Made his UH debut out of the bullpen against UC Irvine in the middle game of that series... Threw 0.1 innings of relief against the Anteaters... Was lost for the remainder of the season following shoulder surgery.
Spent two seasons at Northwestern State before transferring to UH. Sophomore (2006): Pitched to a 3-3 record with 53 strikeouts and a 5.21 ERA in 67.1 innings. Freshman (2005): Was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and was an All-Southland Conference Third-Team honoree... Led the team and was tied for sixth in the league with 76 strikeouts... Made 16 starts with a 7-3 record and 3.63 ERA... Second on staff and fourth in league with .225 opposing batting average... Posted a 5-1 record and 2.51 ERA in SLC games only... Allowed just two hits with seven strikeouts in a shutout against McNeese State... Struck out a career-high 10 batters in seven innings against Southern... Threw a complete game win over Lamar and did not allow a hit until the fifth inning... Threw seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball against Kansas State.
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered three years in baseball... Graduated with a 3.5 grade point average and was a member of the Quiz Bowl and Student Council... Was the Debate Team captain. Senior (2004): Posted an 8-2 record with nine saves and a 1.20 ERA... Named to the All-District Team... Helped team set a record with a 34-7 finish and a fifth-place showing in the state playoffs. Junior (2003): Compiled an 8-2 record with five saves on the way to All-District honors... Named the district's Pitcher of the Year... Helped lead team to the District championship and third-place finish in the state playoffs.
Full name is Dereck Brant Cloeren... Born on April 7, 1986, in Beaumont, Texas... Son of Peter and Patty Cloeren... Has a brother and sister... Majoring in economics... Was also recruited by North Carolina State and Louisiana-Lafayette.
Cloeren's Career Bests
Innings: 9.0, vs. Lamar (April 24, 2005)
Strikeouts: 10, vs. Southern (Feb. 19, 2005)
Winning Streak: 4 games (April 10-May 26, 2005)
Consecutive Scoreless Innings: 14.1 (Feb. 13-March 2, 2005)
Long Start: 9.0, vs. Lamar (April 24, 2005)
Short Start: 0.1, at Mississippi (March 2, 2005)
Long Relief: 2.0, vs. Oakland (Feb. 26, 2006)
Short Relief: 0.1, vs. UC Irvine (Feb. 17, 2007)