Georgia Tech baseball’s fall practice and the White vs. Gold World Series positive steps to growth in 2018
Georgia Tech baseball's Craport, Peurifoy & Ryan taking their first steps in their pro baseball careers
Georgia Tech baseball’s Trevor Craport, Zac Ryan and Ryan Peurifoy were all drafted on Wednesday
Georgia Tech baseball will play its final game of the 2017 season on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET versus Wake Forest
Georgia Tech baseball recognized five seniors prior to the first pitch on Saturday afternoon
Baseball Beats Clemson to Clinch Series (Photos by Ken Langley)
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Baseball Blanks Duke 4-0 (Photos by Ken Langley)
2014 Baseball Team Photos
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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.