Ben Thomas

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Ben Thomas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Westerville Central

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
06/03/1989

B/T:
L/L


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2010...Named to the Atlantic 10 First Team as a first baseman...Named Second Team All-Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association...Led the Musketeers in batting average (.359), homeruns (13), RBIs (69), slugging percentage (.577), and on base percentage (.424)...Second on the team in runs scored (42) and hits (79)...Started 55 of 56 games in 2010 including two as a pitcher...Posted a 1-0 record as a pitcher with a 7.56 ERA with six strike outs...Set a new career high of five hits in a game at Dayton on April 30...Also set a new career best of seven at bats and four runs scored at Dayton on April 30...Belted two home runs against LaSalle on April 9 and at Miami on April 21...Posted 23 multi-hit games in 2010.



2009... Named to the Atlantic 10 Second Team as a first baseman ... Nominated to the A-10 All-Tournament Team ... Selected to the 2009 ABVA/Rawlings NCAA Mideast Region Second Team as a first baseman ... Started 47 of 51 games, including making 12 appearances and 11 starts as a pitcher ... Hit a school record tying 16 homers on the season ... Blasted two homers against Indiana on Mar. 25 ... Had a career-high four hits against Temple on Apr. 24, going 4-of-6, scoring a career-high tying three runs, bringing home four batters, hitting a long ball and getting 11 putouts ... Had a 16-game hitting streak from Mar. 29 to Apr. 22 ... Had 21 multiple hit games and 18 multiple RBI contests ... Recorded a career-high 14 putouts vs. Dayton on May 14 ... As a pitcher, he had an overall record of 5-2 ... Tossed a career-high 7.2 innings at George Washington on May 10, striking out a career-high tying seven batters ... Finished the season with a 7.41 ERA, 51.0 innings pitched and 43 strikeouts ... Second on the team in batting average (.338), first in slugging percentage (.667), fourth in hits (66), tied for second in doubles (16), first in homeruns (16), first in RBI (66), third in putouts (233) and tied for sixth in hits (42).



2008... The left-handed pitcher and infielder saw action in 16 games during his first year as a Musketeer ... Started two times on the mound and made 13 total appearances, throwing 26.1 innings ... Struck out a career-high five batters in 4.2 innings of work at Ball State (4/22) and tossed a career-high 5.0 innings at Bolwing Green (5/13) ... Finished the season with an 0-3 record and 6.15 ERA ... Also got the starting nod four times at first base ... Recorded a career-high 11 putouts at No. 8 Kentucky (3/25) ... Went 1-for-1 at the plate twice, including hitting his first career double in the nightcap at Duquesne (5/4).



High School... Lettered all four seasons at Westerville Central High School for head coach Scott Walberry ... A 2006 First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference selection and named to the First Team All-District squad ... Recorded 18 strikeouts in one game ... Tabbed No. 19 in Ohio's class of 2007 by the Buckeye Scout ... Named as one of the top prospects in Ohio by multiple scouting services



Personal...Majoring in criminal justice... Born June 3, 1989 in Valparaiso, Ind. ... Sister, Brittany, plays soccer at Baldwin Wallace ... Parents are Richard and Lisa Thomas.



CAREER HIGHS
At Bats 7

Three times, most recent at Fordham (May 21, 2011)

Runs Scored 4 at Dayton(April 30, 2010)
Hits 5 at Dayton (April 30, 2010)
Doubles 2 Three times, most recentvs. GeorgeWashington (May 14, 2011)
Home runs 2 Six times, most recentvs. Richmond(April 10, 2011)
Total Bases 10 vs. Indiana Unversity (March 25, 2009)
Walks 3 vs. Cincinnati (April 14, 2009)
Strikeouts 3 Twice, most recent at Tennessee (Feb. 19, 2010)
SAC Flies 1 11 times, most recentat Dayton(May 8, 2011)
HBP 1 18 times, most recent at vs. George Washington (May 15, 2011)
Putouts 19 vs.Richmond (April 10, 2011)
Assists 3 Twice, most recent vs. Dayton (May 15, 2009)
Errors 3 at Miami (OH) (April 13, 2010)
Innings Pitched 7.2 at George Washington (May 10, 2009)
Runs Allowed 8 vs. Ball State (April 22, 2008)
Earned Runs 8 vs. Ball State (April 22, 2008)
Walks Allowed 5 Three times, most recent at Miami (OH) (April 22, 2009)
Strikeouts 7 Three times, most recent vs. George Washington (May 10, 2009)
Hits Allowed 12 vs. Ball State (April 22, 2007)
Doubles Allowed 4 vs. Indiana University (March 25, 2009)
Triples Allowed 2 vs. Ball State (April 22, 2008)
Homers Allowed 2 Twice, most recent vs.Indiana (March 2, 2010)
Wild Pitches 1 Four times, most recent atKentucky (April 5, 2011)
Hit Batters 2 Three times, most recentvs. Indiana(March 2, 2011)




CAREER BATTING/FIELDING STATISTICS
Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD%
2008 .250 10 2 12 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 .333 0 0 1 0 .250 0 0 0 0 21 10 1 .969
2009 .380 51 47 195 42 66 16 0 16 66 130 .667 18 9 24 7 .415 2 9 9 9 233 29 2 .992
2010 .359 56 55 220 42 79 9 0 13 69 127 .577 25 4 27 4 .424 6 0 1 1 421 23 7 .984
2011 .350 54 53 220 42 77 15 1 15 56 139 .632 23 5 26 2 .415 5 0 5 7 432 20 7 .985
TOTAL .349 171 157 649 126 225 41 1 44 191 400 .618 66 18 78 13 .415 13 0 6 8 1107 82 17 .986




CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS
Year ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2008 6.15 0 3 13 2 0 0 0 0 26.1 35 21 18 13 24 3 2 4 128 .318 0 1 2 2 0
2009 7.41 5 2 12 11 0 0 0 0 51.0 66 43 42 33 43 15 1 6 251 .314 2 5 1 2 2
2010 7.56 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 8.1 8 8 7 8 6 5 0 1 41 .276 1 2 0 2 0
2011 6.75 1 2 5 4 0 0 1 0 13.1 16 11 10 12 6 1 1 3 69 .314 1 3 1 2 0
TOTAL 7.00 7 7 33 19 0 0 1 0 99.0 125 83 77 66 79 24 4 14 489 .313 4 11 4 8 2