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3 Ben Spitznagel

Honors

2016

ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-American
ABCA/Rawllings First Team All-Region
Second Team All-SoCon
NCCSIA Second Team All-State
SoCon Honor Roll

2016 (Junior): Earned Second Team All-Southern Conference honors… Started all 59 games at second base… Earned 95 hits, third-most all-time at UNCG and ended the regular season tied for second in the NCAA… Hit for a .385 average, third-best on the team and fifth-best in the SoCon… Second on the team with 21 stolen bases… Hit in the leadoff spot of the lineup for 53 games and earned a .459 on-base percentage… Tied for a team-best 30 multiple hit games… Ended the season on a 33 game reached base streak as well as a four-game hitting streak… Scored 61 runs, second-most on the team and tied for eighth all-time… Led the team with 10 bunt hits… Against Furman (Apr. 15) finished 5-for-5 with three runs scored and a double… Finished the Furman series (Apr. 15-17) 13-for-15 with 10 runs scored, three doubles, two RBI two stolen bases and drew one walk… Hit his first home run against UNC Asheville (May 11)… Stole a season-high three bases against VMI (Apr. 1)… Stole multiple bases in seven contests.

Wabash Valley CC (Sophomore): Named a 2015 Division I JUCO All-American after finishing seventh in the nation with a .461 batting average … Voted the Great Rivers Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year and was tabbed to the All-Region First Team … Led Wabash Valley in hits (82) and runs scored (49) and second in RBI (38) and stolen bases (28).

Dakota Wesleyan (Freshman): As a freshman, played at Dakota Wesleyan University under head coach Steve Gust in Mitchell, S.D. …  Paced the Great Plains Athletic Conference in stolen bases … Led Dakota Wesleyan in at bats, batting average, hits, walks drawn, runs scored, stolen bases, triples, hits, sacrifice hits, on base percentage and slugging percentage … Finished second on the squad in RBI … In 51 games played, tallied a .375 batting average, 69 hits, 49 runs scored, 32 RBI, 90 total bases and 25 stolen bases … Also produced a .455 on base percentage and .489 slugging mark. 

High School: Earned three varsity letters at Colerain High School where he hit .550 as a junior in 2012 … Earned All-Greater Miami Conference honors and team MVP recognition … Competed for the Champions Baseball Academy over the summer and led the team in batting average, runs scored, walks drawn, stolen bases, slugging percentage and on base percentage

Personal: Benjamin David Spitznagel … Born Aug. 30, 1994 in Cincinnati, Ohio … Son of Rick and Lynn Spitznagel … Majoring in business. 

 

Position: Infield/Outfield
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Colerain
Other College: Wabash Valley CC
Experience: Transfer