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Former Diamond Mine Pitcher Landon Knack Named 1st Team All American

Knack Named First-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball

Tuesday, May 26, 2020


· Collegiate Baseball's Release

TUSCON, Ariz. (May 26, 2020)  â?? ETSU baseball starting pitcher,  Landon Knack (Johnson City, Tenn.), was named to Collegiate Baseballâ??s All-American team on Tuesday morning. Knack received first-team recognition and was tabbed an All-American for the first time in his career.

In the shortened season, Knack made four starts and held a 4-0 record with a 1.08 ERA. He had 51 strikeouts, one walk and allowed just three earned runs in 25 innings of work. The senior right-handed starter led the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio (51-to-1) and strikeouts (51). Knack ranked third in Division I with 18.36 strikeouts per nine innings and fifth with a WHIP of 0.52.

This season, ETSUâ??s ace set a new program record with 16 strikeouts in a single game on March 7 vs Wagner. In each of his four starts this season, he set or tied his previous career high in strikeouts.  

Knack led the conference in strikeouts, strikeout-to-walk ratio, strikeouts per nine innings, WHIP and walks per nine innings (0.36). Additionally, the Johnson City native was tied for a league-best with four victories this season.

Knack was one of two SoCon players tabbed as All-Americans. To read the full release,  click here.

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