2008 All-ACC Second Team
Tall, lanky three-year ace of the Georgia Tech pitching staff ... Highly touted player that was very impressive in his first season at Georgia Tech and served as the Yellow Jackets' No. 1 starting pitcher in 2007 and 2008 ... Has been used both as a starter and reliever during his career on the Flats ... Combines a lively fastball with a good changeup and breaking ball, but perhaps his best pitch is his split-finger fastball.
Selected in the 14th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft by the Minnesota Twins, but elected to enroll at Tech instead ... Chosen in the 23rd round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals, but chose to remain at Georgia Tech with two years of eligibility remaining ... Taken in the 5th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros.
Ranks 13th in Georgia Tech's career record books with 2.87 walks per nine innings pitched and 17th with 272.1 innings pitched in his three years on the Flats ... Had a 21-9 record with 211 strikeouts in his first three years at Georgia Tech.
Named to the All-ACC second team in 2008.
2008: Georgia Tech's No. 1 pitcher the entire season ... Went 7-3 with a 4.48 ERA ... Had 74 strikeouts while tossing a team-high 96.1 innings ... Struck out six or more batters in six of his 15 starts on the season ... Tossed a two-hit, six-strikeout, seven-inning shutout against Youngstown State (2/22) in the season opener ... Earned his second win of the season by limiting Virginia Tech (3/7) to one run on four hits through eight innings ... Limited Duke (3/21) to just five hits while striking out six for victory No. 3 on the year ... Struck out a season-high 10 batters against Boston College (3/29) ... Held the Eagles to two runs on just four hits in eight innings of work to pick up his fourth win ... Worked eight innings in a win over Wake Forest (4/25), holding the Demon Deacons to one run on six hits while striking out seven ... The lone run for Wake Forest came on a solo home run, after which Duncan retired 12 of the next 13 he faced in order ... Earned sixth win of the year against a talented Coastal Carolina (5/2) team ... Was remarkable against Clemson (5/9), limiting the Tigers to one run on six hits while striking out five and walking none through eight innings for his seventh victory of the season ... Gave up just one earned run through six innings at Virginia (5/15) the final weekend of the regular season ... Held Louisville to just three runs in the NCAA Tournament, but did not figure into the decision.
2007: The Yellow Jackets' primary weekend starter the entire season ... Started 16 games and posted a 7-4 record with 86 strikeouts in 104 innings ... Held Illinois-Chicago (2/16) scoreless while giving up just one hit and striking out seven in six innings ... Recorded a win in his second-straight game by allowing just two runs in five innings while striking out four against Duquesne (2/23) ... Tossed Georgia Tech's first complete-game shutout in three years against Boston College (3/16), with career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts (10) ... Held the Eagles to just four hits in that contest ... Earned win No. 5 on the season by holding Miami (4/6) to two runs on eight hits while striking out six in 5.1 innings of work ... Tossed seven strong innings at No. 5 Virginia (4/13), giving up just one run on six hits ... Held Clemson (4/27) scoreless on seven hits while striking out nine in 7.1 innings of work ... From the first weekend in April to the first weekend in May, went 2-0 with 53 strikeouts and a 1.54 ERA in 52.2 innings ... Earned a no-decision in his final three appearances of the month (Virginia, NC State, Clemson) despite holding opponents to just two runs (a 0.78 ERA) while striking out 23 in 23.1 innings due to the fact that Georgia Tech was held scoreless in 26.1-consecutive innings with him on the mound ... Held USF (5/6) to one unearned run on just two hits while striking out six in 6.1 innings ... Strapped UNC (5/12) to just one unearned run on three hits while striking out three in 4.0 innings ... Limited Virginia (5/23) to one run on five hits while striking out five in six innings in the Jackets' opening game of the ACC Tournament.
2006: Went 7-2 with 51 K in 72.0 IP ... Made 19 appearances, including 14 starts ... Was the starting pitcher in his last 13 appearances of the season ... Was 5-1 in his last eight starts ... Earned a win in relief in his first career appearance vs. Georgia State (2/15) ... Pitched well in his first start against East Tennessee State (2/21), but did not figure into the decision after allowing just two runs in six innings ... Made two scoreless relief appearances in Tech's series win over Virginia (3/10-3/12) ... Earned his second win in a start vs. Mississippi Valley State (2/15), pitching two innings while allowing one earned run in a staff day ... Took a no decision in a start against Georgia Southern (4/5), working 6.1 innings and allowing two earned runs on two hits while fanning a season-high seven batters; Carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of that game ... Earned a win in a staff day start vs. No. 25 Georgia (4/12), working three innings and allowing two runs ... Improved to 4-1 with a win vs. No. 5 Clemson (4/16), allowing just three runs while striking out five in six innings ... Improved to 6-2 with an impressive win over South Florida (5/6), working a season-long eight innings and holding the Bulls to just one unearned run on three hits, all singles ... Picked up his seventh win vs. Duke (5/13).
High School: Earned 12 letters in baseball, basketball and golf at New Richmond High School ... A two-time Cincinnati Player of the Year honoree in baseball ... Had a career record of 40-5 and a 0.93 ERA ... Pitched three no hitters and one perfect game ... Named the SBAAC Player of the Year for three straight years ... Pitched the Midland Redskins to the 2004 Connie Mack National Championship ... Rated as the No. 1 prospect in Ohio and #40 in the nation.
Personal: Full name is David Edward Duncan ... Born June 1, 1986 ... Son of John and Linda Duncan ... Brother, John, pitched at Wright State from 1997-98 ... Majoring in Management.
Career StatisticsYear ERA W-L App/GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA BK 2006 5.50 7-2 19/14 0 0/0 0 72.0 88 55 44 25 51 7 2 9 335 .297 6 6 2 6 2 2007 3.72 7-4 16/16 1 1/0 0 104.0 106 48 43 30 86 21 3 8 444 .266 4 4 1 10 3 2008 4.48 7-3 15/15 0 0/1 0 96.1 99 53 48 32 74 17 2 16 412 .268 5 4 2 5 2 TOTAL 4.46 21-9 50/45 1 1/1 0 272.1 293 156 135 87 211 45 7 33 1191 .275 15 14 5 21 7