“Tonight was a total team win without any question,” said head coach Terry Rooney. “And (Duffy) is really unbelievable. It’s so great to see it happen to Chris. Here’s a guy who is a leader on this team and everybody looks up to him and respects him. I certainly do. When you see great things happen to guys like that it’s even better.”
While it took Duffy only 18 games to reach the 10 home run plateau, his two long balls also lifted him into sole possession of fifth on UCF’s all-time list. He now has 33 career four-baggers, moving him past Jeremy Frost’s total of 32 from 1999-02.
Duffy delivered the homers in his first two at-bats, and notched a single in his third after falling behind 0-2, staying with an outside pitch and grounding it through the opposite way and through the left-side. Including a two-out, two-strike opposite field two-run single in the eighth, Duffy finished with a career-high five hits while driving in five runs. Those five RBI boosted his season total to 35, which is already one shy of his season-high of 36 set last year.