|Ryan King 16
Developed pitcher who changes pace well on the mound...Possesses great maturity and poise...Is consistently in the zone and has added velocity...Keeps hitters off balance and mixes pitches well...Will have the opportunity to be a major contributor in the rotation, and will be asked to serve as a leader of the pitching staff.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in nine games making two starts...Posted an 11.25 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched...Pitched three innings in relief against Rider, allowing three hits and no earned runs while striking out three (4/22)...Picked up a victory at Vermont, tossing five innings and allowing four runs while striking out three.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started three games and appeared in eight...Finished season with a 2-0 record...Collected 16 strikeouts, walked 16 and allowed 22 hits in 17.2 innings of work...Recorded his second win at Cornell striking out four batters in three innings while giving up just one hit to lead the Saints to a 14-3 victory.
AS A FRESHMAN: Posted a 2.89 ERA, which was good for second on the team, while starting three of the six games in which he appeared...Notched a 2-2 record...Allowed 17 hits, seven runs, six earned runs, and 11 walks in 18.2 innings pitched, while striking out 11...Pitched five shutout innings against Cornell (4/26) striking out five and allowing only three hits.
BEFORE SIENA: Unanimous selection as Conference Player of the Year as a senior. ...Named First Team All-Conference, All-County and Third Team All-State as a junior. ...Helped Montgomery to 2003 County Championship and 2004 Conference Championship. ...Named Honorable Mention All-State in soccer as a senior as well.
ROSSI ON KING: "In his final season, Ryan can provide a big lift to the pitching staff with a breakout year. His experience should allow him to be a major contributor as both a reliever and spot starter."