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    Dan Konecny
    Dan Konecny

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ripon, Wis.

    High School:
    Ripon

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 205

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    09/05/1981

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R



    2004: Drafted in 17th round (493rd overall) of Major League Baseball Draft by the Detroit Tigers ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 16 games, starting 15 ... 15 starts is second highest total in school history, behind Brad Niedermaier's 17in 1995 ... Threw one complete game in 73.2 innings pitched ... Struck out 56 hitters, one shy of his career high 57 set his junior season ... Struck out in only career at-bat vs. Northern Illinois ... Struck out a season high seven in starts vs. Valparaiso (4/6) and Michigan State (5/22).

    2003: Earned first conference distinction, grabbing second-team All-Big Ten honors ... Team's number one starter ... 4-7 overall record, 2-4 in Big Ten ... 2.96 overall ERA, third-best in the Big Ten ... Received Big Ten Pitcher of the Week accolades after throwing seven shutout innings in a 1-0 win over Brigham Young ... Pitched 89.0 innings, third-highest total in Big Ten ... Started seven conference games, ending year with 2.96 ERA, best on the team ... Made 14 appearances with 13 starts and two complete games ... Struck out 57, seventh-highest total in the conference ... Three of seven losses were by one run ... Struck out a season-high nine in 2-1 loss to Northeastern (3/22) ... Threw seven innings or more in eight of 13 starts ... Pitched more innings (89.0) this season than freshman and sophomore year combined.

    2002: Started season as No. 4 starter in pitching rotation ... Went down with mononucleosis (mono) the day after pitching five complete innings in a 5-4 loss to Penn State (4/20) ... Was cleared to play after the completion of the regular season ... Pitched for the first time in over a month, throwing two and one-third innings against Ohio State in the 2002 Big Ten Tournament (5/24) ... In his relief spot against OSU, he gave up just one hit while striking out three ... Including the tournament, Konecny appeared in 10 games, starting six times ... Struck out 26 hitters in 37.2 innings of work and compiled a 1-4 record.

    2001: Led the team in appearances, going to the mound 18 different times including three starts ... Threw 36.0 innings and finished the season with a 2-2 record ... Led the NU pitching staff and tied for sixth in Big Ten with three saves, including two in Big Ten games ... Appeared in eight conference games and accumulated a 1-0 record ... Played summer ball for the Menasha Macs, which won the Wisconsin State League Tournament.

    High School: Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association (WBCA) 2000 Player of the Year ... Lettered two times in baseball, earning first-team All-East Central Conference both years ... As a senior, went 11-0 on the mound with a 0.57 ERA ... In 69 innings, struck out 108 batters and walked just 28 ... First-team all-state ... Conference and Area Player of the Year ... All-USA Today Honorable Mention ... Baseball team won state championship his senior year ... Also lettered in basketball and football ... Wisconsin State All-Star in baseball and basketball (coaches associations) ... WBCA Academic Player of the Year ... Academic All-State in baseball and basketball ... Vice president of his class.

    Personal: Born Daniel Adam Konecny on Sept. 5, 1981 ... Son of Tom and Debra Konecny ... Political science major.

    Konecny's Pitching Stats

    Yr. W-L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
    2001 2-2 7.25 18 3 3 36.0 48 32 29 27 22
    2002 1-4 5.26 10 6 0 37.2 53 37 22 20 26
    2003 4-7 3.24 14 13 0 89.0 91 45 32 30 57
    2004 4-8 7.09 16 15 0 73.2 100 71 58 42 56
    Totals 11-21 5.37 58 37 3 236.1 292 185 141 119 161