DUNCAN NAMED WEEK’S BEST PITCHER WITH TWO STRONG OUTINGS

Thornhill, Ontario — Sussex County Miners RHP Frank Duncan is the Can-Am League’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 1-7, as selected by PointStreak, the league’s official statistician. It is the second time Duncan has received the honor, also earning it for the week of June 10-16.

Duncan had two excellent outings for the first-place Miners this week, beginning with a seven-inning one-hitter of the Empire League Grays on Tuesday, in which he fanned 11 and did not allow a hit until the game’s next-to-last batter. He improved his record to 5-2 Sunday against Quebec, allowing two runs on three hits in eight innings of work, striking out six.

The San Francisco native, who also pitched a no-hitter June 13 against New Jersey, leads the league with three complete games and 65.2 innings pitched to go along with a 2.74 ERA (third in the league) and 58 strikeouts (tied for third).

Duncan is in his first campaign in independent baseball after having spent the previous five seasons in the Pittsburgh, Arizona, Colorado and L.A. Dodgers organizations, reaching as high as Triple-A.

Can-Am League 2019 Pitchers of the Week

  • May 20-26: Phillippe Aumont, Ottawa
  • May 27-June 2: Matt Marsh, Quebec
  • June 3-9: Kevin McNorton, Trois-Rivieres
  • June 10-16: Frank Duncan, Sussex County
  • June 17-23: Ishi Daichi, Shikoku Island
  • June 24-30: Ishi Daichi, Shikoku Island
  • July 1-7: Frank Duncan, Sussex County