Ryan Weiss, a standout Wright State pitcher, is heading to the NCAA tournament with the Raiders five months after losing his mother and six years after losing his father.

Wright State’s MLB draft streak reaches four years

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Wright State pitcher Ryan Weiss in the fourth round of the MLB draft on Tuesday. 

Weiss, a 6-foot-4, 205-pounder from South Elgin, Ill., was 9-2 as a redshirt sophomore this past season with a 3.40 ERA. He struck out 92 and walked 18 in 98 innings. 

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He is the third Wright State player drafted by the D’Backs, joining Justin Parker (2008) and Greg Robinson (2010). The Mets have also drafted three WSU players, and the only team to select more Raiders is the Reds (four). 

Wright State has had at least one player taken in four consecutive drafts. 

The Raiders’ season came to an end last weekend with a pair of losses in the NCAA tournament, first to Stanford in extra innings then to Baylor

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