SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota State right-hander Ryan Froom was honored Monday as the final Summit League Pitcher of the Week of the 2019 season for his efforts in helping the Jackrabbits secure the No. 2 seed in this week’s conference tournament.
A senior from Crystal, Minnesota, Froom limited North Dakota State to one unearned run over six innings in the second game of a May 17 doubleheader in Fargo. He struck out four, walked two and scattered four hits in improving to 6-4 on the season. The victory was the 18th of his career, tying him with Timm Gronseth (1985-89) for 10th place on the SDSU career charts.
Froom is the fourth different Jackrabbit pitcher to earn the weekly Summit League award this season, joining Brady Stover (Feb. 18), Tyler Olmstead (April 22) and two-time recipient Nic McCay (April 1, April 29). Froom also received the weekly award twice during the 2017 season
The Jackrabbits finished the regular season with a 27-20 overall record and second-place mark of 19-10 in The Summit League. SDSU will face third-seeded and host Oral Roberts (26-24, 17-12) in the opening round of the Summit League Baseball Championship at 6 p.m. Wednesday at J.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The four-team, double-elimination tournament runs through Saturday, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Tournament.