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Top 100 Countdown: 71. Dan Child (Oregon State)

DanChildOregonStateCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue our countdown today with Oregon State junior RHP Dan Child. The Rocklin, California native attended Jesuit High School where he was a three year letter winner. As a senior, he went 6-1 with an ERA of 1.87. He struck out 67 in 52 1/3 innings while allowing 30 hits and allowing 22 walks.

The San Diego Padres selected him in the 48th round but he decided to not sign and continue his baseball career in Corvallis with the Oregon State Beavers.

Child saw limited action as a freshman in 2011 appearing in only four games totaling five innings with a 0-1 record and a 9.00 ERA. He played the summer in the Northwoods League with the La Crosse Loggers going 3-2 with a 1.06 ERA and five saves with 34 strikeouts while being named to the postseason All-Star Team.

As a sophomore in 2012, he went 6-4 including a save with a 2.95 ERA in 17 games (16 starts). In Pac-12 play, he went a respectable 4-2 with a 3.23 ERA in 10 games while being named Honorable Mention Team in the Pac-12.

He spent the summer with the 2012 USA Collegiate National Team where he appeared in seven games. He didn’t record a decision getting two saves with a 2.45 earned run average in 11 innings. He struck out nine, walking four and allowing nine hits.

We caught up with current Tennessee head coach and 2012 USA Collegiate National Team manager Dave Serrano to get his thoughts on Dan. “I like Dan Child. He has a heavy FB and power arm. I think he will be a good one probably coming out of the bullpen at the next level.”

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