Baseball - 2008
RYAN BIERWILER graduated from Corning West High School in 1997 and took his diamond talents to Oneonta State. After being named an Honorable Mention in the STAC in high school, Ryan really blossomed in college and later while serving in the United States Navy. While at Oneonta State, Ryan set a school record for most doubles in a season and compiled a .342 average as a senior. He was also named to the SUNYAC and ECAC AllTournament teams twice. Prior to college ball, Ryan compiled a .333 average in the Empire State Games and hit .383, .363 and .405 during three seasons in American Legion ball. Following his graduation from Oneonta State, Ryan enlisted in the Navy. While in the Navy, Ryan had the distinction of playing baseball for both the West Coast Naval team and the East Coast Naval team. With over 400 sailors trying out for the team in San Diego, Ryan was selected. He was then transferred to the East Coast and was selected from a tryout of over 1,000 sailors. He was selected to play for Navy in the First Ever Navy Air Force baseball challenge at Camden Yards in Baltimore where he walked, doubled and scored twice in a 101 Navy victory. He finished his naval career hitting .468 for the East Coast team.