Continues to work on comand of secondary pitches... Veteran who can contribute out of the bullpen.
Wayne Graham said -- "Daniel had some innings in the bullpen last year. At 100 percent he has enough arm and enough pitching knowledge to help us."
2006: Completed first season with six appearances out of the bullpen... Made his NCAA Division I debut against national power Cal. State Fullerton... Held all opponents to a composite .227 batting average... Faced 27 hitters in 8.1 total innings... Fired a season-best 2.2 frames in a one-run win over Conference USA foe UAB... Struck out two in 2.0 innings against Texas A&MCorpus Christi... Worked 1.1 innings on the road against a talented Oklahoma squad that went on to reach the NCAA super regional.
Played one season (2005) at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California... Earned second team all-Orange Empire Conference honors as a pitcher... Compiled a 7-2 record with two saves and a 2.47 ERA in 54.2 innings of work... Tied for second in the league in wins and was eighth with 18 appearances... Started three games... Fanned 52 hitters for an average of 8.7 per nine innings, the fourth-best mark in the conference... Strikeouts-to-walks ratio was 2.5-to-1... Played for conference coach of the year John Altobelli, a former Southwest Conference player at Houston in the 1980s.
2004 graduate of Costa Mesa High School in Costa Mesa, Calif... Three-year starter and letterman for the Mustangs under coach Doug Deats... Second team all-league honoree... Multi-sport athlete who was a one-year starter and two year letterman for the undefeated football team... Maintained a 3.83 grade point average on a 4.0 scale... Member of the Honor Roll for eight semesters... Member of Mensa and the Key Club.
Full Name: Daniel William Cooper. Born: Nov. 6, 1986 in Newport Beach, Calif. Parents: John and Barbara Cooper, Costa Mesa (one brother). Major: managerial studies/sports management. College: Baker.
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01/27/2016 - With two preseason all-conference players, including Blake Fox as the 2016 Preseason Pitcher of the Year, the Rice baseball team was picked to...
Being Good Neighbors
01/27/2016 - With the team’s first practice of the season just three days away, the Owls on the Rice baseball team spent Tuesday afternoon making some new...
Baseball Season Tickets Now On Sale
12/01/2015 - Season tickets for the 2016 edition of Rice Owls Baseball are now on sale on-line through the Athletics Ticket Office.
Baseball Announces Latest Signing Class
11/24/2015 - The Rice baseball program has signed ten new standouts in the early period who will join the team for the 2017 season, head coach Wayne Graham...
Great Day On The Golf Links at 2015 Longball...
11/02/2015 - Rice baseball alumni, Owl fans and family all had a great time at the program's annual Longball Classic Golf Tournament played on Monday, Nov. 2....
Owls Conclude Fall Exhibition Game
10/17/2015 - Lamar claimed Saturday’s 14-inning fall exhibition over the Rice baseball team by a final score of 16-4. The team’s fall training...
Rice Baseball To Host Fall Exhibition Saturday
10/13/2015 - The Rice baseball team hosts longtime rival Lamar in an exhibition on Saturday (Oct. 17) at Reckling Park. Start time is set for 1 pm. There is no ...
Dates Set For Winter Baseball Camps
10/12/2015 - The dates for the 2015 Rice Owls Winter Baseball Camps are set. Beat the rush and sign youths up early to get the jump on next season.
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