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#16 Ryan Schimpf
Position: Infield
Bats: Left Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Covington, La.
High School: St. Paul's HS
Born: 04/11/1988
Ryan Schimpf Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 09/28/2009

2009 Second-Team All-SEC
2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team
2009 ABCA All-South Region Second Team
2009 LSWA Louisiana Hitter of the Year
SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 23, 2009)
2009 First-Team All-Louisiana
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2008 SEC All-Tournament Team
SEC Player of the Week (May 12, 2008)

MLB Draft:
5th Round in 2009 (Toronto Blue Jays)

Talented, hard-working player who enjoyed an excellent 2009, earning second-team All-SEC honors while being named Hitter of the Year in the state of Louisiana ... signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in July 2009 after he was selected in the fifth round of the MLB Draft ... received 2009 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition as a general studies major ... completed his career ranked No. 7 on the all-time LSU triples list with seven and No. 10 in LSU annals with 38 home runs ... rated the Baseball America No. 1 prospect for 2008 in the Valley League, a summer collegiate league in Virginia ... named the MVP of the ’08 Valley League Championship Series -- batted .392 during the summer with three doubles, 11 homers and 27 RBI in 27 games ... one of the top hitters in the Central Illinois Collegiate League in the summer 2007, batting .265 (45-for-170) with 10 doubles, two triples, two homers, 26 RBI, 30 runs and six steals ... participated in the ’07 CICL All-Star Game and was named the No. 7 prospect in the league by Baseball America magazine.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Extremely versatile player who participated in all 73 of LSU’s games (72 starts) ... started 39 games at second base, 24 in left field, seven at first base and two at DH ... the Tigers’ second-leading hitter on the year, batting .336 (88-for-262) with 19 doubles, one triple, 22 homers, 70 RBI, 73 runs and 18 stolen bases ... Schimpf’s 22 homers represented the 10th-highest single-season total in LSU history ... named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team, batting .348 (8-for-23) with two doubles, three homers, seven RBI and eight runs ... hit .395 (17-for-43) in LSU’s 11 NCAA Tournament games with six doubles, five homers, 14 RBI and 15 runs ... 3-for-7 (.429) in NCAA Super Regional vs. Rice with one double, one homer, four RBI and four runs ... 2-for-4 in Game 1 vs. Rice (June 5) with one double, one homer, three runs and four RBI ... hit .462 (6-for-13) in 2009 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with three doubles, one homer, three RBI and three runs ... combined with Blake Dean to accomplish a rare feat in the Tigers’ 13-2 win over Tulane on April 29 -- Dean and Schimpf launched back-to-back home runs twice in the same inning, highlighting a 10-run LSU uprising.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Played in 67 games (65 starts at second base), batting .320 (80-for-250) with 18 doubles, seven triples, 12 homers and 54 RBI ... finished No. 1 in the SEC in triples with seven ... batted a sizzling .419 (18-for-43) in LSU’s 13 postseason games with seven doubles, two triples, two homers, 15 RBI and 11 runs ... LSU’s leading hitter in the NCAA Super Regional versus UC Irvine, batting .615 (8-for-13) with four doubles, one triple, two homers, six RBI and three runs ... 4-for-5 with two homers, two doubles and a career-best five RBI in Super Regional championship game versus UC Irvine ... named to NCAA Baton Rouge Regional all-tournament team, batting .375 (3-for-8), 1 2B, 3 RBI, 5 runs ... voted to the SEC All-Tournament Team -- batted .333 (4-for-12) with two 2B, one 3B, six RBI ... named SEC Player of the Week May 12, as he batted.545 (6-for-11) in the Miss. State series with one double, three homers, seven RBI and seven runs scored ... launched a grand slam to highlight a six-run fourth inning in win at Southern Miss (April 9) ... Schimpf, serving as the Tigers' lead-off hitter, opened the bottom of the first inning with a home run in consecutive games against Stetson (March 8 and 9).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Played in 42 games (31 starts), starting 23 games in left field and eight games at DH ... batted .262 (28-for-107) with two doubles, two triples, four homers, 11 RBI and 16 runs ... drew game-winning, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning of LSU's 4-3 victory over Ole Miss (April 13) ... 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI at Tulane (April 3) ... 3-for-4 at South Carolina (March 18) with one homer and one RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned three letters as a second baseman at St. Paul's High School ... enjoyed a fantastic senior in 2006, earning Class 5A all-state honors and batting .419 with 12 homers, 37 RBI and a 1.041 slugging percentage . . . named the MVP of the Greater New Orleans area, of St. Tammany Parish and of District 4-5A . . . also a 2006 first-team all-district, all-parish and all-Metro selection . . . invited to play in the LHSAA All-Star Game in Alexandria, La. . . . 2005 first-team all-district and all-parish selection ... as a junior, batted .392 with nine homers and 43 RBI en route to first-team 5A all-state honors ... member of a squad that won the 2004 district 5-5A championship ... led the Wolves to a 5A quarterfinal appearance in 2005 after hitting .379 ... coached by Mick Nunez ... honor roll student in the classroom.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ryan Michael Schimpf ... parents are Craig and Pam Schimpf ... has one older brother, Kevin and one younger brother, Kyle ... chose to attend LSU because he has been a lifelong Tiger fan and his father attended LSU ... majoring in general studies at LSU ... born April 11, 1988 in New Orleans, La.

Schmipf’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats:  7 vs. New Orleans (5/13/08)
Hits:  4 six times; last at Mississippi State (5/16/09)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Mississippi State (5/10/08)
Doubles: 2 three times; last vs. Minnesota (5/31/09)
Triples:  1 several times; last at Arkansas (5/2/09)
Home Runs: 2 three; last vs. Tulane (4/29/09) 
RBI: 5 vs. UC Irvine (6/9/08)
Stolen Bases: 2 twice; last vs. Villanova (2/22/09)

 

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