Parents: Dan and Melissa Flores
High School: Cleveland
Travel/Club Team: Purpose Driven Baseball
Height, Weight: 5-foot-8, 150 pounds
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Positions: Left-handed Pitcher, Outfielder
Also Considered: Gardner-Webb, Barton, Belmont Abbey
Why Lander? “I just really felt like I could grow there, both academically and athletically. … It’s a place where I see myself fitting in well.”
Notable: Ryan says his most memorable pitching performance was a 12-strikeout, two-hitter against rival South Johnston on Senior Night last season. At the plate, it was a 4-for-5 outing against Southern Nash. … “I’ve got to get better at everything,” he says. “I want to improve my change-up and get more consistent at the plate.” … He hit .429 as a junior for the Rams.
Cleveland coach Jamie Lee: “Ryan was the guy we went to in tough games last year. He pitched all of our No. 1 games last year and he’ll probably do the same thing this year. At the plate, he’s a left-handed, lead off hitter who can hit the ball both ways. … He projects to be a really productive college player.”
Compiled by D. Clay Best