UCLA Softball BIO
Paige McDuffee
Player Profile:
Paige McDuffee 1264385
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5'8"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
High School: The Woodlands HS

McDuffee went 3-1 with a 0.54 earned run average and seven strikeouts in 13 innings over six contests ... started and threw three innings versus Illinois on March 7, striking out two and allowing an unearned run ... picked up a victory against Portland State on Feb. 28, throwing three innings and allowing an unearned run ... earned a win against Nebraska (Feb. 22), allowing an unearned run in one inning of relief ... struck out two in two frames in a start versus #25 Texas on Feb. 19 ... started against San Diego State on Feb. 8 and struck out one in two innings ... picked up the win in relief on Feb. 13 versus Northwestern, fanning two in two frames of hitless ball.

Went 3-1 with two saves on the year, posting a 2.38 earned run average and 25 strikeouts in 47 innings ... appeared in two games on May 25 against #14 Kentucky (Los Angeles Super Regional), tossing 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief in Game 1 and 3 1/3 frames as a starter in Game 2 ... threw 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief in the Regional Championship against Notre Dame on May 18 to record a save, allowing two walks and two hits ... tossed four innings in the series at #3 Arizona State (May 8-10), striking out three ... had two scoreless frames of relief on May 10, striking out two ... started on May 9, pitching two innings and fanning one ... picked up a win in the second game of an April 26 doubleheader at California, striking out one in 3 2/3 innings of relief ... made her first two appearances since Feb. 23 (left foot injury) at #3 Oregon, allowing an unearned run in 1 2/3 innings of relief with one strikeout on April 4 ... pitched five innings with two strikeouts at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, tossing a scoreless frame against #11 Nebraska on Feb. 23 ... went four innings versus #16 Missouri, striking out one ... struck out a career-best nine in eight innings in a win against Robert Morris on Feb. 14, allowing two runs and four hits ... picked up a win and a save in two appearances at Hawai’i (Feb. 7-8), striking out six in 10 innings ... retired the first 15 batters of the game on Feb. 7, striking out five in eight innings and allowing an earned run and two hits ... earned the save on Feb. 8, striking out one in two scoreless frames, giving up two hits and a walk.

Earned a silver medal with the USA Softball Junior Women’s Team at the ISF Junior Women’s World Championship (July 1-7) in Brampton, Ontario, Canada ... was teammates with current Bruin sophomore Mysha Sataraka and under the coaching tutelage of former Bruins Tairia Flowers and Lisa Dodd ... appeared in the circle three out of nine games, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out five and giving up just three hits ... picked up the win over New Zealand during pool play with a complete-game shutout, striking out five and giving up just one hit.

Appeared in 20 games, starting 13, and was 6-2 with two saves, a 2.38 earned run average and 35 strikeouts in 64 2/3 innings ... was named All-Pac-12 Freshman Team Honorable Mention ... tossed two innings at #12 Louisville on May 18, allowing two unearned runs and two hits ... picked up her second save of the season on April 27 against #4 Oregon, striking out one in 1 1/3 innings ... earned the win against UC Santa Barbara on April 24 ... struck out two in 5 1/3 innings against #8 California on April 11 ... started and tossed four innings at #15 Stanford on March 29, striking out three ... started and pitched three innings against #2 Arizona State on March 24, striking out two in three innings ... tossed two innings of shutout relief at San Diego on March 2 ... gave up an unearned run in a complete-game win against Fresno State (March 1), fanning three ... threw her first-career, seven-inning complete game against #10 LSU, striking out two ... picked up her first career save against #4 Tennessee, fanning three and only giving up a walk in two frames of relief ... tossed the 102nd no-hitter in UCLA history on Feb. 16 against Seattle University, striking out six and allowing only two baserunners on a walk and an error ... she retired the last eight batters of the game and struck out the side in the second ... picked up another win on Feb. 17 versus Ohio, striking out four in five innings, retiring the last 13 batters she faced ... made her collegiate debut against Wright State on Feb. 9 and tossed five shutout innings with one strikeout, retiring the last 10 batters she faced.

McDuffee was a pitcher and first baseman at The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas ... was the 2010-11 Gatorade National Softball and Texas Softball Player of the Year after posting a 37-1 record, a 0.97 earned run average and 244 strikeouts in 216 innings ... also hit .415 with 42 runs batted in, nine doubles, a .486 on base percentage and a .528 slugging as a junior ... in 2011, was also named Class 5A State Player of the Year, District 14-5A Most Valuable Player, ESPN RISE Ms. Softball USA, MaxPreps National POY, Class 5A First Team All-State, All-Greater Houston Pitcher of the Year, WPE Houston Female Athlete of the Year and Class 5A State Tournament MVP ... hit .388 with two homers and 17 RBI in 59 plate appearances as a senior, but did not pitch in 2012 ... broke the strikeout record at The Woodlands, as well as Mansfield HS, where she spent her freshman season ... coached by Richard Jorgensen ... played travel ball with Impact Gold under coach KC Jackson. 

Born Paige Nicole McDuffee in Grand Rapids, Mich. ... parents are Dawn and Scott McDuffee ... has an older sister, Kylie ... chose to attend UCLA because of the great coaches, atmosphere, weather and winning tradition ... thing she likes the most about softball is that it’s a game of failure so it teaches you how to be mentally strong ... lists her biggest athletic thrill as going to the ESPY’s after winning Gatorade POY and meeting several famous athletes ... favorites include the TV show “Say Yes to the Dress”, the band Dashboard Confessional, the Dallas Mavericks and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson when he was a wrestler ... hobbies include riding in the car, jamming music and singing at the top of her lungs ... favorite academic class is english comp 3 ... majoring in sociology.

Paige McDuffee's Career Statistics
2013 2.38 6-2 20 13 3 2/3 2 64.2 68 37 22 15 35
2014 2.38 3-1 15 8 2 0/1 2 47.0 37 21 16 8 25
2015 0.54 3-1 6 4 0 0/0 0 13.0 10 4 1 3 7
TOTALS 2.19 12-4 41 25 5 2/4 4 124.2 115 62 39 26 67

Paige McDuffee's Game Highs
INNINGS PITCHED 8.0, at Hawai'i (2/7/14)
8.0, vs. Robert Morris (2/14/14)
STRIKEOUTS 9, vs. Robert Morris (2/14/14)
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