Ryan Chandler

Ryan  Chandler



High School:
Strake Jesuit College Prep

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170




Cruzin' Into Winner's Bracket

Cruz' Late Homer Helps Lift Rice Past FAU Friday, 5-4


Proctor & Canterino Lead Rice's C-USA Honorees

Five Owls Earn All-League Accolades


Rice Returns To C-USA Championship

Owls Play Wednesday At 12:30 PM


Owls Face No. 20 Houston In Sugar Land

Start Time At Constellation Field Set For 7 PM


Owls Win Series-Opener vs. UAB, 8-5

Game Time Saturday Set For 2 PM


Baseball Action vs. FAU

Action photos from Rice's April 22 home baseball game vs. FAU.


Rice 13, Texas Southern 6

Rice stayed alive in the Baton Rouge Regional on Saturday with a 13-6 win over crosstown foe Texas Southern


Southeast Louisiana 12, Rice 6

Rice fell to SELU 12-6 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Baseball Baton Rouge Regional


2017 NCAA Baseball Selection Show

The Owls gathered at the Gorgeous Gael on Memorial Day to learn where they were headed on the Road To Omaha '17


RIce -Houston

Rice rallied to defeat Houston 4-3 on April 11

At Rice
2018: All-Conference USA (Second Team); Completed Rice career as the program’s all-time leader in at bats (959)… Finished second on the school’s career list for games played (244), fifth in base hits (282), and tied for sixth in doubles (56)… Started every game during his four-year career, all in centerfield… Was tied for 50th among the NCAA Division I individual leaders with 80 base hits when Rice’s season came to an end (on May 26)… Led the team and ranked among the Conference USA leaders in runs scored (42), total plate appearances (283), steals (13) and steal attempts (16)… Finished second on the team in batting average (.336), hits (80), triples (3), and on-base percentage (.429)… Was also third on the squad in walks (33) and total bases (97)… One of four Rice players to start all 59 of the team’s games (centerfield)… Came out of a game for only the second time in his four-year career on April 22 (due to a brief in-game injury)… Spot in the batting order was usually either leadoff (30 times) or second (29 times)… Reached base at a .397 pace (29-of-73 times) when leading off an inning… Batted .352 in the second half of the season, including a team-best .342 in C-USA only games, to help push Rice in into the league’s postseason tournament… Hit .312 in Rice’s 23 games against the elite opponents that would go on to play in the NCAA Tournament… Also proved to be a ‘night Owl’ who hit .360 in the team’s 29 evening games… Maintained a 11-game hitting streak during the season, part of a stretch he also reached base in a team-best 23-straight games… Collected two or more hits in a game 24 times, the second-highest mark on the team… One of only two Rice players with three different four-hit games … Though one of the team’s leadoff batters, he collected 26 RBI and drove-in two or more runs in a game four different times… Made a season-high six put outs in a single game against No. 1 ranked Stanford… Recorded five defensive assists from spot in centerfield, including three which resulted in Rice getting double-plays.

2017: Closed out the year making his 185th-consecutive start, all of which have been in centerfield... With two previous walk-off hits in the bottom of the respective ninth innings against Houston (April 11) and Lamar (May 3) to get him ready, Chandler came up with walk-off heroics for the third time in the Championship Final of the Conference USA Tournament... Delivered the game-winning hit with a runner on second base in the bottom of the ninth against No. 11 ranked Southern Miss to win Rice its 23rd conference title... Earlier he helped clinch the Silver Glove Trophy (awarded for the season-long three-game series vs. Houston) by driving home the winning run... Accomplished the walk-off feat a second time three weeks later to cap a winning rally against longtime foe Lamar... One of three Owls to start all 64 games, all in centerfield... Batted leadoff the most of any Owl (25 times), and batted second in the order the second-most on the squad (19 times)... Led the team in total plate appearances (290) and getting hit by a pitch (11)... Finished second on the team in runs scored (55), triples (3), stolen bases (6) and walks (32)... Hit .292 (31-of-106) with a team-best 29 runs scored in 30 C-USA regular season games... Batted .292 (45-of-154) over the team's final 41 games to raise his final season average 45 points... Went 5-for-17 (.294) with a double and a triple in four games at the C-USA Tournament... Finished fourth on the team with 19 multi-hit games, including a season-high three hits five different times... Longest hitting streak was eight games and reached base in 14-straight games during one stretch... Reached base at a .422 pace (35-of-83) when leading off an inning... Hit .322 (38-of-118) in Rice's 33 day games... Proved to be dependable at getting the run in from third base with less than two outs (10-of-13 times, .769), which helped him register a new season-best 39 RBI (fourth-highest on the team)... Drove-in two or more runs in a game ten different times... One of just three Owls to tally four RBI in a game, and he did it three different times -- twice on the strength of grand slam home runs (vs. Southeastern Louisiana and UAB)... Muscled a total of five round-trippers, the last of which was in the NCAA Regional vs. crosstown foe Texas Southern and was also the 200th hit of his collegiate career.

