Austin, Texas – Concordia University Texas senior pitcher Ryan Ullmann was chosen in the 30th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals on Saturday, June 8. Ullmann, who was selected 916th overall, is the third player in school history to be drafted.
Ullmann, a native of Bryan, Texas, was named the ASC West Division Pitcher of the Year and landed on the D3Baseball.com All-West Region Third Team this past spring. He finished his senior campaign with a 6-4 record and a 1.52 earned run average to go along with 61 strikeouts over 77 innings of work. He also threw seven complete games, including four shutouts, and only allowed opponents to bat .223 against him this season. Ullmann, who went 25 consecutive innings over five appearances without issuing a walk, was also named the ASC West Division Pitcher of the Week a league-best three times and made the D3Baseball.com National Team of the Week once.
Pitcher Michael Johnson was the last Concordia baseball player to be drafted when he was selected by the New York Mets in the 24th round and 734th overall in 2009. Richard King was the institution's first-ever Major League Baseball draft pick in 1993 when he was chosen in the 29th round and 811th overall by the Cleveland Indians.
Concordia University Texas Major League Baseball Draft Picks
1993 – Richard King (SS), Cleveland Indians, 29th Round
2009 – Michael Johnson (RHP), New York Mets, 24th Round
2013 – Ryan Ullmann (RHP), Washington Nationals, 30th Round