2009: Modglin saw action as both a pitcher and hitter as a freshman, throwing seven innings in four appearances and logging 20 at bats as a pinch hitter and DH ... On the mound, Modglin had a 7.71 ERA and four strikeouts, while he drove in five runs at the plate ... Started the Bears' third game of the year on the hill, allowing an earned run and fanning three in 3.1 innings at Middle Tennessee (2/22) ... Threw a scoreless frame at Arkansas State (4/15) ... Recorded his first career hit with a single against SEMO (3/18) ... Hit the first grand slam by an MSU freshman since 1997 as part of a 2-for-5 day at Evansville (4/25).
Background: Ryan Modglin comes to Missouri State as one of the most decorated players in southeast Missouri prep history ... In leading Scott City High to a state championship in 2008, Modglin set school records for batting average, home runs and slugging percentage, hitting .622 with 47 RBIs, 48 runs, 10 homers, 10 doubles, four triples, 12 stolen bases and a 1.270 slugging average in only 24 games ... In addition to his exploits at the plate, Modglin was 8-1 with a 0.24 ERA and 109 strikeouts in 58 innings on the mound ... He was voted all-state by the coaches and the media, Southeast Missouri Player of the Year and conference POY as a senior ... He was also the conference player of the year and an all-state pick as a junior after hitting .481 with 34 RBIs and 18 extra base hits while adding four no-hitters and 115 strikeouts in 53 innings, including a 17-strikeout game ... Modglin was also an all-conference choice his sophomore year, and threw a no-hitter each his freshman and sophomore campaigns ... Modglin was drafted by Kansas City in the 39th round of the 2008 draft.
Personal: Jonathon Ryan Modglin is the son of Randy and Cindy Modglin ... Born April 27, 1990, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. ... Has one brother, Justin ... Undecided on a major at MSU.