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    Dan Slania

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Tucson, AZ

    High School:
    Salpointe Catholic

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 275

    Position:
    RHP

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    02/15/2014

    Fitzgerald Uses Experience Gained To Lead Irish Pitching Staff This Season

    The senior has started three opening days in a row.

    02/13/2014

    Irish Ready To Challenge Some Of The Nation's Best In Inaugural ACC Season

    Notre Dame will play 13 games against Baseball America's preseason top 25.

    02/10/2014

    A "Crazy Ride" Has Taken Former Irish Pitcher To Majors

    David Phelps has relied on family, faith and friends during his journey to the big leagues

    12/03/2013

    Irish Update From Around Professional Baseball

    Notre Dame had five players in the majors during the 2013 season.

    06/07/2013

    Dan Slania Taken In 5th Round Of MLB Draft By San Francisco Giants

    Slania and Eric Jagielo give Notre Dame multiple draft picks in the top-five rounds of the draft for the first time since 2004.

    04/02/2012

    FB: Practice Update April 2

    UND.com updates the team practice from Monday, April 2, and looks back at the first eight practices of the spring for 2012.

    05/04/2011

    5/4 Baseball v Michigan

    Baseball lost to Michigan 5 to 3 on May 4th in the 10th inning of the game.

    03/26/2011

    Baseball v. Georgetown

    Notre Dame Baseball defeated Georgetown 1 to 0 on Saturday, March 26th.

    AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner that enters junior season as one of the top closers in all of college baseball ... named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award watch list ... led the Cape Cod League with 10 saves this past summer and earned all-league status ... captured the Russ Ford Award, given annually to the circuit's top relief pitcher ... holds the school record for career ERA (minimum 60 IP) and ranks fifth all-time in saves ... enters draft-eligible season with a 2.19 career ERA and 5-3 record with 17 saves, plus 57 strikeouts, 21 walks and 64 hits allowed (.277 opponent batting average) in 54 appearances (no starts) and 61.2 innings (seven hit batters, three wild pitches, no home runs allowed) ... in BIG EAST games, owns a miniscule 1.03 career ERA and 4-1 record with eight saves, plus 26 strikeouts, 10 walks and 25 hits allowed (.260 opponent batting average) in 21 appearances (no starts) and 26.1 innings (five hit batters, two wild pitches and no home runs allowed) ... averaging 8.32 strikeouts and 3.06 walks per 9.0 innings pitched as well as a 2.71 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his career ... pitched exclusively out of Irish bullpen as a freshman and sophomore ... competitive, big, athletic and hard-throwing right-handed pitcher ... strong-arm, down-hill throwing right-handers ... top-notch athlete who also excelled on the football field, playing both quarterback and tight end ... earned a 3.111 GPA in the '12 fall semester on team-best 18 credit hours.

    HONORS & AWARDS: Rated as the No. 47 overall MLB prospect by Perfect Game ... rated as the No. 20 overall college prospect by Baseball America ... rated as the No. 2 MLB prospect in the BIG EAST by Perfect Game and No. 3 by Baseball America ... rated as the No. 26 junior prospect by Perfect Game and No. 27 junior prospect by Baseball America ... 2013 Preseason Coaches' First Team All-BIG EAST ... 2013 Preseason Perfect Game First Team All-BIG EAST ... 2013 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award watch list ... 2012 Cape Cod League Post-Season All-League ... 2012 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star ... 2012 Russ Ford Award (given to the top relief pitcher on the Cape) ... 2012 Second Team All-BIG EAST ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 27, 2012)

