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Joe DeRoche-Duffin
Joe  DeRoche-Duffin


Santa Ana, Calif.

High School:
Villa Park High School

Last College:
Cypress College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220




Baseball Opens Gainesville Regional with 7-6 Win Over Georgia Tech

The Huskies scored seven runs in the second inning and held off the Jackets behind six-innings of work from freshman LHP Tim Cate


Huskies Rally for 9-8 Win at Northeastern

Connecticut scored six unanswered runs in the eighth and ninth innings to secure a win over Northeastern


Melley Powers UConn Past UMass, 5-0

The Huskies improved to 25-22 overall with a 5-0 midweek victory over the Minutemen


Huskies Drop Two to No. 24 ECU on Saturday

Connecticut moves to 24-21 overall with two setbacks on Saturday at J.O. Christian Field


DeRoche-Duffin Collects Second League Player of the Week Honor

The Husky OF blasted four home runs in UConn's 3-1 week


UConn vs Georgia Tech NCAA 6/5/16

UConn vs Georgia Tech NCAA Regional 6/5/16 (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn vs Florida NCAA Regional 6/4/16

UConn vs Florida NCAA Regional (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn vs Georgia Tech NCAA 6/3/16

UConn vs Georgia Tech NCAA (photo by Stephen Slade)


Baseball Day 2 Practice in Gainesville

Baseball Day 2 Practice in Gainesville (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn vs Memphis American Tournament

UConnn vs Memphis American Tournament 5/28/16 gm 2 (photo by Stephen Slade)

2016 season: Selected as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and named to the All-Conference First Team… An ABCA/Rawlings Northeast All-Region Second Team member… Finished the season with a conference-bests 17 home runs and drove in 55 runs in 62 starts… Became the first Husky since 2012 to record multiple home runs in one game, accomplishing the feat against Holy Cross (April 27) and Northeastern (May 11)… Ended the season with a team-best 14 multi-RBI games and recorded 16 multi-hit efforts… A three-time American Athletic Conference Player of the Week… Picked up two hits and drove in a run in a win against Georgia Tech in the NCAA Regionals on June 3.

2015 Season: ABCA/Rawlings All-Northeast Region Second Team...NEIBA All-New England Second Team...made 53 appearances with 50 starts...posted a triple slash line of .271/.416/.541 in his first season at UConn...led the Huskies with 11 home runs...added 13 doubles, 39 RBIs, 30 walks and 30 runs scored...first on the team in slugging percentage and OPS...hit a solo home run in the season opener at Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13)...went 5-for-10 with eight RBIs in a series vs. Siena (Feb. 21-23)...had two hits, including a home run, against Sacred Heart (March 11)...homered and drove in three vs. USC Upstate (March 14)...smacked a game-tying home run in a late rally at Tulane (March 29)...left the yard the next game in another comeback win over Boston College (March 31)...went 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs against Memphis (April 24)...homered in back-to-back games against Cincinnati (May 8-9)...had two doubles and two RBIs at Rhode Island (May 12)...went 3-for-5 with a home run in a win over UCF at The American Championship (May 21)...capped a dramatic late rally later in the tournament with a go-ahead two-run homer against Tulane (May 22).

Before UConn: Spent the 2014 season with Cypress College, former home of UConn teammate Blake Davey...hit .336 with five home runs and 32 RBIs for Cypress...named First Team All-Conference...played in 11 games at UC Santa Barbara as a freshman in 2013.

High School: Played varsity baseball at Villa Park in Villa Park, Calif. ...hit .347 with seven home runs and 37 RBIs as a senior.

Personal: Joseph Ryan Deroche-Duffin...born April 27, 1994...son of Barry and Linda...a history major.