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Wright State's Weiss named freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball

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Pitcher Ryan Weiss of the Wright State baseball team has been chosen as a Freshman All-American as Collegiate Baseball announced the selections on Wednesday.

Weiss (South Elgin, IL/South Elgin) 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) and 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 #10 Clemson on February 17 and earned wins over USC Upstate, Ohio, Valparaiso, Youngstown State, UIC and Northern Kentucky on three occasions. He struck out a season-high 10 in seven shutout innings at Northern Kentucky on April 29 and had eight strikeouts at UIC on May 13. Weiss was selected as the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on May 22 as he struck out five in a home win over UIC on 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).

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