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#22 Daniel Cropper
Position: Right-hand Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 203
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Snow Hill, Md.
High School: Snow Hill
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2011: CAA All-Tournament selection ... Two-time CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week (2/22 and 5/23) ... Made 14 starts and finished with an 8-3 record and staff-best 3.97 ERA ... Set career-highs in innings pitched (90 2/3), Strikeouts (80) and wins (8) ... Also posted three complete game outings ... Final career start was a complete game shutout against Old Dominion in CAA tournament (5/26) ... Other complete games included at Towson (3/19) and VCU (5/19) ... Struck out career-best 10 batters against Delaware (4/8).

2010: Tossed 4-hit shutout in an elimination game at the CAA Tournament against VCU (5/29) ... Earned CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week honors after striking out seven over seven innings at Elon (3/2).

Summer of 2009: Listed by Baseball America as seventh best professional prospect in Coastal Plain League ... Pitched in Coastal Plain All-Star game ... Struck out 68 in 70 1/2 innings for Wilmington ... Limited opponents to .179 batting average ... Selected in the 42nd round by Washington in MLB Draft.

2009: Opened season as UNCW's Friday starter ... Moved to bullpen late in season ... Earned victories in his first three starts against Maryland, Michigan State and Wright State ... Helped UNCW eliminate nationally-ranked George Mason in CAA Tournament ... Held Patriots to two runs on six hits in season-long 7 1/3 innings.

2008: Red-shirted.

2007: Freshman All-America selection by Ping!Baseball ... CAA All-Rookie selection ... Second on staff with 3.75 ERA ... Finished 5-5 ... Hurled complete game shutout against Towson (4/20) ... It was first complete game shutout by UNCW freshman since 1980 ... Compiled  streak of 15.1 consecutive innings of shutout baseball ... Earned CAA Rookie-of-the-Week award three times (3/12, 4/23, 4/30) to pace conference ... Led all CAA freshman with 3.75 ERA overall ... Ranked fifth in conference play with 2.72 ERA ... Was fourth in starts (15) and 10th in opponents batting average (.249) ... Picked up first career win against Temple (2/16) ... Four of his five losses were by two runs or less ... Led Seahawks and ranked 10th in conference with 84 innings pitched.

At Snow Hill: 2005 and 2006 Louisville Slugger All-America selection ... Ranked 92nd top prospect in nation by Baseball America ... No. 2 ranked prospect in Mid-Atlantic Region (Md., D.C, West Va.) prior to 2006 MLB draft ...  Preseason All-America selection by Louisville Slugger ... Two-time All-State selection for Eagles ... Helped lead Eagles to first-ever State 1A Championship ... Compiled 9-2 mark as senior ... Posted 0.94 ERA with 154 strikeouts in 89 innings ... Holds state record with those 154 strikeouts ... Also hit .364 with 40 RBI ... Hurled one-hit, 12-strikeout gem in state final against Bohemia Manor ... Four-year starter ... Two-time All-Bayside Conference Most Valuable player selection ... All-Conference three times ... Went 10-1 with 100 strikeouts and just 11 walks in 66 innings his junior season ... Compiled 0.84 ERA.

Personal: Full Name: Daniel Burton Cropper ... Born Jan. 13, 1988, in Snow Hill, Md. ... Son of Jeff and Megan Cropper.

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