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    Lucas Duda
    Lucas Duda

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Riverside, Calif.

    High School:
    Arlington

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 240

    Position:
    First Base/Outfield

    Bats/Throws:
    Left/Right

    04/22/2014

    Trojans Host Hawai'i in Midweek Contest

    The Trojans are riding a five-game hitting streak entering this week.

    04/10/2014

    Trojans Return to Dedeaux Field for Big Pac-12 Series vs. Utah

    Game one of the series is set for Friday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

    04/07/2014

    USC Remains on Road, Travels to Pepperdine for Midweek Contest

    Trojans looking to even the series on Tuesday at Eddy D. Field Stadium

    04/01/2014

    Trojans Host Long Beach State in Midweek Tilt

    Game is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Dedeaux Field

    03/27/2014

    Trojans Ready for First Pac-12 Homestand as Washington Comes to Dedeaux Field

    The Trojans will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dedeaux Field this weekend.

    Majors
    On September 1, 2010, Duda became the 97th former Trojan to play in the major leagues after being called up by the New York Mets.

    2007
    In his 2007 junior season, Duda made 51 of 53 starts in left field...drafted in the seventh round by the New York Mets...led the team with seven home runs...on April 6 at No. 9 Oregon State, he hit two triples including a two-run hit to break a 1-1 tie in the eighth during USC's 4-1 victory...went 3-for-4 with two RBI on March 27 at UC Riverside... had a career day on March 25 against No. 17 Arizona State with two home runs and six RBI...hit a grand slam as part of an eight-run sixth inning against the Sun Devils and gave USC the 14-13 win with a walkoff, two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth...hit a three-run homer in USC's 6-4 win on Jan. 30 in the season opener against Cal Poly.


    Summer
    He batted .273 (59-for-216) with eight home runs, 12 doubles and 49 RBI for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League...he was named as a Northwoods League All-Star and also earned the Silver Glove Award at first base.

    2006
    Duda started in 54 games as a 2006 sophomore, playing as the Trojans' first baseman...he batted .298 (57-for-191) with three home runs and 36 RBI...stole four bases in six attempts...had a 4-for-9 day with two doubles, a triple and two RBI in the doubleheader at Stanford on April 1...went 6-for-12 with four RBI in the Stanford series (March 10-12)...on March 4 against Georgia, he went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI with his home run tying the game at eight apiece in the fifth, leading to a 12-11 win...clubbed his first homer of the season on Feb. 4 against Long Beach State and had a four-hit game on Feb. 7 at UC Riverside.

    2005
    Poised to have a solid 2005 freshman season, Duda sat out a month with a wrist injury suffered in the March 25 game against Arizona State during a collision at first base...started in 23 of 34 games and batted .208 (16-for-77) for the season with a home run and 11 RBI...hit his first collegiate home run on March 19 in a 10-0 win against Stony Brook in Irvine, Calif., as part of a 2-for-4 day and season-high three RBI.

    High School
    He was named CIF-SS Division I Player of the Year in his senior season at Arlington High in Riverside, Calif...earned the save in Arlington's 4-3 win over Long Beach Wilson in the 2004 CIF Division I Championship game at Dodger Stadium...also earned all-state, all-county and All-Ivy League honors as a senior...named preseason All-American before his senior season...played as a first baseman and was the closer for Arlington...earned All-CIF, all-county and All-Ivy League honors in his junior season, batting .493 with nine home runs and 33 RBI.

    Personal
    He has not decided on a major...parents are David and Eleanor...has one brother, Justin, and one sister, Emily...favorite movie is Bull Durham...favorite TV show is Baseball Tonight...lists Bo Jackson as his biggest sports hero...birthdate is Feb. 3, 1986.

    Duda's Career Statistics
    Year		G-GS	AVG	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	SB-SBA	BB	SO
    2005 (Fr.)	34-23	.208	77	7	16	4	0	1	11	0-0	9	18
    2006 (So.)	56-54	.298	191	37	57	8	1	3	36	4-6	28	34
    2007 (Jr.)	53-51	.280	186	26	52	8	3	7	34	3-7	30	36
    Totals		143-128	.275	454	70	125	20	4	11	81	7-13	67	88