*Hitting, Pitching & Defense
Joe Betcher attended DePere High School in DePere, Wisconsin, where he was a three-year letter winner in baseball and a two-year letter winner in basketball. Joe earned FRCC Player of the Year, First Team All-Area and First Team All-State as a senior at DePere. He owns DePere records for batting average (.512), runs (39), doubles (9) and home runs (6).
After a successful high school career Betcher moved on to play at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he was a two-time All-Conference Second Team selection. His freshman year Joe was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer team while making 35 starts for the Flames and finishing second on the team with 6 home runs. His junior season, Betcher finished second in BA (.311) and had 20 multi-hit games. He was also named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team after posting a .462 BA with 10 RBIs. Joe would repeat the honor of All-Tournament team his senior year while batting at a .700 clip.