- position OF/INF
- height 6-1
- Weight 205
- class Sophomore
- Hometown Bradenton, Fla.
- Previous School Charleston Southern
• Big South All-Freshman Team (2022)
• Big South co-Freshman of the Week (5/23/22)
• Charleston Southern MVP (2022)
• Dean’s List, Charleston Southern (2022)
PRIOR TO KENTUCKY
Batted .310 with a team-best 1.044 OPS in 145 at bats…Scored 45 runs, had five doubles, two triples, five home runs and 43 RBI…Stole 18 bases and drew more walks (36) than had strokeouts (26)…Was hit by a pitch 14 times
Played 25 games for the Asheboro ZooKeepers of the Coastal Plain League…Batted .229 in 83 at bats with 18 runs, our doubles, a home run and 10 RBI…Drew 14 walks and stole 11 bases as part of a .402 OBP…Renowned for his ability to work an at bat and get on base.
2022 (Charleston Southern)
Appeared in 52 games with 48 starts as a freshman…Batted .310 with a team-best 1.044 OPS in 145 at bats…Scored 45 runs, had five doubles, two triples, five home runs and 43 RBI…Stole 18 bases and drew more walks (36) than had strokeouts (26)…Was hit by a pitch 14 times…Had nine multi-hit games…Went 4-of-5 with three euns and four RBI vs. Longwood.
Played all three outfield positions, 3B, 2B and SS at Braden River High School…Coached by Zach Solly…Ranked the No. 84 shortstop and No. 443 overall player in the Class of 2021 by Perfect Game, including the No. 63 overall player and No. 11 shortstop in Florida…member of National Honor Society.
Full name is Ryan Jeffrey Waldschmidt…Born in Sarasota, Florida…Parents are Jeff and Suzan…Has one sibling, Logan…Father also played college baseball…Wears No. 21 because his father always wore that number…Favorite quote is “No just means the next opportunity.”