- height 6-2
- Weight 215
- class Sophomore
- Hometown Neptune City, N.J.
- SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2020)
- No. 197 incoming freshman, 2020 (Perfect Game)
Played for the Green Bay Booyah of the Northwoods League along with UK teammate Harrison Cook…Appeared in eight games out of the bullpen…Struck out 13 and earned a save in 16.0 innings…Did not allow a run in three of his final four outings over 5.1 innings.
Appeared in five games, pitching to a 6.35 ERA in 5.2 innings…Allowed six hits, four earned runs, four walks and struck out five…Made his collegiate debut on Feb. 16 at TCU with 0.2 innings of work…Recorded a strikeout in three of his five appearances…Struck out the side in a perfect inning vs. Appalachian State on Feb. 22…Pitched a career-high 2.0 innings against Norfolk State on Mar. 7 in his final outing of the season.
Rated No. 226 overall by Prep Baseball Report…Participated in the 2018 Perfect Game National Showcase… Was a 2019 Perfect Game/Rawlings Preseason All-American and Northeast All-Region team member…2019 Second-Team All-Group 3 Team by NJ.com…First-Team All-Shore in 2019…In 2019, posted a 4.06 ERA in 31 innings, striking out 47…Batted .420 with 19 runs, 22 RBI, three doubles and six home runs….Helped lead Neptune HS to its first state finals appearance during his sophomore season…Coached by Kevin Frederick.
Full name is Ron George Cole…Hometown is Neptune City, N.J. … Son of Ronald and Nancy…Has an older sister, Julia Hummel, and younger brother, Ryan…Academic standout with a SAT score of 1300…Grew up a half-mile from the beach and spends much of his time there when home.