Ryan Beal signs National Letter of Intent to attend Central Connecticut State University
Fremont, CA, May 14, 2012: Ryan Beal, catcher, has decided to take his swing and catching skills to Connecticut’s Capital Region. Beal will be attending 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 and a winning tradition in CCSU. 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 the Ohlone College Renegades, a junior college in California. In his 46 plate appearances he reached base at a .348 clip. He averaged an RBI for every five plate appearances which led the team. Ohlone won the Coast Pacific Conference Title and then won their Regional before losing in the Super Regional played at San Mateo College. Beal maintained 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.”
Originally from Goffstown, NH, Beal played for Goffstown High School and Goffstown Legion. Ryan played on an undefeated JV team as a freshman; he played 3 years of varsity as the starting catcher, was named to the NH All-State Team his senior year, won a NH State Championship in American Legion Baseball, and won a Championship in NH’s premier wooden bat Fall Showcase League. Beal batted over .400 last summer, between high school ball and Legion ball, playing more than 40 games.
Beal chose to come back to New England and play for a perennial winner in Central Connecticut State University. Ryan had this to say about attending CCSU this fall: "I am very excited to continue pursuing my baseball career at the Division I level at Central Connecticut State University. I can't wait to become a part of the program at CCSU and do my best to contribute to the team, and make our way to an NCAA Regional and beyond. I've had a tremendous experience in Fremont, CA at Ohlone College and I feel that my year here from the beginning of fall all the way through the spring has properly prepared me to compete at the next level. I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by a great coaching staff and awesome teammates at Ohlone, making for a great experience in a great program. I'm excited to see what the future holds at CCSU."