Junior lefthander who is a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … became the closer in 2022 … in 31.2 innings pitched over 34 relief appearances and three seasons, he has a 1-2 record, eight saves and a 4.55 ERA while allowing 24 hits (.205 opponents’ batting average) and 20 walks with 49 strikeouts … has a 13.93 strikeouts-per-nine-innings-pitched mark in his career … No. 119 starting pitcher in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball.
2022: All-ACC Academic selection … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … had a 1-2 record, eight saves and a 4.61 ERA in 25 relief appearances … in 27.1 innings pitched, he allowed 20 hits (.200 opponents’ batting average) and 14 walks with 40 strikeouts … fourth in the ACC in saves and fourth in games finished on the mound (21) … led the team in games finished on the mound, saves, opponents’ batting average … allowed only two of his 12 inherited baserunners to score … allowed only eight hits (.151 opponents’ batting average), four runs (2.35 ERA) and two walks with 25 strikeouts in 15.1 innings pitched in the ninth inning … had three saves and allowed five hits (.139 opponents’ batting average), four runs (3.48 ERA) and four walks with 15 strikeouts in 10.1 innings pitched over 10 relief appearances in night games … pitched a perfect ninth inning with three strikeouts to record his first career save against College of Charleston on Feb. 22 … pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to record the save against USC Upstate on March 1 … pitched 1.0 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no run and no walks with one strikeout to record the save at South Carolina on March 4 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts to record the save against South Carolina on March 6 … pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief with one strikeout against Northeastern on March 13 … pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to record the save against No. 10 Georgia on April 5 … struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth inning to record the save against No. 9 Florida State on April 22 … pitched 1.1 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts to earn his first career win against No. 9 Florida State on April 24 … retired the only batter he faced to record the save against No. 21 Georgia Tech on May 7 … pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief with three strikeouts to record the save against Boston College on May 21.
2021: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … had an 0-0 record and a 4.50 ERA in eight relief appearances … in 4.0 innings pitched, he allowed four hits (.250 opponents’ batting average) and six walks with nine strikeouts … allowed only one run on two hits with eight strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched over six relief appearances in ACC regular-season games … held opponents to 0-for-4 with four strikeouts with the bases loaded … in his last six relief appearances, he allowed no hits and one run with nine strikeouts in 3.1 innings pitched … played for Strasburg in the Valley League in the summer, where he was 3-0 with five saves, a 1.25 ERA and 38 strikeouts against seven walks in 21.2 innings pitched over 14 relief appearances; Valley League All-Star Game selection; Valley League Relief Pitcher-of-the-Year by All Things Valley League.
2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … had an 0-0 record and 0.00 ERA in one relief appearance … in 0.1 innings pitched, he allowed no hits and no walks … retired the only batter he faced against South Carolina at Columbia, S.C. (Segra Park) on Feb. 29; was his first career appearance.
Before Clemson: North/South Select Team member … all-state selection … three-time all-region selection … two-time all-state selection and two-time all-region pick in basketball … lettered four times in baseball and two times in basketball at Wren High School, where he was coached by Randy Thompson.
Personal: Pronounced AM-ihnz … majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management … born Ryan Moore Ammons on April 17, 2001 in Easley, S.C.
• Favorite hobby – Playing video games• Interesting fact about family/parents – Both of his parents are Clemson graduates• One fact that most people don’t know – Was a two-time all-state basketball player• Favorite food or candy – Any type of pasta• Proudest childhood accomplishment – Winning his elementary school’s race day three times• Childhood hero – Derek Jeter