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Danny Grauer

Class: Senior
Position: C
Height: 6-2
Weight: 225

Previous School: Hickory HS (Louisburg)

Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.

2013 MLB DRAFT SELECTION

2013 (Jr.)
• Selected in 38th round of the Major League Draft by the Cincinnati Reds
• Played in 56 games, starting 54
• Started 50 games at designated hitter and four games at first base
• Also made 10 pitching appearances, all in relief
• Hit .280 with 42 RBIs, 37 runs scored, 12 doubles and a team-high seven home runs
• Also posted a team-high slugging percentage of .468
• Finished the year among the Big South leaders in home runs (3rd), RBIs (5th), and slugging percentage (8th)
• Drove in three or more runs in six games
• Had a 0-1 record with a 6.06 ERA over 16 1/3 innings as a pitcher
• Struck out 12 and walked 11
• Had a bases-clearing single in 8-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/16)
• Hit three-run pinch hit home run in a 3-1 victory over Charleston Southern (3/17)
• Went 4-for-4 with two doubles, driving in four runs in 8-1 win over Longwood in game two of a doubleheader (3/30)
• Had four hits, including two home runs and a double, and four RBIs in 12-11, 10 inning victory over James Madison (4/9)
• Had two hits, including a home run, scored three times and drove in two runs in 6-2 win over Old Dominion (4/16)
• Drove in four runs with a double and a home run and pitched three scoreless innings of relief in a 17-10 win at Old Dominion (4/24)
• Went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a double, four runs scored and a career-high six RBIs in a 13-7 victory at VMI in game two of a doubleheader (4/27)
• Pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief at Campbell (5/11)
• Had two hits, a walk and scored twice in 8-0 win over Coastal Carolina (5/24) during the Big South Championship, as Liberty advanced to the title game
• Earned Big South Presidential Honor Roll mention

2012 (So.)
• Played in 23 games, with 12 starts
• Started three contests at catcher, three in the outfield, three at designated hitter and one at first base
• Made four appearances as a pitcher
• Liberty's opening day starting catcher
• Batted .239 with nine runs scored, six RBIs, a double and a home run
• Recorded a save over 2 2/3 innings of relief, posting a 10.12 ERA
• Drove in three runs and scored a run against Richmond at the Citadel Challenge (2/17)
• Pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save at the Citadel during the Citadel Challenge (2/19)
• Threw a scoreless inning, striking out two during a combined shutout of James Madison (3/14)
• Doubled and scored a run versus Marshall (4/1)
• Hit a home run and walked three times against Campbell (4/7)
• Had a hit, walked and drove in a run at Radford (5/19)
• Earned Big South Presidential Honor Roll mention

Previous School
• Spent one year at Louisburg College
• Named to the Region X first team
• Hit .340 with 46 RBIs and 11 home runs in 50 games

Prep
• Graduated from Hickory High School
• Earned All-Southeastern District, all-region and All-Tidewater as a catcher his senior year
• Hit .417 with 26 RBIs and four home runs
• All-district as an utility player as a junior
• Pitcher, first baseman and a catcher in junior campaign
• Also played football

Personal
• Son of Joseph and Elaine Grauer
• Majoring in kinesiology
• Birthday is Aug. 7