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Ryan Breen

Ryan Breen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palm City, Fla.

High School:
South Fork

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
C

B/T:
S/R

04/02/2014

Knights in the Pros: April Update

UCF has 18 players that are signed at the start of the 2014 season of professional baseball.

02/10/2014

The Leadoff: Behind the Plate

UCF baseball insider Bryan Levine previews the Knights catchers in his blog.

09/09/2013

Knights in the Pros: September Update

UCF has 21 players that completed the 2013 season of professional baseball.

05/24/2013

Baseball Suffers 5-1 Defeat to Top-Seeded Rice in C-USA Championship

The Knights take on UAB Friday at 8 p.m. EDT.

05/22/2013

Baseball Falls 6-1 to Memphis in Game One of C-USA Championship

Chris Taladay could not reach safely for the 38th-consecutive game.

2013
-Appeared in 44 games with 37 starts in his final season as a Knight, and totaled eight doubles, one triple, one homer and 12 RBI
-Named to the Preseason All-Conference USA Team for the first time
-Recognized on the Johnny Bench award initial watch list
-Scored twice in the season opener vs. Siena while adding a RBI double (2/15)
-Reached base safely twice and smashed a double vs. No. 17 Florida (2/19)
-Added an RBI single and scored a run vs. UConn (2/22)
-Crushed the ball during his 4-for-5 performance against Texas Tech (2/23), which included two doubles, a RBI and run scored
-Reached base safely twice and swiped his first bag of the season against Winthrop (3/3)
-Added a hit against No. 24 Miami (3/6)
-Hit a single, walked and drove in a run in the win over Jacksonville (3/9)
-Went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and stolen base in the win 10-3 win over Columbia (3/15)
-Drove in a run at USF (4/10)
-Found the right-center gap on an RBI double against Bethune-Cookman (5/1)
-Notched three hits in his final home series as a Knight in two games against Tulane (5/11-12)
-Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI against East Carolina (5/17)
-Belted a solo home run in the series finale at East Carolina (5/18)
-Had a 1-for-3 day at the plate with an RBI against Memphis in the Conference USA Championship (5/22)

2012
-Started all 57 games he appeared in during his junior season
-Served as the Knights' primary catcher and hit .264 with 24 RBI, eight doubles, three triples and a homer
-Drove in two runs with a triple in the season opener vs. LIU Brooklyn (2/17)
-Delivered a two-run go-ahead double in the 7th inning to beat Boston College (2/24)
-Was 2-for-4 with two RBI, a triple and a run in a 6-4 win over Siena (3/3)
-Finished 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a victory against East Carolina (3/24)
-Went 6-for-12 with two RBI in a three game series against UAB (4/6-8)
-Drove in four runs with two hits and a triple in a win at Southern Mississippi (4/15)
-Went on a nine-game hitting streak (4/4-17)
-Tallied five hits, with two RBI and two runs scored in a series vs. Memphis (4/27-29)
-Scored three runs in four games during the Coral Gables Regional (6/1-4)

2011
-Ended the year by going 8-for-17 with two doubles and two runs in his final four games, including the NCAA Tournament
-Hit .285 overall on the season, making 41 starts and amassing 10 doubles, a triple, a homer, 26 RBI and 29 runs
-A total of 27 starts came in left field, while he also received 10 starts in right field and four behind the plate
-Hit .338 with runners on base, .320 with runners in scoring position and was 4-for-8 with the bases juiced
-Was 2-for-4 with a run score against Alabama in the NCAA Regionals (6/5)
-Collected two hits and scored a run vs. B-CU in the NCAA Regionals (6/4)
-Amassed three hits with two doubles against Rice in the C-USA Championship (5/27)
-Crushed a three-run triple in the C-USA Championship vs. Memphis (5/25)
-Went on a seven-game hitting streak from May 7-17
-Went 6-for-12 with four runs and two RBI in the UAB series (5/13-15)
-Drilled a three-run double and had two walks vs. B-CU (5/11)
-Put together a seven-game hitting streak (4/5-22)
-Had a two-run single and caught eight innings of a shutout win vs. FAU (4/19)
-Homered and had a key single in the ninth in a comeback win at Florida (4/5)
-Came through with two hits against Columbia (3/20)
-Delivered a RBI single off the bench vs. Columbia (3/19)
-Doubled with three hits and three RBI in the doubleheader vs. Dartmouth (3/5)
-Scored twice with a hit and a walk vs. Alabama (2/27)
-Doubled twice in a 3-for-5, four-RBI day at B-CU (2/22)
-Hit .455 in the Siena series, including a 3-for-3, three-RBI, three-run day in the finale (2/20)
-Went 2-for-4 with a run and two stolen bases vs. Siena (2/18)

2010
-A Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
-Ranked among the top-five freshmen in C-USA at the end of the regular season with a .348 batting average, a .435 on-base percentage, a .917 OPS and 11 stolen bases
-In all, racked up 57 hits, seven doubles, five homers, 46 runs, 29 RBI, a .482 slugging percentage and 11 stolen bases
-Earned a .979 fielding percentage in 96 chances
-Ended the season on a nine-game hitting streak
-Switch-hitter batted .344 vs. lefties and .350 against righties
-Went 6-for-13 with four runs in the series at Tulane (5/20-22)
-Cranked out three hits with a run vs. ECU (5/15)
-Finished the JU game (5/12) 3-for-4 with a double, stolen base, three RBI and three runs
-Connected for two hits and scored a run vs. JU (5/11)
-Had a double in a two-hit, two-run game at UNF (4/20)
-Homered and drove in two against Rice (4/17)
-Hit .417 in the series at USM (4/9-11), driving in six and scoring five runs
-Doubled twice, scored a run and swiped a base at USF (4/6)
-Was 3-for-8 in the doubleheader vs. UAB (4/3)
-Tallied three RBI on two hits at B-CU (3/31)
-Scored once on two hits and a walk vs. B-CU (3/30)
-Drove a pinch-hit, two-out, two-run homer to left in the ninth to secure a 7-4 win at Houston (3/26)
-Finished the Presbyterian series (3/19-21) with a .545 average, crushing three homers and scoring six runs
-Collected three hits, two runs and two steals at Stetson (3/17)
-Hit .364 in the Hartford series (3/13-14), driving in three, stealing two bases and scoring three runs in two games
-Delivered a double in his second-career at-bat in the game vs. Miami (3/9)

Prior to UCF
-Part of coach Mike Harper's battery at South Fork High School
-Won the 2009 5A state title with South Fork, including a regional quarterfinal that saw him hit two home runs, one from each side of the plate
-Selected to the 2009 Florida Class 5A All-State Third Team
-Earned the team's MVP award as a senior by hitting .407 with 14 RBI and 14 stolen bases
-Also was the team's MVP and the St. Lucie County Baseball Classic MVP as a junior
-Hit .403 with 11 RBI and seven stolen bases during his junior season, while also throwing out 90 percent of would-be base stealers
-The Bulldogs were the 5A state runner-up in 2008
-Earned the Bulldog Award and was part of the .300 club as a sophomore

Personal
-Son of Jeffrey and Deborah Breen
-Has one brother, Kevin
-Major is interpersonal/organizational communication

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