Rolison named First Team Preseason All-American

Ole Miss baseball sophomore LHP Ryan Rolison has been named a First Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game, the outlet announced Tuesday morning.

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018 6:13 PM
Updated: Jan. 9, 2018 6:13 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA/Ole Miss Athletics) – Ole Miss baseball sophomore LHP Ryan Rolison has been named a First Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game, the outlet announced Tuesday morning.

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Rolison is one of just five starting pitchers on the First Team and the lone sophomore amongst all 18 players on the list. The Jackson, Tennessee, native is coming off a Freshman All-America season in which he was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and allowed the third-fewest runs (23) among stat-eligible SEC pitchers.

The southpaw ranked 13th in the league with a 3.06 ERA to go along with a 6-3 record, tied for most victories on the team despite starting the season in the bullpen. In just 61.2 innings of work, Rolison tallied 64 strikeouts and held opposing hitters to a .242 clip.

Rolison followed his freshman campaign as a Rebel with an even more impressive summer in the Cape Cod League for the Orleans Firebirds. Named a Cape Cod League All-Star, the lefty was named the No. 3 prospect in the entire league (according to Baseball America). He led the Firebirds with 35 strikeouts in just six starts, and finished with a perfect 4-0 record and 1.92 ERA.

Rolison and the Rebels open the 2018 season Feb. 16 against Winthrop at O-U Stadium/Swayze Field. For ticket info visit OleMissTix.com.

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