|High School:||Orange Lutheran HS|
TITANS `09: Posted a solid sophomore campaign as the Titans' Friday night starter, working a Big West Conference leading 123.2 innings over 17 starts Was named an All-American by Baseball America (third team), Collegiate Baseball, and the NCBWA (second team) Was named to the ABCA's All-West Regon Team (second team) Named to the All-Big West First Team Was named the Big West's Co-Pitcher of the Week on Mar. 2 after a seven-inning, one-run, seven strikeout performance against Stanford on Feb. 27 Worked at least five innings in each of his starts, and worked at least eight innings 10 times From Mar. 27 to June 5 (11 starts) he averaged nearly 8.1 innings per start Had three complete games including a three-hit shutout (the first of his career) of Louisville on June 5 to open the Fullerton Super Regional Set his career high in strikeouts on May 1 against UC Santa Barbara, fanning 10 Gauchos; tied his career best two more times on May 8 at Cal Poly and June 5 vs. Louisville Ranked in the Big West's Top 10 in the following categories: ERA (2nd, 2.69), opposing batting average (1st, .206), innings pitched (1st, 123.2), strikeouts (2nd, 103), wins (t-2nd, 11), and starts (1st, 17) Ranked nationally in the following categories: ERA (23rd, 2.69), wins (10th, 11), strikeouts (28th, 103), and hits allowed per nine innings (17th, 6.77) Was 2-1 with a 3.57 ERA in 3 postseason appearances (22.2 IP, 21 K, 6 BB).
TITANS `08: Was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and a second-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com after posting a 5-5 record and 4.11 ERA his rookie season Made 14 starts in 16 appearances and collected his first collegiate win in his first start on Feb. 26 against LMU, when he allowed just one hit over four innings of work (staff day) while striking out four Picked up Big West Player of the Week honors after going 2-0 in wins over UCLA and Southern Miss on Mar. 5 and Mar. 9, respectively Dominated the No. 3 UCLA Bruin lineup for 7 innings in his first weekend start on Mar. 5, allowing a run on three hits while striking out a season-best 10 batters Was a winner in three of this first four career outings posting a 1.26 ERA over 14.1 innings, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out 20 His longest outing of the year was an eight-inning effort on Apr. 19 at Pacific where he did not allow an earned run while striking out 7 in the Titans' 11-1 win His final 12 appearances came as a weekend starter He struck out five-or-more batters on nine occasions.
ORANGE LUTHERAN HS: Was a three-year letterman for Head Coach Mike Grahovac Was a two-time all-league pitcher and earned the Trinity League's Most Valuable Pitcher Award as a senior He was 8-3 with a 1.95 ERA as a senior striking out 67 in 61 innings en route to his placement on the All-Orange County first team Threw a complete game, four-hit shutout vs. Mater Dei in 2007 striking out 11 in the win Posted a career 17-7 record for the Lancers and picked up a pair of team Most Valuable Pitcher Awards along the way Was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 35th round of the MLB first-year player draft in 2007.
PERSONAL: Born on July 5, 1989, in Long Beach, Calif. Parents are Jeff and JoAnn Renken Full name is Daniel Patrick Renken Majoring in comparative religions Favorites include: Nick Swardson (actor), "Can't Hardly Wait" and "Big Fish" (movie), "The Bible" (book), and Thrice and Underoath (musical artist).
RENKEN'S DIV. I CAREER HIGHS
Innings Pitched:9.0, 2 times, last on Jun. 5, 2009 vs. Louisville
Strikeouts:10, 4 times, last on June 5, 2009 vs. Louisville
Hits Allowed:10 (3 times), Last on June 1, 2008 vs. UCLA
Runs Allowed:8, May 3, 2008 at UCSB
Earned Runs Allowed:6, June 15, 2009 vs. Virginia
Walks Allowed:5, 2 times, last on May 1, 2009 vs. UCSB