Crimson Tide stands toe-to-toe with the fifth ranked team in the country
SOPHOMORE (2014) Missed the remainder of the 2014 season after undergoing surgery for a broken patella he suffered in the Sunday game at UL-Lafayette ... picked up his only multi-hit game of the season the series finale at No. 10 Louisiana (3.2) and added a run scored and an RBI ... got his first hit of the season in a pinch-hitting situation against Stephen F. Austin (2.23).
Redshirt Freshman (2013) Appeared in 35 games with 24 as a starter ... finished the season with 14 hits, 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 plus two as the designated hitter ... turned in three multi-hit games and a three-RBI game against Mississippi Valley State (5.7) ... drove in the game-winning run in two games and scored the winning run once ... had a four-game hitting streak to open the season and ultimately reached base safely in the first seven games ... did not commit an error for the duration of the season, on 29 total outfield putouts ... scored as a pinch-runner in the series opener versus Missouri (5.10) ... had a big day in the win over Mississippi Valley State (5.7), blasting his first career home run, a three-run shot, while adding a single and a pair of runs scored ... earned the start as the designated hitter in the series 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 an RBI ... contributed a hit and was hit by a pitch in the Memphis series ... posted the first multi-hit game of his career at No. 5 Louisville (3.8), adding an RBI and a stolen base ... reached base safely in all three games of the Florida Atlantic series, also scoring two runs against the Owls ... had a double, walk, run scored and RBI in the victory versus No. 21 Southern Mississippi (2.19) ... starting left fielder in all three games of the season-opening VMI series, batting 3-for-8 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored ... had one hit in all three games of that VMI series, with two stolen bases in the season opener.
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 Oct. 10, 1992, in Irmo, S.C. ... son of Harvey and Sami Blanchard ... majoring in consumer sciences.