7 Nathan Ring
7 Nathan Ring
Birth Date: 09/23/1991
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Litchfield, AZ
Position: UTL
Bats/Throws: R/R
Previous School: Millenium HS


Nate Ring finished his sophomore season at CSUNwith a .164 batting average in 42 games (10 starts) and had a double and home run with three RBI and six stolen bases. He ended the season with a perfect fielding percentage and added three outfield assists and went 1-for-4 with a run scored as the designated hitter vs. Seattle University (2/19 Gm. 2). He went 0-for-1 in the series against Valparaiso (2/26 - 2/28) and hit his first home run of the year and went 2-for-6 with two runs scored in the win at Lamar (3/6). He walked and scored a run against Sacramento State (3/18 Gm. 2), hit 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored against LMU (3/25), and threw a runner out at home in the bottom of the ninth with one out at Bakersfield (4/10) to help preserve the 2-1 victory. Ring had a pinch-hit single against UC Riverside (5/14) and walked and scored a run as a pinch hitter in the finale, a 9-8 come-from-behind victory (5/15).


Nate Ring started in 28 of the 44 games he competed in and finished with a .306 average on 34 hits in his 111 at-bats. He scored 23 runs, hit 13 doubles and two home runs and stole four bases and hit two sacrifice flies. He had 11 multiple hit games and five multiple RBI games and possessed a hit streak of 11 games, the third longest on the team. He batted 2-for-4, scored for the first time on the season, and hit his first double as a Matador vs. East Carolina (3/10), had a hit and scored twice at LMU (3/12), and went 2-for-4, drove in two Matadors, scored once, and hit his second double of the season at LMU (3/13). He went 2-for-3, scored once, and drove in a run vs. LMU (3/14), went 2-for-4 with two RBI, two doubles, and scored a run vs. Sacramento State (3/26), and batted a perfect 3-for-3, scored twice, and hit another double vs. Sacramento State (3/27). He hit his eighth double of the season vs. UC Irvine (4/2), scored once and had a hit at Pepperdine (4/6, Gm. 2), and went 2-for-4 with a double vs. Cal State Bakersfield (4/10). He went 2-for-3 with a RBI, a double and a stolen base vs. Cal State Bakersfield (4/11), had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs vs. Cal Poly (4/17), and went 2-for-4, scored a run, and had a career-high three RBI at Pacific (4/23). Ring hit his second home run of the season at Pacific (4/25), batted 2-for-4, hit a double, and scored twice vs. UC Davis (4/30), and hit another double and scored once vs. UC Davis (5/1). He had a career-high seven at-bats at UC Santa Barbara (5/7) and had a hit and drew a walk at Cal State Fullerton (5/30).


Ring competed for one season on the soccer team and lettered as a forward and played shortstop for coach Sam Mussina during his four years with the Tigers' baseball team. Ring was a two-time First Team All-West Valley award recipient in addition to being named team MVP during his senior year and finished with a .435 batting average and led the team in runs with 51.


Born September 23, 1991 to Lisa and Craig Ring ... Has one older sibling, sister Shannon ... Is the fourth member of his family to attend college as his sister currently attends UCLA, while his mother and father both graduated from Ohio State ... His cousin, Sean Ring competed for the baseball team at Ohio Wesleyan ... Competed as a member of the Arizona Firebirds and Arizona Diamondbacks scout team ... Favorites include the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, Denzel Washington, Megan Fox, the television show "Entourage" and the movie "Gladiators" ... Favorite food is steak and potatoes ... Enjoys listening to Brooks and Dunn and Kenny Chesney ... Hitting a walk-off when his team was down by a run is his greatest sports moment ... The best thing about being an athlete, he feels, is being recognized .. Finds the early morning practices the most difficult thing to become adjusted to ... His favorite website is ESPN.com ... Has met Randy Johnson ... Would not mind being stranded on a desert island with Megan Fox ... His advice to others is to "out-work your competition" ... Cannot imagine going a week without his cell phone ... Considers his dad as his greatest hero because he has so much patience and wisdom ... Currently majoring in business management.