Duke Baseball BIO
20 Trent Swart
2014: Started 11 games on the mound … Went 5-2 with a 1.76 ERA … Struck out 54 batters while walking 12 over 61.1 innings … Ranked second in the ACC in ERA, 14th in opposing batting average (.221) and 16th in strikeouts per game (7.92) … Allowed just one run in each of his first three starts to begin the season, Missed four weeks of the season due to injury … Returned to pitched 2.0 scoreless innings at Georgia Tech … Posted a stretch of 17.0 shutout innings over four games from April 5 to April 26 … Picked up wins over Binghamton, La Salle, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and then-No. 4 Florida State … Allowed three runs on six hits over 8.0 innings in Duke’s 6-5 victory over Florida State in the regular season finale.
2013: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Duke’s most dependable starting pitcher ... Appeared in 13 games, starting all 13 on the mound ... Posted a 4-4 record with a 2.75 ERA ... Struck out 71 batters in 85.0 innings pitched ... Combined on three shutouts ... Led the team in ERA, innings pitched, games started and strikeouts ... Went at least five innings in 12-of-13 starts ... Permitted just 12 extra-base hits, all doubles ... Limited opposing hitters to a .242 batting average ... Ranked 11th in the ACC in both ERA and opposing batting average, 16th in strikeouts and 19th in innings pitched ... One of five ACC pitchers to not allow a home run on the year ... Started 10 ACC games with a team-leading 3.09 ERA to go along with 53 strikeouts ... Started the season opener at No. 13 Florida, permitting two runs on four hits in the no decision ... Helped shutout Bucknell Feb. 22, tossing 7.0 scoreless innings with a season-high 10 strikeouts ... Pitched 7.0 scoreless frames versus Virginia Tech March 15, totaling seven strikeouts ... Shut out No. 15 Georgia Tech for 8.0 innings April 5, scattering seven hits while striking out six ... Matched his season-long outing with eight complete frames against Maryland, yielding just one run on five hits while striking out nine ... Gave up two earned runs over 8.0 innings in a no decision at No. 7 Virginia ... Played for the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod League, making two appearances during the summer.
2012: Earned All-ACC Academic Baseball Team honors ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in 14 games with 13 starts on the mound ... Served as Duke’s No. 2 starter all season ... Registered a 4-8 record with a 4.28 ERA ... Wins came against Canisius (Feb. 25), George Washington (March 3), Virginia Tech (March 24) and Boston College (May 18) ... Amassed 76 strikeouts in 73.2 innings ... Went five or more innings in nine of his 13 starts ... Posted a 4.91 ERA in 10 ACC outings with 53 strikeouts in 55.0 innings ... His 53 strikeouts in ACC play ranked as the fifth-most in conference games ... Made his collegiate debut Feb. 18 at Texas ... Allowed one run on five hits in 6.0 innings to pick up his first collegiate win versus Canisius ... Struck out eight batters in the win over Canisius ... Did not allow a run in 7.2 innings at Virginia Tech, registering seven strikeouts in the game ... Struck out a season-high 10 batters against George Washington to earn the win ... Threw his first career complete game in his last start of the season, leading Duke to a 4-1 win over Boston College May 18 ... Matched his season high with 10 strikeouts in the win over the Eagles ... Retired 21 of the final 27 batters, including 14 of the last 16 Eagles he faced.
High School: Two-year letterwinner at La Costa Canyon High School ... A Louisville Slugger All-American first team selection ... Posted an 8-2 record, a 0.76 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 74 innings as a senior ... Threw the first perfect game in school history, striking out 15 batters ... Logged complete games in seven of his 11 starts ... Set the school’s single-season ERA record and strikeout record ... Walked just 22 of the 263 batters he faced as a senior ... Named the Avocado West League Pitcher of the Year ... A second team all-state selection ... Named All-CIF SD Section First Team and all-league first team ... As a junior, went 7-0 with a 2.67 ERA ... Logged 50 strikeouts in 36 innings as a junior with 18 walks ... A 2011 selection to the all-academic team ... Named All-North County first team.
Personal: Born Trent Austin Swart on March 11, 1993 in Lubbock, Texas ... The son of Todd and Deborah Swart ... Has an older brother (Eric).