2018 (Senior): Preseason All-SoCon … Played in 11 games making two starts … Finished the season with a .133 average … Scored two runs … Finished 2-for-4 with a run scored against High Point (Apr. 10) … Scored a run in his start against Marist (Mar. 4).
2017 (Junior): Played in 26 games making 16 starts… Hit for a .344 average with seven extra base hits… Drove in 10 runs and scored 13… Had six multiple hit games to go with one multi-RBI game… Recorded a seven game hit streak and reached base in nine consecutive games… Got his first hit of the season against Michigan State (Feb. 25), a two RBI single… Started against Princeton and went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple and scored a run… Went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and scored a run against Lafayette (Mar. 18)… Started the series finale against Mercer (Apr. 30), going 2-for-3 with an RBI, scored three times and hit a solo home run… Went 3-for-3 with an RBI, two runs scored and a double against The Citadel (May 14)… Hit an RBI single against Furman in the Southern Conference Tournament Championship (May 28).
2016 (Sophomore): Preseason All Southern Conference Second Team selection… Appeared in 25 games, making 16 starts as the designated hitter and left fielder… Hit for a .288 average… Went for extra bases nine times including a trio of home runs… Earned 16 RBI and scored 10 runs… Went 1-for-1 in stolen bases… Had a season-best seven game hit streak (Apr. 20-May 6)… Earned his first start of the season against High Point (Feb. 21) going 1-for-3 with a run scored… Had a pinch hit, two-RBI double against Illinois (Mar. 11)… Two-RBI on a pinch-hit single against Elon (Apr. 20)… Two RBI in back-to-back games against Campbell (Apr. 26) and Samford (Apr. 29)… In the nightcap of the doubleheader with Samford (Apr. 30), went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored… Hit his first career home run against Wofford in a two home run performance (May 8)… RBI single and scored a run against Western Carolina (May 15).
2015 (Freshman): Appeared in 31 games and made 26 starts – most often at the designated hitter position … Batted .300 with 27 hits, 11 runs scored, six doubles, three triples and 17 RBI … Produced six multi-hit and three multi-RBI performances … Notched a season-high three hits with three RBI and two doubles at UNCW (March 13) … Led the Spartans with three triples … Tallied his first collegiate hit against then No. 24 Liberty (Feb. 21) at the Keith-LeClair Classic in Greenville, N.C. … Went 3-for-6 in two games in the conference tournament.
High School: Played four years of varsity baseball for Paul VI High School under head coach Pat Fisher … Named 2014 Northeast Region Honorable Mention by Perfect Game … Hit a stout .458 in 59 at bats last season, tallying 27 hits, 15 runs scored, 17 RBI, six doubles, a triple and four home runs … Also produced a .522 on base percentage … Helped lead the Eagles to Olympic Conference championships in 2011 and 2012 … Paul VI reached the 2011 Parochial A finals and 2013 Parochial A semifinals … Selected to the prestigious Diamond Classic high school tournament in 2011 … Hit .333 with five doubles two triples, eight RBI and 11 stolen bases as a junior … Batted .433 to go along with five doubles, three home runs, 17 RBI and 16 stolen bases his sophomore season … Turned in a .286 batting average as a freshman while also tallying six doubles and six RBI … Competed for the All Star Baseball Academy since the fall of 2012 … Selected to the 2013 Perfect Game WWBA 17u All-Tournament Team … Hit .526 with the All Star Baseball Academy Summer Showcase Team before batting .549 in the fall.
Personal: Devin Ruiz … Born May 2, 1996 … Majoring in sociology … Son of Julio and Norma Ruiz.
|SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Hits: 3, East Tennessee State, Apr 24, 2016 ; at UNCW, Mar 13, 2015 ; The Citadel, May 14, 2017
Doubles: 2 [t-5th], at UNCW, Mar 13, 2015 ; Lafayette, Mar 18, 2017
Triples: 1 [t-5th], Princeton, Mar 07, 2015 ; Princeton, Mar 12, 2017 ; NC State, Mar 17, 2015
Home runs: 2 [t-1st], at Wofford College, May 08, 2016
Total bases: 8 [t-10th], at Wofford College, May 08, 2016
RBI: 3, at UNCW, Mar 13, 2015
Runs scored: 3, at Mercer, Apr 30, 2017
Walks: 2 [t-15th], 6 times
Hit by pitch: 1 [t-12th], at The Citadel, Apr 09, 2016
Struck out: 3 [t-8th], 5 times
Sac flies: 1 [t-4th], Western Carolina, Mar 20, 2015
At bats: 5, 6 times
Stolen bases: 1, 4 times
Caught stealing: 1 [t-1st], at VMI, May 10, 2015
Field chances: 8, 4 times
Putouts: 8, Western Carolina, Mar 25, 2017
Assists: 1, 7 times