|Shirley's Career Statistics|
Team co-captain … named one of the top 10 draft prospects in the Ivy League for 2018 by D1Baseball.com.
Ran his consecutive games played streak to 112 by playing — and starting — in all 40 games … led the Ivy League and ranked 23rd nationally in sacrifice flies with seven … twice rapped out four hits in a game … finished the season strong, hitting .333 (17-for-51) with a .435 OBA over his last 14 games ... registered 11 mult-hit games and drove in two or more runs eight times … tied for fourth in the Ivy League with three triples … began the season by driving in two runs in an 8-4 win over Eastern Michigan … went 4-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs in a 13-1 rout of St. Bonaventure … had six hits and drove in four runs in the four-game split at The Citadel … recorded another 4-for-5 with four runs, three RBIs, a double and two triples — his second career game with two three-baggers — in a 19-11 slugfest victory over Chicago … reached base and scored to start a four-run sixth in a 4-1 win at No. 26 UCF … doubled twice and scored twice in a 9-2 win against Columbia to complete a twinbill sweep of the Lions … lofted two sacrifice flies to help the Big Green salvage a split with Princeton in a 7-6 victory … hit safely in all four games, reaching base eight times, versus Brown as Dartmouth won three … rapped out three hits and drove in the first of five runs in the sixth to break open a one-run game into an eventual 8-3 victory over Boston College … went 4-for-8 with five walks in the first three contests at Yale … produced an RBI single in the ninth as part of a three-run rally to tie Siena in a game that ended in a 9-9 deadlock … blasted first collegiate home run in the season finale at Harvard, a two-run shot.
All-Ivy League honorable mention at second base ... only player on the roster to see action in all 43 games, starting 42 ... hit from the top three spots in the order in 37 of those starts ... tied for Ivy lead with five triples ... also ranked sixth with 50 hits and 70 total bases, seventh with 105 assists and eighth with eight stolen bases ... his .405 average in league games only ranked second while his 32 hits tied for the most ... led team in hits, runs (18), doubles (10), triples, total bases, .422 slugging average and stolen bases, as well as multi-hit games (16) ... ranked 25th nationally in triples per game ... stroked two three-baggers against Bucknell, the second driving in two in the ninth to break a 4-4 deadlock in the first win of the season ... doubled and tripled in a 5-4 loss to Lehigh ... avenged that loss two days later by tying the game in the sixth with sacrifice fly, then delivered the game-winning hit in the eighth to beat the Mountain Hawks, 5-4 ... started April off with a five-hit game with two RBIs against Princeton in the second game of a doubleheader ... had a modest five-game hit streak, going 11-for-22, in mid-April with a pair of three-hit contests at Brown ... scored twice and drove in another in a 4-3 win over the Bears ... crossed the plate three times in a 15-0 drubbing of Brown ... posted four straight two-hit games against Cornell (2) and Yale (2), swatting triples in each end of the doubleheader against the Big Red ... helped the Big Green salvage the final game against the Bulldogs with three hits and three runs as well as a couple of stolen bases ... drove in the game-winner of a 2-1 triumph at Harvard with a seventh-inning single ... ended the season on a four-game hit streak, including a 2-for-5 showing in the Rolfe Division playoff at Yale.
Played in 40 of the 43 games, starting 34 — 30 at second base, two at third and two at first ... first collegiate hit was a single against 14th-ranked Texas A&M ... went 2-for-5 with an RBI versus Northwestern ... singled and scored in the 5-4 win at Columbia ... was 1-for-4 with a walk, stolen base, three runs and three RBIs in the 22-10 slugfest victory at Yale ... had two singles, a walk and two stolen bases while scoring two of the three Big Green runs in a 3-2 win to finish the four-game sweep of the Bulldogs ... first extra-base hit was a double against UMass Lowell in a 4-2 triumph ... went 5-for-13 with a triple and two RBIs in the four-game sweep of Brown ... also drove in the decisive run in the 6-5 win over the Bears ... scored three runs and drove in four in the four-game sweep of Harvard ... stroked the game-winning two-run single in the final inning in a 6-4 win over the Crimson.
Two-year letterman at prestigious Loyola High ... played in the Jesse Flores Memorial All-Star Game and the Westside All-Star Classic ... named to SoCal Easton All-Tournament Team ... 19U Palomino World Series batting champion with a .741 average ... lifetime member in California Scholarship Federation ... Cum Laude.
Full name is Dustin Alexander Shirley ... son of Jacque and Rhoda Shirley has one brother ... born Dec. 15, 1995 in Los Angeles ... older brother Brandon hit .319 in 48 games for UC San Diego as a redshirt-freshman in 2014 ... avid ping-pong player.