23 Illini Join Collegiate Summer Baseball Leagues
Pitcher Named an NCBWA Second-Team Freshman All-American
Duchene Earns 4th Illini Freshman All-America Honor in Last 6 Years
Links & Live Blog for Nashville Regional Opening Game Between the Illini and Yellow Jackets
Illinois Advances in Nashville Regional Behind Duchene's 9th Win
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos from Illinois vs. Oakland baseball doubleheader
Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Photos from the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, North Carolina
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
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.
Born December 10, 1993 ... Parents are Roy and Christine Duchene ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies ... 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.