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Ryan Vanderhei - Baseball - Kansas Jayhawks
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Ryan Vanderhei

Position RHP
Height 6'6"
Weight 180 lbs.
B/T R/R
Class R-Freshman
Hometown Goodyear, Ariz.
High School Estrella Foothills HS

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball First Team

2021 (R-FRESHMAN)

  • Appeared in 20 appearances out of the bullpen with no starts
  • Finished with a 1-0 record and a 2.70 ERA
  • Recorded 25 strikeouts to 20 walks in 26.2 innings pitched
  • Season-high 2.2 innings pitched against Oklahoma State (May 9), recording a season-best five strikeouts
  • Made first appearance of the season vs. South Dakota State (Feb. 20), pitching one inning of relief with two strikeouts
  • Tallied two-or-more strikeouts eight times
  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball First Team

2020 (SHORTENED SEASON DUE TO CORONAVIRUS)

  • Made first career appearance at Kansas at Iowa (3/10), finishing with two innings pitched with no runs allowed

ESTRALL FOOTHILLS HS

  • Six-time letter winner in baseball and golf
  • Went 5-0 with a 1.00 ERA in 2018
  • He was Perfect Game #5 in Arizona in 2019 and drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in round 38 (pick 1142) in the same year
  • Help lead the Wolves to back-to-back District Championships in 2017 and 2018
  • Named to First Team All-District and Second Team All-State

PERSONAL

  • Born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Son of Robert Vanderhei and Kari Dempsey
  • Has two brothers, Cooper and Cade
  • Plans to major in Sport Management