2009: Was leading hitter in Cardinals' Fall World Series with 11 hits on 17 at-bats for sizzling .647 average. ... Had two doubles, a grand slam home run and eight runs batted in in five games.
Junior College: Enjoyed outstanding sophomore season while playing for coach Craig McMurtry at Temple College. ... Batted .413 with 75 hits, 15 doubles, two triples and 12 home runs for superb .738 slugging percentage. ... Drove in 75 runs for average of 1.3 per game.
2008: Batted .314 during freshman season at Ohio State. ... Had six doubles, one triple, one homer and 28 RBIs.
High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Steve Little at Olentangy HS in Lewis Center, Ohio. ... Posted career batting average of .478 in leading team to composite 74-14 record and earning OCC Conference Player of the Year honors as senior. ... Was 2007 Central District Division 1 Player of the Year and first team All-Ohio Division 1. ... Set school record with .537 batting average as senior.
Personal: Ryan Lawrence Meade was born (6/25/89 in Westerville, Ohio. ... Parents are Larry and Lisa Meade. ... Major is undecided ... Hobbies are collecting sports cards and other memorabilia and working as baseball camps.