20  Ryan Tousley
Ryan Tousley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Des Moines, IA

High School:
Valley High

Last College:
Johnson County CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
Outfielder/DH

Birthdate:
12/03/1984

Experience:
1V

B/T:
L/R


2006: Started 39-of-50 games played ... Batted .285 (41-for-144) with six home runs, 29 RBI and 25 runs scored ... Swiped 3-of-4 bases ... Collected nine two-hit games on the year with a season-best three coming against UAB (5/12) ... Ranked third on the team with eight multi-RBI games ... Picked up three RBI against UAB (5/12) and Memphis (5/20), four against UAB (5/13) and a career-best of five RBI against Duke (2/21) ... Posted the second-longest hitting streak of the season (15 games) and the seventh longest since 1991 ... During the hit streak (4/22-5/20) batted .382 (21-for-55) with four home runs, 18 RBI, 13 runs scored, five doubles and four walks ... Smacked first home run as a Pirate against College of Charleston (2/17) ... Also launched bombs against Duke (2/21), UAB (5/12 and 5/13) and connected on two at Memphis (5/20) ... Four of six home runs came in Pirate wins ... Scored multiple runs in four different games ... Spent time hitting in the fifth (8 games), sixth (13 games), seventh (5 games), eighth (6 games) and ninth (7 games) spots in the order ... Started 35 games as the designated hitter, three in left field and one in right field ... Used primarily against right-handed pitchers where he batted .303 (24-for-122) with five home runs and 26 RBI ... Batted .329 (25-for-76) and drove in 27 run with runners on base ... When runners were in scoring position, batted .309 with three home runs and 25 RBI ... Hit a team second-best .476 (10-for-21) when batting in the second inning ... Stole a career-high two bases against Tulane (4/29) in a 13-3 win ... Tied fellow Pirate Brandon Henderson for the team lead with a .625 average (5-for-8) in pinch-hitting duties ... Recorded a .923 fielding percentage committing one error in 13 chances ... Experienced action in three post-season games batting .200 (2-for-10) in three starts ... In league action batted .344 (fourth-best on the team) with four home runs, 18 RBI and 13 runs scored while slugging a team second-best .609 ... Outside of C-USA action posted a .239 average (19-for-80) ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.206, 2 HR, 6 RBI), March (.233, 0 HR, 4 RBI), April (.333, 0 HR, 5 RBI) and May (.340, 4 HR, 14 RBI) ... Played summer ball for the Topeka Golden Giants of the MINK League ... Junior College Notes: Boasted a .356 average with 104 hits, 22 doubles, eight triples, 10 home runs, 79 RBI and 74 runs scored at Johnson County Community College ... On the mound, he pitched in 27 games, 20 as a starter, and recorded an overall record of 9-9 ... Struck out 104 batters in 127 innings of action ... Finished with an ERA of 3.56 while holding batters to an average of .248 in two seasons ... Etched his name among the all-time leaders in several hitting and pitching categories including innings pitched (3rd), doubles (t-7th), games started and strikeouts (9th), triples (10th), RBI (12th) and hits (t- 14th) ... 2005: Earned East Jayhawk All-Conference second- team accolades in 2005 ... Was one of JCCC's top hitters and pitchers as a sophomore ... Hit .333 (52-for-156) with 17 doubles, two triples, five home runs with 39 RBI and 41 runs scored as a sophomore ... His 17 two-baggers led the team and tied for the third-best in school history, while his 39 RBI were second-best and his 52 base hits were fourth-best ... On the mound, posted a 7-4 record with 55 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.95 in 66.1 innings of work ... His 2.95 ERA and five complete games were tops among the JCCC starting rotation ... Held opponents to a .216 batting average ... His seven wins tied the 12th best single-season performance in school history ... 2004: One of four JCCC pitchers to throw over 60 innings, finishing with 60.2 innings of work ... Registered a 2-5 record with an ERA of 4.27 and 49 strikeouts ... Held opponents to a .291 batting average ... Made his collegiate debut on the mound against Barton Country (3/27) ... Did not allow a hit or run and struck out three batting in two innings of work against Missouri Valley (3/9) ... Followed with another two innings of scoreless and hitless work against Labette (3/11) ... Earned first start of the season at Pima (3/17) pitching six innings, allowing six hits, six runs, four earned with three strikeouts in a losing effort ... Recorded his first collegiate victory hurling a complete game against Coffeyville, scattering nine hits, allowing five runs, two earned, with five strikeouts (3/30) ... Mowed down 10 batters in six innings of work in a 7-4 loss to Allen County (4/8) ... Registered his second win of the season, going the distance in an 8-3 win against Highland (5/6) allowing four hits, three runs, two earned, with nine strikeouts ... Served 43 games as JCCC's designated hitter and saw action at first base as well ... Hit .382 (52-for-136), with four doubles, five triples, six home runs and 42 RBI ... His .382 average was second-best among starters and his 52 hits and 40 RBI were fourth and third respectively ... His six triples tied for the team lead and his five home runs tied for third ... Began his collegiate career with a 3-for-4 day, including a double and triple and one RBI against Rockhurst JV, helping JCCC to a 10-1 victory (2/27) ... Belted his first home run in an 11-1 win over Labette (4/6) ... Ripped a season high four hits, including a three-run blast, and drove in four runs in a 12-10 win at Independence (4/15) ... Hit a 3-run home run and drove in four to lead JCCC to a 13-2 win at Hutchinson (5/6) in the second game of the Region VI Tournament ... High School: Earned six letters for the Valley Tigers (2-baseball, 2-basketball and 2-football) ... Was the Iowa High School Player-of-the-Year in 2003 ... Earned Iowa 4A All-State first-team accolades as a senior ... Also selected first-team all-district and first-team All-Iowa Conference his senior year ... Named second-team all-district and first-team all-conference as a junior ... Selected to play in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game as a senior ... Hit .387 with 11 doubles and 36 RBI as a junior and .408 with 13 doubles and 50 RBI his senior season for coach Steve Mohr ... Registered a 12-1 record with an ERA of 1.23 and 113 strikeouts in 92 innings of work his senior year ... Was 5-2 with 76 strikeouts his junior season ... Was part of Iowa 4A State Championships in football and baseball as a senior ... Also helped the football team win a conference title his junior year, and the baseball and basketball teams capture conference titles his senior season ... Earned second-team all-conference honors in football and basketball during his senior campaigns ... Earned academic all-conference honors six times ... Personal: Full name is Ryan Michael Tousley ... Nickname: "Tous" ... Born December 3, 1984 in Peoria, Ill. ... Son of Mike and Vickie Tousley ... Has an older sister (Ashley) ... Intended major is business management ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the Fall of 2005.

CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 5 (three times, last vs. Memphis 5/18/06); runs: 2 (four times, last vs. Memphis 5/20/06); hits: 3 vs. UAB 5/12/06; RBI: 5 vs. Duke 2/21/06); home runs: 2 vs. Memphis (5/20/06); stolen bases: 2 vs. Tulane (4/29/06).