#2 Ryan Shackelford
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: JR
Major: Business Administration
Parents: Rod & Beth
Birthday: 1/26
Hometown: Murrieta, CA
High School: Murrieta Valley

2013: Versatile third-year player will start the season in right field but will play multiple infield positions, too…a full recovery from labrum surgery will display itself in better arm strength…good hands make him a fundamentally sound fielder…continues to make huge strides offensively…hits to all fields and possesses surprising gap power…has developed a reputation for coming through in the clutch…loves the game and approaches it ready to learn. 

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.