ETSU RHP Kerry Doane
MACON, Ga. — Accomplishing a rare feat earned East Tennessee State ace Kerry Doane his second Atlantic Sun Conference pitcher of the week honor on Monday.
The senior right-hander, who tossed his NCAA-best 10th complete game and fourth shutout of the season Friday night in a 1-0 victory over Mercer, became the first A-Sun hurler since former Florida Gulf Coast ace and current Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale to win 11 games in a year. Sale won 11 games for FGCU in 2010.
Doane struck out five and didn't issue a walk in his nine innings of work against the Bears. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native pushed his record to 11-1. He is 8-0 with a 2.19 ERA in his past eight starts.
Doane's 11 wins and 10 complete games are one shy of tying both ETSU single-season records, and his four shutouts this season are tied with Jeff Andrews (1978-81) for the most in program history.
Doane is tied for third nationally in wins and is one of only five Division I pitchers to have won 11 or more games this season. Overall, he has thrown 109 of the 117 total innings in his 13 starts this season.
Doane became the ETSU player to receive pitcher of the week honors twice in one season.
The Bucs wrap the regular season this week when they host Jacksonville for a three-game series beginning Thursday night. First pitch of the opener is set for 7:05 p.m. at Thomas Stadium.