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28 Devin Ruiz

 

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.

Position: First base/Outfield
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pennsauken, N.J.
High School: Paul VI
Major: Sociology
Experience: High School