2015 (Junior): Appeared in 19 games with 11 starts…went 7-6 with a 3.21 ERA in 70.0 innings with two saves…allowed 69 hits, 35 runs and 25 earned runs while striking out 61 and walking 32…held opponents to a .271 batting average…pitched in three combined shutouts…led the team in wins and fewest hits allowed…ranked sixth in The American in fewest hits allowed and fewest earned runs allowed…made his first start for Tulane at Southeastern Louisiana (2/18), striking out three in 5.0 innings in a no-decision…picked up his first win at New Orleans (2/24) in 6.0 innings of work during a combined shutout…fanned seven and allowed four hits in a combined shutout at Nicholls (3/3) for the win…earned the victory against Southeastern Louisiana (3/17), hurling 5.2 innings and striking out five…picked up his first save of the season in 1.0 inning of relief at UC Riverside (3/21)…started against LSU (3/24) and at UNC Wilmington (3/31), notching the victory in the latter with a career-best eight strikeouts…pitched in relief at East Carolina (4/4), earning a save…fanned three in 2.0 innings of relief against Nicholls (4/7)…pitched 2.2 innings while striking out three in a combined shutout of UCF (4/17)…fanned three and allowed just two runs – one earned – in a no-decision at LSU (4/21)…picked up a victory in relief after 2.0 innings out of the bullpen at Cincinnati (4/25) before earning another win in relief against USF (5/9), tossing 3.1 innings of no hit ball…picked up the win in a 7.0-inning start against UConn (5/20) during The American Baseball Championships…struck out five in a start during the opening game of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regionals against UNC Wilmington (5/29).
Prior to Tulane
St. John's River State (2013-14): Played two seasons at St. John's River State...helped lead his team to a 38-16 record during his sophomore season...posted a 3-1 record with a 2.71 ERA during his sophomore season on the team's way to claiming the 2014 Mid-Florida Conference Championship...earned Mid-Florida Conference Second Team honors as well as Mid-Florida Conference All-Academic honors during his sophomore campaign...as a freshman, appeared in 17 innings.
About Patrick Duester
Prep: Starred for the Astronaut High School War Eagles in Titusville, Florida...earned First-Team All-Cape Coast Conference honors during his junior and senior campaigns... went 9-2 with a 1.68 ERA in 72 innings with 83 strikeouts as a senior...also batted .328 during his senior campaign.
Personal: Born Patrick James Duester on Dec. 24, 1993...the son of Lori and Paul Duester...has one younger sister, Rachel...plans to major in health and wellness at Tulane.