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Ray Hanson

Ray Hanson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Wilson

Last College:
Cypress College

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 225

Position:
RHP

04/02/2014

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02/06/2014

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06/02/2012

Baseball Advances to Regional Final With 9-8 Win Over Stony Brook

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05/26/2012

Three-Run Eighth Seals Win For No. 16 Baseball in C-USA Championship Finale

UCF 6, Tulane 2

05/18/2012

It All Comes Down to Championship Saturday

First pitch set for 1 p.m.

2012
-Finished UCF career by registering a 4-1 record during his senior season with 12 starts and 15 appearances
-Totaled 58 2/3 innings with 33 strikeouts while owning a 3.84 ERA
-Held No. 8 Florida State (3/7) to one run in five innings with four strikeouts
-Pitched five innings, allowing one unearned-run with four Ks vs. No. 10 Miami (3/14)
-Earned his first win of the season at USF (3/20), allowing only one run in seven innings
-Recorded a second-consecutive victory, throwing two innings at Florida Atlantic (3/27)
-Allowed only one run in 5.2 innings in a victory at Houston (4/1)
-Went 6.2 strong innings at Southern Mississippi (4/15), earning the win with five strikeouts
-Grabbed the win at Tulane (4/22), allowing only four hits in five innings of work
-Tossed 6 1/3 innings at Stetson (5/2), striking out five in the victory
-Delivered a solid performance vs. Tulane (5/26), allowing three hits and two runs in 6 1/3 innings

2011
-One of four Knights to start at least 10 games, making 11 total starts in 14 appearances
-Collected a 4-2 record with a 3.47 ERA, one complete game and 35 strikeouts in 57.0 innings
-Held righties to a .233 average at the plate, and kept opponents to a .210 batting average with two outs
-Grabbed the win by holding Stetson (5/17) to just two runs on three hits while striking out three
-Blanked FAU (4/19) with 6.0 shutout innings, striking out five for the win
-Struck out four and did not walk a batter in 5.0 innings vs. Southern Miss (4/3)
-Limited Columbia (3/20) to one earned run on four hits in 7.0 innings, striking out one for the win
-Tossed a complete-game, six-hitter in a win over Wagner (3/13), not walking a batter, giving up one run on six hits, striking out four and not allowing a runner to reach second base in the final eight innings
-Worked 7.0-shutout innings of three-hit ball in a no-decision vs. Mount St. Mary's (3/8), striking out four
-Struck out one in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief in game two vs. Dartmouth (3/5)
-Struck out five and allowed one run in 4.1 innings vs. Southeastern Louisiana (2/26)
-Made his UCF debut in the finale vs. Siena (2/20), striking out three in 4.2 innings

Prior to UCF
-Drafted in the 47th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants
-Ranked No. 172 nationally and No. 30 in the state of California by Perfect Game in 2008
-Finished JUCO career with the third-highest wins in Cypress College history, playing under head coach Scott Pickler
-Elected to the Cypress College Baseball Hall of Fame
-Selected to the All-Orange Empire Conference Second Team with a 6-3 record and 68 strikeouts in 2010
-Team MVP as a freshman after going 11-1 with a 3.74 ERA, sitting down 65 on strikes in 77 innings
-Named to the All-Orange Empire Conference First Team in 2009
-2009 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team
-Signed with Arizona State out of high school
-Played for coach Andy Hall at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif.
-Went 18-2 during his career, posting a 0.73 ERA in his final season
-2008 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American
-Helped lead Wilson to the California Interscholastic Federation finals as a senior
-Wilson claimed the CIF and Baseball America national championship titles during Hanson's junior year
-Named the team's pitcher of the year in 2006
-Won the 2007 World Wood Bat National Championship with the Braves Scout Team, and the 2007 Connie Mack World Series title with the Midland Redskins (Ohio)
-A 2007 Team USA Junior National Team alternate

Personal
-Born Feb. 27, 1990, in Los Alamitos, Calif.
-Son of Robert and Stephanie Hanson
-Has one brother, Richard
-Major is interdisciplinary studies with a minor in heath sciences

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