9 Ben Smith
Ben  Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Christian Brothers

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
C



03/28/2015

Baseball Shuts Down Lehigh in Patriot League Opener

Black Knights Down Mountain Hawks, 5-0

03/28/2015

Rookies Pace Army in Doubleheader Sweep of Lehigh

Black Knights Down Mountain Hawks, 7-2

03/27/2015

Baseball Opens Patriot League Play Against Lehigh

Black Knights and Mountain Hawks meet in Lewisburg, Pa.

03/25/2015

Columbia Holds Off Army in Slugfest

McCants and Page each homer in loss

03/24/2015

Baseball Announces Schedule Changes

Columbia game moved to New York City, Lehigh series shifts to Lewisburg, Pa.

03/23/2015

Baseball at Miami (FL)

No. 17 Miami 9, Army 1

2014: Played in 31 games as a sophomore, making 28 starts … saw action behind the plate in 30 games … registered a .250 batting average (21-for-84) … drove in eight runs and scored seven … drew 10 walks and was hit by three pitches … registered a .351 on-base percentage … stole one base in two attempts ... registered five multi-hit games … three-game hitting streak … reached base safely in five straight games … drove in two runs on one occasion … threw out 16 baserunners in 35 chances … had two hits and two RBI with two runs scored against Massachusetts (2/22) … recorded two hits in a 7-4 win over Massachusetts (3/16) … had two hits in a 5-1 win at Holy Cross (4/19) … posted two base hits against Cincinnati (5/2) … registered a pair of base knocks in game two of the Patriot League Tournament Semifinal victory against Lehigh (5/10).

2013: Appeared in three games late in the season ... made career debut against Holy Cross (April 28) ... ripped a two-run single in his first career at-bat ... finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored ... also appeared as a defensive replacement against Nyack (May 4) and Chestnut Hill (May 5).

High School: Played for head coach Buster Kelso at Christian Brothers High ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... helped lead team to the 2011 Tennessee Division II state championship as a junior ... named all-metro three years in a row (2010-12) ... twice named all-state, earning the honor in 2010 and 2012 ... collected all-district accolades in 2011 and 2012 ... selected as an All-West Tennessee Coaches All-Star ... member of the National Honor Society ... named to the school’s honor roll all four years.

Personal: Given name is Benjamin Powell Smith ... born Dec. 21, 1993, in Memphis, Tenn. ... parents’ names are Philip and Wendy Smith ... has one brother, Drew ... father played collegiate baseball at the University of Memphis ... attended the same high school as former Army standout pitcher Drew Clothier ... cousin, Carter Graves, is on the swimming team at Rice University ... aspired to attend the United States Military Academy since he was in the sixth grade ... enjoys spending time with his family ... majoring in Engineering Management.

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