39 - Ryan Neat
Ryan Neat
Birth Date: 07/10/1985
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Speedway, Ind.
High School: Speedway
Position: IF
Bats/Throws: R/R

2008: One of only two players to start in all 46 of the team's games during the year...his 47 hits were tied for the second-most on the team...finished second on the squad with 11 doubles and third with three homers and 20 RBI...boasted a .370 slugging percentage...led the team with 412 put-outs...batted .273 in 24 Horizon League games...finished third with 27 hits against league foes...his three home runs on the year were the first of his career...had a six-game hitting streak from April 2-11...picked up 10 hits and batted .400 (10-for-25) during that stretch...had 13 multi-hit games...hit his first career home run and picked up a pair of RBI at Kentucky (March 1)...went 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored against Marian (April 2)...drove in three runs and scored twice against Indiana Tech (April 8)...went 3-for-6 with two runs scored at Valparaiso (April 26)...2007: Started in 38 of his 44 games played...his .281 batting average is the fourth-best among returning players...finished sixth on the squad with 32 hits...posted eight multi-hit games...went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored against Huntington (3/13)...went 4-for-8 with a run scored in a double-header against Cleveland State (3/31)...finished 5-for-6 with two walks, a double and five runs scored in a twin-bill against Milwaukee (5/18)...2006: Started in six of his 14 games played...drove in two runs on a 2-for-3 showing against Indianapolis (5/2)...plated a run on a hit at IPFW (5/17)...2005: Played in 19 games, including four as a starter, in initial season with the Bulldogs...recorded first collegiate hit at Birmingham Southern...High School: All-conference infielder at Speedway...High School: Team captain...two-time Most Valuable Player...Offensive Player of the Year...named to the North-South All-Star game as a senior...batted .500 in 2004 and .469 in 2003...two-time all-conference pick and team MVP in basketball...Hanna Scholastic Award winner as a member of Speedway's tennis team...earned four varsity letters in baseball...high school coach: Brian Murphy...Personal: Born July 10, 1985...son of former Butler baseball coach Scott and Jan Neat...telecommunications arts major.