Played in 54 games -- the only Golden Eagle to appear in that many games -- and started 53 times, all at designated hitter...Batted .314, with 10 doubles, two triples, and five home runs...Finished the year with the team's top batting average for the second consecutive season...Also tied for the team high in RBI with 32...Posted 19 multi-hit games (14 two-hit and 5 three-hit) and eight multi-RBI contests (7 two-RBI, 1 four-RBI)...Opened the season with a four-game hitting streak and closed his season that way...Hit safely in 12 of his first 14 games going .396 over that span (21x53) with six runs, four doubles, a homer and nine RBI...Had a pair of eight-game hitting streaks during the year...Homered and drove in a pair of runs in a 3-0 victory at South Alabama (3/3)...Knocked in a season-best four runs against Louisiana Tech (3/20) in the first game of a doubleheader...Awarded C-USA All-Tournament team honors at DH on the strength of a 6-for-10 at the plate with a double and an RBI.
Started and played in 56, missing four games in early March with a back injury...Named second team All-Conference USA at utility/designated hitter...Started at catcher seven times before injury, and then was used exclusively as the team's DH after his return...Hit cleanup all 56 starts...Was the team's triple crown winner, leading the squad in batting average (.277), home runs (6) and RBI (42)...First Golden Eagle to lead the Golden Eagles in all three categories since B.A. Vollmuth did it in 2010... Finished second on the squad with multiple hit games with 17 (13 two-hit, 4 three-hit) and tied for the team lead in multi-RBI games with nine (3 two-RBI, 4 three-RBI, 1 four-RBI and 1 five-RBI)...Tied for team-leading 10 game hitting streak from (2/28-3/22), in which he went 16x39 (.410) with two doubles, three homers and nine RBI...His home run total included three, three-run shots and a grand slam and the Eagles were 6-0 in games that he went deep...Biggest homer of the year was a grand slam that gave the Eagles a lead in the finale of the Rice (4/27) series...Added three-run shots against Troy (3/2), Middle Tennessee (4/5) and Charlotte (5/16)...Had three hits and drove in a season-high five runs in that Charlotte contest as he also doubled in the victory...Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll for 2013 and 2014 Fall semesters...Earned the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic year.
Played at Northeast Texas Community College the last two years, hitting .305 with 10 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 31 runs batted in as a sophomore ... Named the 2013 Valley Baseball League first-team catcher on the strength of a .310 batting average, six doubles, two triples, four home runs and 29 RBI for the Charles Town Cannons which finished 23-21 ... Batted .331 with five doubles, a home run and 25 RBI last season in 44 games as a freshman
Enjoyed standout high school career at Whitehouse High School and batted .469 with 15 home runs, 58 RBI and 53 runs en route to earning Texas Sportswriter's Association 4A second team All-State honors, as well as being named his district's Offensive Player of the Year and the All-East Texas Player of the Year by the Tyler Courier-Times-Telegraph ... Did not commit an error in 260 fielding chances during the season at catcher ... Followed his eight homers during his sophomore season in which he won the district's top offensive player honor and was All-East Texas utility player, and nine as a junior, a season in which he earned his district's Defensive Player of the Year honors and was an All-East Texas catcher ... Also was a second-team all-district pitcher as a freshman
Son of Tom and Valerie Durst ... Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Sport Coaching Education ... Born Feb. 4, 1993.