Walsh Jesuit junior Ryan Feltner has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at Ohio State University on a baseball scholarship.
Feltner, who is 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds, was named an All-North Coast League second-team, selection last season and collected a .395 batting average, with one home run and 14 runs batted in. He also posted a 5-2 pitching record, allowing only four earned runs and holding opponents batters average to .186. He has earned an ERA of 0.54 and 0.88, respectively for the past two seasons, and was recognized as “WJ Pitcher of the Year” as a sophomore.
“Ryan Feltner is one of the finest, brightest, most mature and sincere young men I have had the good fortune to coach,” Walsh coach Chris Kaczmar said. “His consistent pursuit of excellence in the classroom and on the field, his sincerity, his loyalty to his teammates and family, and his leadership ability put him in that special place among players who will be remembered more for whom they are and the example they set, than for what they accomplished on the field.
“He is a true friend and a tremendous, national-caliber talent on the mound as well as in our offensive lineup who will be missed a great deal once he graduates. I am very proud of his deserving success. We are thrilled to have another Walsh Jesuit baseball player headed south to become a Buckeye.”
Feltner, a consensus top 10 college prospect in Ohio, was selected to the 2012 Perfect Game National Underclass Games and was invited to play in the Junior National Game this summer. Feltner was also selected to participate in the Midwest Future games, and has been recognized as a 2013 “Louisville Slugger” top prospect by Collegiate Baseball Magazine.
Feltner, a Hudson resident, intends to major in Business at OSU.