19 - Santiago Ruiz
Santiago Ruiz
Born: 09/28/2010
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Reagan HS
College: Blinn JC
Position: C
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011 (JUNIOR): Hit .311, appearing in 49 games and making 30 starts … hit two doubles and a triple while driving in 10 runs and scoring eight … was stellar defensively, making just two errors on the season … made Islanders debut against MVSU (2/18) … had an RBI single against Oregon State (2/26) … went 1-for-3 with a double at HBU (3/1) … had two hits against Texas State (3/5) … went 2-for-4 against Texas Tech (3/13) with a pair of RBI … had two hits and scored twice at Nicholls (3/19) … had two hits in the finale with the Colonels (3/20) … went 2-for-4 with a two-run single at Southeastern La. (4/23) … hit a crucial two-run triple in the finale against Central Arkansas (5/1) … had three hits at UT Arlington (5/8) … had a 3-for-5 performance against Northwestern State (5/14) … went 2-for-4 in the finale with NW State (5/15).

BLINN COLLEGE: Played two years for Harvey McIntyre at Blinn College … hit .340 as a freshman and .380 as a sophomore … helped team to a 43-12 record in 2009 and a 38-18 mark in 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters for Chans Chapman at Ronald Reagan High School … earned First Team all-district honors in both his junior and senior seasons … also earned First Team all-region honors and Second Team all-state recognition his senior campaign … hit .385 with four home runs, 12 doubles and 53 RBI … set record for most RBI in a season … led team to district championship all four seasons and a spot in the regional finals his senior campaign … squad went 39-5 in 2008.

PERSONAL: Jorge Ruiz was born Dec. 1, 1989, in Puebla, Mexico … lived the first 10 years of his life in Mexico … son of Lourdes Nuñez … has a brother, Manuel … intends to major in business-finance.