Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bel Air, Md.
High School: C. Milton Wright


As a Junior (2014): Made a team high and Maryland single-season record 31 appearances ... also made four starts … won seven games, the third-highest total on the team, and posted a 3.52 ERA … finished with a 1.07 WHIP, the seventh-lowest average in the ACC … held opposing hitters to a .223 batting average, which ranked 15th in the conference … struck out 36 compared to 15 walks in 64.0 innings pitched ... struck out a season-high three batters in 1-2/3 innings of relief against UMass (3/2) ... threw two innings of perfect relief with two strikeouts in game two against North Carolina (3/16) … earned his first win of the season in his first career start against Delaware (3/18) pitching six innings of one-run baseball ...  pitched 3-2/3 innings of scoreless relief with a season-high five strikeouts against NC State (3/23) to earn his second win of the season ... improved to 2-0 as a starter after holding VCU (4/1) to four hits and one run over six innings ... worked 2-2/3 innings of scoreless relief at Wake Forest (4/6) to earn the win ... made his third career start against Mt. St. Mary’s (4/9) and pitched three scoreless innings ... pitched two innings of relief at Virginia Tech (4/12-13) including a scoreless inning in game two of the series ... pitched five innings of relief in the series finale against Georgia Tech (4/20) ... threw a perfect inning of relief against George Mason (4/23) ... pitched two innings of perfect relief against Notre Dame (5/4) ... shutout VCU (5/6) over 3-1/3 innings with two Ks ... pitched two innings of perfect relief at Pitt (5/10) ... threw 2-1/3 innings of scoreless relief against WVU (5/13) ... pitched an 1-1/3 innings of relief against Georgia Tech (5/25) in the ACC title game ... pitched a scoreless inning of relief at South Carolina (5/31) ... struck out three Gamecocks (6/1) in 3-1/3 innings to earn his first career save to close out the Columbia Regional … worked 1-2/3 innings in an opening game win in the Charlottesville Super Regional (6/7) … started game three of the Charlottesville Super Regional at Virginia (6/9).

As A Sophomore (2013): Made 21 appearances in relief, tied for third most on the team, and ranked third on the team with four wins … went 4-0 with a 3.93 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 36-2/3 innings pitched … pitched a scoreless inning in his season debut at LSU (2/17) … earned his first career victory in game two of a doubleheader against Oakland (2/22) with 1-2/3 innings of scoreless relief … pitched two perfect innings at James Madison (2/27) to earn his second win of the season … struck out two in 2-1/3 innings against Princeton (3/3) to get his third win … gave up one hit in two innings of work at Virginia (3/10) … held Florida State (3/16) scoreless in 2-2/3 innings of work … struck out three batters in two innings against George Mason (3/26) … held North Carolina (4/7) scoreless over 1-2/3 innings and held VCU (4/9) scoreless over two innings … picked up his fourth win of the season with two perfect innings against Liberty (4/23) … struck out a career-high five against Boston College (5/18) over three innings.

As a Freshman (2012): Made three appearances in relief ... went 0-0 with a 15.43 ERA and struck out two batters over 2-1/3 innings pitched ... made his collegiate debut against St. Peter's (3/14) and struck out two in one inning of scoreless work ... gave up three runs on two hits in 1/3 inning against George Washington (3/20) ... in the first game of a doubleheader at Boston College (3/30), pitched one inning and gave up one run on two hits.

At C. Milton Wright: Helped team to an 18-5 record and an appearance in the region championship game as a senior ... as a junior helped C. Milton Wright go 23-0 en route to a league championship and state title ... also played soccer.

Personal: Robert Paul Ruse III ... son of Bob Ruse and Tammy Poyer ... has one sister, Lauren, and one brother, Keith ... favorite sports hero is Derek Jeter ... majoring in history and secondary education.

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