Crimson Tide stands toe-to-toe with the fifth ranked team in the country
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013) Appeared in 35 games with 24 as a starter ... finished the season with a .175 batting average, one home run, two doubles, nine RBI and eight runs scored ... started the first 17 games of the season in left field and finished the year with 22 starts in the outfield and two starts as the designated hitter ... turned in three multi-hit games and a three-RBI game against Mississippi Valley State (5.7) ... tagged the game-winning run in two games and scored the winning run once ... had a season-long four-game hitting streak to open the year and reached base safely in the first seven games of the season ... maintains an active 27 game errorless streak, as he did not commit an error for the duration of the season when playing in the outfield ... scored a run as a pinch-runner in the opener versus Missouri (5.10) ... had a career-day in the win over Mississippi Valley State (5.7), blasting his first career home run, a three-run shot, and added a single and scored twice ... got the start as the designated hitter in the opener at No. 15 Mississippi State (5.4) ... had a single in two plate appearances versus UAB (4.16) ... drew a walk in his only plate appearance against Samford (3.19) ... notched his second multi-hit game of the season in the final game of the Tennessee series (3.17), going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a RBI ... contributed a hit and was hit by a pitch in the Memphis series ... had the first multi-hit game of his career at No. 5 Louisville (3.8), and added a RBI and a stolen base ... reached base safely in all three games of the FAU series, and scored two runs against the Owls ... had a double and a walk, as well as a run scored and an RBI in the victory versus No. 21 Southern Mississippi ... started all three games of the VMI series in left field, posting a .375 (3-for-8) average, with a double, two RBI and two runs scored ... had one hit in all three games of the VMI series and had two stolen bases in the opening game of the season.
FRESHMAN (2012) Redshirted the season.
HIGH SCHOOL Named an all-area and all-region 4-4A player his senior year ... helped lead Dutch Fork High School to the district finals in 2011.
PERSONAL Born Ryan Franklin Blanchard on October 10, 1992, in Irmo, S.C. ... son of Harvey and Sami Blanchard ... major is consumer sciences.