Rupp On Kane: "Sean had a great fall and a great individual session at the end. He's going to be in the starting rotation. He's a big guy, and he's got great downward action on his fastball. His breaking pitches have also gotten better; he developed them over the summer, and has tightened them up in the fall. He's always had a very good changeup, but now with the development of his breaking pitch, he's going to be that much more to deal with."
As a Junior (2004): Lowest ERA among weekend starters (4.58) ... second on the team with 12 starts and 74.2 innings pitched ... had a 2.39 ERA and allowed only one home run in seven home and neutral starts ... started the year with four quality starts (at least 6.0 IP with 3 ER or less) in his first six games, capping it off with seven shutout innings against Duke (3/28) ... record suffered due to a team-high 21 unearned runs ... tied a career-high with nine strikeouts, while walking just one and giving up no extra-base hits in a win over Hartford (3/15) ... pitched eight strong innings against Georgia Tech in the ACC tournament, surrendering four runs on nine hits (5/26) ... allowed just one run on six hits to North Carolina, while striking out three batters and issuing two walks in six innings of work (5/9).
As a Sophomore (2003): Started 12 games, the second most among Terrapin pitchers ... held opposing batters to a .244 batting average in the first half ... recorded five no-decisions ... tossed three scoreless innings of relief vs. William & Mary (May 14) ... took a no-decision in the Terps' 8-7 comeback over NC State (May 3) ... allowed just three hits in seven innings en route to picking up his first victory of the year against New York Tech (April 4) ... received a no-decision against Virginia (March 29) after giving up two runs on six hits in seven innings ... came on in the ninth inning to close a March 14 game against Wake Forest and fell victim to a dropped fly ball on the third out ... went 8.1 innings and struck out a season-high nine against Marist (March 8) ... recipient of a tough loss in a 4-2 game against Binghamton after giving up just two earned runs on March 1.
As a Freshman (2002): Had second- lowest ERA (4.03) of all freshmen hurlers ... appeared in 14 games on the mound, including five starts ... retired the last 11 NC State batters over the final 5.2 innings en route to a complete game, two-hit shutout vs. the Wolfpack (May 4), the first nine-inning complete-game shutout for the Terps since 2000 ... the dominant performance also marked his first collegiate victory and was enough to earn him co- ACC Player of the Week honors for May 6 along with Clemson's Khalil Greene ... had stellar outing at nationallyranked Florida State, retiring the first 13 batters he faced while striking out six and surrendering only two runs over 6.2 innings (May 12) ... earned the starting nod in Maryland's opening round ACC Tournament game vs. Duke as a freshman (May 21).
At West Chester East: One of the most dominant pitchers in the state of Pennsylvania at West Chester East High School ... three-year letterman on the diamond who also garnered two letters in football ... finished his prep career with a 19-6 record with a 1.90 ERA and 223 strikeouts in 168.0 innings pitched ... went 8-2 with a 1.40 ERA and 101 strikeouts as a senior ... recorded an area record of 18 strikeouts in one game as a senior ... first-team all-state, allarea and all-county selection ... tossed two one-hitters as a junior as he finished the campaign with a 7-3 mark.
Personal: Son of Amy and Michael Kane ... an economics major ... was recruited by Georgetown, Delaware, William & Mary and Penn State.
Kane's Career Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP GS IP H R ER BB SO SV
Kane's Career ACC Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP GS IP H R ER BB SO SV
Kane's Career Highs
Innings Pitched: 9.0 vs. NC State (5/4/02)