Son Of Former NFL Place-Kicker Is Now A Member Of Chattanooga Lookouts
Duke van Schamann Was The Winning Pitcher In The Game That Clinched The Playoffs
Sunday, September 02, 2012
- by Tim Evearitt
Duke van Schamman
- photo by Texas Tech Athletics
Lookouts’ fans may have overlooked the fact that when Chattanooga clinched the second-half SL North Division title on August 31, the winning pitcher was an unknown by the name of Duke van Schamann. He is the son of former Miami Dolphins place-kicker Uwe von Schamann. The recent callup was a redshirt sophomore at Texas Tech when drafted in the 15th round in 2012 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Last Friday in Birmingham in his first Double-A start with the Lookouts, van Schamann went 5.0 innings giving up one run on three hits as Chattanooga clinched with a 6-5 win over the Barons.
The 21-year old right-handed pitcher was assigned to the Lookouts from the Class-A Great Lakes Loons on August 29. In 12 starts, van Schamann went 4-4 at Great Lakes with a 3.22 ERA
The 2012 season saw von Schamann record the best season by a Texas Tech starting pitcher in a number of years. He led the team in nearly every pitching statistical category while going 6-4 with a 2.08 ERA in 12 starts with three complete games, 86.2 innings pitched, 60 strikeouts and issued just 12 walks while opponents batted .212.
In other tranactions:
On Sept. 1, pitcher Francisco Felix was assigned to the Albuquerque Isotopes.
On August 31st catcher Angelo Ponte went on the 7-Day disabled list.
On August 30th right handed pitcher Andres Santiago was assigned to the temporarily inactive list.
On August 27th left-handed pitcher Aaron Miller went on the 7-Day disabled list retroactive to August 26, 2012.
On August 27th, outfielder Bobby Coyle was placed on the 7-Day disabled list.
On August 27th right-handed pitch Rubby De La Rosa was assigned to the Lookouts from the L. A. Dodgers.