Franklin senior baseball player Ryan Hingst signed with Arizona State on Wednesday. The talented 6-foot-4 pitcher, who throws right-handed is another in a long line of successful pitchers to come out of the Cougars baseball program. He is the 4th pitcher to sign a Division I scholarship in the past three years. Ricky Jacquez, Guillermo Trujillo and Octavio Rodriguez preceded him.
Hingst has a lot of potential on the mound. He throws hard and has good velocity. He just has to continue to develop as a good all-around pitcher. ASU is one of the nation's top baseball programs, routinely develops pro baseball talent and is a fixture in the NCAA Tournament. Hingst had a lot of interest in him from colleges but felt right at home with the ASU program, which he committed to last November.
ASU has been recruiting El Paso strong of late. The Sun Devils signed former Montwood star pitcher Eder Erives last spring.