RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Ryan Chapman —a 2008 salutorian and graduate of Southern High School — recently completed a stellar four-year collegiate career with the University of Rio Grande baseball program.
Chapman played in 85 games over his four seasons with the RedStorm, earning 16 wins and 20 saves while posting a career ERA of 3.31 over 190.1 innings of work. Chapman tied the school record for saves in a season during his junior campaign with nine and also received second team Mid-South Conference as a freshman and senior.
Chapman — who maintained a 3.59 GPA in education as an intervention specialist — received All-MSC Academic honors in all four seasons at URG and was also named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District squad. Chapman was also a three-time team representative for the NAIA Champions of Character.
One of the main highlights of Chapman’s collegiate career came during his sophomore campaign, as the RedStorm advanced to the NAIA National Tournament while setting a school-record for wins with 48.
Chapman has spent the last two summers playing amateur baseball for the Harrisonburg (Va.) Turks and returned to Harrisonburg this summer to be an assistant coach.
He will be continuing his education at URG this coming year and will be a volunteer coach with the RedStorm baseball program. Ryan is the son of C.T. and Tammy Chapman of Syracuse.