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#38 Ryan Wiggins
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: West Seattle
Experience: 3 Letters
PERSONAL
Born in Seattle ... son of Judy and Bret Wiggins ... has two younger brothers, Luke and Connor ... majoring in American Ethnic Studies.

WASHINGTON
2014: Made 4 starts at catcher, 4 at DH ... career high 4 RBI, 2x3 Monday vs. N. Colorado ... went 0x5 in Jack Gifford Memorial Tourney ... started as DH and was 1x1, 3B, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB in Game 2 vs. UC Davis on March 1 ... 1x3 with run in win vs. Michigan St. ... 1x4 with RBI 2B in opener vs. Air Force.
2013: Played in 33 games, making 29 starts - 27 at catcher and two at DH ... started two of four games in the UC Davis series, both at catcher ... made one start behind the plate at Lamar ... started two of three games vs. Cal Poly behind the plate ... 1-for-4 in a start behind the plate March 5 vs. SeattleU ... started the first game of the LSU series behind the plate ... started all three games of the USC series at catcher ... went 5-for-13 with three RBI in the USC series, including 3-for-5 with three RBI in the March 24 victory over the Trojans ... caught every inning of the Oregon series ... started at DH April 2 at SeattleU, going 2-for-3 with an RBI ... batted 4-for-11 in three starts at Pepperdine ... started all three at catcher at Stanford ... caught all 18 innings of the UW's doubleheader sweep of No. 5 Oregon State on April 20 ... had a run and an RBI in the first win and went 2-for-2 with two runs in the nightcap ... hit a two-run homer in the ninth to give the Huskies the lead in an 11-8 win at No. 21 Gonzaga on April 24 ... had an RBI, pinch-hit single May 10 vs. Utah. 

2012: Played in 17 games, starting seven, as a sophomore ... started four games at catcher and three as designated hitter ... went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk as the starting catcher in the Huskies' 18-6 win at Cal State Northridge on Feb. 27 ... played a big role in the Huskies' series win at Oregon ... belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the UW's 8-3 win over the Ducks on March 16 ... the next day, sent the game into extra innings with a pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth in a game the UW won 3-2 in 13 innings ... had a pinch-hit, RBI single April 13 at California ... doubled and drove in two runs April 20 vs. Arizona.

2011: Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... started 36 games and appeared in nine others ... 25 starts at DH, nine at catcher, one at first base and one in right field ... went 2-for-4 as the UW's opening-day DH Feb. 18 vs. Missouri State ... 2-for-5 with an RBI and two doubles March 4 vs. BYU ... 2-for-4 March 10 vs. Dallas Baptist ... 2-for-4 with four runs scored in the win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... also 2-for-4 the following day at Oklahoma State ... 2-for-4 with a pair of runs as the starting catcher April 19 vs. SeattleU ... 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs May 1 at WSU ... hit safely in all three at Stanford, including a 2-for-3 with three RBI May 7 ... 3-for-4 with a solo homer May 14 vs. Oregon State ... 2-for-4 the following game, May 16 vs. Pacific ... also 3-for-4 in the next game, May 20 vs. Arizona State ... drove in a pair of runs with a two-out double to cap a three-run fifth inning in Washington's 3-0 blanking of No. 8 Arizona State on May 22 ... gave the UW a lead with an RBI double in the sixth in the Huskies' 4-2, non-conference win over WSU on May 24 ... homered in the final game of the season, May 29 at Arizona.

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL
Played four seasons on the varsity for coach Velko Vitalich ... captain as a junior and senior ... led team to four straight league titles and to the state tournament as a sophomore and senior ... earned first-team 3A all-state at catcher in 2010 ... named to the All-Metro League first team as a senior catcher ... also the first-team All-Metro catcher as a junior, second team as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman ... selected by Pittsburgh in the 46th round of the 2010 major league draft ... also lettered for the basketball team.


GETTING TO KNOW RYAN WIGGINS

My must-listen to music list:
Country, hip hop and rap

My greatest baseball memory:
Winning the national championship with my 13 year old select team.

Why do you love baseball?:
Because it's my favorite sport and because being part of a team builds great relationships.

Favorite baseball player:
Josh Hamilton because of his swing and how he plays.

 

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