CU Baseball BIO
22 Ryan Fitzgerald
2013 (Freshman at Creighton)
  • 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.
Position: Infielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Burr Ridge, Ill.
High School: Fenwick HS
Experience: High School