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Ryan Beard
Ryan  Beard

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Boise, Idaho

High School:
Rocky Mountain

Last College:
College of Southern Idaho JC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
12/13/1996

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left

04/23/2018

Purdue Ready to Begin 9-Game Homestand

Boilermakers host Chicago State, Indiana for midweek action

04/18/2018

More Solid Pitching Not Enough vs. ISU

Beard and Hofstra both picked off a runner at first, teamed up for 8 innings of 2-run ball

04/16/2018

Baseball Set for Home and Home with ISU

Boilermakers visit Terre Haute on Tuesday, host Sycamores on Wednesday

04/10/2018

Timely Hits Elude Purdue in 2-0 Loss

Boilermakers strand 11 men on base during frustrating 0-for-10 night with RISP

04/09/2018

Baseball Begins Second Half vs. Ball St.

Purdue has at least one home game on the schedule each of the next six weeks

2018 / AS A JUNIOR
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

PREVIOUS COLLEGE
• Played his first two seasons at College of Southern Idaho, a junior college in Twin Falls
• His 0.84 ERA was the best in all of NJCAA Division I through the end of the 2017 regular season
• Region 18 Pitcher of the Year and first team all-conference honoree
• Finished the season 6-3 with a 1.04 ERA and .177 batting average against, recording 68 strikeouts in 69 1/3 innings pitched
• Was a two-way player as a freshman, pitching 75 innings and finishing the year 9-for-28 with 6 RBI at the plate
• Struck out 11 in the Region 18 Tournament in consecutive years, winning his start with a nine-inning complete game in 2016
• Worked seven innings in five of his wins as a sophomore, all quality starts
• Pitched seven innings of one-hit ball in his final outing of the regular season

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Jake Taylor at Rocky Mountain High School in the Boise suburb of Meridian
• Established new school records for innings pitched and strikeouts
• Scholastic student-athlete of the year as a senior
• State all-star game selection each of his upperclassman seasons
• Also an all-state pitcher in both 2014 and 2015
• Also a three-year starter on the football field
• Three-time academic all-state honoree in baseball and football
• Rocky Mountain High School Hall of Fame

PERSONAL
• Major: Accounting
• Full name is Ryan Kixx Beard
• Born in Boise, Idaho
• Parents are Kevin and Corrina Beard
• Family also includes younger sister Courtney

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite Ball Player: Chipper Jones
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Kevin Beard, Father
Favorite Marquee Event: World Series
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): Albertsons Stadium
Favorite Pro Stadium: SunTrust Park
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Nick Dalesandro
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Bryce Harper
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Jennifer Aniston
Celeb or Pro Athlete He'd Like to Meet: Dan Bilzerian
In His MP3 Player: Flatbush Zombies
Last Concert He Attended: Travis Scott
Would Love Them to Play Purdue: Migos
Favorite Multi-Media App: Netflix
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, Quentin Tarantino
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Super Bad
Favorite Sci-Fi Series: Stranger Things
Show He Can't Stop Watching: Trailer Park Boys
Favorite Video Game: NBA 2K18
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes
Favorite Dessert: German Chocolate Cake
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Golf
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Portland, Oregon
Unique Travel Locale: Florida
Country He'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: How big it plays for hitters
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: Still getting to play baseball everyday
Unique Skill/Hidden Talent: Playing the drums
Furry Friend: Freddie, French Bulldog

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