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 Chris Durbin 16
Chris Durbin
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wylie, Texas

High School:
Wylie

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R

Summer 2002 ? Helped lead Wareham to the Cape Cod League title ? Scored 17 runs while hitting .180 with three doubles, two homers and eight RBI in the wood-bat league.

2002 (Junior) ? Led the Bears in doubles (25) and tied for the team lead in runs (62) ? Finished second on the team in batting (.352) and hits (86) and tied for third in home runs (six) ? Started all 62 games as the Bears' centerfielder ? Named 2002 All-Big 12 First Team (Dallas Morning News, Waco Tribune-Herald) and All-Big 12 Second Team (coaches, Austin American-Statesman) ... Named Preseason All-Big 12 (first team) by the Dallas Morning News and Baseball America ... Also honored by Baseball America as the No. 5 draft prospect for 2002 in the Big 12, as the No. 54 college prospect in the nation and for having the strongest outfield arm in the conference ... Tied his career high with four runs scored at USC (Feb. 15) ... In the Bears' first game against then-No. 8 Nebraska (March 8), went 3-for-4 with two doubles and his first homer of the year; scored three times and drove in one run; one of the doubles and the home run came against all-American Shane Komine ... Three-run homer in the first inning was the key hit in a 9-6 win over the Huskers (March 10) ... Hit a bases-loaded blast in the bottom of the 9th that drove in three runs for a 5-3 comeback win over Kansas (March 15); his shot first appeared to be a game-winning grand slam, as the ball easily cleared the left field wall, but Durbin passed the runner on first base. Durbin was called out, but was credited with a three-RBI single ... Was a combined 6-for-11 against Kansas (March 15-17), with a double, two runs scored and four RBI ... The next weekend at Missouri (March 22-24), hit .615 (8-for-13) with a double, a home run, four RBI and three runs scored; had two hits Friday, three Saturday and three more on Sunday ... Saw his 10-game hitting streak (March 10-24) snapped against TCU ... Legged out two triples and scored twice against Oklahoma State (April 6) ... Led off the bottom of the ninth with a double and scored the winning run to beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6-5 (April 12) ... Two-run triple (one of three hits on the day) broke open a 1-0 game and led to a 4-2 Baylor win over Texas A&M (April 21) ... Hit his first home run in 22 games and drove in three runs in an 8-7 win vs. UTA (April 30) ... Homered twice and scored three times against Dallas Baptist (May 3) ... Notched his 20th double of the season in a 5-4 loss to then-No. 10 Houston (May 14), making him the first player in school history to record 20-or-more doubles in a season twice in his career ... His 0.40 doubles per game placed 39th in the nation ... Finished second in the Big 12 in doubles (25), sixth in hits (86), tied for sixth in walks (36), tied for seventh in triples (4), tied for eighth in runs (62), tied for ninth in total bases (137) and 12th in average (.352) ... For conference games only, led the Big 12 in average (.385) and triples (3) ... His 25 doubles tied his own school record for the top total in school history ... Durbin's 35 extra-base hits in 2002 are the eighth-best mark in school history ... Ranks among Baylor's career leaders in batting average (5th, .344), doubles (t-4th, 56), home runs (t-9th, 23), extra-base hits (6th, 85), total bases (8th, 346) and slugging percentage (9th, .569).

2001 (Sophomore) ? First team all-Big 12 selection by coaches, Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News and Waco Tribune-Herald ... Had one of the top offensive seasons in school history; his season totals ranked among the top 10 in program history for hits (93), at-bats (260), runs (63), home runs (14), RBI (57), extra-base hits (40) and total bases (162) ? Led the Big 12 Conference and set a school record for doubles in a season with 25 ? First Baylor player to lead the team in home runs and return the next season since Jeremy Dodson led the Bears in 1997 ? One of two Bears to start all 61 games ... Outstanding defensive centerfielder ... Finished second on the team with a .358 batting average ... Hit in 17 straight games (April 21-May 27) before going hitless in the final game of the season, the second-longest hitting streak on the team in 2001 and then the sixth-longest in school history ... Went 3-for-4 and scored four runs in win over Southwest Texas (Feb. 14) ... Was 7-for-12 with three runs scored in three games against Missouri (March 2-4) ... Drove in the winning run with a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth to beat Missouri (March 2) ? Just missed the cycle with a single, a double and a two-run homer against Kansas State (March 31) ... Was 6-for-8 with a two-run double, two RBI singles and a pair of two-run homers in three games against Dallas Baptist (April 6-7) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Nebraska (April 15) ... Had a 4-for-6 day with two home runs, three runs scored and six RBI in a 16-6 win over Texas (April 22) ... Ripped a three-run homer over the left-field wall at UT-Arlington (April 24) and a few days later did the same thing at Oklahoma State (April 28) ... Went 4-for-6 and was a triple away from hitting for the cycle against Southwest Texas (May 9) ... Missed hitting for the cycle by a single against Texas Tech (May 11) ... Belted his second home run in three days against Texas Tech (May 13) ... Was 4-for-8 with a run scored and an RBI against Oklahoma State and Iowa State at the Big 12 Tournament (May 16-17) ? Doubled three times against Rice (May 26), including leadoff doubles in the eighth and ninth innings, as Baylor came back from a 9-0 defecit after seven innings to win 11-10 during the NCAA Regional ... Set school NCAA postseason records for most doubles in a game (three), in a regional (four) and in a career (four).

2000 (Freshman) ? True freshman who split time in left field with Steve Dorneman ... Played in 40 games with 28 starts ... Hit .288 with six doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI ... Went 2-for-4 at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 13) ... Was 2-for-3 with a run scored in a win at Rice (March 1) ... Went 2-for-4 with three runs scored against Texas A&M (March 5) ... Had a solid weekend at Missouri (April 7-9), going 3-for-7 with a run scored and two RBI ... Went 2-for-3 with four RBI at Kansas State (May 12) ... Drove in the game-winning run in a come-from-behind win at Kansas State (May 13) to clinch the conference championship.

High School ? Two-time all-state selection for coach Kyle Craighead at Wylie High School in Wylie, Texas ? Hit .547 with 16 home runs and 53 RBI as a senior ? Also impressive as a junior with a .520 batting average, 10 home runs and 48 RBI ? Was named all-area and first team all-district four times.

Personal ? Full name is Christopher Darrell Durbin ? Born Sept. 8, 1981 in Cherry Point, N.C. ? Son of Darrell and Catherine Durbin ? Also recruited by Texas A&M, Texas and TCU ? Majoring in management/entrepreneurship ? After graduation, would like to be an executive manager in a large corporation ... Says his 2000 Big 12 Championship ring is his most prized possession ... Says the person in history he would most like to meet is Edgar Allan Poe.

Durbin's Career Hitting Stats

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB SO SB-A PO A E FLD
2000 .288 40-28 104 17 30 6 1 3 31 62 .411 15 22 2-5 57 2 2 .967
Total .288 40-28 104 17 30 6 1 3 31 62 .411 15 22 2-5 57 2 2 .967
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