Duke von Schamann Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week

von Schamann is the first Red Raider to earn Big 12 Pitcher of the Week since 2010

April 2, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech redshirt sophomore Duke von Schamann has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week, conference officials announced Monday.

It marks the 18th time a Red Raider pitcher has been awarded Big 12 Pitcher of the Week and the first since 2010 (Chad Bettis - Feb. 20) while von Schamann is just the 14th Red Raider to earn the award. It is only the fourth time during the past five years that a Tech pitcher has been named the league's top pitcher of the week.

von Schamann (Edmond, Okla.) was dominating last Friday in a complete-game, two-hitter at Kansas where he led Texas Tech to a 3-1 victory. It marked his third complete game of the season and his second in a row (vs. Oklahoma).

He struck out six and allowed a run (unearned) against the Jayhawks while issuing just one walk. He became the first Red Raider to throw back-to-back complete games since 2005 and his two hits allowed marked the fewest by a Red Raider in a complete game in over 11 years. von Schamann finished the game throwing a first pitch strike to 26-of-30 batters faced while tossing 97 pitches (74 strikes) in his nine-inning complete-game gem.

In addition, von Schamann has not allowed an earned run in 19 consecutive innings pitched, spanning both of his last two starts in Big 12 play and his final inning pitched at Baylor.

He is currently second in the Big 12 with a 1.72 ERA with a 4-3 record in seven starts with 52.1 innings pitched with three complete games. He has a team-leading 35 strikeouts while opponents are batting just .180 with just eight walks allowed on the season.

- Duke von Schamann is the 11th Texas Tech RHP to earn the award... He is just the second Tech RHP to be named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week since 2006... von Schamann is just the third Texas Tech sophomore to earn Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors (Chad Bettis - 2009... Shane Wright - 1997)... it marks just the fourth time that a Red Raider has been awarded Big 12 Pitcher of the Week in the month of April.

Texas Tech pitchers named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week:
2012 - RHP Duke von Schamann (April 2)
2010 - RHP Chad Bettis (Feb. 22)
2009 - RHP Chad Bettis (April 13)
2007 - LHP Colt Hynes (March 12)
2006 - LHP Aaron Odom (April 18)
2006 - RHP Miles Morgan (March 21)
2005 - RHP Brian Wyatt (March 22)
2004 - RHP Corey Gerstner (May 18)
2003 - RHP Jeff Karstens (March 25)
2002 - RHP Dusty Buck (May 20)
2002 - RHP Chris Phillips (Feb. 11)
2001 - RHP Brandon Roberson (March 19)
2001 - RHP Chris Phillips (March 12)
1999 - RHP Kevin Tracey (March 15)
1998 - RHP Shane Wright (March 1)
1998 - RHP Shane Wright (March 23)
1997 - RHP Shane Wright (April 28)
1997 - LHP Jason Gooding (March 17)




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