Rising third-year pitcher Ryan Dromboski of the Ivy League Champion baseball team has been named to the NCAA Div. I East All-Region Second Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings.
Dromboski, from Lumberton, New Jersey, was the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year and a unanimous First-Team All-Ivy selection. He finished the season with a 7-3 record, a 3.17 ERA, 97 strikeouts, and 35 walks in 71 innings. Opposing hitters facing Dromboski battled only .197. His 97 strikeouts were the second-highest single-season total in school history. (Grover Powell holds the school record; he struck out 116 in 1960.) Dromboski was the first first-year or second-year player to be chosen Pitcher of the Year since 2010.
On April 9 and April 15, Dromboski pitched back-to-back gems against Princeton and Brown. In Penn’s 5-2 win over the Tigers at Tommy Lasorda Field at Meiklejohn Stadium, he struck out 15 batters—the highest single-game total in school history. He pitched 7.2 innings and gave up three hits, two runs, zero earned runs, and two walks.
Versus the Bears in Rhode Island, Dromboski struck out 12 and pitched a complete game, the first by a Quaker in three years. He surrendered three hits, one run, and zero walks in the Red & Blue’s 4-1 victory.
The baseball team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995. In their first-round matchup against Auburn, the region’s top seed, Dromboski struck out eight batters in 5.1 innings in Penn’s 6-3 upset victory.
In seven of his starts, Dromboski struck out at least seven batters. Four times, he pitched at least six innings and gave up two or fewer runs.
Dromboski is one of only two Ivy League players selected to ABCA/Rawlings All-Northeast Region Team.