"I particularly liked your left-handed hitting centerfielder."
Jesus Barosa; Director, Cuban Baseball Federation

2016: Only Rice Owl to start all 62 games, all in centerfield... Led the team, and ranked among the Conference USA leaders with 275 plate appearances (sixth in C-USA), 230 at bats (tied 7th in C-USA), and five sacrifice flies (tied second C-USA)... Led the Owls in runs scored (38) and steal attempts (13)... Shared the team lead in doubles (15), steals (seven) and hit by pitch (five)... Batted .270 for the full season and .282 in conference games... Reached base at a .286 pace when leading off an inning, while hitting .284 with runners on base and .281 with men in scoring position... Collected two or more hits in a game 15 times, including a career-best four hits in a C-USA league win over Charlotte... Maintained an 11-game hitting streak during one stretch that ended-up as the third-longest on the team... Longest streak to reach base was 17-straght games... Tied a career-high by scoring three runs against Southeastern Louisiana in an elimination game of the NCAA Tournament... Drove-in two or more runs in a game six different times... Drew a career-high three walks in road games at Sam Houston State and FIU, the most free passes by any Owl all season... Carried the team offensively in the first five weeks of the season, batting .382 (29-of-76) with seven doubles and 15 runs scored in 22 games... No drop-off in exceptional defensive range in center, recording 125 put outs... Tied a career-high making six putouts against FAU in the C-USA Tournament... Threw-out three runners trying to advance on the bases in games against TCU, Houston and Western Kentucky... Singled in a run and later stole third base in the Owls' November exhibition against Cuban League team Artemisa... Selected to play in the prestigious Cape Cod League (Falmouth) over the summer... 2015: Freshman All-America (Collegiate Baseball); Conference USA Freshman of the Year; C-USA All-Freshman Team; Earned a host of honors in a solid Division I debut... One of only three Owls to play in all 59 games, and one of only two to start each contest (Connor Teykl was the other)... Every start was in centerfield, the first Owl to start every game at that position since Michael Fuda in 2012... Batted first in the order 51 times, the most times at leadoff since eventual MLB All-Star Brock Holt (57 times in 2009)... Hit .302 for the full season and was electric in the Owls' NCAA Tournament games... Went 8-for-18 (.444) with a pair of doubles, four RBI and three runs scored in the NCAAs - including what proved to be the game-winning run from first base in the dramatic 20-inning (2 am) victory over crosstown rival Houston... Not only did he score the winning run, but he then threw out the potential game-tying run at second base in the bottom of the 20th inning to help preserve the victory... Led the Owls, and also ranked among the C-USA leaders, with 17 doubles (8th in C-USA) and 248 at bats (2nd in C-USA)... Tallied a team-best 24 multiple-hit games and was one of four Owls to share the lead with five steals... Collected a career-high three hits in a single game on six different occasions... Finished second on the squad in hits (75), runs (43), walks (25), total bases (94), and getting hit by a pitch (8)... Maintained a .382 on-base percentage and reached base in 21 consecutive games during one stretch... Longest hitting streak was 14-straight games, the second-best on the team... Leadoff batter who drove-in 34 runs and recorded two-or-more RBI in a game eight different times... Registered a career-best four RBI in a win over Stephen F. Austin... Hit .330 with runners on base, .324 with men in scoring position, and .343 when there were two outs already recorded in the inning... Curiously hit almost 30 points higher when playing games away from the Owls' home at Reckling Park (.315 to .288)... Proved to have elite defensive range to match his offensive skills, posting a .993 fielding percentage with six assists... Twice recorded a career-high six put outs in game.

High School - A 2014 graduate of Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston... Played in the 2014 Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association 5A All-Star Game... Ranked by PerfectGame as one of the Top 500 prospects in the nation... Earned first team All-District 19-5A honors as an infielder while helping lead the Crusaders to the bi-district playoffs... Also contributed to the team as an outfielder... Batted .358 as a senior with a .776 on-base average... Drove-in 18 runs and stole 12 bases in the team's 29 games in 2014... Named a 2013 Texas Scout Association All-Star and to the WWBA World Championship All-Tournament team... Second team All-Houston 5A as a junior... Versatile student-athlete who also played varsity football... Earned All-Academic honors for District 19-5A in both baseball and football.

Personal - Full name: Ryan James Chandler...Parents: James and Robin Chandler of Houston (one brother)... Father was a four-year football letterman at the University of Tulsa... Two uncles, Robert and Russell Chandler, played football at Oklahoma State and the University of Idaho, respectively... Enjoys community service working with Middle School Ministry... College: Wiess


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Wiess College



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