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Ryan McGrath
Ryan  McGrath

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Newtown, Conn.

High School:
Newtown HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 216

Position:
RHP

Bats/Throws:
R/R

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Walter on McGrath
"Ryan will be a big part of our bullpen. Right now, he is tougher on right-handed hitters than anyone else we have. He features a deceptive fastball with good sink and a good frisbee breaking ball that has gotten a lot better over the past five months. His change up and his ability to locate his fastball in on left-handers will determine whether he will be a multiple inning guy or not."

2010 (Junior)
Appeared in a team-high 28 games and had a 1-2 record with a 10.02 ERA ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in appearances ... Closed out Wake's season-opening win against Army (2.19), throwing a hitless ninth inning with a walk ... Tied a career high with three strikeouts in 1.1 innings against Dayton (2.21) and gave up a run on two hits ... Tossed 1.2 perfect innings in relief against Coastal Carolina (2.23) ... Made two relief appearances against Xavier, tossing a perfect inning and striking out one ... Threw a perfect inning of relief against Gardner-Webb (3.17) with two strikeouts ... Made two appearances in series against NC State, pitching a scoreless 0.1 of an inning each time, including earning his first win of the season in the series finale ... Threw a scoreless inning of relief against High Point (3.24) with one strikeout ... Retired both batters he faced in relief outing against Charlotte (3.30) ... Threw a scoreless inning in second game of series at Miami (4.3) ... Made two appearances in series against Florida State, allowing a run on a hit with two strikeouts in 2.2 innings ... Pitched a scoreless inning in second game of series at Boston College (4.17), allowing a hit ... Named to ACC Honor Roll.

2009 (Sophomore)
Made 20 outings out of the bullpen and posted a 3-1 record with one save and a 5.95 ERA ... Allowed a team-low .236 opponent batting average ... Threw a scoreless ninth inning against Akron (2.21), allowing just one walk and earning the victory ... Struck out the side in a scoreless inning of work against Fairleigh Dickinson (2.27) ... Picked up second win of the season against High Point (3.18), throwing an inning and allowing a run on no hits and one walk ... Pitched 1 2/3 innings in series finale against Duke (3.29), giving up a run on two hits, while also striking out a batter ... Threw a perfect 1 2/3 innings in series opener against Virginia Tech (4.3) ... Earned first save of the season versus USC Upstate (4.7), tossing a perfect 1 1/3 innings and striking out one batter ... Threw 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing a hit, against Florida State (4.25) ... Pitched two perfect innings in relief against Coastal Carolina (4.29), including two strikeouts ... Recorded third win of the season against Winthrop (5.12), throwing 1 2/3 perfect innings and striking out two batters ... Threw a perfect inning of relief in season finale against Miami (5.16) ... Named to ACC Honor Roll.

2008 (Freshman)
Finished the season with a 1-0 record and a 7.85 ERA in 18 appearances, including three starts ... Retired both batters he faced in a relief outing against UNC Greensboro (3/5) to pick up the win ... Made first start of the season against Winthrop (4/16) and surrendered three earned runs on four hits, while striking out three in four innings ... Only allowed one run on two hits in four innings in start at Coastal Carolina (4/23).

High School
Earned four letters in baseball and two in basketball at Newtown HS ... Named the Southwest Conference MVP in 2007 ... Three-time All-Southwest Conference honoree ... Was twice named to the Connecticut Post all-state team ... Two-time News-Timesall-area honoree ... Received the Southwest Conference Student-Athlete Leadership Award in 2007 ... Selected to Perfect Game Top Prospect Games team, representing New England ... Represented Connecticut in the Massachusetts vs. Connecticut High School All-Star Game ... High school basketball teammate of former Wake Forest men's soccer player Marcus Tracy ... Member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society ... Received the National Society of Engineering Award for Excellence in Chemistry ... Graduated 11th in his class of 406 students.

Personal
Born December 30, 1988 ... Son of Matthew and Deborah McGrath ... Majoring in health and exercise science with minors in economics and health policy administration ... Father and uncle, Stephen Rowles, both played football at Princeton.

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