Will move from right field to left field this season … her 17 career steals is second among active Cal players … bounced back after a sub-par 1999 season and played in every game last season in the outfield … will also back-up Courtney Scott at catcher. As a Junior: A career .198 hitter entering the season, Duenas had her most productive year with a .260 batting average (59-for-227) with six doubles, three triples and 22 RBI … started all 74 games for the Bears, the majority in left field … led the team with 37 runs scored and 13 sacrifice bunts … set career highs in runs, base hits, doubles, triples and RBI … shared the team-lead with five stolen bases and finished second with 24 walks … had a 13-game hitting streak from Feb. 27-Mar. 16, batting .419 over that span (18-for-43) and had five multi-hit games during that stretch … had a strong game in Cal's 4-0 win at Arizona State by going 3-for-4 with a run scored … had 2 RBI in a 4-0 victory at Oregon … went 3-for-6 with five runs scored in a doubleheader sweep of Cal Poly … scored four runs in a 12-1 win over Oregon … committed only one error all year … earned Pac-10 honorable mention academic honors. As a Sophomore: Appeared in 47 games with 28 starts … missed parts of the season with a hernia and a concussion … successful on 6-of-8 stolen base attempts … had nine assists on the season, far and away tops among Cal's outfielders … also had nine sacrifice bunts to rank among the Pac-10 leaders most of the year … named to the all-tournament team at the Bank of Hawaii Tournament after going 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI against Hawaii and 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI vs. Eastern Illinois … earned Pac-10 honorable mention academic honors. As a Freshman: Started games at catcher, right field and third base for the Bears … played her first game at third base at Arizona State March 2 and remained there the rest of the season … named MVP of the championship game at the National Invitational Softball Tournament when she went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI against Creighton … hit a solo home run vs. Baylor at the Capital Classic … had four RBI with a triple and a sacrifice fly against Oregon State at home … stole six bases in seven attempts. High School: Earned first team all-state honors as a senior at Hilltop HS as chosen by Student Sports magazine … batted .460 with a .575 slugging percentage as a senior … a four-time all-league player … named her school's Athlete of the Year … helped her squad to the 1996 CIF championship … also an all-league player in soccer and field hockey … named the San Diego Union Athlete of the Year in both 1997 and '98 … named to all-academic teams in field hockey, softball and soccer. Personal: Parents are Brian and Pauline Due?as … her father was her ASA team coach … has a younger brother, Jason … American studies major … born Dec. 15, 1978 in San Diego, CA.
Due?as' Career Statistics Year G AB R H AVG 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB 1998 47 104 19 19 .183 1 2 1 12 6 10 6 1999 47 78 22 17 .218 4 0 0 4 6 10 6 2000 74 227 37 59 .260 6 3 0 22 24 20 5 Totals 168 409 78 95 .232 11 5 1 38 36 40 17