Last Updated February 18, 2009
SIU's all-time career leader in appearances (85)...With 27 more, he will join the NCAA's all-time career leaders in relief appearances.
2008: Broke the school's all-time career record in appearances...Led the Salukis and the MVC with 28 games in relief...Ranked fourth on the team in wins after going 4-1 with a 3.86 ERA...Struck out 26 in 25.2 innings...Registered a career-high four strikeouts in back-to-back outings at Northern Iowa (4/26) and at Illinois (4/29)...Went 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA in 12 conference games...Did not allow an earned run in 20 of his 28 appearances.
2007: Made 25 relief appearances...Finished with a 2-3 record...Struck out 12 in 26 innings of work...Tossed five consecutive scoreless innings to start the year...Recorded a season-high two strikeouts in 3.1 innings against Northern Iowa (5/12).
2006: Led the Valley with 32 relief appearances...Went 1-1 with two saves...Struck out 36 and walked 17 in 33.2 innings...Struck out 10 in 10.2 innings over 13 league games...Did not allow an earned run in 15-straight appearances from Mar. 16-Apr. 26...Was credited with first career win after striking out two in one inning against Murray State (3/22)...Picked up first save after recording three strikeouts in 1.2 scoreless innings at Wichita State (3/25)...Also had three strikeouts in two innings of no-hit baseball against North Dakota State (4/8)...Was named Pitcher-of-the-Year for the Harrisonburg Turks of the Shenandoah Valley Baseball League in the summer.
Pre-SIU: Attended Joliet Catholic High School, where he posted a 9-2 record with a 1.35 ERA and two saves...Registered 60 strikeouts in 55 innings en route to East Suburban Catholic all-conference honors...Was also named first-team Herald News all-area, honorable mention Chicago Tribune all-state and was among the Chicago Tribune's top-100 seniors...As a co-captain, he helped lead his team to a second-place finish at the state finals in 2004.
Personal: Full name is Daniel Wells...Majors in Marketing...born December 11, 1985...Son of Robin Wells.
Daniel Wells' Career Statistics at Southern Illinois