Fitzgerald hit .290 in limited action as a freshman.
Ryan played in 27 games in 2013, including 18 starts.
He laced a bases-loaded double into left against Nebraska on May 14. Fitzgerald’s hit delivered two RBI, matching his career-high.
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.
Ryan was 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. Oklahoma State on April 28.
Had two hits against Indiana State on April 14.
Earned starts in four games, going 4-for-14 (.286) from March 29-April 2.
Delivered two RBI in the 11-4 win at Omaha on March 30.
Collected his first start and first hit, going 1-for-2 with two walks at Evansville on March 23.
Appeared in his first game with Creighton on March 12, drawing a walk in the Bluejays’ 17-2 win at Southeast Missouri State.
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. He played in four all-star games in his high school career.
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.
In the classroom, Fitzgerald was a member of the National Honors
Society in 2011-12 and received the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence in 2012.
Ryan committed to Creighton at the tender age of 16, following his sophomore season.