Duvall to be inducted to Potomac State’s Athletic Hall of Fame
Mike Duvall, Class of ’95, is a Warrenton, Va. native and was the top arm on two pitching staffs for the PSC Catamount baseball team that played in back-to-back NJCAA World Series games in 1994 and 1995. While a sophomore at Potomac State, Duvall led a very talented pitching staff that ‘Cat’apulted them to a 1995 NJCAA Division II National Championship.
During his first year at Potomac State, Duvall was nominated first-team All-American and was named a second-team All-American his second year. He had an earned run average (ERA) of less than a run for the 1995 season. Duvall set several school records, pitching 81 1/3 innings, a single season record that held until 2000; struck out 101 batters, a team record that stood until it was broken in 2006; and is third with an ERA of 0.936. He still holds the PSC record for strikeouts of 189; innings pitched of 150 2/3; and only recently was nudged out of first place for most wins at 17.
After his sophomore year at the College, Duvall was drafted in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball professional draft by the Florida Marlins. After playing on minor league teams for two years, he was picked up by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays where he spent three seasons pitching before ending his professional career with the Minnesota Twins, due to a torn ulna collateral nerve.
In all, Duvall appeared in 53 professional baseball games, with an ERA of 4.76 and 23 strike outs.
Because of his exceptional playing ability and professional career, Duvall’s #3 baseball jersey at Potomac State was retired in 2000.
Duvall currently serves as the Specialty Brands Manager with JJ Taylor Distributing in Florida. He and his wife, Cammy, are the parents of three children, 8-year-old Tanner and 4-year-old twins, Emerson and Avery.