BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Ryan Gaines (Dunwoody, Ga./Dunwoody HS) was named a Preseason First-Team All-America by D3baseball.com. Gaines was one of two Southern Athletic Association student-athletes to be recognized.
"It's exciting for Ryan," said head baseball coach Jan Weisberg. "He earned this recognition coming off as season where he was an all-American. He's working hard to ensure he's going to have a great year."
A starting pitcher for the Panthers in 2016, Gaines earned second-team all-America honors from d3baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association. He finished the season with an 11-2 record and 2.31 ERA. The righty struck out 71 batters in 105.1 innings pitched and held opponents to a .238 batting average.