By Jack Angelucci, Director of Communications
UTICA, N.Y.— Anyone who has followed the Utica Blue Sox recently can tell you that Ryan Enos is the definition of what it is to be a ballplayer for Utica. That will continue to be on display this year, as on Thursday the Blue Sox announced that Enos will be returning to play for the team for a third season.
Enos, a native of nearby Oriskany, will be joined by another local guy, Dewey Roden, as a third-year player for Utica, a rarity in summer collegiate baseball.
Enos’ career has been littered with success in Utica, but before he comes back to Murnane this summer he will be focused on getting his SUNY Oswego Lakers back to the DIII College World Series.
Heading into his senior year with the Lakers, Enos is coming off a beyond stellar year. He was named the SUNYAC Co-Player of the Year, was top-five in the conference in doubles, RBIs, runs and stolen bases. He also posted a .517 OBP.
The success for the infielder doesn’t stop in Oswego however, he has already been a part of two PGCBL Division titles in Utica, coming in 2019 and 2021. Last year he stepped into a leadership role for the club being a local guy and being a PGCBL veteran.
“We just all bonded really well together (about the 2021 team). We truly had a lot of fun and it was just fun to come to the ballpark every day… we are going to look to do that again this summer.”
Enos hit .298 in 2021 for Utica, while driving in 24 runs. He only was struck out 14 times all summer in 114 at-bats and stole 14 bases.
SUNY Oswego’s season is just getting in motion, they are 1-2 to start the new year with all three games coming against #1 Salisbury. Enos went 5-11 in the opening series with a double against the nation’s top team.
Although his focus is on his season with the Lakers for now, there is no doubt Enos is excited to get back home and playing at Murnane with Utica.
“Hopefully we can get a playoff win, we have struggled the last two years in the first round.” Enos went on to say, “I’ll be there every day giving it my all, trying to help the team win, build team chemistry throughout the year and play well when the time is right.”
Catch our full interview with Enos on our YouTube channel.
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