Ryan Van Amburg
Ryan  Van Amburg

Campbell, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 184


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Waves Baseball to Host San Diego with the WCC Title on the Line

All military members and their families will get in free on Sunday with a military ID.


Waves Sweep Doubleheader with a Pair of One-Run Wins Over Portland

Waves win game one 3-2 in 10 innings and game two 4-3.


Waves Look to Stay Hot as They Welcome Fresno State

The Bulldogs are in town for a three-game set.


Waves Boast Strong Mix of Returners and Newcomers as they Embark on the 2012 Baseball Season

Waves open up the season Friday, Feb. 17 as they host Oklahoma at 2 p.m. PT.


Blue Squad Takes Game Three and Playoff, Wins Blue and Orange World Series

Dickerson and Moscot pitched strong innings for the Blue team.

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CAREER HIGHS: Hits: 4, 3/10/09 vs. Cal Poly; Runs: 4, 3/10/09 vs. Cal Poly; HR: 2, 3/10/09 vs. Cal Poly; RBI: 5, 3/10/09 vs. Cal Poly; SB: 1 (5x), Last: 3/27/11 vs. Dayton; Hitting Streak: 5g, 4/17-4/24/10.

2012/SENIOR: Van Amburg appeared in 17 games, making one start as an outfielder vs. Portland (4/14) ... Batted .167, going 2-for-12 in his at-bats ... Tallied one RBI as he went 1-for-3 in his start against Portland ... Also added a pinch hit vs. VCU (2/22).

2011/SUMMER: Playing for the Albany (N.Y.) Mohawks of the Perfect Game League.

2011/JUNIOR: Appeared in 31 games, starting 15 in the outfield, and batted .219 with 10 runs, five doubles and four RBI, three of which came with two outs ... Drew nine walks, dropped down three sacrifice hits and stole two bases ... Missed six weeks of the season due to injury in between the BYU and San Francisco series ... Credited with lone outfield assist after combining with second baseman Joe Sever on a 9-4-5 putout at third base during series vs. Gonzaga (5/20-22) ... Registered five multi-hit games (two hits) and pair of multi-RBI outings (two RBI) vs. Eastern Kentucky (2/19) and Coastal Carolina (3/19) ... Both his hits against the Colonels in the second game of their series were doubles ... Again produced two hits vs. No. 23 Chanticleers, twice in series vs. Dayton (3/25 & 27), and in the year's final contest vs. Saint Mary's (5/28) ... Batted .375 (3-for-8) through three games vs. Gaels with three runs and two doubles ... Hit .364 through three starts vs. the Flyers ... Enters 2012 on a 39-game errorless streak, which is longest among all current Waves ... Hasn't made error since April 24, 2010 vs. Portland.

2010/FALL: Did not compete during Pepperdine's Fall World Series.

2010/SUMMER: Assigned to the Alexandria (Minn.) Beetles of the Northwoods League but could not compete due to injury.

2010/SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 42 games with 36 starts in the outfield and batted .248 with two home runs and 34 RBI, 16 of which came with two outs ... Also clubbed eight doubles, a triple and scored 24 runs ... Led Pepperdine with a team-high 12 multi-RBI games ... Drove in a season-high four runs at Saint Mary's (5/8) on two hits ... Produced three RBI in games against East Carolina (3/11), Cal State Northridge (4/6), UC Santa Barbara (4/13) and Loyola Marymount (5/16) ... In three games vs. the Lions (5/14-16), went 5-for-13 (.385) with a double, five RBI and seven runs ... Hit .328 with runners in scoring position (22-for-67) ... Produced a career-best five-game hitting streak from 4/17 to 24, going 9-for-24 (.375) with a home run, five RBI and five runs in games vs. Gonzaga, Cal State Fullerton and Portland ... Stole three bases in four attempts, including third base on one of two double steals executed in the same game vs. Gonzaga (4/17) ... Credited with three outfield assists, which tied him for second on the team ... Threw two opposing base runners out at home in games vs. Portland (4/23) and Long Beach State (5/5) ... His first inning throw from right field with two outs to catcher Nate Johnson vs. the Dirtbags preserved a 4-0 shutout win for the Waves.

2009/FALL: Batted .429 (3-for-7) through three starts for Orange at the Blue and Orange World Series ... Drove in one run - an insurance run during the seventh-inning of a 6-4 Orange victory ... Walked and struck out twice and provided a sacrifice hit ... Reached on a key error in game two (11/14), which resulted in two runs after the ball he bunted back toward the mound was thrown to the right of the first-base bag ... Made it all the way to third and scored the second of his two runs that game on an RBI single by Jordan Luvisi.

2009/SUMMER: Played for the Danville (Ill.) Dans of the Prospect League, where he was teammates with Nate Johnson and Cody Yount ... Hit .257 with two home runs, 11 RBI and six stolen bases.

