Recapping WCU's returning players from the summer leagues
2014 (Junior): Made two relief appearances, tossing an inning on the season ... Missed the bulk of the season with a nagging shoulder injury ... Threw a third of an inning in the season-opening series against No. 2 Mississippi State (Feb. 16) ... Recorded a pair of outs with one hit surrendered against Winthrop (Feb. 18) in WCU's 8-0 shutout victory ... Took a medical redshirt.
2013 (Sophomore): Made seven relief appearances on the season, tossing 6.1 innings and finishing with a 1-1 overall record and an 8.53 ERA ... Only six of the nine runs allowed were earned, scattering 10 hits through is time on the hill ... Recorded two strikeouts on the year ... Threw a career-long inning and two thirds twice against both Hofstra (March 3) in game one of a doubleheader and at Georgia (March 5) ... Picked up his first collegiate victory against Hofstra, relieving starter Colton Davis with an inning and two-thirds tossed ... Suffered his first defeat, taking the decision in the road loss at Tennessee (March20) ... Recorded one put out and two fielding assists; Summer League: Pitched in 10 games for the eventual Southern Collegiate League regular season and tournament champion Lake Norman Copperheads ... Tossed 14.1 innings in relief, scattering 11 hits and limiting opponents to four runs - only two of which were earned - and a .224 batting average against ... Worked around 10 walks with 15 strikeouts, posting a 9.42 strikeout per nine inning ratio ... Finished 0-1 overall with two saves and a 1.25 ERA ... Struck out a summer-high four batters in two separate outings.
2012 (Freshman): Appeared in two games as a true freshman, totaling two thirds of an inning pitched ... Finished with an overall ERA of 13.50 as a rookie in limited time on the hill ... Made his collegiate debut at Winthrop (February 21) allowing one run on a home run, throwing six pitches ... Faced two batters in relief at East Tennessee State (April 25), issuing a pair of walks ... WCU won both games in which he saw action; Summer League: Pitched for the 6-4-3 Cougars out of Atlanta, Ga.
Prior to Western Carolina: A four-year varsity letterwinner who hit a school-record .407 over his career with 30 doubles, seven triples and 11 home runs - another school benchmark ... Earned his team's Offensive MVP honor twice ... Drove in 89 RBI including a career-best 39 as a senior ... On the mound, finished with a 10-13 overall record with four saves and an ERA around five ... Posted 56 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched ... Lettered in three varsity sports for all four years as a prep.
Personal: Full name is Daniel E. Schneider ... Is the son of Dan and Ana Schneider.
Career Game Highs: Innings Pitched: 1.2, twice (MR: at Georgia, 3/5/13) Strikeouts: 1, twice (MR: TENNESSEE TECH, 5/3/13) Walks: 2, at East Tennessee State (4/25/12)