On Durakis: Consistent line drive hitter with power to the alleys ... one of the top offensive catchers in the ACC ... works hard behind the dish ... a smart base runner.
As a Junior (2007): Had a solid year at the plate, batting .295 with 14 doubles and two home runs ... was hit by 12 pitches, a team-high ... set a new career-high with four hits in win at UCF (Feb. 16) ... drove in two runs with a home run in win at UCF (Feb. 17) ... hit an RBI single in loss at UCF (Feb. 18) ... was 3-for-3 with a career-high four RBIs in win over George Washington (Feb. 24) ... hit the game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth to score the go-ahead run in win over Clemson (March 23) ... was 2-for-3 with three RBIs on a bases-clearing double against William & Mary (March 27) ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI in loss to Georgia Tech (March 31) ... batted 2-for-5 with a two-RBI double in loss to Wake Forest (April 7) ... was 2-for-5 with three RBIs, including a two-run homer against UMBC (April 17) ... finished 3-for- with an RBI in win at Duke (April 20) ... was 2-for-3 with two RBIs against Florida State (May 5).
As a Sophomore (2006): Hit .267 with 11 doubles, 23 RBI and two homers in 55 games ... led team in hitting in ACC games with a .309 average ... batted .348 (23-for-46) for the month of April ... had career-best 12 hit-by-pitch, the third highest single season total in Terp history ...
As a Freshman (2005): Was hit by a pitch 10 times, most on the team ... had second-highest average on the team with runners on base (.333) ... had 11 RBI in 14 opportunities with a runner on third and less than two outs ... had a 3-for-5 effort with two doubles, three RBI and two runs in the Terps' 12-8 win over UNC-Wilmington (Feb. 18) ... went 1-for-3 and tied a career-high with three RBI against Towson (Feb. 26) ... had hits in all three games of the Virginia series, going a combined 3-for-9 with two runs and an HBP (Mar. 18-20) ... was 4-for-8 with an RBI in three games (two starts) against Clemson (Mar. 25-26) ... had two hits, drove in two runs and scored one more against Temple (Mar. 30) ... finished 2-for-4 with an RBI, run scored and hit-by-pitch in the first game of the Georgia Tech series (Apr. 1) ... had two hits in three at-bats in the series finale against North Carolina (Apr. 10) ... had hits in all three games of the Duke series (Apr. 15-17) ... led the team and tied a career-high with three hits in five at-bats at UMBC (Apr. 20) ... hit his first career home run in the team's series-opening win over Wake Forest (Apr. 22) ... went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored against Miami (Apr. 30) ... tied career-highs with three hits and three RBI, including a three-run home run in the series finale against the Hurricanes (May 1) ... doubled, scored two runs and was hit by a pitch in win over Towson (May 4).
At St. Paul's: A letterwinner in baseball, basketball and football ... selected first team All-Met, All-County and All-Conference (MIAA) his junior and senior years ... was a preseason All-State choice in 2004 and MVP of the Brooks Robinson High School All-Star Game ... ranked the No. 1 catcher in the state of Maryland as a senior ... led St. Paul's to two MIAA "A" Conference championships ... hit .451 with seven home runs, 36 RBI and 44 runs scored, while stealing 25 bases in 25 attempts his senior year ... batted over .400 as a junior with four homers and 26 RBI.
Personal: Son of Renee and Chuck Durakis ... parents both graduated from Maryland ... has one brother, Ryan ... lists favorite athlete as catcher Jason Varitek because, "he's a great player, leader and role model" ... chose Maryland over Harvard, Lafayette, Liberty, Marist, Richmond and Virginia ... majoring in letters and sciences.
Durakis' Career Batting Statistics
Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slug.% BB SO SB 2005 .286 52/48 189 24 54 8 1 2 27 .470 6 27 0 2006 .267 55/54 195 21 52 11 0 2 23 .354 17 23 1 2007 .295 52/50 176 27 52 14 0 2 24 .409 10 31 0 Totals .282 159/152 560 72 158 33 1 6 74 .377 33 81 1
Durakis' Career Game Highs
Hits: 4, at UCF (2/16/07)