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Ryan Pfutzenreuter
Ryan  Pfutzenreuter

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Deerfield, Ill.

High School:
Deerfield

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 177

Position:
P

Birthdate:
11/20/1997

Experience:
SO

Bats/Throws:
R/R

On Pfutzenreuter: Showed outstanding potential during a successful rookie campaign last year ... Pitched well out of the bullpen against both non-conference and BIG EAST teams ... Has a plus fastball and showed improved secondary offerings over the course of his freshman season ... A promising young pitcher who is capable of helping the team in a variety of roles ... Will compete to earn a contributing role on the pitching staff this year.

2017: Appeared in 14 games with one start ... Went 2-1 with one save and a 3.75 ERA ... Held opponents to a .236 batting average against him and did not surrender a home run to 105 batters faced ... Logged 24.0 innings and allowed 21 hits, while giving up 13 runs (10 earned), walking 14 and recording 17 strikeouts ... Registered six relief outings of two innings or more ... Put together a streak of 9 1/3 scoreless innings over three appearances from April 5-15 ... That stretch began with pitching a season-high 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against Rutgers ... Gave up just one hit and struck out two in that outing to earn his first collegiate victory; BIG EAST: Pitched in four conference games and was 1-0 with one save, a 2.08 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP in 8 2/3 innings ... Allowed just four hits, as opposing conference hitters hit .133 (4-for-30) against him ... Yielded two earned runs while walking three and striking out 10 ... Pitched three hitless innings and had three strikeouts to save a 1-0 win over conference champion Xavier ... Earned a win on the final day of the season, going 3 1/3 scoreless innings with a season-high four strikeouts in a 9-6 win over St. John's.

Club Baseball: Played for the Northern Knights from 2012-2016.

Deerfield High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball as a pitcher ... Also was a wide receiver on the football team and a small forward on the basketball team ... Earned all-conference honors as a senior and was chosen as a Baseball Factory Preseason All-American as a junior ... Achieved honor roll status academically all four years.

Personal: Born 11/20/97 in Deerfield, Ill. ... Older of two sons of George and Rachel Pfutzenreuter ... Has a younger brother, Robert (17) ... Enjoys playing video games and is a fan of the TV show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia ... Considers himself a fan of all sports ... Chose to attend Villanova because it was a great school academically, and also noted the coaching staff, new facilities and level of on-field talent as selling points of the baseball program ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and has yet to declare a major.

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