DURHAM, N.C. – Duke junior right-hander Marcus Stroman was named to the 2012 ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region first team, the American Baseball Coaches Association announced Wednesday.
Stroman, who garnered All-America honors from both Louisville Slugger and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), is the seventh Blue Devil to earn ABCA All-Atlantic Region honors and the first since Andrew Wolcott in 2009. Stroman and Wolcott are the only Duke pitchers in school history to receive an ABCA All-Region selection.
Stroman was drafted with the 22nd overall pick by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on June 4, becoming Duke’s first-ever first round pick in school history.
Stroman, who was also named to the All-ACC First Team, led all NCAA pitchers in strikeouts with 136 and finished second in strikeouts per nine innings (12.49). Stroman went 6-5 with a 2.39 ERA in 14 starts this season.
Stroman, a native of Medford, N.Y., ranked first in the ACC in innings pitched (98.0), fifth in ERA (2.39) and 10th in opponent batting average (.231). In ACC games only, Stroman finished first in innings pitched (76.0), first in strikeouts (99), first in strikeouts per nine innings (11.72) and 10th in ERA (2.49).
Stroman’s 136 strikeouts in 2012 are the fifth-most in a single season in Duke history. His 136 Ks compared to just 26 walks gave him a 5.23 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the year. In his 10 ACC starts, Stroman had 99 strikeouts against 18 walks.
Stroman’s 290 career strikeouts put him at fourth on Duke’s all-time strikeouts list.
Stroman’s 2.39 ERA is the sixth-lowest in a single season in the aluminum bat era (since 1974) in Duke history. His 3.27 career ERA is the second-lowest in school history in the aluminum bat era and the sixth-lowest all-time.
2012 ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region Team
C: Peter O'Brien, Miami
1B: Jayce Boyd, Florida State
2B: Michael Felton, Campbell
3B: Richie Shaffer, Clemson
SS: Chris Diaz, N.C. State
OF: James Ramsey, Florida State
OF: Marty Gantt, College of Charleston
OF: Ryan Mathews, N.C. State
DH: Daniel Kassouf, Appalachian State
SP: Carlos Rodon, N.C. State
SP: Kent Emanuel, North Carolina
SP: Marcus Stroman, Duke
RP: Michael Morin, North Carolina
C: Danny Canela, N.C. State
1B: Jake Davies, Georgia Tech
2B: Ross Heffley, Western Carolina
3B: Eric Phillips, Georgia Southern
SS: Will Callaway, Appalachian State
OF: Daniel Bowman, Coastal Carolina
OF: Brandon Thomas, Georgia Tech
OF: Tyler Tewell, Appalachian State
DH: Phil Pohl, Clemson
SP: Ryan Arrowood, Appalachian State
SP: Christian Powell, College of Charleston
SP: Buck Farmer, Georgia Tech
RP: Robert Benincasa, Florida State
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