A strong, physical and extremely versatile performer who played at LSU in 2017 as a reserve infielder … elected to transfer to a junior college after the Fall 2017 semester.
Played in 26 games (eight starts), batting .267 (12-for-45) with four doubles, one triple, five RBI and eight runs … started six games at designated hitter and two games at first base … collected a double and two RBI in LSU win over Grambling (April 4) … 2-for-5 versus Maryland (Feb. 25) with one triple and one RBI … doubled, drove in a run and scored two runs in Feb. 26 win over Maryland.
Prior to LSU
A four-year starter and two-way player at infield, catcher and pitcher in high school … completed his career as The Westminster School all-time leader in every offensive category, including 30 home runs … in 2016, he recorded 10 homers, a .941 slugging percentage and a .578 on-base percentage; also posted a 1.05 ERA in 20 innings pitched with 32 strikeouts and five saves … led Westminster in 2016 to its first baseball state title in 41 years; was selected 3-A Player of the Year, First-Team All-State and the S. White Keenan MVP and Westminster Athlete of the Year … voted a 2016 Louisville Slugger All-American and an Atlanta Braves 400 Club All-Star, and was named to the USA Today All-USA Team … led his school to its first football state title in 37 years as a two-way starter at quarterback and safety … a member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Rankin Radcliffe Woley … parents are Darrin and Rena Woley … father works in sports television and marketing, mother is with the Palmetto Cheese company … his father was a diver at Arizona State; grandfather, Joseph Carragher, was a cheerleader at Princeton; great-grandfather, Lou Critchlow, played in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league organization … has three younger brothers – Grayson, Turner and Hayes … his uncle, Brian Henry, graduated from LSU in 1990 … on his decision to attend LSU – “My uncle who attended LSU played a major role. He was always talking about LSU while I was growing up and was such a passionate fan. Once I came down on my first visit, I knew immediately this was the school I wanted to attend. The people and culture of Louisiana are so special and that makes the baseball atmosphere that much better. There’s no place like it” … majoring in sport administration at LSU … born October 1, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga.
Woley's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 twice; most recently vs. Grambling (4/4/17)
Hits: 2 twice; most recently vs. Texas A&M (3/31/17)
Runs Scored: 2 vs. Maryland (2/26/17)
Doubles: 1 four times; most recently vs. South Alabama (5/9/17)
Triples: 1 vs. Maryland (2/25/17)
Home Runs: none
RBI: 2 vs. Grambling (4/4/17)