2002 Silver Glove All-Series Team
Forced way into Cougar starting pitching rotation in first season at UH... Solid hurler who provided depth from the left side.
Tied for second on team with eight wins and finished with 37 strikeouts and a 2.86 ERA... Threw three shutout innings with three strikeouts against No. 4 Rice in Game Three of the Silver Glove Series during his first collegiate start... Earned his first collegiate win with three strikeouts in two shutout innings against Fresno State... Earned his second straight win after scattering two hits in five innings against No. 3 Rice at Cougar Field... Won his third straight game at East Carolina in the series finale… Allowed only one hit in three innings to go with four strikeouts against the Pirates... Made his first C-USA start against Memphis in the middle game of that series… Struck out a career-best eight batters while scattering six hits and one run against the Tigers in five innings… Teamed with Austin Faught and Ryan Wagner to tie the school team and C-USA team record with 19 strikeouts... Scattered three hits with only one run in 5.2 innings against Arizona State to help propel Cougars into championship game at NCAA Regional at Mesa.
Played one season at Angelina JC in Lufkin, Texas… In six starts, went 3-1 for the Roadrunners with a 4.68 ERA … Pitched a total of 32.2 innings and had two complete games… Earned First-Team All-Conference honors for head coach Jeff Livin.
Varsity letterman in baseball and basketball at Cy-Fair HS.
Full name is Daniel Robert Zell... Born November 27, 1981, in Cypress, Texas… Son of Dan and Terry Zell… Majoring in business.