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  Danny Ray Herrera

Danny Ray Herrera

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Odessa, Texas

High School:
Permian HS

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 145

Position:
LHP

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/L


Junior: Honored on the Louisville Slugger All-America second team, all-MWC team andMWC all-tournament team ... Garnered aportion of the MWC Pitcher of the Year honor,sharing in with TCU's Jake Arrietta ... one of10 finalists for the CSTV Player of the Year award ... ranked 11th nationally in wins (10) and 31st in ERA (2.24) ... ledthe MWC in ERA (2.24), innings pitched (128.1) and gamesstarted (17), second in wins (10) and fewest home runs al-lowed (4), third in opposing batting average (.238), fourthin batters struck out (104), fewest runs allowed (41), few-est earned runs allowed (32) and fewest doubles allowed(13), sixth in fewest walks allowed (29) and fewest triplesallowed (3) and ninth in batters struck out looking (21) ...finished the year 10-0 in 17 starts/appearances, throwing128.1 innings, including three complete games with a shut-out ... walked just 29 batters while striking out 104 ... ofhis 112 hits allowed, only 20 were extra-base hits ... 17starts ties for the second most in a single season while his44 career starts are the third most at UNM ... 10 wins tiesfor the second most in a single season while his 22 careerwins ties the fourth most at UNM ... perfect win percent-age is only the second one at UNM in a season with atleast eight decisions ... 128.1 innings pitched is the secondmost in a single season while his 294 career innings arethe fourth most at UNM ... struck out 222 batters in histhree-year career at UNM, placing him fifth all-time ...earned his first win of the season at New Mexico State (2/7/06), throwing 7.1 innings for eight hits, three runs, twowalks and four strikeouts ... set the Lobos up for a win atTexas State (2/12/06), shutting out the Bobcats through 6innings, allowing just two hits, two walks and striking outfive ... hurled a seven-hit complete-game against Arizona,allowing just three runs and one walk while fanning six ...tossed his second straight complete game, shutting out UtahValley State (2/25), allowed six hits and one walk whilestriking out seven...won his fourth straight game, scatter-ing two hits and a walk with five strikeouts vs. NorthernColorado (3/4) ... struck out the side in the second inningsvs. UNC ... held 12th-ranked Oregon State to just two runs,striking out nine to tie his career high ... struck out sevenin 9 innings vs. San Francisco (3/18) ... struck out sevenbut walked a career-high five vs. Dallas Baptist on March24 ... struck out seven and allowed just one walk with noearned runs in 9 innings cs. BYU at the MWC PreaseasonTournament ... won his sixth game, striking out nine in 9innings at SDSU (4/8) ... fanned seven in 7 innings for hisseventh win (4/14 vs. Air Force) ... walked just one in 8innings vs. Utah (4/22) for his eighth win ... shut out BYUthrough six innings in the series finale (5/6), allowing twoearned runs and just one walk with eight strikeouts in 8innings for his ninth win ... limited to just 44 pitches vs.TCU (5/19) but made great use of them, allowing just twohits with no walks, no runs and six strikeouts in 3 innings... stayed undefeated with his 10th win of the season com-ing on 7 innings vs. UNLV to open the MWC Tournament(5/23), allowed just five hits, one run and one walk withseven strikeouts.

Sophomore: Led the team in wins in 2005 with an 8-5 record ... named All-Mountain West for his six victories in conference play ... talented lefty who keeps hitters off-balance with off-speed pitches ... was an all-star last summer for the Graham Roughnecks of the Texas Collegiate League ... started 14 games as a freshman, going 4-7, although four of his seven losses were in one-run games ... did not see action until Texas State Feb. 19 due to a sore arm ... first appearance vs. Texas State Feb. 19 ... took loss in three-inning relief effort vs. Western Carolina ... masterful performance against Northern Colorado (3/5) in earning his first win of the year, striking out six and not allowing a run and just two hits in six innings of work ... picked up second straight win by striking out five and only allowing three runs and four hits vs. Savannah State (3/12) ... struck out five in six innings of action but still took the loss to BYU (3/18) ... nearly tossed his first complete game in victory over UNLV (3/24), throwing 8.2 innings and striking out five in getting the win ... first career complete game at Utah (4/2), fanning seven while only giving up three runs - one earned - and walking just one ... notched fifth win of the season in game one of a doubleheader against Air Force April 17, struck out four and gave up six hits and four runs in seven innings of work ... named Mountain West Pitcher of the Week after firing a three-hit complete game at BYU (5/6), threw a no-hitter through 6 1/3 innings and struck out eight ... eight strong innings in win over San Diego State May 13, only allowing one run while striking out five and scattering seven hits ... struck out seven in seven innings to earn win at Air Force May 20.

Freshman: Third on the team with a 5.33 ERA ... compiled a 4-7 record...four of his seven losses were in one-run games ... threw 72.2 innings and started 14 games ... fanned 51 batters ... made collegiate debut vs. No. 23 Nebraska on Feb. 20 ... phenomenal outing at No. 20 Texas A&M on Feb. 27, tossing seven innings while striking out five without allowing an earned run (two unearned) on seven hits, although he did take the loss ... another hard-luck loss at TCU (3/12), only allowing one run on five hits with four strikeouts in six innings of work ... earned first collegiate win, pitching 5.2 innings and allowing four runs on five hits in victory over San Diego State (3/30) ... retired his first 18 batters against BYU (4/2) ... earned the win in that game after allowing no runs on just three hits in 7.1 innings of work ... season-high nine strikeouts in win at Air Force (4/17) ... struck out three and didn't allow an earned run in five innings of work in win over Air Force at MWC Tournament.

High School: Three-year letterwinner ... named All-Permian Basin MVP as a senior ... also named a first-team all-district pitcher in 2003...first team all-district selection as a junior and was an All-Permian Basin selection as well ... voted Best Pitcher and MVP of the Panthers in 2002 after posting a 12-2 record and an 11 strikeout-per-game average ... played in Farmington, New Mexico's Connie Mack World Series with the Farmington Sky Sox in 2002, pitching a complete game in the Sky Sox' win over the Guaynabo Jets of Puerto Rico ... honorable mention all-district as a sophomore ... also a member of the National Honor Society, the National Society of High School Scholars and Who's Who Among High School Students.

Personal: Born Oct. 21, 1984, in Odessa, Texas ... enjoys playing video games.

Career Highs
IP: 9.0, seven times, last at San Diego St., 4/8/06
H: 14, three times, last vs. SDSU, 5/26/05
R: 12, at San Diego State, 4/9/05
ER: 12, at San Diego State, 4/9/05
BB: 5, vs. Dallas Baptist, 3/24/06
SO: 9, three times, last at San Diego St., 4/8/06

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