3 - Daniel Bibona
Daniel Bibona
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lake Forest, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita
Position: LHP

2010:  2010 Big West Pitcher of the Year...Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" All-America first team...NCBWA All=-America second team...USA Baseball Golden Spikes semifinalist...All-Big West first team honoree...two-time Big West Pitcher of the Week...UCI's all-time leader in strikeouts with 332...Ping! first-team All-American...62nd in Daily Pilot's 103 Most Influential People...made 49 career starts to move into the No. 5 spot...hurled 329 innings pitched to sit in the No. 6 spot...had 31 wins to take over the No. 4 spot and was 10th in ERA at 3.06...was 31-7 career record for a .815 winning percentage, No. 2 in the record books...tied for ninth in the season annals with 102 strikeouts...drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals.   

 

2009:Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" first-team All-American...National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Baseball America second-team All-America honors...CollegeBaseballInsider.com All-America first-team selection...Big West Pitcher of the Year...All-Big West first team...Golden Spikes Award semifinalist...Collegiate Baseball Foundation National Player of the Week...two-time Big West Pitcher of the Week...16th-round draft pick by St. Louis...posted a 12-1 record...tied for second in the UCI single-season records with a .923 win percentage...eighth in the UCI career annals with 22 victories...12th with 36 career starts...seventh with 230 strikeouts...was undefeated in Big West games, posting a 7-0 mark...recorded his first career complete game against UC Davis to give the Anteaters the conference title outright...concluded the season as the Big West leader in ERA (2.63), strikeouts (108) and wins (12)...was second in opposing batting average (.209) and batters struck out looking (30) and fourth in innings pitched (106)...ranked 5th in the country in wins and 20th in ERA...ended the season 22nd in the nation in strikeouts and 15th in hits allowed per nine innings at 6.62...named to the Irvine Regional All-Tournament Team after recording a career-high 14 strikeouts against Fresno State in the first game of the postseason...registered the win against then-No. 1 Cal State Fullerton, shutting out the Titans through eight innings...Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" preseason third-team All-American...National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason third-team All-American.

 

2008: Lincoln Regional All-Tournament team honoree...pitched a career-high eight innings against Nebraska and held the Cornhuskers to one run on four hits while striking out seven...faced the minimum from the third through the eighth...tabbed 30th in the country in wins with nine and 37th with 97 strikeouts...was 72nd a 3.08 ERA...allowed 1.85 walks per nine innings to also rank 72nd...9-3 on the mound...made 20 appearances and 16 starts...hurled 102.1 innings...walked 21 and allowed 35 earned runs...pitched in four combined shutouts...career-high 12 strikeouts against San Diego...held the Toreros scoreless through six innings while walking just one and giving up four hits...was stellar in the start against LSU...held the Tigers to just three runs in 7.1 innings while walking one and striking out eight...was 1-0 in the postseason with a 2.93 ERA...fanned 15 in 15.1 innings...averaged 8.53 strikeouts per game.

 

2007: 1-1 on the season...appeared in 16 games...made five starts...hurled 26.1 innings...struck out 25 and allowed 20 earned runs on 35 hits...posted a 2-2 record for the Corvallis Knights...hurled 35.1 innings...allowed nine earned runs on 13 hits for a 2.29 ERA...struck out 39...earned West Coast Collegiate Baseball League honorable mention honors.

 

Santa Margarita High School: Two-time All-Serra League honors...named South County All-Star in 2006...hit .429 as a senior...recorded 24 hits, nine RBI and 17 runs scored...was 5-4 on the mound with a 1.81 ERA...struck out 69 batters in 46 innings...walked 11 batters and allowed 12 earned runs on 36 hits...team advanced to the second round of CIF playoffs in 2005....named Most Valuable Pitcher at the Sunbelt Classic...recorded two shutout victories...helped the California All-Star team to a third-place finish...played for the Trombly Braves...team finished second at the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, New Mexico...team also finished first in league and at the New York qualifier.

Personal: Big West Scholar-Athlete... Dean's List member...son of Donald and Linda...has one brother, Donald...sociology major.

Career Stats
 

YEAR ERA W-L APP GS CG SV SHO/CBO IP H R ER BB SO
2007 6.84 1-1 16 5 0 0 0/0 26.1 35 26 20 10 25
2008 3.08 9-3 20 16 0 0 0/4 102.1 97 39 35 21 97
2009 2.63 12-1 15 15 1 0 0/1 106.0 78 37 31 26 108
Totals 3.30 22-5 51 36 1 0 0/5 234.2 210 102 86 57 230