Cincinnati at Wright State April 2, 2013 Nischwitz Stadium Dayton, Ohio Photos by Scott Reed/swohfootball.com
2014 Season (Junior): Finished with eight appearances and 42.2 innings pitched with a 3.59 ERA ... produced a 4-3 record ... made seven starts ... earned 31 strikeouts ... pitched 6.1 innings with only four hits and three strikeouts against Rutgers (4/17) ... picked up his fourth win of the season over Temple (4/5) with six hits and six strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work ... threw a career-high 7.1 innings in a win against Akron (3/14) ... had five strikeouts in his first action of the season against UMass-Lowell (2/28).
2012 Season (Freshman):Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll (4/9) ... appeared in eight games with two starts ... posted a 5.23 ERA with 26 strikeouts and 14 walks while holding opponents to a .227 batting average in 20 1/3 innings pitched ... tossed one inning out of the bullpen against crosstown rival Xavier (4/25) and recorded two strikeouts ... pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief at No. 2 Kentucky (4/17) and recorded five strikeouts with one earned run ... in first collegiate start, pitched seven scoreless innings, struck out 11 batters and allowed just three hits at Ohio (4/3) ... named to BIG EAST weekly honor roll April 9 for performance against Ohio ... his 11 Ks at Ohio were a season high for a UC pitcher and the most since April 30, 2010 ... made collegiate debut against Michigan State (3/18) and struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless inning of relief.
High School: A 2011 first-team all-city selection from Colerain High School after recording a 1.66 ERA, 64 strikeouts in 33 innings pitched ... two-time first-team all-Greater Miami Conference honoree ... all-Ohio honorable mention in 2011 ... named all-city honorable mention in 2010 after posting a 1.81 ERA with 77 Ks in 54 innings pitched ... threw a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts and tossed an 18-strikeout performance, both against Mason junior season ... threw one-hitter with 15 strikeouts against eventual state champion Lakota East senior season ... was the punter on Colerain's football team senior season.
Personal: Full name is Ryan Brett Atkinson ... son of Beverly and Steve Atkinson ... brother Kyle played baseball at Bowling Green for three years ... brother Steven played football at Wilmington College ... majoring in dietetics.