University of Iowa Athletics

#31 Daniel Aaron Moriel

Height 6-0
Weight 195 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Pico Rivera, Calif.
High School El Rancho
Previous School East Los Angeles CC
Daniel Aaron Moriel - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2016 — Started 42 and appeared in 52 contests… hit .253 with 26 RBIs and 24 runs scored… hit four home runs — tied for second-most on team… .hit .294 and caught every inning in leading Iowa to the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament… had hits in all four games… went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in game two at Penn State (5/20)… finished with a .333 average (3-for-9) against Michigan State (5/13-15)… went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the series finale… posted a .444 (4-of-9) average in three-game series against Kansas State… went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs in game one and went 2-for-3 in finale… hit a team-best .500 (4-for-8) in three-game series against No. 18/21 Michigan (4/22-24) with a pair of multi-hit games… went 2-for-3 with two runs and a double in game two… hit .400 (4-of-10) in two-game series against Air Force (4/12-13)… finished 3-for-5 with four runs and six RBIs in game two — all three were career-bests… went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and hit a solo home run against Illinois (4/9)… went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI on a solo home run off the top of the Banks Field scoreboard against Northern Illinois (3/29)… tallied his second two-hit game of the season, finishing 2-for-2 in game one at Missouri State (3/18)… went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored against Northwestern College (3/8)… hit a team-leading .250 (2-for-8) with two RBIs at Dallas Baptist… went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in the opener Feb. 19.

2015 — Appeared in 31 games with 23 starts… started 22 games — 21 behind the plate… hit .271 (19-of-70) with 10 RBIs and 11 runs scored… had four doubles and one home run, while drawing 15 walks… also made one appearance on the mound March 11 against AIB… had hits in 2-of-4 NCAA Regional games, including a 2-for-4, one RBI contest against Missouri State (5/30)… went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in series finale at Rutgers (5/16)… went 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs, and a solo home run — the first blast of his career — against Minnesota (5/10)… finished 2-for-3 with a run scored in game two vs. Northwestern (4/18)… went 1-for-2 with an RBI double and two runs scored vs. Cornell College (4/15)…went 2-for-4 in the series finale at Purdue (4/5) — his second multi-hit game… went 1-for-2 with a two-run double at Western Illinois (4/1)… started 2-of-3 games against No. 19 Indiana (3/27-29), htting .333 (2-for-6) with two runs scored… made his first career start against Bradley (3/25), finishing 2-for-4… saw his first action Feb. 27 against Cincinnati as a defensive replacement.

At East Los Angeles CC — Second-team All-SCC selection in 2014 as a utility player… went 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA and notched eight saves in 16 appearances… save total tied for fourth in the state… allowed six runs over 15 innings and struck out 11 batters… hit .286 with eight runs and five RBIs.

High School — Three-time all-league selection… also was a four-year letterwinner in football… earned All-California Division 7 honors in 2010… honor roll from 2007-11.

Personal — Born Oct. 6, 1993… son of David and Yvette Moriel… has three siblings, David, Devin, and Isabella… brother, David, played college football… majoring in history.