24 Ryan Spilborghs
24 Ryan Spilborghs
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif
High School: Santa Barbara H.S.
Position: Outfield
Honors: 2V
Pre-season All-American candidate will be looked upon to lead the Gauchos on the field and at the plate. The most dangerous hitter in the Gaucho lineup.

Had one of the most impressive seasons ever as a Gaucho breaking several team records with his consistent hitting...First team all Big West selection as an outfielder and second team American Baseball Coaches Association West Regional team selection...Did his best Joe Dimmagio impression with a 35 game hitting streak shattering the old UCSB record of 22 games set by Jeff Antoon in 1991...Also set school record with 12 sacrifice bunts...Batted .375 with 54 runs, 40 RBI and 19 stolen bases...In 18 Big West games, he batted a team-leading .448 and during his 35 game hitting streak went 56-for-138, .406...Also had six assists as an outfielder...Had 25 multi-hit games...Scored two or more runs 12 times and a season-high three on four occasions...In five games against Long Beach, he recorded 13 hits in 26 at bats, an outstanding .565...Improved his batting average .125 points from his freshman season...Played summer ball for the Madison Mallards in the Northern Woods League garnering team MVP and First Team all NWL honors.

Started in 13 of 18 games for the Gauchos...Batted .250 with 11 hits and ten runs...Went 2-for-3 with three runs against Cal State Northridge...Season was cut short due an broken bone in his right wrist in March.

Redshirted for the Gauchos.

High School
Played for Fred Warrecker at Santa Barbara High School....Batted .472 at the varsity level and .519 as a senior...Hit seven home runs as a senior...Had five hits in one game including two doubles...Set school records in hits in a season (40), career hits (131), career average (.472) and season average (.519)...Was twice named to the first team All-Channel League, All-City and All-Santa Barbara County teams...Named MVP of the Channel League, All-City and All-County teams 1997...Pitched his way to a 2.84 ERA and 56 strikeouts as a senior...Also played football as a prepster...Made honor roll all four years of high school.

Born September 5, 1979 in Santa Barbara, CA...Is a Psychology major...Teammates call him Spilly...Would one day like to work in Child Psychology...Favorite sports moment was Mark McGwire's 62nd home run...Roots for the San Francisco 49ers and Anaheim Angels...Is a fan of Cal Ripken Sr. and Andruw Jones...Favorite movies include Dumb and Dumber, Fried Green Tomatoes and Major League...Enjoys Blind Date and The Simpsons...Also recruited by Long Beach State and Pepperdine...Favorite aspect of Santa Barbara is the weather...Has a younger sister, Natalie...Son of Rene and Essie Spilborghs.