Courtesy of Scott Miles, Ohio Dominican Assistant Athletic Director for Communications
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican junior right hander Ryan Colegate (Centerville, Ohio) was selected in the 36th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
Colegate is the first Panther to be selected since 2009, when Ryan Robowski went in the 16th round in 2009 to Arizona and Jonathan Kountis went in the 42nd round to the Cleveland Indians.
Overall, he becomes the tenth Ohio Dominican baseball player selected in the draft.
This spring, he went 9-1 with a 1.98 ERA, leading the GLIAC in ERA and wins. He held opponents to a .214 batting average against, the fourth-best mark in the league, and also ranked fourth in innings pitched (72.2). He struck out 57 against just 16 walks this season.
Colegate earned All-American honors from the ABCA and Daktronics, with both of those organizations – along with the NCBWA – naming him as the Division II Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year. Colegate was named the GLIAC Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-GLIAC selection as well.
On the mound, he was dominant throughout the spring, allowing more than one earned run in just two of his starts. He began the year with six innings of three-hit, shutout baseball against St. Xavier on March 7, then picked up GLIAC South Division Pitcher of the Week honors with a complete game two-hit shutout over No. 18 Grand Valley State on March 22.
Other complete game outings included yielding just one run on five hits in a win over Lake Erie on April 19 and seven innings of four hit ball at Walsh on April 25, allowing one unearned run.
Colegate has a career record of 15-8 with a 3.08 ERA. He has allowed 146 hits in 157.2 innings, striking out 116 batters.
Year Name Round Organization
2015 Ryan Colegate 36th Cleveland Indians
2009 Ryan Robowski 16th Arizona Diamondbacks
2009 Jonathan Kountis 42nd Cleveland Indians
2004 Jonathan Sanchez 27th San Francisco Giants
2004 Benny Cepeda 48th San Francisco Giants
1998 Joel Vega 11th St. Louis Cardinals
1997 William Otero 14th San Francisco Giants
1989 Audelle Cummings 18th Los Angeles Dodgers
1987 Luis Martinez 5th Los Angeles Dodgers
1985 Scott Anders 11th Chicago Cubs