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#26 Dennis O'Grady
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher/Infielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
City/State: Floral Park, N.Y.
High School: Archbishop Molloy
Dennis O'Grady Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 06/01/2011

2010

  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
  • An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection
  • One of the most versatile players in Duke’s lineup
  • Started 41 games in the field and 11 on the mound
  • Made a team-high 10 of his 11 starts against ACC teams
  • Made at least nine starts at four different positions
  • Started 14 games at first base, 12 at second base, nine in left field and six as the designated hitter
  • Hit .283 with 43 hits, 28 RBI and 32 runs scored
  • Doubled 11 times and hit two homers
  • Stole five bases
  • Struck out only 19 times in 182 plate appearances
  • Had 14 multi-hit games
  • Posted a 10-game hitting streak
  • Drove in a career-high five RBI in a 6-5 win over Presbyterian with only one official at bat
  • Had a two-run double and three sacrifice flies in that win over Presbyterian
  • Had 11 RBI in a five-game span from May 1-11
  • Hit .311 with two outs
  • Started a game on the mound in each of Duke’s 10 ACC series
  • Gave up more than four earned runs in only two of his 10 starts
  • Beat No. 15 Virginia Tech with seven innings of one-run ball
  • Gave up only three hits to the Hokies as Duke won 11-7
  • Threw eight innings and gave up only two runs against Boston College
  • Did not walk a batter in his eight innings against the Eagles.

2009

  • Appeared on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Duke's second most used reliever, making 23 appearances out of the bullpen
  • Went 2-2 with three saves and a 5.76 ERA
  • Threw a bullpen-high 45.1 innings, striking out 39 and walking 18
  • Went more than one inning in 19 games
  • Started 12 games in the field and appeared in 17 games as a position player overall
  • Hit .238 with seven RBI and eight runs
  • Slugged .405 on two doubles, a triple and a home run
  • Threw five innings out of the bullpen to lock up a win against Virginia Tech
  • Threw 3.1 innings of shutout baseball against No. 7 Miami, striking out four
  • Held NC State without an earned run on two hits in three innings
  • Picked up his second win against No. 7 Georgia Tech, throwing 3.1 innings to lock up the series win
  • Held Boston College to one run over four innings
  • Went 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBI and a triple against Alabama A&M
  • Went 2-for-3 with a run and a double against Elon
  • Drove in two runs with a homer and went 2-for-3 against N.C. Central
  • Played with the Brainerd Area Lakes Lunkers in the Northwoods League
  • Went 6-1 with a 1.58 ERA over 74.0 innings
  • Held hitters to a .184 batting average
  • Ranked among the top five in the league in ERA, opponent batting average, opponent OBP and opponent SLG%

2008

  • Was used as a two-way player, making 12 relief appearances and two starts on the mound in addition to six starts in the field
  • Went 3-2 with one save and a 3.86 ERA through 30.1 innings
  • Struck out 23 batters and walked just three, one of which was an intentional free pass
  • Led all Blue Devil pitchers with a 7.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio and an average of 0.89 walk per nine innings
  • Opened his collegiate career with a 17.2 inning scoreless streak, holding opposing teams scoreless until his seventh appearance of the year
  • Batted .185 with five hits, four runs and two RBI at the plate
  • Made all six starts at second base and made just one error in 36 chances
  • Shut out Alabama A&M for six innings in his first career start, giving up just three hits (2/27)
  • Earned his first career save against Virginia Tech after entering the game in the bottom of the ninth and getting the final out in a 7-5 win (5/17)
  • Came out of the bullpen against Brown and shut down the Bears for four complete innings (3/25)
  • Played with the Saratoga Phillies of the New York Collegiate Baseball League

High School

  • A three-year letterman at Archbishop Molloy High School
  • A two-time all-city selection at second base and a one-time selection at pitcher
  • Collected CHSSA first team honors as a senior
  • Named the Queens Courier Player of the Year in 2006
  • Collected Molloy Baseball MVP honors the same season
  • Compiled a combined 15-3 record on the mound as a junior and a senior
  • Went 7-2 with a 2.25 ERA, 50 strikeouts and just 15 walks through 60 innings as a senior
  • Also batted .375 with six home runs and 55 RBI as a senior
  • Posted an 8-1 record and a 2.00 ERA as a junior
  • Struck out 55 batters while walking 18 through 63 innings of work
  • Hit .350 with three home runs and 45 RBI in 2006
  • Also lettered in basketball
  • Named team MVP in 2005, averaging 10 points and five assists per game
  • A member of the National Honor Society
  • Involved with SADD, SAC and the Irish Club

Personal

  • Born Dennis Patrick O'Grady on May 17, 1989 in Queens, New York
  • The son of Dennis and Patricia O'Grady
  • Has a brother, Patrick (15) and a sister, Kristin (11).
O’Grady’s Overall Batting Statistics
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB HBP SO OB% SB-A
2008 .185 12-6 27 4 5 0 0 0 2 .185 1 1 6 .241 1-1
2009 .238 17-12 42 8 10 2 1 1 7 .405 6 1 6 .340 0-0
2010 .283 43-41 152 32 43 11 0 2 28 .395 14 9 19 .369 5-7
Career .262 72-59 221 44 58 13 1 3 37 .371 21 11 31 .349 6-8

 

O’Grady’s Overall Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO B/Avg
2008 3.86 3-2 14 2 0 0 1 30.1 34 15 13 3 23 .291
2009 5.76 2-2 23 0 0 0 3 45.1 65 33 29 18 39 .332
2010 5.09 2-5 15 11 1 0 0 69.0 87 45 39 25 59 .312
Career 5.04 7-9 52 13 1 0 4 144.2 186 93 81 46 121 .314

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