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Ryan LaMotta 6

Ryan  LaMotta


Sugar Land, Texas

High School:
Clements HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200




•2006 NCAA No. 50 Senior Pro Prospect (Baseball America)
•2005 All-Big 12 Conference Tournament
•2005 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Big 12 Coaches)
•2005 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Waco Tribune-Herald)
•2005 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (
•2005 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Dallas Morning News)
•2005 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
•2005 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
•2004 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
•2003 Freshman All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
•2003 NCAA Hattiesburg Regional All-Tournament Team
•Seven-Time Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

•7th in Big 12 ERA (4.14)
•2nd in appearances (95)
•3rd in Big 12 appearances (38)
•2nd in relief appearances (92)
•2nd in Big 12 relief appearances (38)
•t-4th in saves (13)
•4th in Big 12 saves (6)
•10th in Big 12 strikeouts (77)
•10th in Big 12 opponents' batting average (.252)

•Did not play competitively

2005 (JUNIOR)
•Ranked fourth in Big 12 and 26th nationally in ERA
•Opponents' batting average of .207 ranked seven in Big 12
•Appeared in 36 games, tying for the team lead and setting a Baylor single-season record
•Recorded seven saves, tied for seventh-best single-season tally in school history
•Tied for third in Big 12 in appearances
•Ranked fifth in conference in saves
•In Big 12 play, ranked ninth in ERA (2.89), tied for second in saves (five), tied for eighth in appearances (14) and sixth in opponents' batting average (.214)
•ERA in Big 12 play ranked fifth all-time at Baylor among relievers
•Allowed 7.071 hits per nine innings in league play, fourth in Baylor history
•Averaged 11.57 strikeouts per nine innings in conference play, third all-time at Baylor
•Opponents' batting average in Big 12 play ranked third in school history
•Had a streak of 27.2 scoreless innings over 13 appearances (3/4-4/17)
•Earned win, shutting out Houston on one hit over 3.1 innings in season opener (2/11)
•Struck out four in 1.2 innings vs. Oral Roberts (2/19)
•Picked up the win, striking out four in 3.1 innings at Arizona St. (2/27)
•Allowed only one hit in 3.0 innings vs. Long Beach St. (3/4)
•Pitched 2.0 innings to earn victory at Vanderbilt (3/13)
•Threw 2.2 hitless innings to earn save at Oklahoma St. (3/26)
•Pitched 3.1 perfect innings with six strikeouts to earn win vs. Oklahoma (4/1)
•Threw 3.1 perfect innings with four strikeouts to earn save at Kansas (4/15)
•Tied season high, striking out six to earn save at Nebraska (4/23)
•Struck out six in 3.0 innings to earn win vs. Texas Tech (4/29)
•Threw 11.1 scoreless innings of relief and struck out nine at the Big 12 Tournament
•Had a career-long relief outing of 8.1 innings, shutting out Kansas on four hits and striking out a career-high eight in the Bears' 2-1 victory at the Big 12 Tournament (5/25)
•Threw 3.0 perfect innings in the Big 12 Tournament championship game against Nebraska (5/29)
•Tossed 1.0 inning to get the save against Stanford (6/6)
•Threw the final 3.0 innings, allowing no runs and striking out four to earn the save in the Super Regional clinching win over Clemson (6/13)
•Enjoyed a 17.0-inning scoreless streak during postseason play before allowing a run vs. Texas in first round at College World Series (6/20)
•Posted a 0.78 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 23.0 postseason innings
•Allowed only three runs, two earned, in postseason

•Posted a 3-0 record with a 1.47 ERA for the Harwick Mariners of the Cape Cod League
•Appeared in 14 games with two starts
•Recorded 30 strikeouts against only nine walks and 31 hits in 36.2 innings
•Held opposing batters to a .235 average

