Pitt Baseball acquired a new transfer on Tuesday, as Penn State pitcher and North Allegheny Alum Ryan Partridge announced his commitment on Twitter.
Thank you to Penn State, my coaches, and teammates for allowing me to pursue a lifelong dream for the past 4 years. With that being said I have decided to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh #H2P pic.twitter.com/yPQo0qr7Dx
— Ryan Partridge (@RyanP6363) June 12, 2023
Partridge pitched four seasons for the Nittany Lions from 2020-23, mainly coming out of the bullpen. He made a total of 47 appearances, 20 each as a junior in 2022 and as a senior in 2023.
He pitched 23.1 innings in 2022, striking out 18 batters, allowing 18 walks, 18 hits and 18 earned runs for a 6.94 ERA. Partridge improved in 2023, pitching 33.0 innings, making 29 strikeouts, while allowing 14 walks, 38 hits, 21 earned runs for a 5.73 ERA. He also didn’t allow a run in 12 appearances in 2023, while also striking out 13 batters in 17.2 inning against Big Ten opponents.
Partridge also pitched twice against Pitt last season. He struck out two batters and allowed two hits in one inning pitched in the 16-8 win over Pitt at home on March 28 in his first appearance.
He made his first collegiate start against Pitt the next time out at PNC Park on May 16, but it did not fair so well. Partridge made it through three innings unscathed, but then allowed two home runs in the fourth inning, which gave Pitt a 4-1 lead and eventually led them to an 11-3 win over Penn State.
Partridge starred for North Allegheny, serving as team captain as a senior in 2019 and earning First-Team All-Section honors as well. The left-handed pitcher has one more year of eligibility, making him a graduate transfer for the Panthers heading into next season.
Partridge is the second transfer to join Pitt baseball in the past three days, as incoming junior first baseman Luke Cantwell announced his commitment on Saturday, transferring in from Fairleigh Dickinson.