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Made 31 appearances out of the Irish bullpen - tied for the second most in single-season school history ... closer collected 13 saves, which was tied for the second-most in single-season school history ... the 13 saves ranked 12th in the NCAA ... averaged 10.74 strikeouts per nine innings, which ranked eight best in single-season school history ... named second-team all-BIG EAST ... led the BIG EAST in saves, appearances, games finished and relief appearances ... went 3-0 with a 2.03 earned run average and 13 saves in 31.0 innings of work ... allowed 36 hits as his opponents batted .300 ... struck out 37 and walked 12 ... averaged 10.74 strikeouts and 3.48 walks per nine innings ... posted a 3.08 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... Notre Dame posted a 20-11 record when Slania pitched ... did not allow a run in 26 of 31 appearances... did not issue a walk in 22 of 31 appearances ... struck out multiple batters in nine different relief outings ... inherited 30 base runners upon entering the game and only 12 to score ... went 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA in 14 appearances (all in relief) in BIG EAST action ... allowed 15 hits in 14.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .283 ... struck out 20 and walked eight ... went 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and six saves in 17 appearances (all in relief) in non-conference action ... allowed 21 hits in 16.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .313 ... struck out 17 and walked four ... went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one appearance (in relief) in the BIG EAST tournament ... struck out the only batter he faced ... went 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and three saves in four appearances (all in relief) in the month of February ... allowed five hits in 4.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .278 ... struck out six and walked one ... went 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA and three saves in 10 appearances (all in relief) in the month of March ... allowed 14 hits in 10.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .326 ... struck out 12 and walked six ... went 0-0 with a 3.24 ERA and two saves in eight appearances (all in relief) in the month of April ... allowed 11 hits in 8.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .333 ... struck out nine and walked five ... went 0-0 with a 1.17 ERA and five saves in nine appearances (all in relief) in the month of May ... allowed 6 hits in 7.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .231 ... struck out 10 and walked zero ... went 1-0 with a 0.79 ERA and five saves in 13 appearances (all in relief) in home games ... allowed 10 hits in 11.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .256 ... struck out 15 and walked three ... went 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and three saves in 10 appearances (all in relief) in away games ... allowed 16 hits in 11.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .327 ... struck out 12 and walked seven ... went 1-0 with a 1.12 ERA and five saves in eight appearances (all in relief) in neutral games ... allowed 10 hits in 8.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .313 ... struck out 10 and walked two ... went 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA and 13 saves in 20 appearances (all in relief) in Irish victories ... allowed 20 hits in 21.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .256 ... struck out 27 and walked seven ... went 1-0 with a 2.95 ERA and nine saves in 20 appearances (all in relief) in day games ... allowed 29 hits in 18.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .367 ... struck out 22 and walked five ... went 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA and four saves in 11 appearances (all in relief) in night games ... allowed seven hits in 12.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .171 ... struck out 15 and walked seven ... left-handed hitters batted .229 (8-for-35) ... right-handed hitters batted .329 (28-for-85) ... batters hit .244 (20-for-82) with runners on base ... batters hit .421 (16-for-38) with the bases empty ... batters hit .294 (15-for-51) with two outs ... suffered a blown save in the season-opening victory over Illinois, but did collect the victory with 2.2 innings of work and one earned run on three hits ... recorded three straight scoreless outings against in the series with Hofstra ... registered a save in each victory over the Pride ... made 10 consecutive relief appearances without allowing an earned run (Mar. 10 - Apr. 3) ... nine of those 10 outings were scoreless appearances ... registered second victory of the campaign with 1.0 shutout inning of relief against Pittsburgh (Mar. 23) ... worked around four walks in 2.1 scoreless innings to pick up his third win of the season against USF on Mar. 30 ... recorded saves against Michigan (Mar. 10), Pittsburgh (Mar. 24), Pittsburgh (Mar. 25), Cincinnati (Apr. 13), Georgetown (Apr. 20), Butler (May 1), Villanova (May 6), Rutgers (May 13), Connecticut (May 18) and Seton Hall (May 25).

