DAMAN`S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
GENERAL: Earned four varsity letters under head coach Earl Pettit and was Spartan captain as a junior and senior...played shortstop and pitcher. SENIOR (2002-03): Selected to the Team Washington Select Team...posted a 0.78 ERA with 69 strikeouts over 36 innings...had 21 strikeouts in one game...All-State pitcher and league MVP...during summer baseball earned State tournament MVP honors.
MLB Draft: Selected by Kansas City in the 24th round.
DAMAN'S WSU CAREER:
FRESHMAN (2003-04): V-letter...Games - 21...Starts - 3...IP - 43.2...ERA - 4.74...Record - 3-4...Saves - 1. Wins: Beat LCSC in the Banana Belt tournament, Washington after recording just one out and UCLA late in the year...started against Pacific, LCSC and Arizona early in the year...threw 7.0 innings against LCSC, 5.1 innings against Pacific in his first outing of the year and 4.0 innings against Stanford...struck out six against LCSC and four against Pacific and Washington, the latter in two innings...picked up only save against Santa Clara...used in middle relief or short relief roles...opponents hit .276 against him...two short stints against USC, allowing one run (not earned) in 2.2 innings...in last four outings against Sac State, UCLA, LCSC and California gave up just two runs in 5.2 innings (both against UCLA in 2.2 innings of work)...WSU Rankings: Appearances/21/1st; ERA/4.74/2nd...monthly pitching totals: February 9.1i/0-1/2.89, March 11.0i/2-1/4.09, April 13.0i/0-2/5.54, May 10.1i/1-0/6.10/...pitching against league opponents: Arizona 2.2i/0-1/10.12, ASU 2.0i/0-1/13.50, California 1.1i/0-0/0.00, OSU dnp, Stanford 4.0i/0-0/11.25, UCLA 2.2i/1-0/6.75, USC 2.2i/0-0/0.00, Washington 4.2i/1-0/3.86. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): V-letter...Games - 18...Starts - 14...IP - 84.1...ERA - 4.91...Record - 7-6...Saves - 1...won first four decisions of season, including 8.0i, one-hit, seven-strikeout performance against Portland (2/20)...went 8.0i in next outing, allowing one run on three hits while matching season-best seven strikeouts in 7-1 WSU victory...worked 6.0 shutout innings in 8-0 win over Northern Colorado (3/12), allowing four hits with three strikeouts...allowed three or fewer earned runs in seven of his starts, including 6.0i, two-run, four-strikeout performance versus Utah Valley State (3/19)...earned WSU's only conference win, working 5.2i, allowing four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts in 10-7 Cougar victory over UCLA (5/21)...WSU Rankings: Wins/7/T-1st; ERA/4.91/2nd... monthly pitching totals: February 22.0i/2-0/1.23, March 22.2i/2-1/4.76, April 13.0i/1-2/7.62, May 26.2i/2-3/6.75...pitching against league opponents: Arizona 1.2i/0-1/10.78, ASU 5.2i/0-1/4.76, California 5.0i/0-1/10.80, OSU 5.0i/0-0/5.40, Stanford 3.1i/0-1/16.22, UCLA 5.2i/1-0/6.35, USC 4.2i/0-1/9.64, Washington 4.0i/0-1/11.25. JUNIOR (2005-06): V-letter...Games - 14...Starts - 14...IP - 80.0 ...ERA - 4.50...Record - 6-4...Saves - 0...led team with 69 strikeouts and tied for team lead in victories (with Prince)...won first five outings of season, with all five victories coming on road...began season with 6.0 shutout innings, allowing two hits with nine strikeouts, against East Tennessee State (2/10)...named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week following that performance, the first such honor of his career...threw 7.0 innings of four-hit ball, allowing no earned runs with nine strikeouts in 9-4 win over Portland ((2/23) at River City Classic (Sacramento, Calif.)...named to all-tournament team in Sacramento...first three outings of season produced 27 total strikeouts...worked 8.0 innings in 10-2 win over Lafayette (3/15), allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts as he was named to all-tournament team...had season-high nine strikeouts four times...allowed three or fewer earned runs in 10 of his 14 outings...only conference win came at Arizona (5/14), when he worked 6.0 innings, allowing three runs with four strikeouts in 9-3 WSU victory...monthly pitching totals: February 20.0/3-0/0.45, March 18.1/2-1/5.40, April 19.1i/0-2/6.05, May 22.1i/1-1/6.04...pitching against league opponents: Arizona 6.0i/1-0/4.50, ASU 6.0i/0-1/3.00, California 4.1i/0-1/18.69, OSU 3.0i/0-1/18.00, Stanford 4.1i/0-1/6.23, UCLA 4.2i/0-0/5.79, USC 4.1i/0-0/10.38, Washington 8.0i/0-0/2.25.
Wayne Eric Daman Jr....born 10-1-84...parents Wayne Sr. and Starla Daman...one younger sister Jennifer...one cousin Kevin Olson played baseball at Central Washington...enjoys hunting and fishing...majoring in sociology.