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Ben

Gross

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#35

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

Bio

2019: Led the team in wins with eight as part of his 8-4 record on the mound … ranked ninth in the ACC in opposing batting average, limiting opposing hitters to a .232 (63-272) mark … owned a 4.67 ERA (23 ER/44.1 IP) across conference play to place 20th in the league … named to the 2019 NCAA Morgantown Regional All-Tournament Team … drafted in the 10th round (No. 299 overall) of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins … 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 … made his first start of ACC play in the opening game of the Wake Forest series (3/22), tossing 5.0 innings, allowing one earned run on one hit one walk while striking out six to earn the win … suffered the tough-luck loss in the series opener at North Carolina (3/29), working 6.1 innings, giving up one earned run on two hits while walking two and striking out four … notched a season-high 10 strikeouts against Pittsburgh (4/6), tossing 7.0 scoreless innings, scattering only two hits and four walks … earned the win against Virginia Tech (4/12), posting 4.0 shutout innings, yielding one hit and two walks while collecting five strikeouts … tossed 4.0 innings in the split-start against VCU (5/5), allowing one earned run on three hits and one walk while recording four punchouts to pick up the win … notched his seventh win of the season in the opening game of the Morgantown Regional against Texas A&M (5/31), working a season-high tying 7.0 innings, allowing one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out five … made the start in the opening game of the Nashville Super Regional (6/7), tossing 5.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and five walks while collecting seven punchouts.

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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BASE: Vanderbilt Postgame Press Conference 6/9/19
BASE: Vanderbilt Postgame Press Conference 6/8/19
BASE: Vanderbilt Postgame Press Conference 6/8/19