Duncan Tabbed Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week
TUSCON, Ariz. – Collegiate Baseball announced that senior right-hander Frank Duncan earned Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honors for his performance Sunday against Mississippi Valley State.
Duncan (1-0) threw 92 pitches, 71 for strikes, in seven and two-thirds innings of work, allowing just four hits and one earned run to go along with his 14 strikeouts against the Delta Devils (0-8). His dominating performance was a complete 180 from his first start, when he gave up 12 hits and seven runs in six and two-thirds innings against BYU.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be named National Player of the Week,” Duncan said. “I felt good on the mound and everything was working. I was fortunate enough to fill up the zone as well as I did. I got into two-strike counts and was able to put them away with my slider. I give huge credit to my offense for getting me a big lead and a little breathing room so I could just relax out there.”
Duncan is the first Jayhawk to earn a national weekly honor since Shaeffer Hall earned the same honor Feb. 24, 2009.
Kansas wraps up the Snowbird Classic Monday against St. Bonaventure.
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