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Daniel Latham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Covington, La.

High School:
Covington

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
09/05/1984

Experience:
3L

Major:
Communications

Daniel Latham

2007: Appeared in 29 games on the season, all in relief...added to his Tulane career-leading totals in appearances with 29, moving to 122 total appearances during his career, while tallying 10 saves to move to 43 in a career...led the team in saves and appearances...pitched 44.2 innings, striking out 37 while walking just five...posted a 2-5 record with a 4.23 ERA...pitched 3.0 innings or higher just once on the season, pitching 4.0 innings at Marshall (3/23), striking out three and picking up the win...fanned four batters in 2.1 innings against North Florida (2/18)...walked two batters just once on the season, at East Carolina (5/26).

2006: Appeared in 35 games in relief as a junior...led Tulane and Conference USA in saves (14), games in relief (35) and games finished (32)...paced the team in appearances and led the Green Wave bullpen in strikeouts (41) while ranking second among relievers in innings pitched (47.1)...finished second in C-USA in appearances...set Tulane career saves mark with an inning of shutout relief against McNeese State (5/2) and broke C-USA saves record with a one-hit shutout inning against Southern Miss (5/12)...had 14 multiple-strikeout contests, including five games with three punches...posted wins in relief against Manhattan (3/4), UNO (3/21), at East Carolina (4/28), vs. Marshall (5/6) and vs. East Carolina in the C-USA Tournament (5/26)...did not allow an earned run in 23 of his 34 appearances and held opponents hitless 10 times...allowed just seven of 26 inherited runners to score...posted a 4.1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 7.80 strikeout-per-nine-inning average...off the diamond, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club

2005: Appeared in 31 games as a sophomore, all in relief...his team-leading 13 saves and 31 appearances rank second and sixth, respectively, in the Tulane single-season record book...topped bullpen arms in innings pitched (44.2) and ranked second among relievers in opponent batting average (.257) while posting a 3.60 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 7.25 strikeout-per-nine average...led Conference USA and finished 15th in the NCAA in saves, while ranking second in the league in appearances and games in relief, and tied for ninth in games finished...in six NCAA postseason games, tallied five saves, a win, five strikeouts, a .227 opponent batting average in 11.1 innings of work...posted multiple strikeouts 12 times, including a season-best five in 3.0 innings vs. Northwestern State (3/22)...did not allow an earned run on 25 occasions, and held opponents without a hit 11 times...allowed just three of 14 inherited runs to score all season...named Louisville Slugger National Co-Pitcher of the Week after tossing a perfect ninth to pick up the save in a 3-0, no-hit win over Nicholls State (4/26)...off the diamond, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's List and Tulane's 3.0 Club.

2004: Appeared in 27 games as a true freshman, including a start vs. Saint Louis on May 25...named to Conference USA All-Freshman Team and claimed honorable-mention All-Louisiana honors after leading the team in saves (six), strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.53), strikeouts-per-nine (7.19) and opponent batting average (.265)...also ranked second on the squad in appearances and games in relief (26), and fifth in wins (four), ERA (4.88) and strikeouts (53)...finished tied for fifth in C-USA in saves, sixth in appearances, eighth in strikeouts looking (27) and games finished (tied with 15), tied for ninth in games in relief and 12th in opponent batting average...had 14 multiple-strikeout games, including a trio of four-K outings and a career-best six punchouts vs. Memphis (5/2)...did not allow an earned run in 14 appearances and held opponents hitless on six occasions...saw action in two games during the NCAA Oxford Regional, retiring all seven batters he faced in 2.1 innings of perfect baseball...picked up the save in the opening-round 3-2 win over Washington (6/4) when he pitched the team out of a two-on, two-out jam in the bottom of the ninth, and tossed a pair of three-up, three-down frames in the regional championship game vs. the Huskies (6/6)...off the diamond, was named to the C-USA Commissioner's List and Tulane's 3.0 Club.

Summer Ball: Played for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod League in 2005 and 2006...named team MVP in 2005 after pacing the squad in saves (four) while posting a 10.2 strikeout-per-nine average and a 6.67 strikeout-to-walk ratio (20-3)...finished all 15 games he appeared in and limited opponents to a .197 batting average...in 2006, earned All-Star honors after leading the Mets in saves (eight), finishing all 16 of his appearances and posting a 5.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio (16-3)...posted a 2-1 record and held opponents to a .242 average.

High School: Three-year letterman as an infielder and pitcher at Covington High for coach Johnny Dragg...for his career, went 19-11 with a 1.45 ERA while striking out 238 and walking 27 in 191.1 innings...a three-time All-St. Tammany Parish selection, earned first-team all-state honors from Louisiana Magazine and the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association, and All-District 5-5A honors as a senior after going 7-5 with a 0.80 ERA, 93 strikeouts and 11 walks in 73.0 innings...struck out 16 and did not walk a batter in a complete-game victory over Fontainebleau High in 2003...named second-team all-district as a sophomore and junior...as a junior, went 7-3 with a 2.00 ERA, 76 strikeouts and eight walks in 66.1 innings on the mound...also pitched for Bill Hood during the summer of 2002 when he posted a 4-2 mark with a 1.64 ERA, 37 strikeouts and nine walks in 38.1 innings...off the diamond, earned WWL TV's A+, CHS Communications Department, and "I Dare You" awards...voted CHS Sweetheart Court King, Senior Class Favorite, Most Likely To Succeed, Elks Teen-of-the-Year runner-up...named to CHS Hall of Fame and Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Personal:Born Daniel Keane Latham on Sept. 5, 1984 in Covington, La...son of Kenneth and Susan Latham...has one sister, Emily...majoring in communications.

Year ERA W-L App GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2004 4.88 4-2 27 1 0 6 66.1 68 40 36 15 53 257 .265 2 2 1 2 5
2005 3.22 2-0 31 0 0 13 44.2 43 18 16 10 36 167 .257 2 1 1 2 4
2006 4.75 5-3 35 0 0 14 47.1 49 27 25 10 41 181 .271 2 4 1 5 1
2007 4.23 2-5 29 0 0 10 44.2 47 21 21 5 37 172 .273 1 1 0 2 3
Career 4.34 13-10 122 1 0 43 203.0 207 106 98 40 167 777 .266 7 8 3 11 13

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