|| Pete Duda
Seasons At Stanford: 2003-05
Professional Baseball Organization: Arizona Diamondbacks (2005 20th Round Pick, 591st Overall)
Complete Career Stats
Cardinal Career: Made four relief appearances without a decision and recorded an ERA of 8.44 ERA with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched (all in his sophomore season) Threw a combined 3.0 scoreless innings in his first two collegiate appearances.
As A Junior in 2005: Did not pitch.
Individual Game Notes (2005)
As A Sophomore In 2004: Made four relief appearances without a decision and recorded an ERA of 8.44 ERA with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched Threw a combined 3.0 scoreless innings in his first two collegiate appearances.
Individual Game Notes (2004)
5/18 vs. San Francisco - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 SO 5/11 vs. Santa Clara - ND, 1.0 IP ... collegiate debut
As A Freshman In 2003: A member of the team but did not see any game action.
High School: A 2002 graduate of St. Peter's Prep Named All-Hudson Area First Team by the Newark Star Ledger and All-County First Team by the Jersey Journal three times each (1999-2001) Posted a 21-8 career prep record Had excellent junior and sophomore seasons with a 7-3 record, 2.80 ERA, 95 strikeouts and 26 walks in 64.0 innings in 2001, which followed an 8-1 record with a 2.59 ERA, 71 strikeouts and 23 walks in 56.2 innings in 2000 Tossed a no-hitter versus Bayonne High School during his sophomore campaign Led his team to an unprecedented four consecutive Hudson County Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association (HCIAA) titles, earning 2001 MVP honors at the league tournament Had 3-2 records in both an injury-plagued 2002 senior season and as a freshman on the varsity in 1999 Also played one season of prep basketball Earned a Presidential Scholarship to attend St. Peter's Coached in baseball by Joe Urbanovich.
Other Amateur Baseball: Played in two games with the Maxim Yankees in the summer of 2005 before signing a professional baseball contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, recording a 9.00 ERA in 2.0 IP and also picking up a hit and scoring a run in a pair of at bats Also Had a nice summer in 2004 with the Weatherford Wranglers of the Texas Collegiate League, going 4-2 with a 3.27 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 44.0 innings (second on the team) in eight appearances and six starts to earn a spot on the league's All-Star team Helped the Wranglers to a playoff spot before the team lost in the Texas Collegiate League semifinal series Returned to the mound in the summer of 2003 after having missed the previous summer with an arm injury and posted a 1-1 record with a 4.87 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 20.1 innings for the Middletown Giants of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, adding a save and two starts in eight appearances Participated in the 2001 Area Code Games in Long Beach Pitched at the 2001 Continental Amateur Baseball Association High School World Series with the New York Futures Participated at the 2001 Tournament of Stars Junior National Team Trials, and the 1999 and 2000 USA Junior Olympics with the Jersey City Stars of Tomorrow team.
Career Game Highs
IP - 2.0, vs. San Francisco (5/18/04)
SO - 1, twice, last vs. Arizona State (5/30/04)
Getting To Know Pete Duda
|Parents:||Serge and Antonia Duda|
|Number Change:||Pete has changed his uniform from No. 14 last year to No. 15 this season|
|Off The Field:||Pete is a member of Cardinal Council and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity|
|Pre-Game Ritual:||Likes to take naps before games, which he began when he got sick before a game in high school and went to sleep in the Athletic Director's office before waking up and tossing his first no-hitter|
|The reason I love baseball is:||Being part of the deep-rooted tradition of America's pastime|
|Biggest thrill of my life to date is:||Skydiving|
|Since coming to Stanford, I have learned:||How to wake up really early|
|Favorite Pro Sports Team:||New York Yankees|
|Favorite Pro Sports Athlete:||Roger Clemens|
|Best Advice Received:||Live my life, so I will never have any regrets |
|Advice To Youngsters:||Work your heart out so that you will never wonder what you could have been|
|I am most thankful in my life for:||My family always being there for me|
|Earliest Baseball Memory:||Going to Toys R Us with my dad to get my first bat and glove for tee-ball|
Last Updated: 6/16/05