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  Ryan McCarney

Ryan McCarney

Player Profile


Agua Dulce, Calif.

High School:
Vasquez HS

Last College:
College of the Canyons

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190






Ryan "China" McCarney was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft with pick #1009 in the 33rd Round ...After transferring from the College of the Canyons, Ryan McCarney will make his debut for the Matadors during the 2009 season ... McCarney was named the starting pitcher in the season opener at Pepperdine, pitched 7.0 innings and gave up only six hits on the day (2/20) ... struck out five batters in 5.2 innings pitched as the starter in the Matador's 8-4 victory vs. Texas Tech (2/27) ... struckout four batters in 3.2 innings in-relief vs. BYU (3/17) ... tied his season high in strikeouts with five over 2.2 innings pitched at LMU (3/24) ... only gave up two runs over 6.1 innings, and picked-off his seventh runner of the season against the #19-ranked UCSB Gauchos (3/29) ... allowed zero hits in 1.1 innings pitched as a reliever at USC (4/7) ... currently holds the single-season record for pickoffs with nine ... allowed only three hits in 3.0 innings, and picked off one runner vs. Cal State Fullerton (4/9) ... struckout two batters and allowed zero hits in 1.1 innings vs. Cal State Bakersfield (4/14) ... allowed only one hit and zero runs in-relief vs. Pepperdine (4/21) ... struckout two batters in 1.1 innings at UNLV (4/29) ... struckout one batter in 1.0 innings pitched vs. Pacific (5/16) ... finished the season with a team high nine pick-offs and struckout forty-one batters in 49.2 innings pitched.


Played two seasons as a member of the Cougar's Baseball team under Head Coach Chris Cota ... graduated with a 3.4 GPA ... was a starting pitcher both seasons ... team earned a collective 53-38 during his time with the team, and were Western State Conference Champions during the 2008 season ... was named captain during his final season with the team.


Was a three-year letterwinner in soccer, and four-year letterwinner in baseball for the Mustangs ... was named captain for three seasons on each team ... earned 2005 CIF Division IV Player of the Year honors for his achievements on the diamond.


Parents are John and Lorretta McCarney ... stepmother is Barb McCarney ... has one older sibling, sister Jennifer ... his father John played football for the Oregon Ducks ... was drafted in the 29th round of the 2008 Draft by the Cleveland Indians ... competed for the ASCL Braves ... roots for the Jacksonville Jaguars ... enjoys watching the television show "Entourage" ... favorite food is steak ... chose CSUN for its great academic and athletic programs ... reaching the semi-finals in baseball during the 2005 season is his greatest sports moment ... enjoys being part of a team, and feels that is the best part of being an athlete ... picked his uniform number to be #19 because his dad's favorite quarterback is Johnny Unitas ... always eats a Subway sandwich two hours before a game as his pregame ritual ... visits whenever possible ... would not mind being stranded on a desert island with Carrie Underwood ... cannot imagine going a week without Diet Coke ... major is undeclared.