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Coach Fletcher Quote: "Ryan Mitchell is a senior first basemen who had a wonderful year for us last year. He is a great hitter and a great leader. He had a bit of an arm injury in the summer league this year, and had to take the fall off from throwing. Time will tell if he will be able to jump back in the infield. But he will always be in the lineup as long as he is working hard, because he is a feared left-handed bat. He is a guy that we will miss as a student athlete here at Lipscomb. I don[apos]t think Ryan has ever recorded a B in his career. I know that he will be successful in whatever he does."
2005: One of three players on the team to record five RBI in a game (Middle Tennessee State, May 10). A team-leading 12 multiple-RBI games including seven with two runs batted in, two with three RBI and two with four RBI. Third on team in multiple-hit games with 15, including 12 with two hits and three with three hits. Iied for second with the longest hitting streak (10 games). Started 50 games at first base. Third on the team in batting average at .300... Second on the team in slugging percentage with .498... First on the team in on base percentage with .429... Second on the team in runs scored with 36... Third on the team in hits with 61... First on the team in runs batted in with 43... Third on the team in doubles with 12... Tied for first on the team in triples with 2... First on the team in home runs with 8... First on the team in total bases with 101... First on the team in walks with 45... Tied for second on the team in Sacrifice flies with 2... Second in total plate appearances on the team with 252... Third in at bats on the team with 203... Tied for first in games played on the team with 56... Tied for first in game starts on the team with 56... Third on the team in fielding percentage at .989.
JUCO: Outfielder/first baseman at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. Batted .350 with four home runs, 28 runs batted in and 39 runs scored his freshman year.
High School: Played for Andalusia High School in Alabama...A two-time team captain....Named to the All-Covington County team. In 2000 and 2001 he was selected for the ABCA Top Underclassmen Showcase. In 2000 and 2002 he also led the Andalusia Dixie Majors baseball team to state titles.Personal: Plans to attend medical school. Son of Joan and James Mitchell.