5 Ryan Zrenda
5 Ryan Zrenda
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Old Lyme, CT
High School: Old Lyme
Position: INF
Bats/Throws: R/R

2010: Had a breakout offensive season for Brown, setting career highs in batting average, runs scored, doubles, home runs, RBI’s, and on base percentage while batting in the heart of the order ... In Ivy League play (20 games), he hit .423 and finished first in home runs (seven) and first in total bases (63) ... The third baseman also finished second in conference play with an .808 slugging percentage and finished third in the league with 33 hits ... The 63 total bases in 2010 ranks 3rd best all-time in Ivy baseball history … .357 average was second on the team … Also second on the team with 35 runs scored … One of only three players to start all 44 games, the second consecutive season in which he has done so … Led the team in doubles, with 13, and second in home runs, with 11 … Recorded a career-high 30 RBI’s and a .637 slugging percentage … Also drew 11 walks to push his on base percentage to .406 … Racked up 109 total bases, only one off the team lead … Threw two-thirds on an inning, retiring both batters that he faced. 

2009: Recorded another impressive season for the Bears, starting all 44 games, one of just four players to do so … Raised his batting average to .301, while also improving his power, hitting seven doubles, two home runs, and a triple … Hit into just one double play on the season, tied for the lowest among regular players … Also scored 29 runs, and drove in an additional 24.

2008: Played in 40 games for Brown, starting all of them ... Had an impressive .298 batting average in his debut season, including five doubles and two home runs ... Finished fourth on the team with 29 RBI's ... Also drew 19 walks, giving him a .382 on base percentage ... Led the team with five sacrifice flies ... Believed to be the first Brown player to hit a home run on the first pitch of his first collegiate at bat.

Before Brown: Graduate of Old Lyme High School in Old Lyme, Conn. ... Four-year letterwinner at Old Lyme ... Shoreline Conference Player of the Year in 2007 ... Three-year All-Shoreline Conference, New London Day All-Area, and Hartford Courant All-State ... Two-time New Haven Register All-State, Connecticut Coaches Association All-State, and American Legion All-State ... Set Old Lyme career records for hits (119), doubles (38), triples (8), home runs (7), RBIs (103), and fielding percentage (.983) ... Was also 17-0 with 123 strikeouts and a 0.59 ERA ... Led Old Lyme to 20-0 record, the first perfect regular season in school history ... Won two Shoreline Conference Championships, leading Wildcats to state championship game ... Hit at least .415 sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... Also lettered for two years in basketball.

Personal: Ryan F. Zrenda is the son of Jerry and Karen Zrenda of Old Lyme, Connecticut ... Has two sisters, Carrie and Kim, and one brother, Kevin, who played baseball at Harvard ... Father, Jerry, played baseball at Penn State.