Erin Duewel discusses her first HR and getting back on the field
-MVC Honor Roll (2013)
-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll
Duewel is one of the all-around most athletic players on the squad with great infield leadership, who emerged as one of the top defensive shortstops in the league last year.
Duewel played in 42 games for the Bears and started 36 times ... hit .245 in 98 at-bats with seven extra-base hits ... one of just four Bears with multiple doubles, triples and home runs on the year ... led the Bears with a .500 average (6-for-12) against left-handed pitching ... drove in a career-high four runs against Indiana State (April 13) in 9-5 win going 3-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a run scored ... hit a solo home run in her first outing of the year at Georgia Tech (Feb. 8) ... went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI against Saint Louis (March 1) ... tripled, drove in two runs and scored in victory over Bradley (March 15) ... drew two walks, stole a base and scored once against #17/20 Minnesota (March 7) ... drove in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly and successfully executed two sac bunts in walk-off win over Wichita State (April 22).
Duewel received medical redshirt after she only appeared in six early games before a season-ending injury ... reached on a fielder's choice and later scored following only at-bat of the season against Toledo (Feb. 23).
Duewel played in 27 games, getting nine starts in her first campaign with the Bears ... she picked up a base hit and scored a run in her first career game against Sam Houston State (Feb. 17) ... drove in her first career run against SEMO (Feb. 25) at the Blues City Classic in Memphis ... had her first multi-hit game at Eastern Illinois on March 22 ... worked a 14-pitch walk against Kansas (March 27) and eventually scored in a three-run inning for the Bears.
Duewel played four years of varsity softball for Raymore-Peculiar High School, earning first-team all-district and team most valuable player honors as a senior ... a versatile athlete who can play a number of different positions, Duewel was named to three all-conference squads during her career ... also competed for the Mac-N-Seitz Naturals club team.
Erin Paige Duewel is the daughter of Wendy and Todd Duewel ... born February 1, 1993, in Elgin, Ill. ... has one sister, Kelley, and one brother, Jason ... her father, Todd, played baseball at Texas Tech ... is a biology major at Missouri State.