Ryan Battaglia

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Ryan Battaglia
Brisbane Bandits – No. 29
Catcher
Born: (1992-06-29) 29 June 1992 (age 24)
Brisbane, Australia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
ABL debut
26 November, 2010, for the Brisbane Bandits
ABL statistics
(through 2011)
Batting average .143
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 1
Medal record
Men’s Baseball
Representing  Australia
Haarlem Baseball Week
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Haarlem National team

Ryan John Battaglia nicknamed Boof (born 29 June 1992) is an Australian baseball player who plays catcher and is currently with the Brisbane Bandits and the Cleveland Indians organisation.[1]

Battaglia has played for Australian junior teams and in 2010, starred for the Australia national under-19 baseball team where they finished second in the World AAA Championships. He was awarded the tournament Home Run Award and named as the catcher in the All-Star team.[2]

Ryan was reassigned from the Bandits 22-man roster for the start of the season, but was called up later in the season due to the injury of Joel Naughton. He made his debut as a defensive substitution on 26 November 2010 against the Sydney Blue Sox, being the youngest player to play for the Bandits. It took until his seventh game before Battaglia got his first hit, going 3/6 against the Canberra Cavalry. Ryan's only other hit that season would be a home-run against the Adelaide Bite finishing the season only above Daniel Lamb-Hunt in average with .143[3]

He plays for the Pine Hills Lightning in the Greater Brisbane League where he led the league in home-runs (8) for the 2009–10 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan Battaglia signs with Cleveland Indians Caboolture Shire Herald
  2. ^ Battaglia named in AAA World All-Star team Australian Baseball Federation
  3. ^ Ryan Battaglia Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights – Brisbane Bandits Stats

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