My name is Daniel Vargas and I am pumped to play in this year’s Red, White and Blue Tour! Last year was my first season with the US Military All-Stars. I hit a home run in my first at-bat with the All-stars. In the first game of the season, I pitched the last two innings and struck out 4 and surrendered no hits. Last season was highlighted by my performance on the mound against the Highline Bears, in South Seattle. I threw 106 pitches in 6 innings, giving up 3 earned runs and striking out 9. The second highlight of the season was when I went 3-4 in the last game of the tour against Bellingham.
I attended and played Div. 1 baseball at Brigham Young University from 2005-2009. My collegiate career is highlighted by my Junior season in 2008. I mainly batted 2nd in the lineup, and sometimes batted 4th, 5th, and 6th. I finished the season with a .313 avg, 7 HRs, 21 doubles, 5 triples, and 40 RBI. After my senior season I moved back to San Diego, did not graduate, and enlisted in the US Navy. My naval career is highlighted by my deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2014. I plan to graduate from Arizona State University in May 2016 with a BA in Philosophy. I have aspirations to attend Officer Candidate School in 2018 and become an officer.