UND Roster

2016-17 Baseball Roster

#36 Ryan Lidge


Height 6'2''
Weight 216 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Barrington, IL
High School Barrington

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  • Two-time MLB Draft Pick (2017 – 20th Round by New York Yankees & 2013 – 40th Round by Boston Red Sox)
  • Two-time Johnny Bench Award Watch List (2015 & 2017)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)
  • Northwoods League No. 1 Defensive Catcher (2014)
  • Three-time Monogram winner (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant (2015)


  • Started all but one game on the year, with 55 of 57 starts at catcher
  • Made 180 starts during four-year career, catching 32.6% of would-be base stealers with a career fielding percentage of .990 and just 25 passed balls
  • Caught 22 runners stealing in 2017, more than any other catcher in the ACC
  • Led the Irish with 35 walks while posting a .339 on-base percentage (fourth on the team)
  • Hit his only homer of the season in win over Illinois State
  • Hit his first career triple against Valpo before delivering another three-bagger a week later against Northwestern
  • Twice knocked in three runs in a game, both Irish victories over Valpo and Chicago State


  • Played in 40 games during the season while battling injuries
  • Recorded six multi-hit games
  • Recorded eight two-out RBI


  • Named to Johnny Bench Award Watch List
  • Finished second in the ACC in runners picked off (six) and fourth in runners caught stealing (17)
  • Was second on the team with 15 two-out RBI, while leading the team by converting 16 of 20 chances with a runner on third and less than two outs
  • Drilled a game-winning two-run home run in the 7th innings against SIU Edwardsville
  • Hit .455 over opening weekend of season
  • Recorded four hits, including two doubles, with three runs against Western Michigan
  • Went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI, hit by pitch and two runs scored in NCAA Regional victory over Wright State


  • Made 24 starts during rookie campaign, splitting time behind the dish
  • Had five multi-hit games during season
  • Recorded 128 putouts and 30 assists without committing an error
  • Threw out six would-be base stealers
  • Notched first career hit against No. 24 Florida Atlantic
  • Had a 4-for-4 day with two RBI versus Chicago State


  • Ranked the No. 3 catcher in Illinois by Perfect Game coming out of Barrington
  • Named all-state, all-area and all-conference as a senior thanks to a .381 average, eight doubles and .711 slugging percentage
  • Named second team all-region by Rawlings during final prep season after leading Barrington to Mid-Suburban League West Division title
  • Selected as honorable mention Underclass All-American as a junior
  • Won 10th District American Legion Championship with Barrington Post 158


  • Born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Son of Chris and Peggy Lidge
  • Has a twin brother, Dylan, in addition to an older brother, Mike, and older sister, Maggie
  • Cousin, Brad Lidge, played baseball at Notre Dame from 1995-98 prior to 10-year Major League career with Houston, Philadelphia and Washington which included 2008 World Series title with Phillies
  • Enrolled in College of Arts & Letters as a film, television and theatre major