FAIRBORN — Pitcher Ryan Weiss of the Wright State baseball team has been chosen as a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, which announced the selections June 7.
Weiss, an Illinois native, was the Freshman of the Year in the Horizon League in 2017 and was also a first team all-league honoree, as he led the league with a 2.13 earned-run average, tied for second with eight wins and was third in strikeouts (80), fourth in opposing batting average (.237) and sixth in innings pitched (88.2). In league play, he tied for first in strikeouts (53), tied for second in wins (5), was third in ERA (2.34), tied for fourth in innings pitched (57.2) and was fifth in opposing batting average (.230).
Weiss picked up a save in his collegiate debut at No. 10 Clemson Feb. 17 and earned wins over South Carolina Upstate, Ohio, Valparaiso, Youngstown State, Illinois Chicago, and Northern Kentucky on three occasions. He struck out a season-high 10 in seven shutout innings at Northern Kentucky April 29 and had eight strikeouts at UIC May 13. Weiss was selected as the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week May 22 as he struck out five in a home win over UIC May 19.
Weiss is the sixth Raider all-time to receive freshman All-American honors, joining Michael Schum (2009 American Baseball Coaches Association and Collegiate Baseball), Sean Murphy (2014 Collegiate Baseball), Matt Morrow (2015 Collegiate Baseball), Gabe Snyder (2015 Collegiate Baseball and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association) and Caleb Sampen (2016 Collegiate Baseball).