Doane, Janas Named To National Pitcher of the Year List

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas – Two Atlantic Sun Conference starting pitchers were named to the National Pitcher of the Year Watch List by the College Baseball Hall of Fame. ETSU's Kerry Doane and Kennesaw State's Stephen Janas represented the A-Sun on the 22-player listing.

Doane – who leads the NCAA in complete games (10) and innings pitched (113.0) – is 11-1 with a 2.15 ERA (27 ER/113.0 IP) in 13 starts this season. The Buccaneer hurler is tied for the nation’s lead in shutouts (4), while he is tied for third nationally in wins and is only one of five pitchers to have registered at least 11 victories on the campaign.

The Buccaneer hurler has won his last eight starts and is the first Atlantic Sun pitcher to post 11 wins since former FGCU and current Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale accomplished the feat back in 2011.

KSU's Janas ranks third in the nation with a 0.81 ERA and owns a perfect 8-0 record including a 7-0 record in conference play in eight starts. Janas owns two complete games including a shutout of North Florida on April 19th. He has totaled 47 strikeouts in only 66.1 innings pitched and only six earned runs allowed all season.

The Pacific 12 and SEC lead all conferences with five selections to the list just ahead of the ACC. The A-Sun tied with the Big 12 for most selections to the listing.

The award, sponsored by Diamond Sports, will be presented on June 29 as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame's annual Night of Champions event in Lubbock.

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