TAMU Baseball BIO
15 Daniel Mengden

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Named to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team... tabbed an All-Midwest Region Second Team starting pitcher by the American Baseball Coaches Association... selected All-SEC Second Team in the utility/designated hitter spot... named to the SEC All-Defensive Team as a pitcher... garnered spot on the SEC Tournament All-Tournament Team... selected as SEC Pitcher of the Week on May 13... started 16 games, going 8-4 with a 2.11 ERA, two complete games and a .201 opponent batting average... allowed 78 hits and 24 walks while striking out 94 over 110.2 innings... ranked fourth in the SEC in innings pitched (110.2), fifth in opponent batting average (.201), sixth in strikeouts (94) and ninth in ERA (2.11)... started 51 games, including 29 at designated hitter, 16 as pitcher and 10 in rightfield... in 42 games at the plate, including 39 starts, he hit .271 (38-for-140) with 19 runs, four doubles, two triples, three home runs, 16 RBI and three stolen bases... tallied a .500 on-base percentage when leading off innings, hitting .424 (14-for-33) with four walks, one hit-by-pitch, two doubles and three home runs... started 10 SEC games on the mound, going 4-2 with a 1.88 ERA and one complete game... allowed 50 runs and 15 walks, holding opponents to a .198 batting average while striking out 56 over 71.2 innings... in league games, ranked second in the SEC in innings pitched (71.2), fourth in ERA (1.88) and opponents’ batting average (.198) and fifth in strikeouts (56)... appeared at the plate in 13 SEC games, including 12 starts, hitting .214 (9-for-42) with six runs, one home run, three RBI and two stolen bases... earned a win in his first start of the season, holding Illinois-Chicago (2/16) to one run on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 5.2 innings... notched a win over Pepperdine (2/23), yielding one run on five hits while striking out eight over 7.0 innings... earned a victory against Rice (3/2) at the Houston College Classic, allowing three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out eight over 8.0 innings... saddled with a loss at Cal State Fullerton (3/9) despite allowing just two runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out six in 6.0 innings in a 2-0 defeat... left with a no-decision in a 2-1 victory over Georgia (3/16) despite allowing just one run on six hits while striking out eight over 8.0 innings... picked up win in first game of a doubleheader against Ole Miss (3/24) allowing one run on six hits and one walk while striking out two in 5.2 innings... left with another no-decision despite allowing two unearned runs on seven hits while striking out five over 7.0 innings in a 6-4 loss to Auburn (4/5)... saddled with loss against Mississippi State (4/12) despite allowing just three runs, two earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out seven over 7.0 innings... fitted with another loss despite allowing just three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six in 7.0 innings at Alabama (4/26)... earned the win in the series opener against Missouri (5/3) allowing one run on two hits and three walks while striking out 10 over 8.0 innings... picked up win against LSU (5/9), yielding one run on five hits while striking out five over 8.0 innings to earn SEC Pitcher of the Week recognition... pitched his first career complete game, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over 9.0 innings in series opener at Tennessee (5/16)... worked second consecutive complete-game, allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits and one walk while fanning a career-high 11 in 9.0 innings of A&M’s 6-3 victory over Florida (5/21) to open the SEC Tournament... pitched in six games for the USA Collegiate National Team, including one start, going 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA, allowing 11 hits and one walk while striking out 11 in 13.1 innings... worked 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing one walk and striking out one in a Team USA’s 3-2 win over Cuba (7/22)... scattered two hits and fanned one in two scoreless innings of relief against the Metro Collegiate Baseball League of Illinois All-Stars (7/11)... fanned two of five batters he faced in 1.2 shutout innings of relief against the Catawba Valley Stars (7/2)... earned a victory against the Wilson Tobs (6/25) with 4.0 innings of scoreless work, scattering two hits while striking out four in the 3-0 win.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Two-way player for the Aggies, pitching in 22 games, including four starts and playing in the field in six games, including three starts... went 3-4 with three saves and a 3.83 ERA in 47.0 innings... allowed 48 hits and eight walks while fanning 41... batted .222 with one run, one home run and four RBI in 18 at-bats... on the mound, Mengden compiled two saves before being moved into the Tuesday starting role at the end of April... earned first career save in 4-3 win over Stephen F. Austin (2/21), striking out two of three batters he faced in a hitless ninth inning... notched a save in series finale against Michigan State (3/4)... in his first collegiate start on the mound, Mengden pitched 6.0 innings, allowing just one hit and one run while striking out two in a no-decision in A&M’s 4-1 win at TCU (4/24)... in his next start, Mengden received his first collegiate victory, pitching 7.0 shutout innings against Sam Houston State (5/1) and striking out four... highlighted a 5-4 win at Oklahoma State (5/19), when he entered the game as a pinch-hitter with the Aggies trailing 4-2 in the ninth and delivered a three-run home run and then fanned three of four batters he faced in the ninth to earn his first conference save... notched a win vs. Kansas at the Big 12 Championship (5/23) allowing just one unearned run on five hits and one walk while fanning five over 6.2 innings... played for the San Luis Obispo Blues of the California Collegiate League... served as a closer for the Blues, appearing in 13 games with a 1-1 record, nine saves a 1.46 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 12.1 innings... batted in 16 games, logging a .286 batting average, two doubles, two home runs and six RBI in 28 at-bats... named to the All-CCL Third Team... was tabbed the No. 2 prospect in the California Collegiate League by Baseball America.

AT WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Abe Arguello at Westside High School in Houston, Texas, helping lead the school to the playoffs four consecutive seasons... a three-time District 20-5A MVP who was also named an Aflac All-American and to the Texas Rangers Area Code Team... named a THSBCA All-Star following his senior season (2011)... posted a .375 batting average with four home runs and 25 RBI as a junior (2010) while racking up 45 strikeouts in 35 innings and posting a 2.04 ERA on the mound... lettered twice for the WHS swimming team... member of the National Honor Society... played in the summer for the Houston Heat.

PERSONAL: Daniel Joseph Mengden was born Feb. 19, 1993, to parents Joe and Beth Mengden... father attended Texas A&M, as did his uncle, Walter (A&M Class of ‘81), and cousin, Michael (A&M Class of ‘11)... has three sisters, Victoria, Rachel and Gabrielle, and a brother Michael... majoring in agriculture communications... aspires to be a sportscaster on ESPN’s SportsCenter... in his leisure time enjoys hunting, fishing, working out, football, soccer and Xbox.

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Westside
Experience: 2 Letters
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