|High School:||California HS|
Duran appeared in 29 games, starting five times in left field ... was 0-for-4 with nine runs scored, crossing home plate against Stanford (May 2), Long Beach State (April 21), Oregon State (April 17 and 19) and Cal State Fullerton (April 10) ... also crossed home plate against Hampton on Feb. 7, Loyola Chicago on March 8, Utah on March 29 and #3 Oregon on April 4.
Played in 44 games, making 17 starts at third base ... had four hits in 26 at-bats (.154) with 11 runs scored ... scored a run in both games on May 18 against IPFW and #12 Louisville ... scored in both ends of a May 4 doubleheader against CSU Bakersfield, singling in the first contest ... drew a walk on May 1 versus Loyola Marymount ... doubled and walked against Boise State on March 2 ... posted a single and scored a run in two at-bats against Nevada on Feb. 24 ... scored versus Maryland on Feb. 23 ... recorded her first career at-bat in the fourth inning against Seattle University on Feb. 16, singling to right and eventually coming around to score ... stole her first career base on Feb. 17 versus Louisiana-Monroe and also picked up her first RBI on a bases-loaded walk ... has also scored against McNeese State (Feb. 9), #20 Hawai’i (Feb. 15), San Jose State (Feb. 16) and Ohio (Feb. 17).
Appeared in 47 games, entering as a pinch-runner 46 times and a defensive replacement once ... scored the game’s only run in the fifth inning of a 1-0 win at San Diego State on Feb. 19 ... scored in four games in a row from March 4-9 ... crossed home plate in three straight appearances on three occasions (Feb. 26-March 2; March 31-April 5; April 20-22) ... played two innings at third base against Kentucky on Feb. 11 and one frame at third versus Auburn on March 3.
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL
Duran played second base for four years at California High School in Whittier, Calif. ... named All-Del Rio League every season, including first team her final three years, and league co-MVP as a senior ... also earned All-Area accolades three times (first team as a junior and senior) ... hit .356 as a senior with 27 runs scored, 20 runs batted in and 11 stolen bases ... helped the Condors to back-to-back, undefeated league titles in her sophomore and junior seasons ... batted .370 as a junior with 28 runs, nine steals and 19 walks ... coached by Jim Kruse ... played club with Pure Fastpitch 18 Gold.
Born Samantha Janese Duran on March 28, 1993 in Whittier, Calif. ... parents are Janice and David Duran ... has a younger sister, Sarah, and a younger brother, David ... chose to attend UCLA because she wanted to play D-I softball and it has always been her dream school ... favorites include the Los Angeles Dodgers and their right fielder Andre Ethier, the movies “Grease” and “The Sandlot” and singer Adele ... thing she likes the most about softball is the adrenaline rush when you step on to the field and it seems like nothing else matters ... favorite pastime was waking up early in the morning before the sun came up and driving to a softball tournament with her dad ... biggest athletic thrill was winning a CIF game her senior season on a walk-off hit ... member of Athletes in Action ... majoring in political science, and contemplating becoming a sports psychiatrist.
Sam Duran's Career Statistics
Sam Duran's Game Highs
|AT-BATS||3, Five Times (last vs. Western Kentucky, 2/15/14)|
|RUNS SCORED||1, 42 Times (last vs. Stanford, 5/2/14)|
|HITS||1, Four Times (last vs. CSU Bakersfield, 5/4/13)|
|RUNS BATTED IN||1, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (2/17/13)|
|DOUBLES||1, vs. Boise State (3/2/13)|
|TOTAL BASES||2, vs. Boise State (3/2/13)|
|WALKS||1, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (2/17/13)
1, vs. Boise State (3/2/13)
1, vs. Loyola Marymount (5/1/13)
|SACRIFICE HITS||1, vs. Arizona State (3/22/13)|
|STOLEN BASES||1, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (2/17/13)|