THIS YEAR: Denny Duron begins his sophomore season at Pepperdine . . . One of six sophomores on the Waves' roster . . . Scrappy player with excellent instincts . . . Became the starting second baseman late in the 2006 season after an injury to David Uribes . . . Showed excellent defensive skills and was a consistent hitter at the plate . . . Expected to be Pepperdine's starting second baseman in 2007.
SUMMER 2006: Played for the Danville Dans of the Central Illinois Collegiate League . . . Started all 35 games and batted .218 with a home run and 22 RBI . . . Was 13 of 15 in stolen bases.
2006: Appeared in 27 games, starting 19 . . . Batted .290 with three doubles, a triple and six RBI . . . Had five multiple-hit games . . . Hit .348 (8-for-23) in 13 WCC games . . . Made collegiate debut against Cal State Fullerton (2-28) . . . Collected first career hit and RBI versus San Francisco (4-8) . . . Went 4-for-5 with an RBI against San Francisco (5-28) in Game 3 of the WCC Championship Series.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner in baseball and football at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana . . . Named all-state in baseball in 2005 and all-district sophomore through junior years . . . Batted .481 as a senior . . . Football team captured state title during freshman, sophomore and senior seasons.
PERSONAL: Born January 10, 1986 . . . A resident of Shreveport, Louisiana . . . Attended Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport . . . Father attended Louisiana Tech and later played for the Washington Redskins . . . Majoring in telecommunications . . . Considered Georgia, Louisiana State, Tennessee and Tulane before choosing Pepperdine.