A former junior-college pitcher who was used as a midweek starter in 2009... Will contend for a weekend starting spot.
Junior (2009): Made 17 appearances in his first season, including nine starts... Went 4-1 with a 4.44 ERA, allowing 25 earned runs on 47 hits with 14 walks and 58 strikeouts in 50.2 innings... Earned a quality start, but took a no decision, at No. 11 San Diego as he allowed one unearned run on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in a season-high 5.2 innings... Picked up his first collegiate victory against Niagara after tossing 5.1 innings, allowing four runs on five hits... Tallied a season-high eight strikeouts, as opposed to just one walk, against Butler... Tossed one scoreless inning with a pair of strikeouts at No. 8 Baylor... Earned the victory at Wichita State after allowing two earned runs on six hits with one walk and six strikeouts in 5.0 innings... Picked up his third win in a predetermined start against BYU after allowing two runs on seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts in 4.0 innings... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Fort Scott CC: Lettered two seasons for the Greyhounds under head coach Chris Moddelmogg... Earned a career record of 12-5 with a 3.21 ERA with 63 strikeouts and 23 walks... Helped team to a two-year record of 70-47 as the Greyhounds advanced to regionals both seasons... Named honorable mention All-Jayhawk Conference East Division in 2008... Also hit .315 in his two-year stint with eight home runs.
Fort Collins HS: Played three years for the Lambkins under head coach Brad Deal... Pitched and played outfielder all three years, leading the team to back-to-back 17-win seasons his junior and season years... Team won the league championship in 2005 and finished fourth in the state in 2006... Named all-conference as a senior in 2006, while he earned a career 12-6 record on the mound with a 2.47 ERA... Also hit .350 in his career with two home runs.
Personal: Ryan Leonard Daniel was born December 11, 1987, in Fort Collins, Colo... Parents are Don and Barb Daniel... Has one brother, Ray... A business major whose career ambition is to own a construction company... Majoring in business management.