Penn State's bullpen has been in mid-season form over the past two weeks
Tuesday is ROTC Night - Wednesday is a CODE Blue Blast
Lions split doubleheader with Hawkeyes
Wolverines take series 3-0 - Penn State to play Bucknell Wednesday
Penn State snaps 13-game skid with win over Wright State
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014: Saw 29.2 innings of relief ... Made a team-high 19 appearances ... Hurled one perfect inning at Gardner-Webb (Feb. 17) ... Struck out a career-high three batters in 2.1 innings of relief at USF (Feb. 22) ... Tossed 1.2 shutout innings vs. Hofstra (March 2) ... Pitched a perfect inning vs. NYIT (March 19) ... Didn't allow a run and gave up just one hit in 2.2 innings vs. Youngstown State (April 1) ... Saw a season-high 5.0 innings of relief at Purdue (April 6), allowing just one run ... Had scoreless 0.2 inning outings at Ohio State (April 13), at Minnesota (April 26) and at Nebraska (May 4) ... Surrendered just one hit in 2.0 innings vs. Indiana (May 9) ... Tied a personal-best by fanning three batters in 1.2 innings at Villanova (May 13).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013: Received the starting nod in seven games and came on in relief nine times during his first season with Penn State ... His seven starts ranked fourth on the team in 2013 ... Finished tied for fourth on the squad in strikeouts with 22 ... Totaled 42.2 innings pitched ... Opened the year by tossing 2.1 innings in relief at East Tennessee State on Feb. 17, allowing no earned runs and just one hit while striking out one batter ... Threw seven innings of shutout baseball in his first start as a Nittany Lion, scattering five hits and recording two punchouts in the win over Omaha on March 3 ... Came out of the bullpen to record 1.2 innings of shutout baseball without allowing a hit at Indiana on March 23 ... Turned in a perfect inning of relief against Purdue with a strikeout on March 31 ... Struck out two in an inning of work in the win over Wright State on April 7 ... Recorded four innings of one-hit baseball out of the bullpen against Iowa on April 20.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012 (New Mexico J.C.): Attended New Mexico Junior College, where he posted a 4.15 ERA and an opposing batting average of .245 ... Was second in the NJCAA Region 5 with 56 hits allowed.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for the Texas City High School Stingarees ... Three-time first team All-District (2009-12), as well as a two-time first team All-County (2010-11) ... 2010 H5AB Season All-Houston Team and two-time H5AB Pre-Season All-Houston Team in 2010 and 2011 ... Named to the HABCA Houston All-Star Team in 2011 ... Earned the TCHS Sportsmanship Award in 2009, and was named the TCHS Baseball MVP, TCHS Baseball Offensive Player of the Year and TCHS Male Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... Named 2011 U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete of the Year ... Member of Houston Select Baseball from 2005-11 ... Also lettered two years in football ... Named 2011 TCHS Varsity Football MVP ... 2011 Old Spice Football All-American Candidate.
PERSONAL: Full name is Ryan Wayne Harper ... Born on April 4, 1993 in Texas City, Texas ... Parents are John and Leslie Hey ... Has one sister, Kacey ... Majoring in communication arts and sciences.