May 22, 2012 > Ohlone Catcher to attend Central Connecticut State University
Ohlone Catcher to attend Central Connecticut State University
Submitted By Michael "Moose" Scott
Ryan Beal, a catcher on Ohlone College's baseball team, has decided to take his swing and catching skills to Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain, CT this fall on a baseball scholarship. After receiving several different offers from schools all over the United States, Ryan chose this Division I program with a promising recruiting class. Fall workouts begin in August and the Blue Devils of CCSU have a standard to maintain. CCSU won the Northeast Conference Championship in 2010 and narrowly missed the title game in 2011.
This year Ryan hit .310 for Ohlone College Renegades, a junior college in California. In his 46 plate appearances he reached base at a .348 clip. Beal did all this while maintaining a 4.0 GPA for his freshman year.
Ohlone College head coach, Julian Russell, had this to say about Ryan's freshman campaign: "Ryan has been a great addition to our program. He works hard every day on and off the field, leads by example and represents Ohlone Baseball with class and respect for the game. We are very excited for Ryan and the tremendous opportunity he has earned to play for Central Connecticut State. He has a bright future ahead and I look forward to seeing him continue to progress throughout his career."