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#6 Ryan Hodge
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
City/State: Matthews, N.C.
High School: Butler HS
Experience: 2 Years
Hodge Photos
Ryan Hodge Bio
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 01/31/2012
2013 at Gardner-Webb: Played in 55 games and made 54 starts at shortstop … Batted .223 with 39 hits, 22 runs scored and 20 RBI … Had six doubles, one triple and a home run … Led the squad with 19 steals in 24 attempts … Posted a .349 on base percentage, drawing 26 walks … Walks total ranked second on the team … Hit by pitches eight times, which ranked third on the team … Homered in his first at bat of the season vs. Dayton (2/15) … Had at least two hits in eight games … Closed the season by hitting safely in the final five games, including a 4-for-8 effort at the Big South Tournament in three games … Had RBI hits vs. High Point and Coastal Carolina in the league tournament … Went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI in the win over South Carolina (4/23) … Was 3-for-6 at UNC Wilmington (3/3).

2012 at Gardner-Webb: A Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America selection at shortstop … Earned second-team All-Big South Conference honors … Started 52 games and played in 59 games at shortstop … Led the team with a .315 batting average … Collected 67 hits, scored a team-high 46 runs and stole a team-high 16 bases … Rapped out 11 doubles and drove in 23 runs … Ranked second among regulars with a .381 on base percentage … Had 19 games with at least two hits … Raised batting average an eye-popping 206 points from March 14 through April 14 … Batted .473 and forged a 17-game hitting streak during that month long stretch … Had a string of four games in a row with three hits … Went 3-for-5 with five RBI and his lone home run of the season in the final game of that stretch at Charleston Southern (4/14) … Went 3-for-5 with the game-winning RBI vs. eventual SoCon champion Appalachian State (4/10) … Was 3-for-3 with an RBI in the program's first win over Coastal Carolina (4/7) … Hit safely in the season's final six games … Went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs in the win over Radford (5/24).


High School: Played at Butler (N.C.) High under Coach Kim Cousar ... Outstanding defensive infielder ... Batted .271 with 16 runs scored and 10 RBI as a senior ... Stole seven bases and added four doubles and a triple ... Named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Player as a senior ... Team Most Outstanding Offensive Player as a junior ... Played American Legion baseball under former Gardner-Webb outfielder Daniel Cooke.

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