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Ryan Juarez completed his senior season at Northridge with a 4-6 record, tied for the most wins on the team, and a 5.92 ERA. He notched two saves in 22 appearancs (four starts) and tied for second on the staff by fanning 43 batters. Juarez threw a scoreless ninth inning on Opening Day to finish off the combined shutout vs. Seattle University (2/18), pitched 4.0 innings in relief vs. Seattle (2/20), and came on to pitch at the point of resumption in a game that was rained out the day before and pitched 6.2 innings, striking out six to earn his first win of the season vs. Valparaiso (2/26). He pitched the final 2.2 innings to earn his second win of the year in the extra-innings victory over San Francisco (3/5), earned his second save of the season in the victory over San Diego State (3/8), and pitched three scoreless innings in the loss to Sacramento State (3/18 Gm. 1). He pitched 3.0 innings in relief and struckout six at UNLV (4/5), started the game and pitched 6.0 innings, striking out three at Cal Poly (4/15), and pitched 5.1 innings and scattered 10 hits to earn the win over Pacific (4/21). Juarez threw 3.0 innings in relief and recorded the win in a victory over UC Santa Barbara (5/7), and pitched 1.1 innings, inducing a double-play and retiring each hitter he faced at Long Beach State (5/22). He finished his career with 41 starts in 69 appearances, a 17-22 record, two saves, a career 5.57 ERA in 281.1 innings, and 159 strikeouts to 109 walks. Juarez ranks seventh in school history for innings pitched and is tied for sixth in appearances.
Ryan Juarez started in 16 of the 18 games he appeared in, finishing with a 3-7 record and a 5.52 ERA. He became the first of three Matadors to throw a complete game this season, accomplishing the feat nearly one year to the day after earning the only complete game for CSUN in 2009. He came two K's away from doubling his career total in strikeouts as the right-hander fanned 57 batters in 2010, allowed only 28 walks in his 89.2 innings pitched, the highest amount of innings thrown by any Matador this season, and was named the team's opening day starter and struck out four batters vs. Bethune-Cookman (2/19). He pitched a team-high 9.0 innings and struck out eight batters, both new career highs vs. Pepperdine (2/26), tied his career high by fanning eight batters during his 7.2 innings pitched as he earned his first win of the season at LMU (3/12), and threw 6.0 innings, struck out two, and allowed zero earned runs at Seattle (3/19). He threw five full innings and allowed only two earned runs in his no-decision vs. Sacramento State (3/26), only allowed one hit in his start at Pepperdine (4/6, Gm. 1), and struck out six in his 7.1 innings of work at Cal State Bakersfield (4/9). Juarez tied his season high by striking out eight batters vs. Cal Poly (4/16) and was the first Matador in 2010 to throw a complete game, the first since he accomplished the feat nearly one year and one week ago to the day, at Pacific (4/23). In the same game, Juarez allowed just one run and struck out five in the Matadors' 8-1 victory. He threw four full innings and struck out three batters vs. UC Davis (4/30), threw 1.0 inning at UNLV and did not give up a hit, striking out one Rebel in the process (5/18), and did not allow a hit and struck out two of the three batters faced vs. UC Riverside (5/25).
Juarez started 14 games on the hill for the Matadors, the most on the team, and started the game for the Matadors vs. Pepperdine and gave up seven hits scattered throughout his 6.0 innings pitched, picking up five strikeouts in CSUN's first victory of the season (2/21). He struck out two batters in 5.0 innings for the win vs. Texas Tech (2/28), earned his third win of the season after allowing only two earned runs in 7.2 innings, and did not walk one batter in game one vs. Columbia (3/21), and pitched a season-high 8.0 innings in a 9-4 victory over #19-ranked UCSB (3/28). He allowed only six hits in his 7.1 innings pitched vs. Cal State Fullerton (4/9), pitched the Matador's first complete game of the season and allowed zero earned runs at Long Beach State (4/17), and gave up only one hit in 2.2 innings pitched at UC Irvine (5/1). Juarez struck out five batters in 6.1 innings pitched and earned his fifth win of the season vs. USC (5/9), earned his sixth victory of the season with a 7.0 inning, three strikeout performance vs. Pacific (5/15), and allowed only two runs in 6.0 innings during the Matador's 4-3 victory at UC Davis (5/22). He tied for the team high mark in wins with seven and threw a team-high total of 84.2 innings.
Juarez appeared in 15 games and compiled a 3-4 record with a 6.45 ERA and was named the starting pitcher on seven occasions last season. He pitched 44.2 innings, collected 22 strikeouts and picked-off one baserunner. He fanned five batters, allowed zero earned runs, and only gave up two hits in a 7-0 shutout victory against UC Santa Barbara (4/22) and allowed only one earned run and three hits in 7.0 innings pitched vs. UC Irvine (5/4).
Juarez redshirted in 2007.
GAHR HIGH SCHOOL
Juarez started for four seasons as an infielder, catcher, and pitcher and earned All-San Gabriel Valley League honors as a freshman, junior, and senior.
Born October 2, 1988 in Norwalk, Calif. ... Parents are Rudy and Jennifer Juarez ... Favorites include the Los Angeles Dodgers and former pitcher Eric Gagne, actor Will Ferrell, and the television show "Top Gear" ... Best athlete he has competed against is Yankees pitcher Philip Hughes ... Favorite pregame ritual is listening to his iPod ... Likes to sleep when he has time to relax ... Best advice he's ever received is "always work hard because you never know who's watching" ... The person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus.