Porsche Exchange Player of the Week: Harrisburg RHP/SS Ryne Roper

Ryne Roper, RHP/SS, Harrisburg HS, Class of 2013
Harrisburg has had its share of dominant pitchers, including 2005 All-Stater Patrick Keating, who went on to pitch at the University of Florida, and 2010 All-Stater Reid Roper. But no Harrisburg hurler ever accomplished what junior right-hander Ryne Roper did last week.

The 6-foot-2 Roper struck out 17 batters against Mt. Vernon to break the single-game school record. Roper, an University of Illinois recruit who’s ranked No. 2 in the Class of 2013, yielded two hits with no walks in his masterpiece.

Roper then followed up his virtuoso performance with a five-inning no-hitter. He struck out 11 of the 15 batters he faced. So if you’re scoring at home, in his last two outings, Roper struck out 28 of the 36 batters he faced for the No. 20-ranked Bulldogs.

A two-way standout, Roper also got it done at the plate. On Friday against Pinkneyville, he went 3-for-3 with a home run and five RBI. He finished the week 6-for-12 with six RBI.

“Ryne’s been lights-out on the mound,” said Harrisburg coach Jay Thompson. “He’s been really dominant. … Offensively, he doesn’t get many pitches to hit. He walks two, three times a game.”

As a sophomore, Roper earned Prep Baseball Report third-team All-State honors after he tallied 11 homers, 6 doubles, 45 runs and 48 RBI. On the mound, he went 8-2 with a 2.66 ERA.

The Porsche Exchange salutes Roper for his hard work and success.

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