Former Sonoma State University baseball student-athlete Ryan Luna has become the 43rd player in the history of the SSU program to be selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Luna, who is from Corcoran spent the last two seasons in the Seawolf uniform, and was selected by the Colorado Rockies on Saturday in the 28th round as the 830th overall pick.
A right-handed pitcher, Luna posted the best ERA among Sonoma State starting pitchers this season at 3.05, going 4-4 with 57 strikeouts in 62.0 innings. Luna’s career highlights include a career ERA of 3.13 with 122 strikeouts in 123 innings pitched. He wrapped up a two-year career in the Seawolf blue that saw him go 8-9 and included a no-hitter in a game last season.
Luna is the first SSU player to be drafted or signed by Colorado in the history of the Sonoma State program.
Ryan left Monday to Colorado to sign his contract and prepare for rookie league which begins tomorrow (Friday). He is a 2011 graduate of Corcoran High School. While attending CHS he was a multiple-All-ESL selection, he was a member of the 2011 CHS Valley Championship team and was the winning pitcher in the title game against Fresno Christian.
He then went on to pitch one season at Porterville College before finishing his junior college career at Fresno City.
Luna also earned a valley championship in football at CHS.
Ryan is the son of Maricela and Herman Luna Sr. and grandson of Maria Hernandez and Lorenzo Luna, all of Corcoran.