WMASS native, former D1 player at the University of Massachusetts, and current assistant coach at Western New England University Ryan Franczek will join the Bomber Coaching Staff for the 2015 season. Ryan will be a program coach assisting in the off season training primarily. Ryan was a middle infielder at UMASS and currently is the shortstop for People’s Bank in the Tri-County Baseball League.
“Ryan is a great baseball guy who has a lot to offer. Our guys will benefit with Ryan being around.” -Bomber GM Tim Mayo
6 RYAN FRANCZEK
Chicopee Comprehensive H.S.
||Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180
AS A SENIOR IN 2008: Played in 44 games, starting in all 44 … Finished with a .262 (43-164) average, 15 doubles, one triple, three home runs, 20 RBI, 39 runs, and 16 stolen bases … Led the team in doubles, runs, and stolen bases and was second in walks (26) … Was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored vs. Fordham (5/17) … Had a single, double, and triple with two runs and a RBI vs. Fordham (5/15) … Batted 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored vs. Northeastern (5/6) … Went 5-for-12 with two runs scored and a RBI in a weekend series against Dayton (5/2-5/4) … Was 1-for-3 with three runs scored and a RBI in the middle game of a weekend series at Saint Joseph’s (4/26) … Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the first game of a weekend series at Saint Joseph’s (4/25) … Had the first four-hit game of his career along with two runs scored and three RBI against Central Connecticut (4/22) … Went 4-for-10 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI against Charlotte (4/18-4/20) … Batted 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored at Boston College (4/16) … Hit a two-run home run in win over St. Bonaventure (4/12) … Was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI agaisnt Xavier (3/29) … Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three stolen bases against Hartford (3/26) … Scored twice against Arizona State (3/9) … Doubled and hit a home run on a 2-for-5 day against Arizona State (3/7).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Played in 45 games, starting 42 of them … Hit .252 (38-151) with nine doubles, one triple, three home runs, 20 walks, seven stolen bases, seven sacrifices, 18 RBI, and 25 runs scored … Doubled and singled at Xavier (5/19) … Went 2-5 at Xavier (5/17) and scored a run … Launched a home run in a 2-4 effort at Quinnipiac (5/15) … Reached base safely four times against Richmond (5/4). Drew two walks, hit two singles and scored one run … Drove in two runs in finale of Dayton series (4/29) and scored a run … Slugged two home runs and added a single in win over Dayton (4/27). Second time in collegiate career that he has hit two home runs in one game … Stole two bases and scored two runs in win over Central Connecticut State (4/24) … Batted 2-4 with a double and a run scored against Charlotte (4/1) … Knocked two doubles and a single while driving in a run and scoring once in win at Temple (3/23) … Batted 3-5 with two RBI and a run vs. Jacksonville State (3/19).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Played in 42 games, starting in all them … Batted .307 (51-166) with eight doubles, four triples, four home runs, 33 runs, 27 RBI, 19 walks, eight stolen bases, 79 total bases, a .410 on-base percentage, and .476 slugging percentage … Had 14 multi-hit games … Hit two home runs at Rhode Island (5/20) … Batted 2-4 with a home run, four RBI, two runs, and two walks at Richmond (4/1) … Batted 3-6 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs at LaSalle (4/14) … Batted 3-5 with two doubles, a run and an RBI at Saint Louis (4/21) … Batted .462 (6-13) and scored 5 runs in a three game series at Saint Louis (4/21-23) … Batted 2-4 with three runs, a walk, and a stolen base vs. Northeastern (4/25) … Batted 2-5 with two runs, an RBI, a walk, and two stolen bases at Boston College (4/26).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Played in 33 games starting 24 … Posted a .235 batting average, with two doubles … Belted two home runs, while knocking in eight runs and scoring 18 as well … Was 2-5 at the dish with the game-winning RBI to give the Minutemen a 5-4 victory over Connecticut (4/12) … Stroked two hits in a 12-9 win against the Hawks of Saint Joseph’s (4/17) … Went 2-4 with a walk and a run scored in a 11-8 decision over Sacred Heart (4/28) … Had two hits, with two runs scored in a 15-10 win against Siena( 5/3) … Went 2-5 with his first collegiate home run, a solo shot, and scored two other runs in a 15-8 defeat of Maine (5/10) … Launched his second career home run against Central Connecticut State (5/11) … Was 1-3 with a RBI in the Minutemen’s 3-1 victory against the Rhode Island (5/14) … Had three hits and a run scored in a 5-4, extra inning, win over Rhode Island (5/15) … Drove in two runs and scored two of his own in a 16-8 victory over LaSalle (5/20) … Finished the season strong with an eight-game hitting streak, with 11 hits in 32 at bats over that stretch.
BEFORE UMASS: Four-year member of the Chicopee varsity baseball team coached by Daniel Dulchinos … Captained the team in 2004 … Posted a .577 BA with three home runs , 11 doubles, five triples while knocking in 35 runs his senior season … Named team MVP for both 2003 and 2004 … Springfield Republican Player of the Year in 2004 was also named to all-league and All- Western Mass teams by the Republican as well.
PERSONAL: Born July 29, 1986 in Springfield, Mass. … Son of Daniel and Louise Franczek … Has four siblings: Allison, Justin, Andrea, and Joe … Majoring in Resource Economics.
Ryan Franczek’s 2008 Statistics at UMass