Former Oregon State infielder, catcher and pitcher Ryan Gorton joined the Roadrunner staff in 2019 as pitching coach.
Gorton comes to Albany after spending the last two seasons as an undergraduate assistant with Oregon State and one year of coaching youth baseball with Northwest Futures. He spent four seasons in the Oakland Athletics’ organization after being selected in the 31st round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft in 2012. He began his professional career as a position player but moved to the mound permanently in 2015. A native of Tigard, Ore., he ended his career with a 2-2 record and 4.59 earned run average in 23 appearances, all of which came in relief.
Gorton lettered at Oregon State from 2009-12, where he saw action in the infield, behind the plate and on the mound. He batted .281 in 61 games, adding five doubles and 21 runs batted in.
He appeared in 46 games on the mound, including six starts, and tallied a 6-3 record with a 4.41 ERA. He threw a total of 87 2/3 innings, striking out 65.
The Tigard High School alum lettered four years in baseball, three in football and two in basketball.