RHP T.J. Fussell granted sixth year, joins WCU squad
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Made 16 appearances on the season, all out of the bullpen ... Tossed 13 innings in a situational left-hander role, striking out 14 against eight walks with a 4.85 ERA ... Allowed runs in just six of his 16 appearances while working seven hitless outings ... Surrendered nine runs, seven of which were earned ... Recorded a career-high two strikeouts in four different outings ... Made his WCU debut in the third game of the season, striking out the one batter he faced in tossing a third of an inning against Pac-12 foe, Washington State (Feb. 17) ... Tossed a career-long 2.1 innings against Hofstra (March 3) ... Allowed a career-high three runs on a four hits in a third of an inning against Tennessee (March 20) ... Threw at least one inning in nine of his 16 appearances; Summer League: Pitched for the Waynesboro (Va.) Generals of the Valley League ... Appeared in 13 games during the summer including two starts, finishing with an 0-1 record and a 6.84 ERA ... Tossed 23.2 innings with 20 strikeouts against 18 walks ... Recorded strikeouts in all but four of his summer appearances ... Posted a summer-high four strikeouts in four innings of work against the Strasburg Express on June 21.
2012 (Sophomore): Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules; Summer League: Played for the Forest City Owls in the Coastal Plain League during the summer of 2012 ... Made 13 appearances including three starts, posting a 1-1 overall record with one save ... Finished with a 3.56 ERA through 30.1 innings pitched, surrendering 17 runs with 12 earned on 27 hits - only five going for extra bases ... Recorded 22 strikeouts against 28 walks.
Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred from Wingate to WCU prior to the fall of 2011 At Wingate: Posted a 6.35 ERA in 16 relief appearances for the Bulldogs, finishing with a 3-1 record ... Tossed 17.0 innings, fanning 15 against nine walks; At West Henderson HS: Was a two-time all-conference selection his sophomore and senior years, missing his junior year due to Tommy John surgery ... Hit .325 as a senior in high school ... Also lettered in football as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Jonathan Bryce Danielson ... Is the son of Rob and Beverly Danielson ... Has one younger sibling, Chandler.
Career Game Highs: Innings Pitched: 2.1, HOFSTRA, Gm. 1 (3/3/13) Strikeouts: 2, four times (MR: at Clemson, 4/24/13) Walks: 2, UNC ASHEVILLE (4/2/13) Consecutive Scoreless Innings: 5.0 (4/2/13 - 5/3/13)