- Ryan Nance
Ryan  Nance


Brandon, Miss.

Last College:
Hinds CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195



2012 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
2012 Conference USA All-Academic Team

2012 (Senior)

· Made 25 appearances, including three starts sporting a 4-4 record and 3.68 ERA
· Served as the team's closer most of the season, recording eight saves, tied for fifth in C-USA
· His 25 appearances tied for seventh in C-USA
· Earned wins vs. Ball State (Feb. 25), Utah (March 3), Houston (April 27) and Memphis (May 27)
· Finished career with 16 career saves, second most in UAB history
· Pitched a total of 51.1 innings with 45 strikeouts and 27 walks
· Held opponents scoreless in seven of first eight appearances and nine of his first 11
· Transitioned into a starter's role down the stretch
· Made first collegiate start at No. 5 Rice (May 13), holding the Owls to one earned run over five innings in a no decision
· Named to the C-USA All-Tournament team
· Second start came vs. Memphis in the C-USA Championship game at Trustmark Park (May 27)
· Posted then career highs in innings pitched (6.1) and strikeouts (6) to earn the win and capture UAB's first-ever C-USA Tournament Championship
· The 5-0 shutout of Memphis in the C-USA Championship game was UAB's first in postseason history
· Started vs. Mississippi State (June 2) at the Tallahassee Regional, fanning a career-best seven in the loss
· In two postseason starts, totaled 11 innings, giving up just two earned runs with 13 strikeouts
· In his only three starts of the season, fired 16 innings yielding only three earned runs (1.69 ERA)
· Pitched in three of UAB's four shutouts during the season
· Finished career with a 6-9 record, 4.87 ERA, 16 saves and 83 strikeouts in 85 innings in two seasons at UAB
· Named to the C-USA All-Academic team and Commissioner's Honor Roll

2011 (Junior)
· Served as the team's closer and an outfielder
· Appeared in 32 games, making 26 starts, 21 in left field
· Pitched in a team-high 21 contests, all out of the bullpen
· Finished with eight saves, tied for fourth in Conference USA
· Save total tied for the sixth most in a season in UAB history
· Finished 2-5 with 38 strikeouts in 33.2 innings
· Did not allow a run over first 11 appearances, totaling 14.2 innings
· During stretch, collected seven saves, allowed just five hits and totaled 22 strikeouts
· Strung together six straight appearances with a save (March 16-April 2)
· Earned first career win in debut on February 19 vs. Arkansas State
· Registered first save against Xavier on February 25 with two inning stint
· Recorded at least one strikeout in 18 of 21 appearances
· Punched out a career-high four batters on three occasions, last vs. Memphis on April 16
· Averaged 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings
· Hit .205 with seven RBI and four extra base hits
· Walked 21 times and put down nine sacrifices
· Roped two hits and knocked in a pair at Marshall on March 27
· Went 2-for-5, including a triple and two RBI at Houston on April 8
· Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2009-10 (Hinds CC)
· Played for coach Sam Temple and alongside fellow Blazer newcomer Michael Busby
· Helped Hinds to a Mississippi state championship in 2010 and back-to-back regional appearances
· Went 6-3 on the mound with a 4.82 ERA as a sophomore in 2010
· Struck out 63 and walked just 16 in 65 and one-third innings as a sophomore
· Hit .340 at the plate with five triples, 28 runs scored and 17 RBI
· Successful on 7-of-9 steal attempts
· Went 2-2 on the mound with a 3.50 ERA as a freshman in 2009
· Struck out 35 batters in 36.2 innings in freshman campaign

High School
· A three-year letterwinner at Northwest Rankin High School in Brandon, Miss., for coach Jeff McClaskey
· Team captain as a senior in 2008
· Earned all-metro honors from the Clarion-Ledger and Mississippi 5A all-state recognition in 2008
· A two-time all-district selection
· Went 11-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 75.2 innings as a senior
· Managed an 8-3 record with a 2.36 ERA and 52 strikeouts as a junior in 2007
· Played summer baseball for the Jackson 96ers and was named team MVP at the East Cobb Perfect Game Showcase Tournament in 2007
· A Phi Theta Kappa honors student and a member of the Alpha Beta Gamma business honor society

Ryan Michael Nance ... born Sept. 11, 1989 ... parents are Michael and Stephanie Nance and Renee Nance ... has two brothers and one sister ... majoring in marketing.