9 Ryan Wheat
9 Ryan Wheat
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Springfield, Mo.
High School: Jefferson College
Position: Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011: Wheat saw considerable action for the Lions as a starter in 2011 ... He started nine games and appeared in 12 total ... He finished the season with a 5.14 ERA and struck out 39 batters ... one of his best appearances was an 11 strikeout game in eight innings of work against Lincoln on April 22. 

At Jefferson CC: Played two seasons in junior college leading Jefferson to consecutive conference championships. Last season, Wheat was 4-2 with 28 strikeouts on the mound. As a freshman, he was 5-2 with 21 strikeouts in nine games.

In High School: Ryan was a three-year starter for the Glendale Falcons as a pitcher and third baseman.

Personal: Ryan was born on May 7, 1990 in Springfield, Mo. He is the son of Chris Wheat. Ryan is a nursing major at Southern.