Player Profile – Ryan Merriman

Ryan Merriman

Personal Details

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Position:
Catcher

Cap number:
118

Club:
Scorpions Softball Club

Association:
Redlands Softball Association (Qld)

Height:
185cm

Date of birth:
01/08/1994

Biography

Ryan has been playing softball for 12 years, representing Queensland at five junior and four open national championships.

He has been a member of the Aussie Steelers squad since 2013 and made his international debut for Australia at the 2017 Challenge Cup in NZ as a catcher who adds extra firepower to the Steelers batting line-up.

During Australia’s winter, Ryan has played overseas since 2014 in North America at the International Softball Congress, for the Bloomington Stix.

In 2015 Ryan had a 0.750 batting average, to be awarded the Leading Hitter of the tournament.

He has also played in NZ at Club Nationals.

Video: Ryan Merriman 2 home runs in one game for Bloomington Stix

Tournament History

2017:
Selected for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship

2017:
Aussie Steelers debut – Challenge Cup, New Zealand

Awards

2015:
Best Batter, U23 Men’s National Softball Championship

2013:
Most Valuable Player, U19 Men’s National Softball Championship