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Sam Granoff
New Blue Devil Spotlight: Sam Granoff
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/16/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – Head coach Chris Pollard and the Duke baseball program are thrilled to announce the addition of left-handed pitcher Sam Granoff to the 2018 Blue Devil roster.

A 2017 graduate of the University of San Francisco, Granoff is will pursue a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree.

“Sam was one of the top starting pitchers in the WCC over his first three years,” said Pollard. “He had wins over some of the top teams on the West Coast such as Oregon and Stanford as a starter. Coming back from Tommy John this year, he had great starts over the second half of the season, particularly down the stretch when he shut out a Stanford team that was an NCAA Regional host. Sam’s a guy that features a deceptive delivery with a very good change up and breaking ball to compliment his fastball.”

As a redshirt junior with the Dons in 2017, Granoff earned first team West Coast Conference All-Academic honors. The Naples, Fla., native made 14 appearances and 13 starts, compiling a 2-4 record and 4.63 ERA in 56.1 innings.

As a redshirt freshman in 2015, Granoff collected 2015 Division I All-America honors from the Jewish Sports Review and also received WCC All-Freshman Team distinction. He finished the 2015 season with a 2.28 ERA before missing the 2016 campaign due to injury.

An excellent student, Granoff posted a 3.92 GPA as an undergraduate at San Francisco, receiving the USF History Department’s Frank Beach Award. Granoff was also a USF Davies Scholar and was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu and the History Honor Society.