University School of Jackson

Alum Ryan Rolison Drafted by Colorado Rockies

This past June, Ryan Rolison (’16) was selected by the Colorado Rockies with the 22nd pick in the rst round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. The selection came as Ole Miss was playing Tennessee Tech in the Oxford Regional. “I really had no idea where I was going to go,” says Ryan. “I was focused on the team and rooting them on. I went back and one of the managers told me that the Rockies had just selected me. It was a surreal moment with my teammates.”

Ryan went 10-4 this season for the Rebels with a 3.70 ERA and 120 strikeouts. While at USJ, Ryan was named All-West Tennessee Baseball Pitcher of the Year as a senior in 2016. He went 9-0 with a 0.12 ERA and 108 strikeouts his senior year. Ryan was overwhelmed by the support he received after being drafted saying, “It means a lot to me that so many people cared to reach out and congratulate me on a special day. I’m so thankful for those people.”

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