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    Kevin Duchene
    21 Kevin Duchene
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Joliet, Ill.

    High School:
    Joliet Catholic Academy

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 220

    Position:
    LHP

    Bats/Throws:
    L/L

    03/14/2014

    Duchene Cruises Illini Past Southern Illinois, 5-1

    Sophomore Was Perfect Through Six Innings, Faced Two Over the Minimum

    03/03/2014

    Duchene, Nagle Nab Big Ten Weekly Honors

    Duchene Collects Second Career Weekly Honor, Nagle Recognized for First Time

    03/02/2014

    Dominant Illini Pitching Drops #23 Florida, 5-1

    Illinois Completes Perfect 4-0 Weekend Behind Johnson's 6.1 Scoreless Innings

    02/28/2014

    Duchene's 3-Hit Gem Shuts Out No. 23 Florida, 6-0

    Sophomore Tosses Second Career Complete-Game Shutout with 100 Pitches

    06/13/2013

    Illini Players Begin Summer League Action

    23 Illini Join Collegiate Summer Baseball Leagues

    05/13/2013

    2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

    2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

    04/03/2013

    Illinois vs. Oakland

    Photos from Illinois vs. Oakland baseball doubleheader

    04/02/2013

    Illinois vs. Missouri at Busch Stadium (4/2/13)

    Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis

    03/27/2013

    Keith LeClair Classic

    Photos from the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, North Carolina

    AT ILLINOIS
    2014 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Stats

    2013 - Freshman: Named a Freshman All-American by four different organizations (Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, NCBWA, Baseball America, Perfect Game) ... Earned ABCA/Rawlings Second-Team All-Mideast Region honors ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Second-Team All-Big Ten and All-Big Ten Freshman Team selection ... Joined Bubba Smith (1989) as second Illini to win Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Won his final start vs. Georgia Tech (5/31) at the Nashville Regional and improved to a team-best 9-1, which ranked as the second-most wins in the Big Ten ... His nine wins set the school record for most wins by a freshman, breaking John Kravetz's mark of eight from 2012, and are the most by an Illinois pitcher since Brian Blomquist's 10 in 2005 ... Appeared in 18 games, starting 12 times, and had a team-best 2.79 ERA among starters, which ranked 10th in the Big Ten ... After allowing nine earned runs in his first two starts, he only allowed 16 earned runs in his final 10 starts, finishing the year with three earned runs or fewer in 10 straight starts ... Did not give up an earned run in eight innings of relief ... Was Big Ten co-Pitcher and Freshman of the Week for the first time in his career after racking up a career-high 11 strikeouts in a two-hit shutout of Penn State (5/10) in which he carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning ... His 11 strikeouts vs. PSU (5/10) equaled the most by an Illini pitcher since Drew Dickinson fanned 12 in an 11-inning win over Bucknell on March 15, 2002 ... Tied for third in the Big Ten in ERA (1.74) in conference games only and fifth in strikeouts (68) ... Won first career game vs. Ohio (2/22), tossing 5.1 innings with four earned runs ... Did not allow an earned run over 8.2 quality innings for his second win vs. Houston Baptist (3/1) ... Won third game after six solid innings in game one of the doubleheader vs. Oakland (3/30) while allowing two runs and striking out four ... Notched fourth win following a scoreless fifth inning vs. Missouri (4/2) at Busch Stadium ... Tallied three wins in Big Ten play with 2.1 scoreless innings vs. Purdue (4/13), the two-hit shutout vs. Penn State (5/10) and six innings with two earned runs at Minnesota (5/16) ... Won sixth game after striking out seven in 3.2 innings at Illinois State (4/16). | Game-By-Game Stats

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Listed as the No. 6 overall prospect in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Named a Perfect Game All-American honorable mention selection ... Went 8-1 with a 2.56 ERA in 2011 with 71 strikeouts and 14 walks in 52 innings pitched ... Named an All-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection in 2011 ... Had a 15-4 career record ... Named to the World Wood Bat Association World Championship All-Tournament team after leading Cangelosi Baseball to the round of 16 at the tournament in October 2011 ... Didn't allow an earned run and struck out 12 with one walk in seven innings at the WWBA World Championship ... Threw a no-hitter in a 2011 IHSA Class 4A regional game.

    PERSONAL
    Born December 10, 1993 ... Parents are Roy and Christine Duchene ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies and plans to major in communication ... Has two siblings, Brent Duchene and Rita Hughes ... Favorite athlete is Ryan Quigley ... Past summer jobs include working as an umpire and shingle technician ... Plans to go into public relations/marketing after finishing school.

    Updated December 2013

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