Lesch put together solid numbers across the board in his first season with South Carolina Upstate. He posted a .303 batting average in 58 games. Lesch hit two home runs, drove in 40 runs, scored 47 times and stole 16 bases. Prior to joining the Spartans, Lesch played two seasons at Seminole State Community College, where he was named to Mid-Florida All-Conference First Team. Lesch played with the River Rats in 2012, hitting .239 with two home runs and nine RBIs.