|31 Nick Durazo|
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2015: Appeared in a career-high 26 games (two starts) posting a 5-1 record with two saves and a 2.77 ERA … Allowed 17 runs (12 earned) on 32 hits with 37 strikeouts to 15 walks in 39.0 innings … Winning pitcher against No. 18 Houston (May 24) in the AAC Championship Game … Tossed 5.0 scoreless innings of relief allowing one hit and striking out five, including the final batter to secure an automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Regionals … Also notched wins against Princeton, USF, UCF and Cincinnati … Combined on three shutouts (Monmouth, USF, Elon) … Recorded saves against Old Dominion and Connecticut … Made starts against UNC Greensboro (Mar. 11) and Princeton (Mar. 18) both leading to Pirate victories … Sported a 0.34 ERA through his first 16 outings of the year … Tossed at least one full inning of relief in 13 of 24 outings (2.0-plus five times) … Did not allow a run in 16 contests (one run or less 19 times) … Surrendered one hit or less 17 times … Had multiple strikeouts seven times with a season-high five twice (USF, Houston) … Didn’t allow an earned run in 19 of 26 outings … Allowed 8 of 28 inherited runners to score … Held opposing hitters to a .232 composite batting average, which ranked second on the club … Also ranked among the team leaders (top 3) in appearances (third), ERA (third), fewest runs (third), games finished (third/7), saves (third), win-loss percentage (third) and wins (t3rd) … Appeared in a pair of AAC Tournament contests posting a 1-0 record with a 0.00 ERA and seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings … Suffered lone loss of the season against Columbia (May 29) in the Coral Gables Regional where he allowed a pair of runs (both earned) on two walks … Went 3-0 in league play with a one save … Allowed five runs (all earned) on eight hits with 12 strikeouts in 10.1 innings posting a 4.35 ERA … Induced 40 fly outs and 31 ground outs (1.3 ratio) with four double plays.
2014: Made 11 appearances out of the bullpen during sophomore season … Recorded first career save at UNC Greensboro (Mar. 5) tossing a perfect frame with one strikeout … Allowed 11 runs (10 earned) on 15 hits with eight strikeouts and eight walks in 15.2 frames posting a 5.74 ERA … Worked a season high 3.0 innings against Campbell (Feb. 18) scattering four hits with three strikeouts … Tossed at least one full inning of relief in 9 of 11 outings (2.0-plus twice) … Did not allow a run in 5 of 11 games … Allowed one hit or less six times … Recorded multiple strikeouts twice (3/Campbell, 3/UNCG) … Had six-straight outings (Feb. 18-May 11) with at least one inning of work … Surrendered multiple runs four times with a season-high three (all earned) against Marshall in game one of a doubleheader … Allowed 4 of 13 inherited runners to score … Tossed 2.2 scoreless innings at No. 1 Virginia (Feb. 22) allowing one hit and issuing one free pass … Held opposing hitters to a .259 composite batting average … Appeared in four league games working 4.0 innings where he allowed seven runs (six earned) on four hits with four free passes for a 13.50 ERA … Induced 19 fly outs and 17 ground outs (1.1 ratio) with one double play … Did not participate in Conference USA Championships.
2013: Appeared in 10 games making six starts in his first year in the Pirate program … Posted a 1-4 record with a 7.36 ERA … Allowed 25 runs (24 earned) in 29.1 innings with 16 strikeouts and 14 walks … Worked one third of an inning in his collegiate debut against New Mexico State (Feb. 24) in the LeClair Classic allowing a hit … Got first start against Old Dominion (Mar. 12) allowing a pair of runs (both earned) on six hits with three strikeouts in six innings … Struck out four batters against High Point (Mar. 20) in second start … Also logged starts against Elon (Mar. 27), No. 19 NC State (April 9), UNC Wilmington (April 16) and Gardner Webb (April 30) … Notched first collegiate win in a relief appearance against Elon (April 23) striking out the only batter he faced … Suffered losses against Old Dominion, High Point, NC State and UNC Wilmington … Worked into the fifth inning in four of six starts… Fanned two or more batters five times (all in starts) … Did not participate in Conference USA or post-season play.
2013 Summer: Pitched for the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plain League alongside former teammate Dylan Dickens … Appeared in 12 games making three starts … Posted a 2-1 record with a 1.75 ERA in 25.2 innings … Allowed six runs (five earned) on 25 hits with 24 strikeouts.
Lee County High School: Two-sport athlete that earned six letters (baseball 3, swimming 3) for the Yellow Jackets … Three-year starter for coach Charlie Spivey … Named most-valuable prospect and team MVP as a senior … Earned 2012 preseason All-Atlantic Honorable Mention accolades by Perfect Game … During senior season posted a 4-2 record with a pair of saves … Sported a 1.51 ERA with 101 strikeouts to just 36 walks in 69.1 innings … Fanned a season-high 14 batters on two occasions and recorded five games with double-digit punch outs … Allowed 29 runs (15 earned) on 35 hits and held opposing batters to a .138 composite average … Tossed a 7-inning no-hitter to open his senior campaign against Apex (1-0) fanning 14 and walking two on 79 pitches … At the plate, batted .303 (20-for-66) with five doubles, six RBI and six runs scored … Recorded four multi-hit games including a 4-for-4 performance against Southern Lee … Participated in the N.C. State Games as a junior … Participated in the 2011 PG WWBA Grads/17U National Championships in Marietta, Ga. … Three-time academic all-conference selection (sophomore, junior, senior) … Played travel ball for Ricky Keith and the Carolina Cubs.
Personal: Full name is Nicholas C. Durazo … Born June 21, 1994 … Son of Shane and Jerri Durazo … Has one sibling (Alex) … Grandfather (Arnold Durazo) played in the Dodgers organization … Majoring in health fitness specialist … Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Fall of 2014.