2013 Spring Stats: 9-1, 2.79 ERA, 18 App, 12 GS, 80.2 IP, 68 Ks, 34 BBs, Big Ten Freshman of the Year award winner
Duchene, a 6'1" lefty will debut with the Mallards after wrapping up his first season with the Fighting Illini this spring.
Duchene attended Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, Illinois. His senior year he allowed just one earned run, had 96 strikeouts, gave up only 10 walks and surrendered just 22 hits. His 8-0 record and 0.13 ERA earned him the 2012 Herald-News Baseball Player of the Year. Prep Baseball Report had Duchene ranked as the number six overall prospect in the class of 2012 in Illinois.
In 2011, as a junior Duchene was 8-1 with a 2.56 ERA and had 71 strikeouts in just 52 innings pitched. Following the season he was named to the All-East Suburban Catholic Conference team. He finished his high school career with a 15-4 record. Duchene is a general studies major at Illinois.