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Ryan Lefner
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Ryan Lefner 2446550
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
High School: J Serra
Major: Journalism and Media Studies


2019 -- Senior | Game by Game Statistics

  • Recorded four saves on the year, becoming SLU's all-time saves leader with 25.
  • Finished the year with a 2.61 ERA, allowing 11 earned runs in 38.0 innings.
  • Earned his first and lone career start on May 18 at Richmond.
  • Second on the team with 19 appearances.

2018 – Junior | Game by Game Statistics

  • Appeared in 23 games as a reliever.
  • Led the team with seven saves.
  • Had a 3.86 ERA and a .256 opponent batting average against.
  • Struck out 45 batters in 35.0 innings.


2017 - Sophomore | Game by Game Statistics

  • Served as SLU's closer, setting a SLU single-season record with 14 saves.
  • 1st in Atlantic 10 for most saves in 2017.
  • 11th in NCAA D1 baseball saves in 2017.
  • Made 23 appearances, posting a 4.13 ERA, 36 strikeouts and 10 walks in 32.2 IP.
  • Against Dayton on April 21, had six strikeouts in 2.0 IP.
  • Later in the Datyon series, had four strikeouts in 2.0 IP on April 23.
  • In the Atlantic 10 Championship, made three appearances, throwing 2.2 shutout innings and earning three saves.
  • In summer ball, led the Holly Springs Salamanderswith 44 strike outs, and a 2.78 ERA. Made the CPL All Star Team, pitching 1.2 scoreless innings with 3 strike outs.


2016 - Freshman | Game by Game Statistics

  • One of SLU's top bullpen arms, recording a 2.72 ERA in 36.1 IP.
  • His 24 appearances are ninth-most for a single season at SLU and second-most for a freshman
  • Had the second-lowest ERA on the team (2.72) and the lowest opponent batting average (.234).
  • Recorded a personal-best three strikeouts against Murray State on April 13. 
  • Threw 6.0 innings against St. Bonaventure on May 13, earning the win



At JSerra

  • Pitched for the JSerra Lions, ranked as one of the top high school teams in the nation with a season record of 24-2.
  • started in the two top national tournaments as ranked by MaxPreps; the National High School Invitational in North Carolina and the Boras Classic Championship at Cal State Fullerton, allowing one run in each.
  • was selected for the Trinity League 2015 Senior All Star team, was named a Perfect Game Preseason All-American top 150 player from the 2015 All-Region pool and a Player to Watch by the Scott Boras Foundation.
  • earned the Cy Young Award at JSerra two years in a row and had a 2015 season ERA of 1.53.  
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