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    Daniel Poncedeleon

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    La Mirada, Calif.

    High School:
    La Mirada

    Last College:
    Cypress JC

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 195

    Position:
    RHP

    Experience:
    1L

    B-T:
    R-R

    Daniel Poncedeleon

    02/07/2014

    PREVIEW: Houston Baseball Pitchers/Catchers

    Depth will define the Cougars' pitching staff this season

    09/10/2013

    Baseball to Begin Official Fall Practice Wednesday

    Red-White World Series slated for Oct. 22-24 at Cougar Field

    04/22/2013

    PREVIEW: Baseball Makes Tuesday Trip to Austin to Face Texas

    Cougars and Longhorns meet for second time this season at 6 pm

    04/19/2013

    Houston Baseball Captures 8-7 Win Over Rice in Series Opener

    Cougars improve to 27-11 and 7-3 in C-USA play; Game 2 Set for 12:30 pm Saturday

    04/18/2013

    PREVIEW: Houston and Rice Baseball Set for Weekend Showdown

    Cougars and Owls to meet in pivotal C-USA series at Cougar Field

    HONORS & AWARDS
    2013 Conference USA All-Academic Team
    2013 Commissioner's Honor Roll
    2013 C-USA Pitcher of the Week (April 1)









    JUNIOR (2013)
    Highly regarded as a top pitching prospect in C-USA...Had a strong debut season for the Cougars...Finished 7-5 with a 4.47 ERA...Tied for the team lead with 15 starts...Totaled 86.2 innings for second-most on team...Struck out 62 hitters...Was 5-1 in C-USA action with a 4.15 ERA in eight starts...After opening the year 0-2 as Houston's Sunday starter, he moved to the Friday role and excelled, notching four straight wins...First Cougar win came vs. Texas A&M-CC (March 8)...Pitched 7.0 innings with five strikeouts and combined for a shutout in the 13-0 win...Second win came vs. New Orleans (March 15) and third vs. East Carolina (March 22)...Had back-to-back eight strikeout games, vs. ECU and at Memphis (March 29)...Pitched a complete-game, five hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks - allowing just an unearned run at Memphis en route to being named C-USA Pitcher of the Week (April 1)...Went on to record wins vs. Rice (April 19), tossing 5.2 innings with four strikeouts, at Tulane (May 3) and vs. Southern Miss (May 16)

    PREVIOUS COLLEGE
    Played his freshman season at the University of Arizona...Played his sophomore season at Cypress Junior College...Drafted in the 38th round of the 2012 Amateur Baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds

    LA MIRADA HIGH SCHOOL
    Lettered one season for the Matadors under head coach Kim Brooks...Named 2010 All-Athlete of the Year...2010 First Team All-League pitcher...Drafted in the 24th round of the 2010 Amateur Baseball draft by the Tampa Bay Rays...2009 football league MVP

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Daniel Robert Poncedeleon...Born January 16, 1992 in Anaheim, California...Son of Ramon and Mary Poncedeleon...Has three sisters, Jackie, Bianca and Julia...Enjoys playing basketball, surfing and beach volleyball...Majoring in health

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