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College Profile: Brandon Dufault

Photo courtesy Brett Moore/Northeastern athletics

BRANDON DUFAULT
Northeastern University

Position: RHP
Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 195 pounds
Class: Redshirt Junior
B/T: R/R
Hometown: Windham
High School: Windham High School

2020:

  • Named closer and had career-high four saves before season canceled due to Coronavirus
  • Had three strikeouts against Alabama (2/16)
  • First save of season in 2-0 win over South Florida (2/22)
  • Had four games of two strikeouts or more
  • Finished season tied for ninth in most saves in Northeastern history with seven

2019:

  • Pitched in 52 innings for the Huskies, finishing the season with a 5.40 ERA
  • Earned a win against South Dakota St. after pitching in four innings (2/23)
  • Struck out six batters in three innings and earned his first of three saves on the season against William & Mary (3/23)

2018:

  • Made his collegiate debut at Creighton (2/16)
  • Picked up his first career win against Dartmouth (3/3)
  • Struck out four through three scoreless innings against Bryant (5/2)
  • Earned the win with 3.0 scoreless innings pitched against UNCW in a CAA tournament elimination victory (5/26)

Before Northeastern: Four-year varsity baseball student-athlete at Windham High School (Windham, New Hampshire) under head coaches Leo Gravel and Jason Matthews. … Two-year captain at Windham (2016, 2017) … Two-time First Team All-State (New Hampshire) and USA Today First Team All-State honoree (2016, 2017). … As a senior (2017), co-led Windham to a 14-4 record, pitching to a 5-2 record, two saves, 1.67 ERA, and 72 strikeouts during 46 innings. … Named the 2017 Pitcher of the Year and The Eagle Tribune Regional All-Star Team … Tossed a 10-strikeout no-hitter – one of his five double-digit strikeout games during the 2017 season. … As a junior (2016), boasted a 6-3 record, two saves, 1.83 ERA, and 51 strikeouts during 38 innings, helping Windham attain a 15-4 record … Broke the New England Showcase League strikeout record during the 2016 season, throwing 59 strikeouts across 30 innings. … As a sophomore (2015), paired an undefeated, 10-0 pitching record, including a 3-0 mark during the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) Division II playoffs, with a 0.96 ERA and 55 strikeouts during 42 innings pitched. … Helped Windham to a 19-1 record during 2015 and the NHIAA Division II state championship … Caught for Windham during his freshman season (2014). … Played on the Nashua Silver Knights team that won the 2020 FCBL championship.

Personal: Son to his father, Dan Dufault, and mother, Deb Roux. … Has an older sister. … Interested in studying science at Northeastern … Eager to pursue a career in professional baseball, MLB, or in forensic science. … New Hampshire Scholar. … Hobbies include playing golf, drawing and going to the movies. … Design major.

CAREER PITCHING
SEASON AP-GS ERA W-L SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AVG WP HBP
2018 17-0 5.88 2-1 0 26.0 20 20 17 14 20 2 1 1 .215 4 3
2019 22-8 5.40 1-2 3 55.0 52 41 33 35 47 4 3 0 .250 12 11
2020 9-0 0.96 0-1 4 9.1 6 2 1 4 11 0 1 0 .188 0 1
2021 0-0 0.00 0-0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
CAREER 48-8 5.08 3-4 7 90.1 78 63 51 53 78 6 5 1 .234 16 15
CAA PITCHING
SEASON AP-GS ERA W-L SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AVG WP HBP
2018 4-0 2.45 0-0 0 3.2 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 .091 1 0
2019 10-0 2.11 0-0 3 21.1 13 8 5 11 19 2 2 0 .173 6 2
2020 0-0 0.00 0-0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
2021 0-0 0.00 0-0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
CAREER 14-0 2.16 0-0 3 25.0 14 9 6 14 22 2 2 0 .163 7 2

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