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Steve Durelli
Steve Durelli
Year Inducted: 2003
Area of Distinction: Baseball
Graduation Year: 1986

Steve Durelli (class of 1986) was an infielder for the Battling Bishop baseball team during the 1984-1985 seasons. Durelli played second base his first season and third base his second and has the distinction of being named an All-American each year. He was also a First Team All-Region performer during each year and was a First Team All-Dixie Conference selection in 1985.

Durelli knocked 32 career homeruns (#4 all-time) and still holds the record for homers in a season with 20, which ranks 20th in NCAA history for a single season. At the time of his induction, Durelli had the fourth highest batting average in school history at .380 (135-355).

During his two years as a Bishop, the baseball team was 68-21-2 with two Dixie Conference Regular Season Championships (15-1 record in Dixie play). Wesleyan made the NCAA Tournament each of those years.