By Chris Feeny • @iubase17 • Sept 1
Hoosier Baseball Alumni Ryan Halstead Wins Pitcher of the Year for the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels of the San Francisco Giants organization.
Photo credit Trey Wilson / Richmond Flying Squirrels
Of course Ryan is the greatest closer to ever do it for Hoosier Baseball. He holds the career saves record with 33, the B1G record with 13, and the single season record with 11. Great to see him earn this well deserved piece of hardware and who knows, we might even see him be promoted to the AAA Sacramento River Cats as they are heading to the Milb Postseason. Regardless, it has been a stellar season for Ryan and hopefully he gives Talking Hoosier Baseball all the credit for having him on for an interview just before the season started. Congrats and Thanks again for coming on the show Ryan.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR – RYAN HALSTEAD
Playing his third overall season with the Flying Squirrels, Halstead has gone 3-6 with a 3.53 ERA this season in 33 total appearances. In his six starts, the first starts of his professional career, Halstead has gone 1-2 with a 2.67 ERA. After opening the season with an 8.44 ERA through his first 10 games, Halstead has posted a 1.89 ERA in his 23 pitching outings for the Flying Squirrels since May 21.
“Ryan Halstead earned and deserves this award,” Harris said. “Coming from where he was earlier in the season, he was the best pitcher for us this year. He will do anything you ask him to do, whether you need him to go two innings or five innings, he was willing to do it for the team.”