Ashley will work primarily out of the bullpen, seeing time as a set-up guy with potential to close... Has tremendous potential in this role... Added some versatility by dropping his arm angle in the fall... Reminds the coaching staff of former Wildcat reliever Tim Johnson (1998-99), who ranks third in school history with 42 relief appearances.
during fall drills
Made two relief appearances for the Purple Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA in 2.2 innings of work, allowing zero runs on two hits with one strikeout and one walk... Was the winning pitcher in the Purple Sox's lone victory, allowing just one hit with one strikeout and one walk in 1.2 innings of relief.
at texarkana junior college (2001-02)
A two-year letterman at Texarkana Junior College in Texarkana, Texas... Served primarily as the team's long reliever... Helped the Bulldogs post a 41-19 overall record in 2002 en route to the Texas Eastern Athletic Conference (TEAC) title and a runner-up finish in Region XIV... Collected a 1-2 record and 6.18 ERA as a sophomore... Allowed 24 runs (19 earned) on 38 hits in 27.2 innings pitched with 22 strikeouts and nine walks... Helped the Bulldogs post a 39-21 record and claim the Region XIV and TEAC titles as a freshman... The team advanced to the 2001 NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., where they went 0-2... Was named second team All-TEAC as a freshman... Tallied a 5-3 mark and 2.44 ERA with five saves and one complete game in 2001... Made 20 appearances from the mound... Allowed 30 runs (13 earned) on 50 hits in 48 innings pitched with 32 strikeouts and 13 walks... Set the conference mark for fewest walks with eight... Averaged six strikeouts per game and held opposing batters to a .246 average... Coached by Matt Deggs... Deggs is currently an assistant coach at Arkansas, who the Wildcats play on March 7-10.
at midwest city high school
A four-year letterman at Midwest City High School in Midwest City, Okla. ... Hails from the same high school as Wildcat teammate Gabe Luttrell... Three-year starter as a pitcher as well as at first and third bases... Earned honorable mention all-state honors and honorable mention Big All-City accolades from the Daily Oklahoman as a senior... Compiled an 11-1 record and 1.34 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 68 innings pitched as a senior... Pitched for the Midwest City Outlaws during the summer of 2001... Coached by Jerry Long, whose son, Jason, is a sophomore on the Wildcat squad.
(Full name: Ryan Michael Ashley) was born June 19, 1982, in Midwest City, Okla. ... He is the son of Ralph and Michelle Ashley... Has a brother, Chad (18)... Father, Ralph, was a wrestler at Arizona State... Brother, Chad, is a freshman pitcher at Central Oklahoma... Wants to become a fireman after college... Majoring in social science.