Houchins Drives In Four On The Day; Love Tosses Complete Game Shutout
Allen And Reynolds Talley Six of Pirates 11 Hits
Love Collects Two Hits and Drives In Two
Houchins Collects Five Hits And Two RBI In Twin-Bill
Houchins Drives In Game-Winning Run In 10th Inning
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 a career-best four batters against High Point (Mar. 20) in second start ... Also logged starts against Elon (Mar. 27), No. 19 NC State (Apr. 9), UNC Wilmington (Apr. 16) and Gardner-Webb (Apr. 30) ... Notched first collegiate win in a relief appearance against Elon (Apr. 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 Durazo ... Born June 21, 1994 ... Son of Shane and Jerri Durazo ... Has one sibling (Alex) ... Grandfather (Arnold Durazo) played in the Dodgers organization ... Intended major is health fitness specialist.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 6.0 vs. Old Dominion (3/12/13); strikeouts: 4 vs. High Point (3/20/13); walks: 3 (3 times, last vs. UNC Wilmington 4/16/13); hits: 6 vs. Old Dominion (3/12/13); runs: 4 (3 times, last at Elon 3/27/13); earned runs: 4 (3 times, last at Elon 3/27/13).