South Carolina vs Auburn baseball on Sunday, April 22, 2012 in Auburn, Ala.
2012 - FRESHMAN YEAR
Went 4-5 with a 3.19 ERA in 15 starts, the most of anyone on the team ... Was second on the team in innings pitched (79) ... Struck out 33 ... Held opponents to a .247 batting average ... Had just 4.4 runs per game in support while allowing just 2.7 ... Did not allowed more than three runs in 12 of his 15 starts ... Tied for the team lead with six quality starts ... Held right-handed hitters to a .218 average (46-for-211) while left-handed hitters hit .318 (28-for-88) against him ... Teams hit just .206 (28-for-136) against him with runners on ... Had a 1.4 fly out to ground out ratio (111:81) ... In SEC-only games, was 2-4 with a 4.22 ERA ... Threw 5 1/3 shutout innings in the SEC Tournament win over Georgia (5/23), scattering seven hits and a walk while striking out one to pick up the win ... Took a second straight no-decision at Arkansas (5/11) despite allowing just three runs on two hits and a walk in six-plus innings ... Was pulled with Auburn ahead 3-2 after a leadoff walk, which, came around to score ... Took a no-decision on Saturday at Georgia (5/5) despite allowing just two runs on six hits in five innings, leaving with Auburn ahead, 4-2, in a game it lost 6-5 in 11 innings ... Picked up his first SEC win in a month with 5 2/3 innings of three-hit ball, getting tagged for a pair of unearned runs in the 12-4 win over Tennessee on Saturday (4/28) ... It was his first Saturday start of the season ... Earned his first win in over a month despite having four straight quality starts when he worked six full innings in an 8-2, series-clinching win over Mississippi State (4/1) ... Allowed just two runs on six hits and a walk, striking out three ... Faced just one over the minimum through the first four innings ... Had a third straight quality start on Sunday against LSU (3/25) but didn't factor into the decision, getting tagged for three unearned runs in seven innings and leaving with the game tied at 3-3 ... Had a third quality start but didn't factor into the decision on Sunday at No. 12 Ole Miss (3/18), holding hte Rebels to two runs in six innings ... Auburn rallied to win, 3-2, with a pair of two-out, ninth-inning runs ... Hard-luck loser in the 2-1 loss to Belmont (3/11) ... Had struck out a career-high seven and walked just one with five hits in 8 1/3 innings but was stung by a one-out double that the bullpen allowed to score ... Picked up his first win and a quality start with six innings of shutout baseball to salvage the final game of the series at No. 8 Arizona (2/25), striking out three while just allowing two hits and three walks ... Did not factor into the decision in his first career start, throwing five innings and allowing one run on five hits on Sunday against Missouri (2/19) ... Departed the game with Auburn up 3-1.
Played for Mark Mincher at Huntsville HS ... Was 27-10 with five saves in 236 innings in his high school career, striking out 318 and putting together a 2.13 ERA ... Went 11-3 with a 1.61 ERA and two saves in 87 innings as a senior, striking out 138 ... 2011 First Team Louisville Slugger All-American ... 2011 ABCA Pitcher of the Year ... 2011 Mr. Baseball for the state of Alabama ... 2011 First Team All-State/Super All-State LHP ... 2009-2011 Huntsville All-City pitcher ... Perfect Game All-American ... Won four national championships with the East Cobb Astros (2008-2010) ... Winning pitcher in the 6A State Championship game ... Three-time pitcher of the year.
Daniel P. Koger ... Son of Danny and Nancy Koger ... Has a sister, Mallory (17) ... Father played a year of baseball at Pensacola JC ... Major: philosophy.