Ryan Ortiz

Ryan Ortiz

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
St. Augustine

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
C/1B

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2009 Ryan Ortiz Photo Gallery

2008 Summer
Batted .278 with a home run and two RBI in eight games in a tryout for the USA Baseball National Team ... Joined Yarmouth-Dennis of the Cape Cod League and batted .274 with five doubles, a triple and a home run in 35 games ... Drove in 18 and walked 21 times.

2008 (Sophomore)
All-Pac-10 First Team ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week March 25 ... Appeared in all 52 games, starting 47 ... Of his 47 starts, 37 came at catcher and 10 at first base ... Batted a team-leading .351 with 55 RBI, 16 doubles, one triple and five home runs ... Walked 29 times ... Played in all 24 Pac-10 games, batting a team-leading .379 with nine doubles, two home runs and 22 RBI ... Led Oregon State with a season-long 10-game hit streak from March 9 through March 29 ... Finished with 17 multiple-hit and 13 multiple-RBI efforts ... Was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI against Pacific (5/24) ... Finished 2-for-4 with a run scored to move his hit streak to eight games in the series finale against USC (5/18) ... Posted three hits and an RBI in four at bats against USC (5/17) ... Moved his hit streak to five games by going 1-for-4 with two RBI in the finale against Utah Valley (5/13) ... Walked three times and was 1-for-1 with a double against Utah Valley (5/12) ... Drove in the game-winning runs on an eighth-inning, two-out grand slam in Oregon State's 8-7 comeback win in the series finale against UCLA (5/11) ... Was 1-for-2 with a run-scoring double and two walks against UCLA (5/10) ... Opened the UCLA series by going 2-for-4 with a run, two RBI and a walk (5/9) ... Was 4-for-6, collecting four hits for the second straight day, with two runs, three RBI, two doubles and a walk against Washington State (5/5) ... Moved his hit streak to three games with a career-high four hits, including a double, against Washington State (5/4) ... Singled and walked in the series finale against Gonzaga (4/30) ... Moved his hit streak to five games by going 2-for-3 with an RBI in a start at first base against Arizona (4/26) ... Ended the Arizona State series with a 1-for-4 effort that included two runs, two RBI, a double and a walk (4/20) ... Was 3-for-5 with two runs scored against Arizona State (4/19) ... Moved his hit streak to six games by going 1-for-4 with a first-inning, three-run home run and two walks against Stanford (4/11) ... Finished 1-for-4 and walked once in a series finale win over California (4/6) ... Drove in a run and walked in his first career start at first base against California (4/5) ... Scored a run while going 3-for-4 with a walk in his first career game against California (4/4) ... Scored two runs on a 1-for-3 effort with two walks against Washington (3/30) ... Drove in one and hit a double in a 2-for-4 effort against Washington in the first game of a doubleheader (3/29) ... Extended his hit streak to nine games with a 3-for-4 effort against BYU, driving in three to go along with three runs scored (3/25) ... Drove in his 22nd run through an eight-game hit streak against BYU (3/24) ... Extended his hit streak to seven games with a 1-for-4 effort in the series finale against Pepperdine (3/22) ... Capped off a doubleheader with a 2-for-5 effort against Pepperdine, driving in two while scoring a run himself (3/21) ... Began the doubleheader with a big effort against the Waves, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run (all three hits came in succession) and a career-high seven RBI ... Extended hit streak to four games with a three-run home run against Nevada (3/15) ... Drove in Oregon State's only run in the first game of the series against Nevada (3/14) ... Posted a 2-for-4 effort with a double, two runs scored and three RBI against San Diego State (3/10) ... Had a big game against Santa Clara, posting his first home run - a grand slam - and three hits for five RBI (3/9) ... Went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs against Portland (3/4).

2007 (Freshman)
Played in seven games, all in reserve ... posted four at bats, but did not record a hit ... made nine putouts and did not see an opposing runner attempt a stolen base against him.

St. Augustine High
Lettered 3 years for coach Mike Stephenson ... as a senior, all-state first team, all-section first team, league Player of the Year, team Most Valuable Player; batted .420, 8 homers, 39 RBIs, 33 runs ... as a junior, all-league first team; batted .440, 4 homers, 39 RBIs, 29 runs, 5 stolen bases ... 3.0 GPA.

Personal
Majoring in business ... Born in San Pedro, Calif. ... Son of Randy Ortiz ... Has three brothers: Gary, 26, Eric, 18 and Evan, 5, and one sister, Melissa, 23 ... Favorite professional athlete is Lance Armstrong and biggest athletic thrill to date is being on the 2007 National Championship team ... Chose Oregon State because "I wanted to be a part of a great baseball program and I really enjoyed the community at Oregon State."

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