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- Dillon Napoleon
Dillon Napoleon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winnetka, Ill.

Last College:
Heartland CC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R



05/04/2012

Big First Inning Leads Memphis Past UAB, 8-1

Blazers and Tigers meet on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT

02/20/2012

Napoleon Tabbed C-USA Pitcher Of The Week

Right-hander shut down the No. 16 Clemson lineup in season debut

01/26/2012

Napoleon Named To Preseason All-Conference USA Team

Senior pitcher coming off stellar 2011 campaign

2012 (Senior)
· Named to the All-Conference USA Preseason Team
· Pitched as a starter, reliever and closer in final season in Green and Gold
· Right-hander appeared in 17 games, making 11 starts
· Ended the season with a 5-4 record and 4.82 ERA in 74.2 total innings
· Recorded 37 strikeouts and 23 walks to go along with two saves
· Collected three wins vs. ranked opponents - at No. 16 Clemson, at No. 14 UCF, at No. 5 Rice
· Pitched seven innings or more and allowed one earned run or less in four of his first five starts
· Earned the win in UAB's season opener at No. 16 Clemson (Feb. 17)
· Held Clemson to one earned run off four hits in seven innings to earn the win
· Named C-USA Pitcher of the Week for defeating the Tigers
· Fired seven shutout innings to earn a win vs. UConn (March 16)
· Tied a season-high with six strikeouts to claim the victory at No. 14 UCF (April 6)
· Pitched four innings of relief to earn the win at No. 5 Rice (May 13) in 12 innings
· Tossed a perfect ninth inning to record his first collegiate save vs. Southern Miss (May 17)
· Against Tulane at the C-USA Tournament (May 25), pitched the final 2.1 scoreless innings to earn the save
· Finished with a career record of 10-7 with a 3.78 ERA in 159.1 innings pitched
· His 3.78 career ERA is the fourth-lowest in UAB history

2011 (Junior)

· First UAB Player to earn C-USA Newcomer of the Year
· Named Second Team All-Conference USA
· Ended the year 5-3, 2.87 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 84.2 innings
· Made 13 appearances, all starts for the Blazers
· Surrendered just 70 hits, holding opponents to a .230 batting average, fifth lowest in C-USA
· Seventh lowest ERA out of all C-USA arms
· Pitched 6-plus innings and gave up three earned runs or less in 11 of 13 starts
· Collected a career-high 11 strikeouts over 7.0 innings, giving up just one earned run to earn the win vs. Cleveland State on March 4
· Allowed just two earned runs over 8.0 innings to pick up the victory at Marshall on March 25
· Outdueled ECU's Seth Maness in Greenville, N.C. on April 1 to earn his fourth win of the season with a complete game effort
· In the ECU start, allowed just one run (unearned) off four hits, with two walks and five strikeouts en route to earning C-USA Pitcher of the Week (April 4)

2009-10 (Heartland CC)
· Played two years for coach Nate Metzger
· An NJCAA Third-Team All-American in 2010
· Also tabbed the Mid-West Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year
· Posted a perfect 12-0 record with a 3.05 ERA in 13 starts as a sophomore
· Tossed seven complete games, including four shutouts, in that sophomore campaign
· Also struck out 88 batters and walked just 18 while holding opponents to a .234 batting average
· Went 7-1 with a 2.62 ERA as a freshman in 2009
· Struck out 64 batters and walked 17 in 44.2 innings on his way to ranking third in the NJCAA in strikeouts per inning
· Held opponents to a .229 batting average over 10 appearances and nine starts as he helped the Hawks to a 42-9 record
· Pitched for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League, one of the top collegiate summer leagues in the country, in 2009

High School
· Played for his father Mike at New Trier High School
· Earned all-state, all-conference and team MVP honors during his senior year in 2008 as a pitcher and shortstop
· Named MVP of his American Legion team in the summer of 2008
· Also played quarterback and wide receiver for the football team at New Trier

Personal
Dillon Thomas Napoleon ... born June 6, 1990 ... parents are Mike and Melanie Napoleon ... has one brother, Dusty, who plays professional baseball in the Oakland A's organization ... majoring in communication studies management.

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