#29 Ryne Intlekofer
AT NOTRE DAME: Three-year monogram winner enters his senior season with a .245 career batting average, one home run and 21 RBI … has added 20 runs, two doubles, four triples, nine walks, two sacrifice flies, two sacrifice bunts and one stolen base (one attempt) in 71 games (24 starts) … tough-minded infielder who gained starting experience at second base last season with the Irish … noted for his hustle, speed, quick bat and baseball instincts … will compete for starting spot this spring.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Appeared in 33 games and started 15 for the Irish, all at second base … batted .250 (14-for-56) with one home run and 10 RBI … added 11 runs scored, one double, two triples, seven walks, two hit by pitch and one sacrifice fly … did not ground into a double play in 56 at bats … batted .282 (11-for-39) against right-handed pitching … hit an impressive .320 (8-for-25) with runners on base … was a perfect 6-for-6 in RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs … hit .296 (8-for-27) with a home run and seven RBI in 13 BIG EAST games (eight starts) … added four runs scored, two triples, two walks and one hit by pitch … registered three multi-hit games, including one three-hit game (March 29 at Pittsburgh) … recorded three multi-RBI games, including a three-RBI outing (March 15 vs. Texas-Pan American) … Notre Dame went 9-6 when Intlekofer started at second base … batted .260 (13-for-50) with one home run and nine RBI in games started … went 1-for-6 with an RBI when coming off the Irish bench … went 3-for-3 with a triple, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI at Pittsburgh on March 29 … committed seven errors in 79 fielding chances … spent the summer of 2008 with the Conejo Oaks of the California Collegiate League … saw action in 29 games and started 25 at second base … batted .227 (20-for-88) with three doubles and 12 RBI … added 12 runs scored, one triple, eight walks, three sacrifice flies and seven stolen bases … ranked in a vote by managers as the second-best defensive second baseman in the league.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Appeared in 19 games and started two … hit .286 (4-for-14) with five runs scored, two triples and five RBI … also added a walk, a sacrifice fly and two sacrifice bunts … played flawless defense in limited action … did not commit an error in 23 fielding chances … tied for the second-most fielding chances without an error of any member of the Irish … registered 14 defensive assists and participated in three double plays … hit .200 (1-for-5) with a run scored and three RBI in seven games of BIG EAST action … came off the Notre Dame bench, mostly as a late-inning defensive substitute, over his first 10 games … entered as a pinch-runner and scored an important run in the one-run victory over Maine on Mar. 6 … went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI single against Georgetown on Mar. 20 … tripled in his only plate appearance against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Mar. 26 … picked up his first start of the year and went 1-for-5 with a two-run triple and a run scored … once again entered game as a pinch-runner against Villanova on Apr. 11 … scored the game-tying run in the top of the eighth inning before the Irish were able to grab the lead in the 9th and hold on for a 2-1 triumph … went 0-for-1 against Villanova on Apr. 13 with an RBI … recorded second start of the season on Apr. 19 at West Virginia (went 0-for-2 with a HBP) … drew a walk and singled versus Mississippi Valley State on Apr. 30 … came around to score immediately after entering the game as a pinch-runner for the third time on the season against Michigan on May 13. FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): Appeared in 19 games while making seven starts at second base (March 15-25) … hit .219 with four runs scored (2B, BB, HBP, SB, 2 SAC, 10 Ks, E) … started final two games on Spring Break (vs. Florida Gulf Coast and Dayton/at FGCU) and first five home games, including series with South Florida … played in opener vs. Prairie View (15-9; in San Antonio) … went 1-for-2 in 14-3 win over Duquesne (in Clearwater, Fla.) … played lead role in 17-9 win over Western Michigan (2-for-4, 2 RBI, R, 2B) … had RBI single, stolen base and scored in 13-10 loss to USF … played in BIG EAST games with Cincinnati, Georgetown and West Virginia.
PREP & PERSONAL: Standout baseball and football player at Moorpark High School … four-year letterwinner (infielder/centerfielder) … team captain, all-league and all-county in final three seasons (hit .340 as senior shortstop) … second team all-league as junior centerfielder, for team that reached second round of CIF sectional playoffs … hit .309 in `05 league games, second on team with 21 overall RBI (11 SB) … named all-league as a sophomore second baseman (.329, 18 RBI), also “most inspirational” for league champs … played on St. Louis Cardinal Elite Scout team (`03-`05) and Moorpark Muskies (summers `02-’05) … had top-10 running times at `05 Team One West Showcase … football team captain, defensive back MVP and first team all-league as a senior for sectional runner-up … his junior-year football honors included first team all-league, second team all-county, all-county academic and team defensive back MVP … played in VIBL all-star game and East West all-star games for football and baseball … received College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award … an honor roll and principal’s list student (also member of Associated Student Body) … his grandfather, John Intlekofer, attended Notre Dame and played on 1930 freshman baseball team (later with Chicago White Sox) … uncle, Richard Intlekofer, and grandfather, Mike Woods, (`62) also are ND grads … his cousins Chris and Brian Intlekofer played baseball at Loyola Marymount (their dad Jack Intlekofer played at Cal State Northridge and with the California Angels in the mid-’60s) … cousin Jeff Wharton played basketball at LMU (early-’70s) … born Jan. 27, 1988, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. … son of Mike Intlekofer and Jenny Woods … full name is Ryne Michael Intlekofer … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a double major in finance and computer applications.
Intlekofer’s Career Statistics
Intlekofer in the BIG EAST Conference