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Made 23 appearances out of the Irish bullpen ... served as top setup man and co-closer ... his 23 appearances were tied for the most by any pitcher on the staff ... went 2-3 with a 2.35 earned run average and four saves in 30.2 innings of work ... allowed 28 hits as his opponents batted .252 ... struck out 20 and walked nine ... ranked first in games finished, tied for first in relief appearances, second in saves, second in games finished and sixth in strikeouts ... averaged 5.87 strikeouts and 2.64 walks per nine innings ... posted a 2.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... Notre Dame posted a 11-11-1 record when Slania pitched ... did not allow a run in 18 of 23 appearances... did not issue a walk in 18 of 23 appearances ... collected one hold (vs. Seattle on Feb. 25) ... went 4-for-5 in save opportunities ... inherited 20 base runners upon entering the game and only allowed five to score ... retired 18 of the 23 first batters he faced ... went 2-1 with a 0.75 ERA in seven appearances (all in relief) in BIG EAST action ... allowed 10 hits in 12.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .233 ... struck out six and walked two ... went 0-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 16 appearances (all in relief) in non-conference action ... allowed 18 hits in 18.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .265 ... struck out 14 and walked seven ... went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three appearances (all in relief) in the month of February ... allowed two hits in 3.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .182 ... struck out none and walked none ... went 0-1 with a 2.38 ERA and three saves in nine appearances (all in relief) in the month of Mar. ... allowed 10 hits in 10.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .250 ... struck out seven and walked one ... went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in four appearances (all in relief) in the month of Apr. ... allowed four hits in 3.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .308 ... struck out one and walked one ... went 2-1 with a 3.55 ERA and one save in seven appearances (all in relief) in the month of May ... allowed 12 hits in 12.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .255 ... struck out 12 and walked seven ... went 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA and two saves in nine appearances (all in relief) in home games ... allowed nine hits in 12.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .200 ... struck out 15 and walked six ... went 1-1 with a 1.12 ERA in five appearances (all in relief) in away games ... allowed eight hits in 8.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .296 ... struck out one and walked one ... went 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA and four saves in 11 appearances (all in relief) in Irish victories ... allowed 12 hits in 17.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .207 ... struck out 11 and walked two ... went 2-2 with a 2.22 ERA and three saves in 18 appearances (all in relief) in day games ... allowed 24 hits in 24.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .267 ... struck out 10 and walked four ... went 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA and one save in five appearances (all in relief) in night games ... allowed four hits in 6.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .190 ... struck out 10 and walked five ... left-handed hitters batted .189 (7-for-37) ... right-handed hitters batted .284 (21-for-74) ... batters hit .183 (11-for-60) with runners on base ... batters hit .333 (17-for-51) with the bases empty ... batters hit .118 (4-for-34) with two outs (over 100 points lower than the Irish as a team) ... tossed a season-high 3.1 innings and blanked Louisville to help the Irish edge the Cardinals, 2-1, and secure a spot into the 2011 BIG EAST Tournament ... picked up the victory in relief against Seton Hall on May 1 with 2.1 innings of solid relief (allowed a run on three hits with one strikeout and one walk) ... registered saves against UAB on Mar. 12, Georgetown on Mar. 26, Central Michigan on Mar. 29 and West Virginia on May 26 ...did not allow a run over each of his first four career outings ... made eight consecutive appearances without allowing a run against Gonzaga on Mar. 19 (2.0 IP), Gonzaga on Mar. 20 (1.0 IP), Georgetown on Mar. 26 (1.0 IP), Central Michigan on Mar. 29 (1.0 IP), Pittsburgh on Apr. 1 (0.2 IP), Western Michigan on Apr. 6 (0.2 IP), Connecticut on Apr. 10 (1.0 IP) and West Virginia on Apr. 17 (1.0 IP) ... scoreless streak reached 10.0 innings ... walked two guys over his first 20.1 innings of work ... struggled with command against Michigan on May 4 with four walks (allowed two earned runs on two hits in 2.0 innings of work; also struck out season-high four) ... had just one other outing with more than one free pass.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered four years in baseball for head coach Danny Preble ... versatile athlete earned letters in baseball and football ... served as the Salpointe Catholic High School Senior Class President ... as a junior in baseball, was named all-Southern Arizona Honorable Mention and coaches' 5A Southern Region I All-Stars First Team ... captured the Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy Scholar Athlete Award and Catholic Schools Week Award ... member of the National Honor Society and honor roll ... batted .344 with eight home runs and 25 RBI ... posted a 4.94 ERA with 42 strikeouts (injury-hampered season) ... Salpointe Catholic H.S. Junior Class Athlete of the Year ... as a sophomore in baseball, named all-Southern Arizona Honorable Mention and coaches' 5A Southern Region I All-Stars First Team ... captured the Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy Scholar Athlete Award in both baseball and football, as well as the Leonardo Da Vinci Humanities Award ... member of the Arizona Boys' State Delegate and Student Council ... batted .389 with five home runs and 29 RBI, posted a 4.96 ERA in 62.1 innings of work ... as a freshman, earned the Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy Scholar Athlete-Award in both baseball and football ... born May 24, 1992, in Phoenix, Ariz. ... son of Michael and Jody Slania ... has a brother, Matthew ... full name is Daniel Alexander Slania ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a information technology management major.

    Slania's Career Statistics

    Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP BK
    2011 2.35 2 3 29 0 0 0 4 4 30.2 28 12 8 9 20 4 1 0 127 .252 1 3 0
    2012 2.06 6 0 31 0 0 0 2 13 31.0 36 10 7 12 37 7 2 1 145 .300 2 4 0
    TOTAL 2.19 5 3 54 0 0 0 6 17 61.2 64 22 15 21 57 11 3 0 272 .277 3 7 0

    Slania in the BIG EAST Conference

    Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP BK
    2011 0.75 2 1 7 0 0 0 1 1 12.0 10 2 1 2 6 2 0 0 47 .233 0 2 0
    2012 1.26 2 0 14 0 0 0 1 7 14.1 15 3 2 8 20 2 2 0 69 .283 2 3 0
    TOTAL 1.03 4 1 21 0 0 0 2 8 26.1 25 5 3 10 26 4 2 0 116 .260 2 5 0
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