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#4 Zac Ryan

Zac Ryan - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-1
Weight 205
Hometown Valparaiso, Ind.
Last School Andrean
Year Senior
Height / Weight 6-1 / 210
Zac Ryan - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2016 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America – Third Team

MLB Draft: Drafted in the 23rd round by the Los Angeles Angels (685th overall) in 2017

Career: Posted a record of 16-12 overall with 14 saves … Recorded a 4.65 ERA and struck out a total of 135 batters … Appeared in 89 games, starting 12, and threw a total of 166.1 innings … His 89 appearances on the mound is tied for ninth all-time in Tech history … His 14 career saves ranks eighth all-time in Tech’s career record books … His .900 winning percentage (9-1) in 2015 ranks as the 13th-best mark in the Jackets’ single-season history … His seven saves that same season (2015) is tied for 15th all-time in Tech’s single-season history.

2017 (Senior): Led the team in saves with five on the season … Was second on the team with 27 appearances out of the bullpen … Posted a record of 3-5 on the season with all three wins coming in extra-inning victories in ACC play … Recorded a team-low 3.33 ERA over 46.0 innings … Struck out 42 batters compared to just 22 walks … Held opponents to a .240 batting average on the season … Picked up the save, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings in the 5-3 win over BYU on opening day (Feb. 17) … Threw 2.0 scoreless innings to record the save in the 11-8 win at No. 7 Auburn (April 4) … Logged the final 1.2 innings on the mound to pick up the save in the 8-5 win over Mercer (April 18) … Recorded a save with a clean ninth inning, including a strikeout, in the Jackets’ 4-3 win at home against Pitt (May 7) … Turned around the very next night to pick up a 2.0-inning save against Pitt (May 8), striking out four in the process … Picked up the win out of the bullpen by allowing one run and striking out five in 4.0 innings in the 7-5 11-inning win at Miami (Mar. 11) … Earned the win in Tech’s 4-2 extra-innings win over No. 9 North Carolina (Mar 18.) by striking out two in 1.1 innings of work … Registered the win in the 7-6 extra-innings win at Wake Forest (Mar. 24), pitching 3.0 scoreless innings and striking out six batters … Threw a season-high 4.2 innings out of the bullpen, giving up one run on four hits, three walks and five strikeouts in the 5-3 extra-innings loss to Miami at the 2017 ACC Baseball Championship … Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 23rd round (685th overall) in the 2017 MLB Draft.

2016 (Junior): Appeared in 18 games, making seven starts … Posted a 3-4 record with one save and a 7.29 ERA in 42.0 innings … Was nearly flawless in his season debut on March 12 at Florida State … Allowed one hit in 4.0 scoreless innings in the start, but did not factor into the decision … Two weeks later, he recorded another near-flawless performance at No. 3 North Carolina … Held the Tar Heels to two hits with three strikeouts in 6.0 shutout innings for his first win of the season … Suffered his first loss on April 10 at Pitt after allowing five runs on three hits in 3.0 innings … Second loss came on April 26 in a starting role at Georgia … Bounced back for his second win after pitching 2.0 scoreless innings in relief on April 30 vs. Coastal Carolina … Was redeemed against Georgia on May 17 at Turner Field, pitching 3.2 hitless innings en route to win … Made two postseason starts … Allowed four runs on six hits in 3.2 innings against Florida State on May 26.

2015 (Sophomore): Enjoyed a breakout season as a sophomore, finishing with a 9-1 record and seven saves in a team-leading 28 relief appearances … Posted a 3.59 ERA in 47.2 innings with 40 strikeouts against just 15 walks … Was among the top relievers in the ACC … Was only relief pitcher in the conference to finish with seven or more saves and eight or more wins … His nine wins were tied for second among all pitchers and his seven saves were sixth … His nine wins were the most in a single season by a Jacket since Buck Farmer’s nine victories in 2013 … Earned his second career save with 2.0 shutout innings in Fordham win on Feb. 14 … Hurled a career-best 4.0 scoreless innings — retiring 12 of the 13 faced — en route to his second win on the year versus Ohio on April 3 … Dealt another 4.0-inning stint with a career-high five strikeouts to record the win over Kennesaw State on March 17 … Registered a perfect inning of relief work against North Carolina on March 20 to improve to 5-0 … Retired Auburn in order in the ninth to lock up his fourth save in the 4-1 win on March 24 … His fifth save and fourth consecutive hitless appearance came against Georgia State on April 1 … Retired five of six hitters faced to close out the 4-3 win over Mercer on April 7 and post his sixth save … Secured his seventh save (fourth multi-inning save) in a 4-3 series-clinching win on Sunday against No. 15 Virginia … Delivered a lights-out relief appearance in the series-opener against Clemson with 2.0 perfect innings en route to his sixth win as Tech rallied in the eighth for the 4-2 win … Recorded a win in the series finale versus Clemson … Worked two scoreless appearances spanning 2.2 innings against Presbyterian … Earned his ninth victory in the 9-7 come-from-behind win over Mercer on May 6.

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 16 games and made four starts for the Yellow Jackets as a rookie … Was a key part of Tech’s bullpen … Posted a 4.70 ERA in 30.2 innings with 29 strikeouts against 16 walks … Finished the season with a 1-2 record and one save … Made his collegiate debut with an inning of relief versus Radford and was on the hook for go-ahead runs in Tech’s 3-1 loss on Feb. 15 … Earned his first career start at Georgia Southern on Feb. 19 and went 2.2 innings but absorbed the loss in Tech’s 4-3 setback … Worked 4.1 innings in his second straight midweek start versus Kennesaw State on Feb. 25, allowing two runs with three strikeouts and did not factor in the decision … Pitched 2.2 scoreless innings to close out Tech’s 5-1 win over Wake Forest on March 9 and earn his first career save … Entered the Wake game with the bases loaded in the seventh and got the final two outs and then stranded the bases loaded in the ninth … Made his first ACC start versus No. 22 Miami on March 14 … Picked up his first career win with an impressive start against Savannah State, going a career-long five innings and fanning a career-best seven, allowing just four hits and one run in Tech’s 12-1 win … Made a pair of scoreless relief appearances versus USF, including a four-strikeout stint in 1.2 innings on May 15 … Made postseason relief appearances versus Duke in the ACC Tournament and Washington in the NCAA Regionals.

Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner and senior captain for head coach Dave Pishkur at Andrean High School … Named the Team MVP and the Best Pitcher in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons … Named an Under Armour Preseason All-American in 2011 and 2012, and a Rawlings Preseason All-American in 2012 … Graduated as the school record-holder in career strikeouts and wins … Was part of the team that won the state championship title in 2010 and advanced to the sectional round from 2011 through 2013 … Member of Delta Epsilon and the German National Honor Society … Volunteered through Christian Campus Foundation … Chose Tech for the baseball program, academics and the coaching staff.

Personal: Full name is Zachary Alexander Ryan … Born May 28, 1994 in Merrillville, Ind. … Son of Henry and Jill Ryan … Has an older sister, Kelly … Started playing baseball at age five … Majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance.



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