ODU's Ryan Colegate Selected In 36th Round By Cleveland Indians

ODU's Ryan Colegate Selected In 36th Round By Cleveland Indians

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