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2014 Baseball Roster

Ryan Stephens

Class: Sr.-3L
Position: OF
Height: 5-11
Weight: 171 pounds
Previous School: Riverdale HS
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tenn.

2014 (Senior): 2014 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll … Started in all 58 games at center field … Hit .254 with 58 hits, 36 runs, nine doubles, three triples, eight homers and 26 RBIs … Totaled 97 bases and inked a slugging percentage . 425 … Swiped a perfect 9-of-9 in stolen bases … Posted a .992 fielding percentage … Tied for eighth all-time with 217 games played … Set the school record with 182 consecutive starts, passing Phillip Edwards (1992) … Reached base in 10 straight games … Anchored 13-multi hit games and four multiple RBI games … Swiped a pair of bases against Dayton on Feb. 21 … Collected three hits on three different occasions … Hammered two home runs, drove in three runs and totaled eight bases in the win over Charlotte ( March 15) … Notched six putouts in the win against Marshall (May 17).

2013 (Junior): Started all 56 games for the Blue Raiders … Named to All-Sun Belt Second Team … Led the team in both batting average (.329) and triples (4), while finishing second in hits (70), RBI (33), stolen bases (7) and slugging percentage (.474) ... His fielding percentage in center field was a team-best .992 among qualifying players.

2012 (Sophomore): Started all 59 games for MT ... Tied for the team lead with Rorex in stolen base percentage at .909 (10-11) ... Combined to go 5-9 with 6 RBI in the two games against the Vols including the winning RBI single in the top of the 10th in Knoxville on Feb. 28

2011 (Freshman): Played 44 games with 31 starts in centerfield ... Carried a .252 batting average with 14 runs scored, 13 runs batted in and two home runs ... Picked up first career hit and run batted in on opening day against Portland (Feb. 18) ... Went 2-for-6 with three runs batted in and his first career run scored in mid-week sweep of Southern Illinois (March 15-16) ... Posted his first three-hit game with a 3-for-4 performance at Western Kentucky, ending with an RBI and two runs scored ... Put in a career day in win over Tennessee (May 11), knocking out his first career home run and coming up a single shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with four runs scored and two batted in.

Riverdale HS: Played under Barry Messer ... As a junior, received All-District 7AAA honors ... Named Riverdale Offensive Player of the Year and competed on the TBCA Showcase Team ... Batted .351 with five home runs, 12 doubles ... Also struck out just six times in 111 at bats ... Had eight stolen bases ... As a senior, batted .346 with 12 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs ... Also had 26 RBI and 12 stolen bases ... Received All-District 7AAA and Riverdale Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Personal: Born on July 6, 1992 ... Son of Tony Stephens and Shelly Stephens ... Majoring in concrete industry management.

2011 Game-by-Game Stats
2012 Game-by-Game Stats
2013 Game-by-Game Stats