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Danny Winkler

Danny Winkler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Effingham, Ill.

High School:
St. Anthony

Last College:
Parkland College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
RHP

2011
-Tied for the team-high with 14 starts and made 18 appearances overall
-Notched a 4.70 ERA with a 3-4 record, striking out 92 batters in 82.1 innings on the mound to average 10.06 strikeouts per nine innings
-Also only walked 24 to have a 3.8 strikeout-to-walk ratio
-Lasted at least 5.0 innings in each of his final eight appearances (seven starts)
-Lowered his ERA from April 5 to the end of the season by 2.64 (7.34 to 4.70)
-Worked 5.2 innings, not surrendering an earned run on three hits and striking out six vs. B-CU in the NCAA Regionals (6/4)
-Did not get a decision but went 5.0 innings with seven strikeouts vs. UAB in the C-USA Championship (5/26)
-Totaled nine strikeouts in 5.0 innings against Marshall (5/20)
-Held UAB (5/14) scoreless in 6.1 innings, striking out six and allowing just five hits as UCF went on to win in 10 innings, 9-0
-Allowed only six hits and one walk, striking out four in a 7.0-inning start at Florida State (5/8)
-In 6.0 innings, struck out 11, walked only one and allowed just one earned run against Houston (5/1)
-Left the game with the lead but did not earn a decision after 6.0 innings with three strikeouts at Memphis (4/24)
-From the pen, shut down East Carolina (4/17) with 5.0 scoreless innings, striing out six
-Struck out three and allowed just one earned run in 4.2 relief innings vs. Tulane (4/10)
-Retired the side in order in a scoreless relief inning at Florida (4/5)
-In first relief outing, struck out two in a perfect inning at Miami (3/22)
-Racked up 10 strikeouts with no walks in 6.0 innings for the victory over Wagner (3/11)
-Struck out nine, did not walk a batter and allowed just two runs on six hits in a 6.0-inning win vs. Dartmouth (3/4)
-In his UCF debut, went 6.0 innings for the win over Siena (2/18), striking out six and not walking a batter

Prior to UCF
-Drafted in the 43rd round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs
-Helped guide Parkland College, coached by Matt Kennedy, to the NJCAA national title as a freshman where the team went 49-9
-Parkland took fifth place with a 50-11 final record during his sophomore season
-Named all-region and a first-team all-conference member in 2010 after leading Parkland with 81 innings and 81 strikeouts in 2010, going 9-4 with a 3.11 ERA
-As a freshman, went 3-0 with a 3.60 ERA, sitting down 26 on strikes in 20.0 innings on the hill
-Earned four letters as a pitcher and outfielder for coach Joey Ohnesorge at St. Anthony High School
-Hurled a no-hitter and three shutouts as a senior, going 6-1 with a 0.90 ERA, striking out 89 in 46 innings
-Selected the conference's MVP in 2008
-Totaled 58 strikeouts in 44 innings as a junior, and 33 strikeouts in 29 innings of work as a sophomore
-Also lettered twice in basketball

Personal
-Born Feb. 2, 1990, in Effingham, Ill.
-Son of David and Brenda Winkler
-Has one sister, Kristen

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