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SDSU Catcher Ringhofer Drafted

Friday, June 16, 2017

(From SDSU sports desk)

South Dakota State University catcher Luke Ringhofer was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 22nd round — and the 668th overall pick — of the Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday afternoon.

A native of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Ringhofer has been a mainstay in the Jackrabbit lineup in each of his three seasons at SDSU. He has been a two-time all-Summit League performer, earning first-team honors as a designated hitter as a freshman and second-team recognition as a catcher as a sophomore. Ringhofer also was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2015.

In 154 career games with the Jackrabbits; Ringhofer has batted .323 with 31 doubles, seven home runs and 95 runs batted in. He ranks third on the SDSU all-time charts with 114 bases on balls while compiling a career .447 on-base percentages. His 753 career putouts rank 10th in program history. 

Ringhofer, who has a year of collegiate eligibility remaining, is the 14th Jackrabbit baseball player to be selected in the draft since 1966, and is the eighth since 2007.

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