College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 69 with Gonzaga junior LHP Ryan Carpenter. Carpenter starred at Cactus High School in Peoria, Arizona, where he was a 4-time letter winner and was named to the All-State team his Senior season. He struck out 119 batters in 73 innings in 2008, racking up a 10-2 record with a 1.20 ERA. During that season, he threw 2 no-hitters and a one-hitter. He was selected in the 21st round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, but elected to go to school.
Carpenter has amassed a record of 10-8 with a 5.47 ERA in his two seasons with Gonzaga, with 121 K’s in 125 IP. One stat the jumps out from the lefty is even though he carries a moderate WHIP of 1.57, he has only given up 7 HR in two seasons. He spent the summer on the Cape with the Orleans Firebirds, amassing a 3-0 record and 2.56 ERA, striking out 39 over 38.2 innings. The 6’5″, 228 pound lefty looks to be ready to dominate the West Coast Conference in 2010.
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