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22 Ryan Fitzgerald
2014
(Sophomore at Creighton)
  • Taking over as the starting shortstop, Fitzgerald started all 50 games for the Bluejays.
  • Following a slow start, Ryan raised his average to .240 by the end of the season. He finished with 42 hits, including 10 extra-base knocks.
  • Ryan ignited his season with seven hits in 10 at-bats against North Dakota (April 5-6).  
  • Fitzgerald became the first player to hit a home run to center field in TD Ameritrade Park Omaha history, smacking an
  • inside-the-park grand slam in Creighton’s 16-5 win over
  • Georgetown on April 12.
  • He was 3-for-4 with two doubles against Omaha on April 22.
  • Ryan closed the series at St. John’s with seven hits in 15 at-bats (.467), scoring six runs to help the Bluejays take two of three from the Red Storm.
  • Fitzgerald reached base in 10 consecutive games (May 2 - 17).  During the stretch he drew a walk in nine games and had at least one hit in six contests.
2013
(Freshman at Creighton)
  • Fitzgerald hit .290 in limited action as a freshman, playing 27 games in 2013, including 18 starts.
  • Ryan collected his first start and first hit, going 1-for-2 with two walks at Evansville on March 23.
  • Delivered two RBI in the 11-4 win at Omaha on March 30.
  • He earned consecutive starts in four games, going 4-for-14 (.286) from
  • March 29-April 2.
  • Ryan matched a season-high with two hits (2-for-4) in the Bluejays’ 9-4 win at Illinois State on May 5 in 11 innings.
  • He laced a bases-loaded double against Nebraska on May 14.

2009-12
(Fenwick High School)
  • A two-time letterwinner in baseball for the Friars, Fitzgerald led
  • Fenwick to a 39-29 record in his two seasons.
  • Ryan was a two-time Chicago Catholic League All-Conference First Team selection and played in four all-star games.
  • Fitzgerald also was ranked in the top five shortstops of Illinois by Prep
  • Baseball Report.  He was also the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Area/All-State Selection.
  • Ryan hit .456 during his senior season, collecting 42 hits.  He smacked 17 extra-base hits (seven doubles, seven triples and three home runs).  His on-base percentage in 2012 was .569, while his slugging percentage was .748.
  • Fitzgerald’s junior numbers were equally impressive, posting a .389 average with 42 hits, 31 runs scored, 16 RBI and a .602 slugging percentage.
Position: Infielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Burr Ridge, Ill.
High School: Fenwick HS
Experience: High School