The Baltimore Orioles selected the son of Cal Ripken Jr. in the 20th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Ryan Ripken has a scholarship to the University of South Carolina, the two-time defending national champion. So it's uncertain if he'll sign with the Orioles.
In high school, the 6-foot, 6-inch Ryan Ripken batted .377 with 25 RBIs and 20 runs scored this season. As a pitcher, he was 4-1 with 2.30 ERA. He was also a basketball star who surpassed 1,000 career points and was an All-Metro second-team selection this winter.
Cal Ripken Jr. was picked in the second round of the draft in 1978.