UNCG Baseball BIO
6 Ben Kerner
SoCon Honor Roll

2017 (Senior): Made eight appearances out of the bullpen… Struck out four batters in 6.1 innings of work… Worked perfect innings against Princeton (Mar. 10) and UNC Asheville (Mar. 28)… Struck out a pair of hitters without giving up a hit in 1.2 innings against Lafayette (Mar. 16).

2016 (Junior): Made 24 appearances, all out of the bullpen… Threw 30.1 innings, recording a 5.34 ERA… Struck out 30 batters with 23 walks… Opponents hit .263 against him… Allowed nine extra base hits… Career-best 3.1 innings in an 18-11 win over Furman (Apr. 16)… Against Wofford (May 14) struck out four of the five batters faced for a season-high… 13 shut out appearances… Recorded a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Junior College: Played two seasons at Brunswick Community College and was coached by Robbie Allen … Compiled a 3-1 record and 1.83 earned run average over 44.1 innings pitched with 38 strikeouts … Threw a complete game shutout and struck out 10 batters in a 10-0 victory over New River Community College … Made 14 appearances his freshman campaign, ending up with a 1.83 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 44.1 innings pitched … Made five starts and finished the season with a 3-1 record … Recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts in six innings in a 10-0 victory over New River Community College April 27.

High School: Earned three varsity letters for Cary High School and head coach Brian Yerger … Named recipient of the Coaches Award his senior season … Garnered academic all-conference honors from 2009-12 … Has competed the last three summers for the Carolina Lake Monsters under head coach Greg Ayscue

Personal: Benjamin Carl Kerner … Born July 3, 1994 in Raleigh, N.C. … Son of Robert Kerner and Patricia Shields … Majoring in economics. 

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cary, N.C.
High School: Cary
Other College: Brunswick CC
Experience: Transfer