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Ryotaro Hayakawa

Position RHP
Height 5'9''
Weight 170 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Narita, Japan
High School Narita

Career Honors & Records:

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Summer 2006: Played for the Topeka Golden Giants of the Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas League … Teammate of Ross Kelling.

2006 (Junior): Made 20 appearances out of the bullpen … Struck out a season-high two batters at Hawaii-Hilo (2/4) … Matched that total in an inning of work against Bradley (5/12) … Had seven-straight scoreless outings from 3/29-4/23 … Allowed just one home run in 20 innings of work.

2005 (Sophomore): Saw action in one game before an injury cut his sophomore season short … Gave up two hits and struck out one batter in two innings of work against Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 8.

2004 (Freshman): Appeared in 15 games out of the KU bullpen … Recorded a team-low 0.54 ERA in 16.2 innings pitched … Struck out nine batters and held opponents to a .145 batting average … Compiled a 1-1 record … Threw a season-high 6.2 innings and yielded no runs against No. 1 Texas on May 7 … Earned his first collegiate win on May 21 against Kansas State.

High School: Graduated in 2002 from Narita High School in Narita, Japan … Sported a record of 14-2 in his senior season at Narita HS … Led his team to a top 10 finish in its postseason playoffs.

Personal: Born June 22, 1983 … Parents are Ryoichi and Yoko Hayakawa … Majoring in economics … Enrolled at KU as a foreign exchange student in 2003 … Became eligible after attending two semesters at Kansas.