24 Ryan Lavarnway
24 Ryan Lavarnway
Birth Date: 08/07/1987
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif.
High School: El Camino Real
Position: C
2008: Chosen by Boston Red Sox in sixth round (202nd overall) of Major League Baseball Draft...Named Third Team All-America by PingBaseball.com...Semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award and the Golden Spikes Award, as well as a candidate for the Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Award...Second Team All-Ivy...First Team All-New England...Started the first 34 games before missing the last 11 with an injury...Led the Ivy League in home runs (13), RBIs (42), walks (29), slugging percentage (.824) and on-base percentage (.541)...Also led the Bulldogs with a .398 batting average...Became the Ivy League's all-time leader with 33 career home runs...Won Ivy League Player of the Week honors three times in the first four weeks of the season (March 11, March 26, April 1)...Went 6-for-11 with two home runs and five RBIs in Yale's season-opening series at George Washington (March 1-2)...Belted a three-run homer in the 4-2 win at George Washington on March 2...Homered twice in a game for the first time at Davidson on March 10, part of a 3-for-4 effort...Hit a home run in both games of the series at South Carolina (March 11-12)...Went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs at Presbyterian on March 20...Belted two home runs, a three-run shot off the highway behind right field and a two-run blast that gave Yale the lead in the 11th inning, in the 9-9 tie at Penn on March 29...Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, two runs scored and another homer in the first game of a doubleheader at Columbia on march 30...Scored five runs in Yale's 19-13 win at Quinnipiac on April 2, going 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs...Finished a triple shy of the cycle in that game...Smashed a walk-off home run, his record-setting blast, to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 win over Cornell in the first game of a doubleheader on April 6. 2007: Named Third Team All-America by Baseball America and Second Team All-America by PingBaseball.com...Earned Second Team All-New England and Second Team All-Northeast honors...Unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection...One of 10 semifinalists for the Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Award...Led the NCAA in batting average (.467) and slugging percentage (.873)...Won the G.H. Walker, Jr. Award as Most Valuable Player after setting single-season Yale records for batting average, slugging percentage, home runs (14), hits (70), doubles (17), RBIs (55) and total bases (131)...Moved from the outfield to catcher, making 30 starts behind the plate while also starting 12 games in right field and one in left...Got at least one hit in the first 23 games of the season, breaking a 78-year-old school record for longest hitting streak...Including the final two games of 2006, his streak reached an Ivy-record 25 straight games...Hit home runs in three straight games from April 18-21, including a shot over the manual scoreboard in center field at Yale Field...Had 25 multi-hit games and 15 multi-RBI games...Became the first player in Ivy League history to win Player of the Week honors three weeks in a row (March 20, March 27, April 3)...Hit .452 with six homers and 23 RBIs in Ivy League games. 2006: Played in 43 games, making 38 starts, primarily in right field...Led the team with six home runs and finished fourth with 25 RBIs...Earned Ivy Player and Rookie of the Week honors on March 21 after homering in three straight games and batting .421 with 10 RBIs and an .895 slugging percentage over a six-game stretch (March 13-18)...Went 2-for-3 with four RBIs in a 12-6 win at Davidson (March 16)...Tallied the game-winning RBI with a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning at Davidson (March 18)...Had a 10-game hitting streak from March 11-25...Smacked a two-run single in the first inning of a 3-1 win at Brown (April 28).
Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2006....  .281  43-38   135   22   38   9   0   6   25   65  .481   8   5  21   2  .342   1   1   0-1     51   2   1  .981
2007....  .467* 43-43   150   33   70  17   1  14   55  131  .873* 18   7  25   1  .531   4   0   4-8    200  28   6  .974
2008....  .398  34-34   108   28   43   7   0  13   42   89  .824  29   7  19   0  .541   2   0   4-6    180  17   2  .990
TOTAL...  .384 120-115  393   83  151  33   1  33  122  285  .725  55  19  65   3  .482   7   1   8-15   431  47   9  .982
*-Led NCAA