Former CDO standout Ryan Retz named the Big South Baseball Player of the Weekby Andy Morales on May. 19, 2013, under Sports
Former Canyon del Oro and Pima baseball standout Ryan Retz was named the Big South Baseball Player of the Week for games played May 13-19. Retz is a senior fielder and pitcher at High Point (North Carolina).
Retz helped to lead HPU to a sweep of VMI in the final weekend of the regular season according to a release from the conference, hitting .636 in the three-game series with a double, a home run, five RBI and four runs scored.
Retz put HPU in front in the first game with a two-run home run, finishing 2-3 in that game with two RBI and two runs scored. He went 3-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the second game and 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the third game. The senior drove in a run and scored a run during HPU’s four-run ninth inning rally on Saturday. He finished the week with eight hits, five RBI, two doubles and a home run. The honor marks his first Big South Player of the Week selection this season.
A former Tucson Citizen All-Star, Retz is leading his team in at bats (219), hits (75), doubles (18), home runs (5), RBIs (38), walks (26) and hit by pitches (10). Retz, 4-4, has also thrown the second most innings (65.2).
Retz was named to the Big South All-Tournament team in his junior season and was the Southern Arizona Player of the Year as a senior at CDO while leading the Dorados to a state championship.
From news release.