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Ryan McCarty Named NWL Player of the Week

April 15, 2024 - Northwest League (NWL)
Vancouver Canadians News Release

VANCOUVER, BC - Minor League Baseball has named Canadians infielder Ryan McCarty as the Northwest League Player of the Week for April 8-14 after he went 8-for-19 (.421) with three doubles, a triple, two homers, five runs scored, 10 RBI, a walk and two steals in five games played. He is the first C's hitter to earn the weekly honor since Davis Schneider in June of 2022.

McCarty, 24, started the week hitless in four at-bats on April 9 against Hillsboro, though he did score a run after reaching on an error. His huge series - which turned out to be a torrid three-day stretch - began on Friday, April 12 in game one of a doubleheader. He tripled home the only two runs in a 2-0 win and legged out an infield hit later in the game. McCarty added two more knocks in game two of the double dip to finish the day 4-for-7.

The "McCarty Party" began in earnest Saturday afternoon. He sparked the offense in the bottom of the first with a hit by pitch, stole second and later scored before doubling in his next at-bat. The former DIII Player of the Year out of Penn State-Abington then cracked a game-deciding three-run homer in the sixth to lead Vancouver to a 6-5 win.

Even with the series in hand for the C's, McCarty kept raking on Sunday. He hit another three-run bomb to erase a two-run deficit in the third, walked in the fifth then came to the plate with the game on the line in the ninth. Down to their final out, the Canadians had already rallied from a 7-3 deficit to trail 7-5. McCarty worked the count full, fouled off a pair of two-strike pitches then laced a double into the right field corner to tie the game. He scored the winning run when the next batter singled to complete an improbable comeback after the C's saw their win probability dip to 0.1%.

Through the season's first nine games, McCarty is among league leaders in average (.344, 6), home runs (2, T-2), RBI (11, 1), slugging (.688, 2), OPS (1.070, 4), hits (11, T-3), doubles, (3, T-4), triple (1, T-1), extra base hits (6, 1), total bases (22, 1) and runs scored (7, T-2).

McCarty and the Canadians are in Eugene this week before returning to Rogers Field at Nat Bailey Stadium April 23-28. Tickets for those games and the rest of the home schedule are available now by calling 604-872-5232, stopping by the Box Office or visiting

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