LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) -- For the first time since T.J. Waltz in 2009, a Jayhawk has earned an invitation to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team roster.
University of Kansas' sophomore right-hander Ryan Zeferjahn will play in an international friendship series against Chinese Taipei and in a game against the Coastal Plain League Select. During that time, he will be competing for a spot on the final 24-man roster that will compete in a series against both Japan and Cuba.
Zeferjahn will also play in a game against the Coastal Plain League Select
"It is a real blessing and an humbling honor to have the opportunity to represent your country with the best college players in the nation," Zeferjahn said today in a press release. "Very few have this opportunity, and I just want to take in the experience and do my very best as I represent the United States and the University of Kansas."
The former Seaman High School star made the All-Big 12 Second Team this past season with a record of 8-5 and a 4.48 era. Zeferjahn finished with 100 strikeouts, making him the first Jayhawk since Ben Krauth in 2016 to strike out 100 batters in a season.
The first international friendship series will be held in North Carolina from June 28 - July 2.