Duke Baseball BIO
6 David Perkins
2014: Played in 32 games, starting 17 … Started 11 games at designated hitter and six in left field … Hit .226 with a triple and two home runs … Hit his first home run of the season April 11 against NC State, a solo shot off eventual No. 3 MLB Draft overall pick Carlos Rodon … Added a second home run April 16 at N.C. Central … Went 2-for-2 with an RBI May 4 against Longwood.
2013: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his career ... Appeared in 25 games, starting five as designated hitter ... Hit .200 with three doubles, a triple, five runs scored and five RBI ... Played in 14 ACC games, starting three ... Hit. 278 in conference contests, adding two doubles, a triple, four runs scored and two RBI ... Went 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored at No. 7 Florida State April 13 ... Belted his first career triple May 11 at No. 7 Virginia.
2012: Played in 28 games with 20 starts ... Started 14 games in left field and six at designated hitter ... Hit .205 with 14 RBI and seven runs scored ... Delivered a pinch-hit, walk-off three-run double in a come-from-behind 9-8 win over Eastern Michigan ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored against Western Carolina March 6 ... Had a season-high three hits vs. Coppin State May 8, adding a double and three RBI in game one of a doubleheader ... Had a five-game hitting streak from April 13 to April 21 ... In game two of doubleheader, blasted a walk-off home run to lead Duke to a 4-3 win over Coppin State ... Hit .296 with runners in scoring position.
2011: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Appeared in 46 games with 35 starts ... Made 16 starts at designated hitter, 15 in left field and four at second base ... Hit .289 with 39 hits, 16 RBI and 25 runs scored ... Posted a .356 slugging percentage with six doubles and one home run ... Had a season-high three hits vs. NC State ... Recorded eight two-hit games ... Had three multiple-RBI games, with a season-high three RBI vs. Wake Forest ... First career home run came against Boston College ... Had a six-game hitting streak ... Hit .351 against lefties ... Hit .333 with runners in scoring position.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at The Bolles School ... Captained the team as a senior ... Along with teammate Mark Lumpa, helped Bolles to back-to-back state championships and four district titles ... Tabbed All-First Coast as a junior and senior ... As a senior, hit .390 with 23 extra-base hits, including 10 homers, 11 doubles and two triples ... Drove in 38 RBI, scored 39 runs and slugged .840 ... Hit .375 as a junior with four homers and 38 RBI ... Raked a .452 average as a sophomore with 23 RBI ... Played with the Florida Bombers in 2009, hitting .433 to lead the team to the 2009 Florida Bombers National Classic Championship ... Also led the Bombers to the FAU Showdown Championships and a runner-up finish at the PerfectGame WWBA 18U Tournament ... Received the Mr. Bomber Award ... A four-year honor roll student ... Member of the Junior Mentors program.
Personal: Born David Theodore Perkins on Aug. 8, 1992, in Jacksonville, Fla. ... The son of Ira and Mary Perkins.