AT NOTRE DAME (2014-PRESENT):One-year monogram winner … drafted out of high school … had solid freshman campaign, splitting time with fellow catcher Forrest Johnson and adjusting to the college game … gifted catcher … plus, plus defender … plus catch and throw player … has incredible arm … has potential to be really special defensive player … switch hitter … continuing to work on offensive game … has a little bit of juice … gap power hitter … has shown patience at plate … turned in outstanding summer in the Northwoods League in 2014 … ranked the No. 1 defensive catcher in the league by coaches.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in 31 games, making 24 starts in freshman season with the Irish … split time at catcher with senior Forrest Johnson … batted .264 with 23 hits, four doubles, six walks, two sacrifice bunts, six RBI and three runs scored … had five multi-hit games … hit .273 (3-for-11) against lefties, .263 (20-for-76) against righties, .265 (10-for-38) with runners on base and .265 (13-for-49) with the bases empty … recorded 128 putouts and 30 assists without committing an error for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage … threw out six base runners (on 13 attempts) trying to steal a base … earned first hit of career in game two at No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb 15) … went 2-for-4 with two doubles at Appalachian State (March 11) … claimed a pair of hits against Valparaiso (March 26) … had big game against No. 1 Florida State (April 4) with two hits, a double, two RBI and a run scored … recorded a pair of hits at Toledo (April 16) … went a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBI at Chicago State (April 8) … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL:Graduated from Barrington High School in Barrington, Illinois in the spring of 2013 ... drafted in the 40th round (pick 1,193) by the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 3 catcher in Illinois and the No. 16 prospect overall in the state for the high school class of 2013 ... earned all-conference, all-area and all-state honors as a senior after batting .381 with eight homers, eight doubles and a .711 slugging percentage ... named second team all-Central Region by Rawlings after helping lead Barrington to the Mid-Suburban League West Division championship during final year ... selected all-conference, all-area and Perfect Game honorable mention Underclass All-American as a junior ... played with the Barrington Post 158 team and helped squad win the 10th district American Legion championship ... full name is Ryan Thomas Lidge ... born in Arlington Heights, Illinois to Chris and Peggy Lidge ... has an older brother, Mike, an older sister, Maggie, and a twin brother, Dylan ... cousin, Brad Lidge, played baseball at Notre Dame from 1995-98 and played in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals from 2002-12, winning a World Series with the Phillies in 2008 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters … undecided on major.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**