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Ryan Zeferjahn

Position RHP
Height 6'4''
Weight 200 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Topeka, Kan.
High School Seaman
B/T Fr./HS

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2018 All-Big 12 Second Team
  • 2018 Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (3/5)
  • 2018 CBHOF Pitcher of Year Watch List
  • 2016-17 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Spring 2017 Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls

2019, Junior season
Started Opening Day at USC Upstate (2/15) … Matched a career-high eight innings pitched at St. John’s (3/15), where he allowed just one base hit and no runs.

2018, Sophomore season
Started 14 of the 14 games he played in … Pitched 80 and 1/3 innings with eight wins and five losses as well as 100 strikeouts … Led the team in wins (8), complete games (1) and strikeouts (100) … Struck out eight Murray State (2/18) batters in his first outing of the season, one shy of his then-career best … Pitched a then-career-high six innings against Northwestern for the win (2/25) … Struck out a career-high 14 batters in a win against Texas Southern (3/4) … Pitched a personal-best eight scoreless innings against Morehead State (3/31) … Tossed first complete game of career at Kansas State (5/12).

2017, Freshman season
Named to the 2016-17 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team … Spring 2017 Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls … Started 13 of the 18 appearances made on the season pitching a total of 52 and 1/3 innings … Made first-career appearance in relief on opening day against The Citadel (2/17) … Made first-career start and picked up first-career win against Omaha (2/21) … Pitched a career-high five innings in third start of season against Omaha (3/8) … Struck out career-high nine batters in five scoreless innings at Oral Roberts (3/15) … Gave up a career-high eight hits against Creighton (3/22) … Made first-career Big 12 start at West Virginia (4/9) … Made back-to-back appearances against Oklahoma State (4/14 & 4/15) and did not allow a run in one and 1/3 innings pitched … Pitched four scoreless innings against Baylor (4/30).

Topeka Seaman HS
Drafted in the 37th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays … Named to the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches All-Class 5A First Team as a senior … Garnered All-City First Team, All-Centennial League First Team and Topeka Pitcher of the Year after throwing 45 innings and striking out 72 batters … Picked as a First Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game … Also a standout basketball player … Named the Topeka Player of the Year as a senior … Honored as the Centennial League Co-Player of the Year … Selected First Team All-State on the court.

Born in Topeka, Kansas … Son of Darin and LaTisha Zeferjahn … Has a sister, Lauren, and a brother, Nathan … Mother, LaTisha, played basketball and softball at Washburn University … Uncle, Lucas Yarnell, played football at Louisiana-Lafayette and went on to play arena football for the Kansas City Brigade … Uncle, Lyndall Yarnell, was a defensive end at Kansas in the mid-1980s … Majoring in business.