Back at it today with two pitchers from the mid-2010’s who really controlled the strike zone during their respective summers…

  • Jeff Schank (Waynesboro 2014) came to the ‘Boro from Butler after his freshman year. He was outstanding that summer, going 4-0, 2.09, with a 1.093 WHIP, 1.9 BB/9, and 7.3 K/9 in 43 innings pitched. He was ATVL’s 4th best starter based on those stats. He was excellent in all three of his subsequent college seasons; he went 5-6, 3.12 in 2015, 2-7, 3.16 in 2016, and 4-2, 2.01 in 2017. Despite career stats of 12-18, 3.18, with a 1.36 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9, and 7.4 K/9 in 294 1/3 innings, Schank was not drafted and did not play pro ball.
  • Playing for the now-defunct Aldie Senators in 2013, Graham Tebbit walked just six batters in 49 2/3 innings, finishing his summer at 1-3, 1.81, with a 0.885 WHIP, 1.1 BB/9, and 8.0 K/9. Based on those numbers, he was named the 5th best starter in the league by ATVL. On his way to Hofstra, Tebbit pitched there in both 2013 and 2014, going 1-4, 4.48 in 25 games and 54 2/3 college innings. In 2015, he pitched one game for the independent Quebec Capitales in the Can-Am League, but has not pitched in pro ball besides that one game (that I can find).

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