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Ridge Carpenter finished his senior season with the third highest batting average on the team at .304, finished first on the team and tied for second in the conference with four triples, tied for third in the conference with 16 steals and seventh with 244 plate appearances. He scored 37 runs and led the team with 63 hits, drove in 21 runs and tied for the team lead with four homers. He ended the year with a team-high 19 multi-hit games and went 3-for-3 in the Game 2 victory in a doubleheader vs. Seattle University (2/19) and scored 3 runs. Carpenter recorded his first RBI of the season vs. Seattle (2/20) and hit in back-to-back games vs. Valparaiso (2/27 Gm. 2 and 2/28) and went 0-for-3 with an RBI and two walks in the victory at Lamar (3/6). He went 2-for-4 and scored three runs against San Diego State (3/8) and set a career high with four RBI against UNLV (3/15) and had a triple and three-run home run against the Rebels. Carpenter had seven hits in the series vs. LMU (3/25 - 3/27) and went 2-for-4 with two triples at UNLV (4/5), the first Matador with two triples in a game since 1998. He led off the game against Bakersfield (4/10) with a home run in a 2-1 victory and had three hits in five at-bats with three runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base against Pacific (4/21). He hit his third home run at UC Davis (4/29), a solo shot in the fifth inning and went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in a win against UC Santa Barbara (5/6). Carpenter had five hits in the series against UC Riverside (5/13 - 5/15), including a 2-for-4 day in the 9-8 extra-inning victory (5/15) and had a career-high four hits against Long Beach State (5/21) and added an RBI triple, his fourth of the season the next day for the Matadors (5/22). He went 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base, run scored and an RBI in a victory over No. 9 Cal State Fullerton (5/27) and hit a home run in his final collegiate at-bat (5/29). For his career, Carpenter racked up 405 at-bats, 122 hits, a .301 batting average, 20 doubles, six triples, six home runs, 52 RBI, 39 walks, 36 stolen bases, 172 total bases, and 36 multiple hit performances in 108 games, and his 36 career steals rank ninth in school history.
Baseball America ranked Ridge Carpenter as one of the top ten recruits competing in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League this past summer due to his success as a member of the Kauai Menehunes. In his first season as a Matador, Ridge Carpenter started in 49 of the 53 games he competed in, finished with a .298 batting average, drove in 31 runs, scored 37 times, had 59 hits, ten doubles, two triples, and hit two home runs. He accumulated 79 total bases, drew 18 walks, and had one sacrifice hit. Carpenter successfully stole 20 bases out of 24 attempts, the second-highest total on the team and third-most bases stolen by anyone in the conference, and is now tied for tenth place with three other Matadors for the highest number of bases stolen in one season. He tied for the fourth-highest amount of multiple hit games with 17, and possessed the fourth-highest total of multiple RBI games with nine. He went 3-for-3 and stole a team-high three bases at UCLA (2/21) and had three hits and drove in three runs at San Diego (2/23). He batted 3-for-5 vs. Connecticut (3/5) amd hit his first double as a Matador vs. Connecticut (3/7), stole two bases vs. Connecticut (3/8), drove in a run and hit his second double of the season at LMU (3/12) and drove in another run at LMU (3/13). Carpenter batted 3-for-5 and drove in a run vs. UNLV (3/16) and went 1-for-3 and scored twice, drove in two runs, stole two bases, and hit his first home run of the season at. Seattle (3/20, Gm. 1). He scored three runs, belted two hits, drove in two runs, stole a base, and was one of two players to draw a team-high three walks at Seattle (3/21) and went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a stolen base vs. Sacramento State (3/27). Carpenter batted a perfect 2-for-2, stole another base, drove in a run, and drew a team-high three walks for the second time this season vs. Sacramento State (3/28), went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and scored once vs. UC Irvine (4/3) and hit a double with 2 RBI vs. San Diego State (4/13). He hit a double and drove in two runs vs. SDSU (4/13), had three hits, including his second home run of the season, and scored two runs vs. Cal Poly (4/16), went 2-for-4 with a double and triple, drove in two runs, and scored a run at Pacific (4/23), went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs at UC Santa Barbara (5/8) and had two hits, a double, a RBI, drew a walk, and scored a run at UC Riverside (5/14). He batted 2-for-3, scored on three occasions, and stole a base vs. Long Beach State (5/22), hit 3-for-4, scored three runs, and stole another base vs. Long Beach State (5/23), hit a double at Cal State Fullerton (5/28) and drove in a run and scored once at Cal State Fullerton (5/30).
Ridge Carpenter graduated in 2009 with a 3.2 GPA and A.A. Degree in Liberal Studies. He was an outfielder for coach Dan Teresa for two seasons and was named team captain in 2009. He was named to the All-League First Team both seasons and earned All-American honors during his sophomore season. As a freshman, he batted .382 and finished with 50 runs, 65 hits, 45 RBI's, and stole 27 bases out of 30 attempts. His final statistics as a sophomore increased nearly across the board as he hit .399, scored 51 times, collected 67 hits, 39 RBI's and stole 36 bases in 37 attempts.
KALANI HIGH SCHOOL
Carpenter competed during all four seasons for coach Shannon Hirai as an outfielder for the Falcon's baseball team. He earned four letters as an outfielder and was elected team captain. Carpenter named to the All-State First Team during his junior and senior years and batted .654 as a junior and .590 as a senior.
Born April 8, 1989 ... Has both a younger brother, Marcus, and sister Kayla ... Competed for the Menehunes of the Hawaii Collegiate League ... Favorite professional team is the Boston Red Sox ... Favorite professional athlete is Jacoby Ellsbury ... Other favorites include actress Jessica Alba, the television show "Entourage", the movie "SuperBad", and Hawaiian food ... Chose to attend CSUN because of the competitive conference and educational opportunity that the school provides ... Feels that the competition and feeling of camaraderie as a member of a team is the best thing about being an athlete ... Juggling his school and sports schedule is the most difficult thing about being a student-athlete ... As a pre-game ritual he has to eat some kind of candy before every game ... Whenever he has time to relax he likes to sleep ... Superstitions include putting pine tar on his bat before every at-bat ... The one person who he would like to meet is Manny Ramirez ... Would like to switch places for a day with Lil Wayne ... Would love to have dinner with Jessica Alba and Megan Fox ... The best advice he has been given is, "The harder you work, the luckier you will get" ... Very few people know that he does not eat vegetables ... Cannot imagine going a week without candy ... Could not live without his iPod ... The biggest obstacle he has had to overcome is moving away from home to attend college ... His greatest hero is Willie Mays and respects the way he plays the game of baseball.