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Danny Borrell
Danny  Borrell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sanford, NC

High School:
Lee County

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 197

Position:
Pitcher/First Base

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left

Talented two-way player who is valuable both on the mound and at the plate ... has blossomed into one of the top hitters in the ACC ... should be an impact player in 2000 as one of the top power hitters in the league ... now fully healthy, he will also be a player to watch on the mound ... will likely DH again this season, but is also one of the better defensive first basemen on the club ...

In 1999: Earned second-team All-America honors from the NCBWA as a utility player ... named to the first-team All-ACC squad as the DH by a vote of the league's nine head coaches ... just the fourth player in Wake Forest history to reach the 20-home run mark in a single season after belting 20 last season ... also proved to be a valuable member of the Wake Forest pitching staff, although he missed much of the first half of the season with various injuries that limited his pitching ... made his first pitching appearance of the season on Mar. 10 against UNC Greensboro ... tossed just 1.1 innings against the Spartans before leaving the game with tendinitis in his left elbow ... returned to the pitching staff on a full-time basis on Apr. 2 at Florida State ... served as the team's everyday DH throughout the season ... moved into the cleanup spot in the batting order when Ben Danosky suffered a hand injury on Apr. 9 ... hit 14 home runs in the final 26 games of the season while piecing together a career-long 24-game hitting streak in which he batted .385 ... hit extremely well in clutch situations, batting .420 with runners in scoring position and .422 with runners on base ... leads the club with 36 two-out RBI ... hit two homers and drove in a career-high eight runs at Liberty on May 12 ... went 6-for-15 with two homers and 6 RBI in the NC State series ... blasted two monsterous homers and drove in six runs the series at Georgia Tech ... recorded his first career multi-homer game with two home runs in a 3-for-3 performance against Clemson on Mar. 26 ... ranked among the ACC leaders in homers (2nd), triples (T-5th) and RBI (T-7th) ... on the mound, he earned his first win of the season after tossing 0.2 innings in relief against UNC Asheville ... earned saves against Virginia Tech and Clemson in the ACC Tournament ... named to the ACC All-Tournament team after batting .292 (7-for-24) with two homers and seven RBI in five games ... also earned a save by recording the final out in Wake Forest's 6-3 win over Clemson in the second round ... hit .438 (7-for-16) with a homer and six RBI in the NCAA Winston-Salem Regional and earned all-regional honors ... ended the season on a 24-game hitting streak, and hit safely in 49 of his 56 games last season ...

In 1998: Earned freshman All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball ... Wake Forest's No. 4 starter as well as the everyday DH ... was the winning pitcher in the ACC Championship game as Wake Forest downed Florida State, 6-3, to capture their first league title in 21 years ... tossed his first career complete game in the win vs. the Seminoles, allowing three runs - two earned - on six hits while striking out four ... was named to the all-tournament team after that performance ... earned the save in the 6-5 win over Richmond in the NCAA Tournament by tossing the final 1.2 innings of the game ... hit .412 in the regional (7-for-17) with three RBI ... posted the fifth highest batting average by a freshman in the ACC ... drove in five runs in a game on two occasions, vs. NY Tech and at Virginia ... had nine RBI in the Virginia series with two doubles and a home run ... recorded a career high four hits in four at bats against Duke, and went 6-for-9 in the two game series ... also went 4-for-4 vs. Wingate ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles vs. Florida State ... led the team with four triples ... earned a victory in his first career start against UNC Asheville, tossing three scoreless innings in a staff pitching day ... turned in an outstanding performance against East Tennessee State, allowing just two hits in six shutout innings to pick up the win after tossing just 49 pitches ... tossed 4.1 innings of relief vs. North Carolina, allowing one earned run while striking out five ... struck out a career high seven batters in five innings vs. Richmond and duplicated that effort with seven K's in three innings vs. UNC Charlotte ...

In High School: Ranked as one of the Top 100 high school seniors by High School Baseball USA ... drafted in the 36th round by the Cleveland Indians in the 1997 Major League Draft ... as a junior he had a 12-0 record, 1.70 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 86 innings and also hit .420 with 41 RBI ... as a senior he had a 9-2 record, 2.67 ERA with 87 strikeouts, hitting .423 with school record 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 24 games ... Led Lee County to the North Carolina 1996 State Championship ... two-time all-state (1996 & 1997) honoree ... 1996 Herald Regional Player-of-the-Year ... all-CAP-7 in 1996 ... two-time academic all-conference ... born Jan.24, 1979.

CAREER STATISTICS

YR AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG BB K OB% SB-A
1998 .339 56-47 177 34 60 11 4 5 41 .531 21 35 .404 0-0
1999 .365 56-55 222 57 81 14 3 20 73 .725 28 36 .429 1-1
Totals .353 112-102 399 91 141 25 7 25 114 .639 49 71 .418 1-1

Year G-GS W-L CG SH SV ERA IP H R ER BB SO
1998 19-9 3-3 1 0 1 5.65 57.1 57 45 36 35 45
1999 13-3 1-2 0 0 2 6.39 25.1 34 21 18 17 21
Totals 32-12 4-5 1 0 3 5.88 82.2 91 66 54 52 66
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