June 5, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. -
Lefty Ryan Horstman has earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors, as announced by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Horstman is the sixth Red Storm player to be named a Freshman All-American in the past seven seasons and the first since both Jeremy Baltz and Kyle Hansen in 2010.
A third team All-BIG EAST selection, Horstman led the team in both wins and ERA and finished his rookie campaign with a 6-6 record and a 2.33 ERA in 65.2 innings of work. The lefty made 16 appearances on the year, including nine starts, and totaled 56 strikeouts while limiting the opposition to a .240 batting average.
The lefty totaled at least four strikeouts in six of his nine starts, including a career-high seven strikeouts in a career-high 8.0 innings of work against Georgetown (April 14). Horstman also allowed two earned runs or less in seven of his nine starts on the year.
Horstman concluded the regular season ranked fourth in the BIG EAST in ERA, sixth in opponent batting average and tied for ninth in victories.