Sept. 14, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
Cal State Northridge senior outfielder Ridge Carpenter was named as a top prospect in the nation by Baseball America for his work in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League this summer.
Carpenter, a native of Honolulu, was ranked as one of the top ten collegiate prospects competing in the Hawaii Collegiate League this past summer after batting .274 with five doubles, six triples, a homerun and 15 RBI's in 33 games for the Kauai Menehunes. He also stole 30 bases in 31 attempts during the summer campaign, including three steals on two separate occasions.
Even though the Menehunes finished fifth in the six-team league, Carpenter led the team in triples and stolen bases, as well as runs scored, crossing the plate 36 times.
In 2010, his first season with the Matadors, Carpenter started in 49 of the 53 games he competed in. Finishing with a .298 batting average, 31 RBIs, and 37 runs, and 59 hits, Carpenter also hit ten doubles, two triples, and two home runs. He drew 18 walks and successfully swiped 20 bases in 24 attempts, the second-highest total on the team and third-highest total in the Big West Conference.
Carpenter is now tied for tenth place all-time with three other Matadors for the highest number of bases stolen in one season.
He finished his debut season at Northridge tied for the fourth-highest amount of multiple hit games on the team with 17, and possessed the fourth-highest total of multiple RBI games with nine in 2010.
Baseball America ranked the top-30 prospects for the talent-rich Cape Cod League, the top-20 prospects in the Northwoods League, and the top-10 prospects in 16 other summer college leagues.