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Ryan Toohers
Ryan  Toohers

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Florham Park, N.J.

High School:
Seton Hall Prep

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 213

Position:
1B

Birthdate:
07/19/1998

Experience:
SO

Bats/Throws:
L/R

On Toohers: Was the team's primary first baseman as a freshman last season ... Came on strong over the second half of the 2017 campaign and should continue to develop as a hitter at the collegiate level ... Has power potential from the left side of the plate and should work his way into a role in the lineup during the season.

2017: Played in 39 games with 35 starts, all of which came at first base ... Ranked second on the team in batting average, third in on-base percentage and third in slugging percentage ... Hit .262 (32-for-122) with a .338 on-base mark and a .328 slugging percentage ... Had six runs scored and seven runs batted in while hitting six doubles and a triple ... Drew 11 walks and struck out 28 times ... Hit by a pitch three times ... Had one stolen base attempt ... Recorded nine multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit contests ... Went 3-for-4 with a double against Penn ... Was 3-for-10 with a double, a triple, a run scored and two hit by pitch in a three-game series versus George Washington ... Went 2-for-2 with a double in the second game of a doubleheader against Wofford ... Played excellent defense at first base with 296 putouts, 27 assists and four errors ... Compiled a .988 fielding percentage and helped turn 26 double plays; BIG EAST: Started all 18 conference games at first base and hit .233 (14-for-60) with a .324 on-base percentage ... Had one double, four runs scored and three RBI while drawing seven walks and striking out 10 times ... Was hit by a pitch once ... Went 4-for-10 with a double, a run scored, an RBI and a walk in a three-game series at Creighton ... Batted .417 (5-for-12) with one run scored and one RBI in a series at Butler, including going 3-for-5 in the series finale ... Hit safely in all three games at St. John's during the final weekend of the regular season, going 4-for-11 with two walks and two runs scored ... Had a .994 fielding percentage in conference games, with 148 putouts, 17 assists and just one error in 166 total chances.

Seton Hall Prep: Earned two varsity letters in both baseball and basketball ... Was a first baseman and pitcher for the baseball team, as well as a forward on the basketball team ... As a baseball player, was a third team all-state and first team all-county selection as a senior ... Also earned MSG Varsity second team All-Tri State Area honors as a senior and was a first team All-Non Public selection ... Team was the Non-Public A state champion his senior year ... Statistics included batting .364 with three home runs and 37 runs batted in, as well as posting a 1.62 ERA as a pitcher to go with 41 strikeouts and a 6-1 record ... Earned Essex County Honorable Mention honors and was a first team all-area choice in basketball his senior year ... Winner of the NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete Award and also earned the Tuohey Award for having a 4.0 or above grade-point average all four years of high school.

Personal: Born 7/19/98 in Florham Park, N.J. ... Youngest of three sons of Larry and Sue Toohers ... Has two older brothers, Patrick (24) and Kevin (22) ... Mother graduated from Villanova ... Father played soccer in college and was a defender for Scranton (1981-85) ... Older brother, Patrick, pitched in college at James Madison ... Hobbies include fishing, playing golf and spending time with friends and family ... Chose to attend Villanova for the excellent academic reputation of the Villanova School of Business, as well as the chance to play college baseball ... Cited the proximity of Villanova to home, and that his mother attended the school as other selling points ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and has yet to declare a major.

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