At Rice -- 2014: Posted new career highs across the board in second competitive season... Pitched a total of 28.0 innings over 17 appearances, all in relief... Averaged 7.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings... Maintained a 3.0-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks ratio... Tied for third on the staff in relief-only innings, with an average workload of 1.2 frames per outing... Finished third on the staff in appearances and was the final pitcher in a game seven times... Recorded first career save at home against a nationally-ranked TCU team that went on to reach the College World Series... Fired 3.0 scoreless frames against the Horned Frogs, allowing just one hit while striking out three... Struck out a career-high four batters in 4.0 innings against nationally-ranked Texas A&M... Facing talented teams was the norm as 17.2 of his 28.0 innings were against squads that went on to play in the NCAA Tournament... Career-long 4.2 frames was a brilliant one-hit outing against eventual NCAA Tournament participant Old Dominion in a game that eventually lasted 17 innings... ODU outing was part of an early-season stretch of 12.0-consecutive scoreless innings where he allowed just two hits (both singles) and four walks to go along with 11 strikeouts... Worked a total of 9.2 innings in six games against C-USA foes and did not allow any runs... Notched 10 strikeouts in the 9.2 C-USA innings and held league hitters to a composite .156 batting average... 2013: Appeared in two games, both out of the bullpen... Totaled 1.2 innings, scattering three hits and a walk while striking out one... Made collegiate debut in the opening game of the Harvard series (March 15) and posted a strikeout... Returned a week later in the Conference USA opener at eventual league co-champion Southern Miss... Worked a career-long 1.1 innings against the Golden Eagles without allowing any runs on just one hit... 2012: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Did not see game action in first collegiate season... Played for the Cowlitz Black Bears in the West Coast League over the summer.
High School -- A 2011 graduate of Plano High School... Named to the 2011 Dallas-Fort Worth All-Area team as a P/3B by the Dallas Morning News... Most Valuable Player of District 8-5A as a senior... Team MVP who helped lead the Wildcats to the program's first 30-win season (30-8)... Went 8-1 on the mound with a 2.40 ERA, and batted .442 with 25 RBI, to vault Plano to the Region I semifinals of the state playoffs... Three-year starter was the Wildcats' Newcomer of the Year who helped the team make the 2009 state playoffs for the first time since 1999... Finished third on the staff in innings (30.2) and strikeouts (24) as a junior and collected 24 hits in 27 games while leading the squad in home runs.
Personal -- Full name: Ryan James McCarthy... Born: September 8, 1992, in Plano, Texas... Parents: Brian and Nancy McCarthy of Plano (one sister)... Chose to attend Rice because of the mix of elite academics and elite baseball. College: Brown