•Averaged 9.28 strikeouts per nine innings in Big 12 play, 10th among relievers at Baylor
•Matched his career-long relief appearance and established a career high for strikeouts with six in 4.0 innings at Long Beach State (2/20)
•Went 4.0 innings against Arizona while striking out three (2/27)
•Pitched 4.0 innings of two-hit scoreless relief with two strikeouts against UC Irvine (3/2)
•Pitched 5.0 innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits with two strikeouts to pick up the save against Texas State (3/16)
•Tossed 2.0 innings of one-hit scoreless relief to earn the win against UT-Arlington (4/7)
•Picked up the win against Sam Houston State pitching 1.1 innings with four strikeouts (4/13)
•Pitched 2.1 innings allowing only one hit against Dallas Baptist (4/20)
•Allowed one run on two hits with a strikeout in 2.1 innings of relief against Kansas (4/23)
•Tossed 1.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts two days later against the Jayhawks
•Struck out four in 2.1 innings of work at Kansas State (5/2)
•Threw 1.1 perfect innings against Nebraska (5/14)
•Tied Big 12 Conference Tournament record with two saves, most in one tournament ever by a Baylor player
•Held Texas Tech scoreless with three strikeouts in 3.0 innings of work in first round of Big 12 Tournament (5/26)
•Tossed 1.2 innings of one-hit shutout relief against Oklahoma (5/28) at Big 12 Tournament

•Finished second in the Jayhawk League in wins with a 6-0 record, helping lead the Hays Larks to their third straight league title
•Compiled a 3.86 ERA in 11 games with seven starts
•Tossed three complete games, including one shutout
•Also picked up one save while striking out 53 and walking just 17 in 49.0 innings

•Made collegiate debut at Arizona, allowing one run over 1.1 innings in a 7-4 loss (2/7)
•Earned his first win two days later, pitching the final 2.0 innings of Baylor's 11-9, 11-inning victory at Arizona
•Struck out three in 2.0 shutout innings of relief vs. UT-Arlington for his second win (2/18)
•Struck out four in 3.0 innings and earned the win in game two of a doubleheader vs. seventh-ranked USC (2/22)
•Earned fifth win by throwing 4.0 innings of shutout relief against UTA, allowing one hit and no runs while striking out three (3/4)
•Made first collegiate start against then-No. 8 Long Beach State (3/9)
•Hurled 2.1 innings of shutout relief at Kansas (4/26), allowing one hit with two strikeouts
•Pitched the final 3.0 innings in a 12-2 win against Kansas State, giving up two hits and no walks while striking out four for his first collegiate save (5/4)
•Earned a save with 2.0 shutout innings against Texas State (5/13)
•Held then-No. 7 Nebraska to three runs in 7.0 innings in an eventual 7-5, 14-inning win at the Big 12 Tournament (5/24); struck out five and allowed just four hits
•Defeated Southern Miss to clinch the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional title (6/1)
•Pitched a season-long 8.1 innings, allowing just six hits and two runs to earn all-tournament honors
•Closed out Bears' win over seventh-ranked LSU in game one of the Super Regional (6/6)
•Retired all three LSU batters he faced for his third save
•Finished third in the Big 12 in opposing batting average and appearances and fourth in ERA
•In Big 12 games only, tied for sixth in the league in appearances

•Played for head coach Herb Espinosa at Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas
•Won 22 games in his four-year career, compiling season ERAs of 0.95 (sophomore), 1.20 (junior) and 1.75 (senior)
•Also hit .405 with 15 career home runs
•Two-time first-team all-district
•Named second-team All-Greater Houston as a junior
•First-team preseason All-Greater Houston and first-team All-Greater Houston as a senior
•Ranked by Texas Baseball News as the No. 23 prospect in Texas
•Baseball America/Perfect Game placed him at No. 40 in the state and No. 315 nationally among the class of 2002
•Finalist for Houston-Area Scholar-Athlete of the Year
•Played summer ball on the Houston Kyle Chapman team coached by Mike Rutledge with former Bears Mark McCormick and Kyle Reynolds that won the 2001 Palomino World Championships
•Played at the USA Team Trials and the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in Joplin, Mo.

•Full name is Ryan Charles LaMotta
•Born Oct. 3, 1983, in Houston, Texas
•Son of Chuck and Karen LaMotta
•Chose Baylor over Texas, Texas A&M and Houston
•Majoring in business/entrepreneurship
•Pretended to be Craig Biggio when playing baseball as a kid
•Craziest ambition is to go skydiving
•Plans to go on to law school after graduation

Innings: 8.1, twice
Long Start: 8.1 at Southern Mississippi (6/1/03)
Short Start: 6.1 vs. Long Beach State (3/9/03)
Long Relief: 8.1 vs. Kansas (5/25)
Hits Allowed: 8 vs. Long Beach State (3/9/03)
Strikeouts: 8 vs. Kansas (5/25)
Walks: 4 at Nebraska (5/18/03)
Runs Allowed: 7, twice
ER Allowed: 7 at Texas Tech (5/23/04)
HR Allowed: 1, 15 times

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