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Ryan Merrill

Ryan  Merrill

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Millard West

Last College:
Iowa Western CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
INF

Experience:
2L


06/24/2017

TCU CWS Run Comes Up Short

TCU finishes season 50-18

06/24/2017

TCU Forces Decisive Game With Win

Charles King picks up first career victory

06/24/2017

Winner-Take-All Game Set For Saturday

TCU aims for its first berth in the Championship Series.

06/23/2017

TCU Set For Rematch With Florida

TCU is 2-0 in elimination games in Omaha

06/22/2017

Wymer, TCU Shine In 4-3 Victory

Wymer throws 4 1/3 shutout innings

06/24/2017

TCU vs. Florida

College World Series, June 24, 2017

06/23/2017

College World Series: TCU 9, Florida 2

TCU topped Florida, 9-2, at the 2017 College World Series on Friday, June 23.

06/22/2017

College World Series: TCU 4, Louisville 3

TCU topped Louisville, 4-3, in an elimination game at the 2017 College World Series on Thursday, June 22.

06/20/2017

College World Series: TCU 4, Texas A&M 1

TCU baseball topped Texas A&M, 4-1, at the 2017 College World Series on Tuesday, June 20.

06/18/2017

College World Series: Florida 3, TCU 0

TCU dropped the 2017 College World Series opener to Florida, 3-0, on Sunday, June 18.

Career Honors
• 2016 College World Series All-Tournament team
• 2016 NCAA Fort Worth All-Regional team

2017 (Senior)
Made 62 starts as part of 64 appearances... all 62 starts came at shortstop... made one appearance as a pinch hitter and one as a pinch runner... recorded a hit in 39 games and reached base safely in 50... tallied 12 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI contests...15 of his 53 hits on the year went for extra bases... tallied eight doubles, one triple and six home runs... contributed 43 RBIs, 17 of which came with two outs... ranked second on the team with 17 stolen bases in 19 attempts... first hit of the year was an RBI single against Penn State (Feb. 19)... drove in a run in four straight games, including an RBI-double at UT Arlington (Feb. 21) and one each in the first two games against Arizona State (Feb. 24-25)... drove in two runs in a win over Rice (Feb. 28)... hit the game-winning double against Texas A&M in the 15th inning as part of a two-hit game on March 4... hit first home run of the season against Ole Miss on March 5... had three hits and drove in a run in the series finale at UC Irvine (March 14)... homered and drove in two in the series opener against Kansas (March 17)... was 1-for-3 with a run scored against the Jayhawks in Game 2 (March 18)... had three hits and tallied an RBI in the series sweep of Oklahoma State (March 24-26)... homered and drove in four as part of a two-hit game against UTRGV (March 28)... had two hits and drove in two runs in the series finale at Kansas State (April 2)... reached base safely in 18 straight games starting April 8 against Murray State... boasted a .453 on-base percentage during the streak... went 2-for-3 with three runs scored at Dallas Baptist (April 11)... had two hits and drove in a run in the series at West Virginia (April 14-16)... hit fourth home run and drove in two against Baylor (April 22)... went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs against Texas (May 5)... was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against the Longhorns in Game 2 (May 6)... went 5-fpr-10 with four runs scored and four RBIs in the series at Oklahoma (May 12-14)... hit safely in the first two games at Cal (May 18-19)... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the win over Kansas in the Big 12 Championships (May 26)... doubled as part of two hits and drove in two against Texas (May 27)... hit safely in both games of the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional against Missouri State (June 10-11)... homered against Texas A&M in the College World Series on June 20... drove in two runs in TCU's win over Louisville in an elimination game at the College World Series (June 22).

2016 (Junior)
Started 51 games at shortstop as part of 53 appearances on the season... also made one appearance as a pinch runner and one as a pinch hitter... collected 14 extra base hits as part of 53 total hits on the season... tied for second on the team with four triples... was one of five Horned Frogs with double-digit stolen bases, swiping 11 in 15 attempts... collected 25 RBIs on the year and scored 31 runs while hitting .298... tallied a base hit in 39 games and reached base safely in 44... amassed 13 multi-hit games and seven multiple-RBI contests... first career hit was a two-run double against Loyola Marymount on Feb. 19... started a season-long eight game hitting streak with a two-hit game against UT Rio Grande Valley (March 1)... hit .379 (11-for-29) during the streak with three doubles, two triples, six RBIs and four runs scored... tallied four hits in the three-game series against Gonzaga (March 4-6)... was 2-for-2 in the series opener against USC (March 11)... scored a run in his only appearance as a pinch runner on March 12 against USC... collected two hits in the series finale against West Virginia (March 20)... drove in two runs in a midweek tilt against Abilene Christian (March 22)... hit his third triple of the season and scored two runs in the series finale at Wichita State (April 3)... hit his lone home run and drove in three runs as part of a two-hit performance at Kansas on April 10... hit .500 (4-for-8) in the final two games at Oklahoma State (April 23-24)... was 1-for-1 with a double in his lone pinch hitting appearance on May 1 against Texas Tech... went 5-for-13 (.385) with two doubles in the series at Penn State (May 7-8)... hit safely in all three games at Baylor (May 13-15)... started four of the five games at the Big 12 Championships... went 3-for-5 in TCU's win over Oklahoma State on May 26... doubled as part of a two-hit game against Texas on May 28... had two RBIs, including driving in the game-tying run in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly, in the Big 12 Championship game over West Virginia (May 29)... had two hits in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional... went 5-for-12 (.417) in the NCAA College Station Super Regional at Texas A&M (June 10-12)... was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Aggies in game 1... walked twice and drove in a run against Texas Tech in TCU's College World Series opener on June 19... hit safely in each of the three games against Coastal Carolina... drove in two runs in the Frogs' final game of the season on June 25.

Previous School
Played two seasons at Iowa Western Community College... was a 2015 15th round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals... earned third-team All-American accolades as a sophomore... also named to the all-district and all-region teams... earned a Gold Glove... hit .400 with seven home runs.

High School
Earned four year letters at Millard West High School... earned all-state and all-district honors as a sophomore, junior and senior... named to USA Today's All-USA Nebraska team as a senior... hit .348 with 17 RBIs as a senior.


Parents are Kevin and Sonia... has a sister, Megan... father, Kevin, played baseball at Nebraska (1986-87)... sister, Megan, played soccer at Nebraska.

Season AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB HBP SO SB-A
2016 .298 53-51 178 31 53 9 4 1 25 .410 17 1 31 11-15
2017 .243 64-62 218 42 53 8 1 6 43 .372 29 2 42 17-19
Career .268 117-113 396 73 106 17 5
7 68 .389 46 3 73
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