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Ryan CordellClass: Sophomore
Previous School: Valley Christian
Hometown: Orangevale, Calif.
2011: Appeared in 24 games … started nine games in the outfield … batted .255 with six RBIs and nine runs scored … hit two doubles and two home runs … posted a 10.38 ERA with seven strikeouts and three walks over 4 2/3 innings in five appearances as a pitcher … hit his first two collegiate home runs at South Carolina (4/26) … went 3-for-3, scoring two runs in a 5-2 victory over New Orleans (5/1) … had two hits and scored a run in an 8-7 win over VCU (5/17) … drove in two runs with a single against Coastal Carolina at the Big South Championship (5/27) … earned Big South Presidential Honor Roll mention.
Prep: Graduate of Valley Christian High School … named Sacramento Metro Area League MVP and all-section second team as a senior … led the state of California with 14 home runs … hit .578 with 50 RBIs and .650 on-base percentage … went 10-2 with a 1.21 ERA with 117 strikeouts and 11 walks over 63 innings … named first team all-league after posting a 9-2 record with a 1.13 ERA over 63 innings, while hitting .472 with 38 RBIs as a junior … was undefeated as a sophomore with an 8-0 record and a 2.92 ERA in 38 1/3 innings … hit .456 with a .535 on base percentage … selected to all-league second team … also played basketball, leading team in scoring as a junior and senior … first team all-league as a senior.
Personal: Son of Tom and Kris Cordell … uncle Mike Whitmarsh was an Olympic silver medalist in beach volleyball and played over 15 years on the AVP tour … birthday is March 31.