Saturday's Second Game of C-USA Weekend Series Moved To New 11 AM Start Time
Wayne Graham said --"Ryan was an improved pitcher in the fall. He added some velocity and projected himself into the mix."
At Rice -- 2012: Conference 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.