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Providence graduate Ryan Koziol is having success as the closer of the Joliet Slammers. ADAM JOMANT/JOLIET SLAMMERS
Steve Millar, Sports Editor
6:00 am CDT June 21, 2019

Ryan Koziol has had more than his fair of setbacks throughout his baseball career. The most heartbreaking one came on March 18, when the San Francisco Giants released him.

Koziol, a Providence graduate, pitched well after catching on with the Giants as a free agent. In three seasons with the organization, split between Class A and Rookie League, he compiled a 6-4 record and a 3.09 ERA over 81 appearances, all out of the bullpen.