HUNTERSVILLE – North Mecklenburg High pitcher Ryder Ryan, the Lake Norman Publications’ 2013 Baseball Player of the Year, committed to North Carolina recently. Ryan, a rising senior, also considered South Carolina and N.C. State. As a junior, Ryan was 5-3 with a 0.72 earned run average, two saves and 109 strikeouts in 68 innings. He batted .579 with five home runs and 29 RBIs.

- Cliff Mehrtens