck out 57 hitters in 57 innings helping rank the Rams pitching staff #7 in the nation for strikeouts per nine innings (8.5K/9innings)…..in a limited DH role, Joe collected 3 hits in a few plate appearances as well…..for his efforts, Joe earned WSSU Pitcher of the Year honors. 2011 HIGHLIGHTS: first collegiate start was a no decision vs. Wingate on 2/1/11 where he pitched 6.0 innings striking out 5 and only allowing 3 hits…..picked up the save in the first Ram’s win in 38 years after shutting down Armstrong Atlantic State on 2/6/11…..picked up his 1st win against Shaw on 2/9/11 pitching 5.0 innings and striking out 9 batters…..picked up his 2nd win against Lincoln on 2/20/11 going 4.1 innings striking out 5 batters…..threw a complete game victory over Elizabeth City on 2/27/11 picking up his 3rd win of the season striking out 6 batters and only allowing 1 BB and 1 ER…..got the complete game win vs. Shaw on 4/5/11 giving up no ER and striking out 11 of 26 batters faced in 7.0 innings…..picked up the save vs. Virginia State on 4/10/11 (game 1)…..picked up his first career SB against Virginia State on 4/10/11 (game 2)…..picked up his 5th win of the season beating Virginia State in the CIAA tournament pitching 8.0 innings striking out 6 hitters faced…..
HIGH SCHOOL: graduated from Southern Pines high school where he helped guide a talented Patriots baseball team to multiple 2nd round state tournament appearances…..also played a role in helping his team claim a 2010 conference regular season title under head coach Jeff Hewitt…..
PERSONAL: Business Administration major…...born 9/5/1991……father is Terrence Paboucek and mother Sonia Herbert who passed away in 2008……favorite thing about WSSU baseball is that he is the team’s RED ICE committee representative…..
COACH RITSCHE ON HERBERT: “Joe proved his durability over the course of the season with his ability to start games as well as come out of the bullpen in tight situations. He will be back in our starting rotation this year once again and gained valuable experience as a freshman last year pitching in some big games. He had to mature fast last year, especially starting our first game against the 2010 SAC champion Wingate as well as pitching in the NCAA D2 Atlantic Regional.”