Former Lady Techster star will work closely with pitchers and corner defense
2016 Louisiana Tech pitching preview
LA Tech finishes with 6-2 record
Lady Techsters host Bossier Parish CC Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Tutsch named Newcomer of the Year
2014: Saw action in 51 games during the year, making 50 starts ... Made 34 starts in the circle and 16 starts at first base ... Batted .230 on the season with 35 hits in 152 at bats ... Totaled nine doubles and two home runs ... Scored 12 runs and had 20 RBI ... Was 1-of-1 in stolen bases ... Was 6-19 in the circle with a 3.70 earned run average ... Threw 170.1 innings allowing 198 hits and 40 walks ... Struck out 70 ... Made 34 starts and had 41 appearances in the circle ... Threw nine complete games ... Had five multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games ... Her first Division I home run was a grand slam in a 7-3 win over Belmont ... Also hit a three-run home run in a victory over C-USA foe Florida Atlantic ... Had a season-high three hits in a 5-3 win over Stephen F. Austin ... Had two hits and two RBI in a loss to Texas ... Had two doubles and two RBI against C-USA foe UTEP ... Picked up her first Division I win in the circle against South Dakota, allowing only one run and four hits in 4.0 innings ... Also recorded wins in the circle against Alcorn, Stephen F. Austin, Middle Tennessee, Southeastern Louisiana and East Carolina ... Threw 9.2 innings in a 2-1 extra inning loss to UTSA, allowing only five hits and no earned runs ...
Junior College: Lettered two years for coach Maria Winn at Western Nebraska Community College ... Helped lead the Cougars to the Region 9 regular season and tournament championships in 2012 ... She led the Cougars to a 55-10 record and the regular season championship in 2013 ... Named Region 9 Freshman of the Year and All-Region 9 first team pitcher in 2012 ... Named Region 9 Pitcher and Player of the Year in 2013 ... Named the NJCAA DI Pitcher of the Week (April 28, 2013) ... Holds the school record for career home runs (40), single season home runs (23), single season doubles (29), single season batting average (.545), single season hits (110), career wins and single season wins (36) ... As a sophomore, she batted .545 with 23 home runs, 29 doubles, 67 runs and 85 RBI ... Among NJCAA Division I players, she ranked No. 2 in batting average, No. 4 in RBI and No. 4 in home runs ... In the circle as a sophomore, she was 36-3 with two saves ... She boasted a 1.11 earned run average, recording 181 strikeouts and only 37 walks in 232.2 IP ... She led the country in wins ...
High School: Played for Carrie Ott at Standley Lake High School in Colorado where she pitched and played first base for the Gators ... Four-time first team all-conference and team MVP ... Played in the 5A all-state game as a senior ... Named Regional Player of the Year as a senior ...Named all-state as a senior ... Batted .495 and had a 1.02 earned run average as a senior ... Also lettered in basketball for two years ...
Personal: Full name is Bianca Rae Duran ... Daughter of Deanna and Ray Duran ... Has one brother, Kyle ... Born Feb. 3, 1993 in Westminster, Colorado.
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