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#34 Ben Grisz
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
City/State: Dallas, Texas
High School: St. Mark's
Ben Grisz
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 01/28/2011

2010

  • Made a team-high 25 appearances, all out of the bullpen
  • Went 3-3 with three saves and a 4.40 ERA
  • Threw 47 innings, the most of any Duke reliever and the fifth-most on the team
  • Struck out 33 batters
  • Went more than one inning in 16 of his 25 appearances
  • Gave up only four earned runs over his first 20 innings
  • Had 19 strikeouts and only three walks over his first 20 innings
  • Preserved a 10-3 win over Quinnipiac and earned a save with four scoreless innings out of the bullpen
  • Picked up his first win with three scoreless innings in a 5-3 victory over North Carolina
  • Got his second win with four shutout innings against High Point
  • Contributed one scoreless inning in a combined shutout against Temple
  • Earned saves in back-to-back appearances against Davidson and Boston College.

2009

  • Appeared on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Made eight appearances, all out of the bullpen
  • Went 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA
  • Threw 10.2 innings, striking out nine and walking 12
  • Held UNC Greensboro scoreless for an inning in his first collegiate appearance
  • Put together consecutive scoreless outings against N.C. Central and Clemson
  • Held No. 17 Clemson to two hits over 2.1 scoreless innings
  • No-hit N.C. Central for two innings while striking out three
  • Pitched in the Texas Collegiate League for the TCL Champion Coppell Copperheads during the summer
  • Went 1-1 with a 2.87 ERA for Coppell over 12 appearances and 15.2 innings

High School

  • A three-year letterwinner at St. Mark's School of Texas
  • Named all-conference as a junior and senior and All-South Zone SPC as a sophomore
  • Tabbed St. Mark's Athlete of the Year'
  • Hit 10 home runs between his junior and senior season
  • Played for the North Team in the North vs. South Texas Scouts' Association All-Star Baseball Game
  • Named to the Texas Rangers Area Code Team
  • Also a four-time state champion wrestler
  • Tabbed a Prep All-American wrestler three times
  • Won a prep national championship in 2008
  • Went 183-7 during his career and 45-0 as a senior
  • Tabbed Wrestler of the Year by the Dallas Morning News
  • Earned the Wrestling Hall of Fame's Dave Schultz Award for the Best Wrestler in Texas as a senior
  • A 2006 Cadet Freestyle All-American and state champion
  • Was the sports editor of the yearbook
  • A three-time honor roll selection.

Personal

  • Born Benjamin Murray Grisz on January 26, 1990 in Dallas, Texas
  • The son of Mike and Bonnie Grisz...has five brothers - Kyle, Adam, Zach, Aaron and Maxx - and two sisters, Taryn and Angela
  • Father, Mike, was a multiple time amateur state racquetball champion in Arizona, Oregon and Texas
  • Mother was a high school swimmer
Grisz' Overall Batting Statistics
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB HBP SO OB% SB-A
2009 .000 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 .000 0-0
2010 .238 10-3 21 3 5 2 0 1 3 .476 1 0 7 .261 0-0
Career .227 11-3 22 3 5 2 0 1 3 .455 1 0 8 .250 0-0

 

Grisz' Overall Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO B/Avg
2009 13.50 0-1 8 0 0 0 0 10.2 19 20 16 12 9 .373
2010 4.40 3-3 25 0 0 0 3 47.0 57 29 23 20 33 .313
Career 6.09 3-4 33 0 0 0 3 57.2 76 49 39 32 42 .326
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