Duke Baseball BIO
52 Drew Van Orden
2014: Taken in the fifth round (No. 154 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals ... Appeared in 15 games with 14 starts on the mound, registering a 6-5 record … Posted career bests in ERA (3.19), innings pitched (87.1) and strikeouts (91) … Led the team in innings pitched, strikeouts and games started … Moved into the Friday starter role at the beginning of the ACC season … Finished the season ranked 13th in the league in opposing batting average (.219), 14th in innings pitched, sixth in strikeouts (91) and seventh in strikeouts per game (9.38) … In 10 ACC starts, allowed 24 earned runs over 64.0 innings, good for a 3.38 ERA, while also striking out 67 batters … Tossed his first career shutout to guide Duke to a 6-0 win over Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament … Struck out eight Yellow Jacket batters while issuing one walk … Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team for his efforts … Threw 8.0 shutout innings with 11 strikeouts to lead Duke past NC State 2-0 Apr. 11 … Garnered ACC Pitcher of the Week accolades for his performance … Struck out a season-high 12 batters in the Blue Devils’ victory over then-No. 19 North Carolina, collecting a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week nod.
2013: Appeared in 16 games, starting 12 on the mound ... Went 3-5 with a 5.94 ERA ... Pitched 63.2 innings, striking out 56 batters ... Ranked second on the team in strikeouts and third in innings pitched ... Made 11 ACC appearances, starting eight ... Posted a 2-4 record with a 7.44 ERA in league contests ... Struck out 33 batters in 42.1 innings during ACC play ... Tossed 8.0 scoreless innings Feb. 23 against Bucknell, striking out a career-high 13 batters while allowing just one hit ... Pitched 6.0 scoreless frames at No. 24 Miami, giving up just three hits while striking out four ... Did not allow a run in 4.0 innings May 18 against NC State, yielding two hits and recording four strikeouts ... During the summer, played for the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Collegiate League ... Made nine starts while posting a 5-2 record to go along with a 1.29 ERA ... Recorded 65 strikeouts in 49.0 innings pitched ... Participated in the CCL All-Star Game July 17.
2012: Made 23 appearances out of the bullpen as a sophomore ... 23 appearances ranked as the second-most on the team ... Went 0-4 with a 5.82 ERA ... Totaled 31 strikeouts in 34.0 innings ... Threw a season-high 4.1 scoreless innings, striking out a season-high six in relief at Texas Feb. 18 ... Appeared in 10 ACC games with a 5.25 ERA and seven strikeouts in 12.0 innings ... Had four strikeouts in 2.1 innings against Canisius.
2011: An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Made a team-high 22 appearances on the mound ... Also made four starts ... Went 3-6 with a 7.22 ERA ... Earned wins against Richmond, Campbell and The Citadel ... Recorded saves against La Salle and NC State ... Pitched final 4.0 innings without allowing a hit to earn the save against NC State ... Had 20 strikeouts in 52.1 innings ... Made two starts in ACC games against Clemson and Miami.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Mira Costa High School ... Named the Bay League Pitcher of the Year as a senior ... Logged a 2.07 ERA with 68 strikeouts and only 10 walks in 61 innings as a senior ... Had a 0.37 ERA in league games on the way to earning First Team Bay League honors ... An AP Scholar ... Tabbed a Mira Costa High School Scholar-Athlete all four years ... Honor roll student ... Honored with the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma ... A Life Member of the California Scholarship Federation.
Personal: Born Andrew M. Van Orden on January 19, 1992 ... The son of Max and Kathy Van Orden ... Has a sister (Taylor).