KU Pitcher Duncan Tabbed All-Big 12 by Waco Tribune-Herald
May 30, 2012
WACO, Texas – Kansas sophomore right-handed pitcher Frank Duncan was tabbed a second team All-Big 12 selection by the Waco Tribune-Herald Wednesday as the newspaper released its all-conference teams following the Big 12 Championship last weekend.
Duncan, a 6-foot-4 sophomore right-hander from San Francisco, Calif., was KU’s top pitcher throughout the 2012 season. The sophomore went 6-8 with a 3.23 ERA in 15 starts. He walked 32 and struck out 100, making him the first Jayhawk to tally 100 K’s in a season or more since 2005. His 100 strikeouts are the fifth-most in KU history. Duncan capped his regular season with two wins in the month of May, including a complete game shutout against Missouri on May 17.
The sophomore ranks third in the Big 12 in innings pitched (111 1/3), fifth in strikeouts (100), sixth in complete games (two) and eighth in opponents’ batting average (.228).
Baylor head coach Steve Smith was named the publication’s Coach of the Year, while catcher Josh Ludy was named its MVP. Oklahoma State’s Andrew Heaney was tabbed the Pitcher of the Year, while Baylor designated hitter Nathan Orf garnered top newcomer honors and Oklahoma 1B/DH Hunter Lockwood was named Freshman of the Year.
Kansas completed its season with two wins at the Big 12 Baseball Championship, advancing to the semifinals for the first time since 2006. The Jayhawks eliminated higher seeded Texas and Texas A&M from the tournament with their victories.