In Junior College: Started for coach Ed Yeager at Scottsdale Community College ... Reached the ACCAC Regionals as a sophomore ... He finished second in the conference and sixth in NJCAA Division II with a 1.91 ERA as a sophomore.
In High School: Played at Dobson High School in Mesa, Ariz. for head coach Dave Tykowski ... Missed senior season with a torn ACL ... Named All-Region as a junior after guiding team to region and district titles.
Personal: Daren Scott Heaton was born Dec. 16, 1984, in Mesa, Ariz. ... Son of Craig and Jeanne Heaton ... Has two older brothers ... Sports management major.