#2 Ryan Shackelford
Pos: INF/OF
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: SR
Major: Business Administration
Parents: Rod & Beth
Birthday: January 26
Hometown: Murrieta, CA
High School: Murrieta Valley
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2014:  After playing multiple positions during his first three years, this versatile, productive senior will settle in at third base to complete his college career…intuition, good hands, a solid glove, and a strong arm suit him well at the hot corner…possessing the best swing on the team, he’ll hit in the middle of the order…if history is any indicator, this will be the best offensive year of his career…hits to all fields and has surprising gap power…continues to come up big in the clutch…loves the game and approaches it ready to learn. 

2013:  Arguably, the club’s most versatile athlete, he played the majority of his games in right field but also started at three different positions around the infield…none of this moving around affected his production at the plate where he upped his numbers in every major category…finished fourth in doubles, tied for sixth in hits, and was plunked nine times, the second-highest mark on the squad…had 13 multi-hit games, rapping out a career-high four hits vs. Simpson on opening day, 1/18/13…in that game he also drove in a career-high three runs and scored a season-high three times, marks he would equal later in the campaign…after his average dipped to .230 in late March, he hit .338 (27-80) over the final 22 games of the season…committed only three errors in 180 chances.

2012: Seized the starting job at second base in the season’s first week and held on to it until late March…made just four errors in 145 chances, good for an impressive .972 fielding percentage…was third on the club with 92 assists and participated in 19 double plays…rapped out two or more hits six times, highlighted by a trio of three-hit outings…two of those came in a doubleheader sweep of Menlo on 2/17/12 when he went a combined 6-9 with three runs scored and two rbi…continued his torrid hitting the next day in another twinbill when he collected three more hits…went 3-3 vs. Pt. Loma Nazarene on 3/23/12…wound up going a sizzling 14-22 (.636) in an eight-day stretch in mid- to late-February…drove in two runs on two occasions.

2011: Versatile first-year player made dramatic improvement over the course of the season and earned nine consecutive starts over the season’s final month…the first of those nine starts may have been his best of the year when he went 2-3, scored three runs, and slugged his only homer vs. Cal State San Marcos on 4/19/11.

Murrieta Valley HS: A two-year starter at third base for the Nighthawks and Coach Scott Widner…batted .344 as a junior…in his senior year, he hit .356 (.424 in league play), drove in 19 runs, and had a .478 SLG%, leading the Nighthawks to the Southwestern League title…named first-team All-Southwestern League and was selected to the All-Valley team by local writers.