Red Raider Profile: Duke von Schamann
Oct. 15, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech baseball team is heading toward the end of its fall season, and throughout the remainder of the semester Texas Tech Athletics Communications will take an inside look into the Tech program with Red Raider Profiles on each player.
Duke von Schamann (RHP/INF - 6-3, 225 - R/R - RS Fr./RS - Edmond, Okla./Edmond Santa Fe)
Duke von Schamann is now ready to make his debut as a Red Raider, one season after spending his initial year on the campus of Texas Tech recovering from Tommy John surgery.
To say von Schamann is ready to get back on the field is an understatement.
He came to Texas Tech in the fall of 2009 after a standout career at Edmond Santa Fe in Edmond, Okla. He was named the All-Edmond Player of the Year in 2009 as he led his high school at the plate and on the mound.
von Schamann went 6-1 on the mound with a 3.13 ERA and struck out 71 batters. At the plate, he batted .393 with six home runs and 54 RBI in the largest classification in the state of Oklahoma. He led Santa Fe to the Class 6A State Championship game.
"Duke is a legitimate two-way guy for us," head coach Dan Spencer said. "We expect him to hit and pitch for us. He is a big strong kid with some power. We had our first chance to see him pitch this fall - since he was hurt when he got here (last year) - and he has been very impressive. We are looking for big things from him."
von Schamann is one of six two-way players listed on the Red Raiders fall roster.