2009/FRESHMAN: Batted .260 during his freshman campaign for the Waves, which included two home runs and 15 RBI, seven of which were delivered with two outs ... Batted .357 with runners in scoring position and produced six RBI through seven opportunities in which there was a runner on third base and less than two outs ... Scored 13 runs ... Appeared in 31 of 54 games with 19 starts split between the corner outfield (12) and designated hitter (7) positions ... Finished second on the team with three outfield assists despite not being a full-time starter (Brian Humphries, 5)... Helped gun down runners at third base vs. Evansville (3/6) and Brown (3/24) and a Cal Poly (3/10) runner at home plate ... Produced a bulk of his offensive totals in that game vs. Mustangs, in which he set career highs with four hits, four runs, two home runs, 10 total bases and five RBI ... Hit a single, solo HR, single and a three-run HR ... His single game statistics from that day were among the highest produced by any Wave this season ... His home run and number of total bases matched Nate Simon's Opening Day output vs. Cal State Northridge (2/20) ... Simon would go on to tie his five-RBI performance later in the season vs. Loyola Marymount (4/19) ... Was just the 25th Wave over the past 11 seasons (or since 1999) to score as many as four runs in a game and his multi-home run effort was Pepperdine's 32nd during that same period ... His four-hit day vs. the Mustangs raised his average .126 points and was one of just two multi-hit games he recorded all year as well as one of four multi-RBI contests ... Made collegiate debut on Opening Day vs. CSUN (2/20) and went 0-for-3 as the starting DH, but went 1-for-2 in his next start on Feb. 22 ... Played in the second game of the UC Davis series (2/28, g1) and went 1-for-3 with his first career double and RBI ... Dropped down a key bunt single as part of Waves' three-run seventh-inning rally in the fourth game vs. Evansville (3/7), which advanced Tyler Brubaker to third ... Later scored the tying run on a Brian Humphries' single ... Ripped a two-run double vs. the Purple Aces in game one (3/6) ... Led off Pepperdine's five-run ninth-inning comeback in game two at Wichita State (3/14) with a hit by pitch and later scored to cut the Shockers' lead to 4-3 ... Delivered a game-tying sacrifice fly vs. Washington State (3/18) ... Appeared in two games vs. Chicago State (3/20-22) and batted .500 (2-for-4) with three runs scored and an RBI ... Made an error in game one (3/20) along the right-field line with two outs that led to four unearned runs scored in the sixth off Nathan Newman ... Produced a two-run single through four at-bats vs. Brown (3/24) ... Came in as a reserve during Pepperdine's 21-2 game three romp over Saint Mary's (4/11) and went 1-for-2 with a single ... Went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored at UC Santa Barbara (5/4) ... Scored on Simon's two-run single in the fourth inning after drawing a walk ... Batted .500 in limited action through two games - one start - at Portland (5/8-10) ... Started game two (5/9) in right field and went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk and run scored before being taken out defensively by Bobby Cozine in the eighth ... Drove in Pepperdine's final run of the year, hitting a single back up the middle at Cal State Fullerton (5/19) to score Humphries from third.

2008/FALL: Provided a single, RBI and two runs scored during Pepperdine's two-game exhibition series vs. Long Beach State ... In game 1 (11/1) made a leaping catch at the right field foul pole in the bottom of the ninth ... Blue's second-leading hitter during the three-game Blue and Orange World Series with a .333 average (4-for-12) ... Led off and played center field in all three games ... In game 1 (11/12), doubled and scored a run ... singled and scored in game 2's (11/14) 6-3 victory.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Francis High School in 2008, where he played three years of varsity baseball in the outfield and at shortstop of head coach Mike Oakland ... Received all-WCAL honors following his junior and senior seasons ... Senior year stats included a .360 batting average, four home runs, 23 RBI and 10 stolen bases ... Produced a .351 average, four home runs and 21 RBI as a junior ... Lettered in football and set the school record for most receiving touchdowns in a single season ... Was an all-league and all-county football player ... Honor Roll student.

CLUB: Played for the Santa Clara Aztecs for five years and at the Brewers Area Code Games in 2007 ... Advanced with his club to the Palameno World Series.

PERSONAL: Given name is Ryan Karl Van Amburg ... Son of Keith and Barbara Van Amburg ... Brother of Chris and Jennifer ... Father, Keith, played football at San Diego State ... Majoring in economics ... Career goal is to be successful at playing professional baseball ... Chose Pepperdine, "because I can better myself here as a student-athlete."

FAVORITES: Hobbies include wakeboarding and snowboarding ... Lists Willie Mays as his biggest sports hero ... Favorites include Erik Byrnes (baseball player), San Francisco Giants (pro baseball team), Moneyball (book), Old School (movie), Family Guy (TV show), Brad Paisley (musical artist), steak and pasta (foods) and football (sport other than baseball).

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