Duke von Schamann Drafted in 15th Round by Dodgers
von Schamann's 2.08 ERA marked the third lowest by a Red Raider since 1974
June 5, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - For the first time in Texas Tech history four players have been drafted in the top-15 rounds of the Major League Baseball Draft. The latest pick came in the final round on Tuesday as redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher Duke von Schamann (Edmond, Okla.) was drafted in the 15th round (476 overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Red Raiders who have heard their names called on the first two days of the draft include junior center fielder Barrett Barnes (Supp. 1st Round - Pittsburgh), junior second baseman Jamodrick McGruder (9th Round - Seattle), junior right-handed pitcher Shane Broyles (14th Round - Colorado) and von Schamann.
The 2012 season saw von Schamann record the best season by a Red Raider starting pitcher in a number of years. He led the Red Raiders in nearly every pitching statistical category while going 6-4 with a 2.08 ERA in 12 starts (12 APP) with three complete games, 86.2 innings pitched, 60 strikeouts and issued just 12 walks while opponents batted .212. In addition, his 2.08 ERA marked the third lowest by a Red Raider during the aluminum bat era (since 1974).
He became the first Red Raider since 2000 (Kevin Tracey) and just one of four Tech pitchers since 1991 to lead the team in wins, ERA, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts.
von Schamann pitched at least seven innings in 10-of-12 starts this season while tallying three complete games in a stretch of four starts against TCU (Mar. 11) and Kansas (Mar. 30) on the road and against Oklahoma (Mar. 23) at home.
He made six starts without allowing a walk this season while his 12 walks allowed are the fewest by a Red Raider pitcher (min. 80 IP) since 2001 (Cory Metzler - 12). His six wins marked the most by a Red Raider starting pitcher since 2007 (A.J. Ramos, 8).
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