Ryan McCarthy
Ryan McCarthy

Player Profile

Thousand Oaks, CA

High School:
Westlake HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200





Overview — The Bruins’ returning starting shortstop from 2003 ... “Ryan will have his best year at the plate for us,” said Assistant Coach Vince Beringhele. “He is really using the whole field well.”

2003 — Started 53 of the Bruins’ 59 games at shortstop, including the last 27 contests ... Hit .264 with seven home runs and 40 RBI ... Ranked second on the team with 11 multiple RBI games ... Also had 12 multiple hit games ... Hit his first collegiate home run in the Bruins first series of the year against Cal State Northridge, going 2-for-5 with two RBI on February 2 ... Drove in a career-high five runs against North Carolina State on February 15, going 3-for-3 with a home run and two runs ... Was 2-for-3 against Utah in the Dominos Pizza Aggie Baseball Classic on February 23 with a home run and a double ... Earned All-tournament team honors at Texas A&M ... Went 4-for-5 with a double against defending national champion Texas on February 28 ... Scored a career-high four runs and went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a homer against crosstown rival USC on March 9 ... Hit his first career grand-slam against California on April 6 ... Instrumental in UCLA’s 9-8 victory over fourth-ranked Arizona State on April 17, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs ... Hit .538 (7-for-13) during the week of April 28, highlighted by a 4-for-5 performance against Oregon State on May 3 ... Finished the season on a five-game hitting streak, going .409 (9-for-22) over the course of the final five contests.

2002 (Summer) — Played for the Brainerd Mighty Gulls of the Northwoods League ... Helped lead the Mighty Gulls to the regular season title and a 22-11 record ... Hit .211 with 14 RBI and nine doubles.

2002— Appeared in 48 games, starting 44 (42 at shortstop, two at third base) ... Became everyday shortstop on April 2, starting the last 33 games of the season ...Tied for most appearances by a 2002 freshman ... Posted career-high three hits and added two runs and an RBI at Hawaii on Feb. 17 ... In four at-bats at California (April 6), had two hits and two RBI, while scoring two runs ... Recorded 12 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... Put together eight game hit streak from April 30-May 12 ... Perfect at the plate with the bases loaded, going 3-for-3 ... Second on the team with 125 assists.

Westlake HS (Thousand Oaks)—Lettered three years in baseball as a shortstop for coach Chuck Berrington … Named First-team All-CIF in 2000 and second-team All-CIF in 2001 … Helped Westlake to three straight Marmonte League titles and a runner-up finish in the 2001 CIF Finals … Hit .475 in junior season … Batted .350 as a senior while serving as team captain.

Personal—Full Name: Ryan L. McCarthy … Born on September 4, 1982 in Los Angeles … Parents are Michael and Conni McCarthy … Has three brothers, Luke, Kent and Sean … Greatest athletic thrill was playing at Dodger Stadium at the 2001 CIF Finals … Lists team camaraderie and the desire to win as the top reasons for playing baseball … Plays ping pong in his spare time … Undeclared major.