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Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Cranbury, N.J.
High School: Princeton/Princeton


2019: Tied for the team lead in wins this season with two across his five appearances and one start, earned his first win as a Blue Devil in the series opener against Northwestern (2/23), working the final inning and recording two strikeouts in the effort … notched his second win of the season in the series finale with Penn State, working 1.0 inning, allowing one run on one hit and one walk, while recording three strikeouts.

2018 (at Princeton): Drafted in the 34th round (No. 1032 overall) of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros … Named second team All-Ivy League … Started nine games for the Tigers … Posted four wins with a 4.47 ERA … Struck out 52 batters over 52.1 innings … Limited opposing hitters to a .239 batting average … Fanned at least seven batters in four straight starts from march 31 – April 21, including a complete game shutout versus Penn (April 14) … Scattered seven hits over seven innings with six strikeouts to earn the win at Georgetown (March 16) … Gave up four hits over six innings in a win at Brown (April 7) … Pitched seven innings at Columbia (April 21) … Allowed one earned run over seven innings versus Yale (April 28).

2017 (at Princeton): Made nine starts after pitching in two games the previous two seasons … Led the team with 48 strikeouts … Tied for the team lead with three victories … Threw a two-hitter, posting eight strikeouts at Duke (March 4) … Allowed one run over six frames at UNCG (March 11) with six strikeouts to earn the win … Struck out six in five innings at Maryland (March 19) … Earned the victory at Navy (March 25) … Threw seven innings, giving up just one earned run vs. Yale (April 3) … Pitched into eighth inning, collecting his third win of the season at Harvard (April 9) ... Totaled a season-best nine strikeouts in six innings at Cornell (April 30).

2016 (at Princeton): Pitched in two games and did not allow a run at Old Dominion (March 16) or at Rider (April 20).

High School: Posted a 2.29 career ERA at Princeton High School … Served as team captain his senior season … Struck out 53 batters in 51.0 innings while posting a 2.47 ERA in 2013 … Graduated with honors … AP Scholar.

Personal: Born Benjamin William Gross on October 5, 1996 in La Jolla, Calif. … Son of Jonathan and Laura Gross … Has one younger brother (Daniel) … Graduated from Princeton in 2018 … Enrolled in the Fuqua School of Business Master of Management Studies program.


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