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#32 Ben Verlander
Position: 1b/Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Maidens, Va.
High School: Goochland
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2013: Team MVP...Third Team All-American by National Collegiate Baseball Writers...First Team All-Region by ABCA...Drafted in 14th round (426th overall) by Detroit...Three-time CAA Player of the Week...Also selected Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger National Team of the Week...Eighth in the CAA in hitting ..Third in CAA in Homers...First Team All-CAA and First Team All-State... Tied an ODU record with three homers in a game vs. Northeastern ... semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award which is awarded to college baseball's top player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season. .led ODU in runs scored with 46, along with four triples and 13 stolen bases....Ralph Guzzo award recipient.

2012: Has played leftfield and rightfield, pitched, and DH'd... Two hits in a game vs. Rutgers twice...knocked in 3 runs vs. Norfolk State...Made diving catch in leftfield vs. Georgia State in the season finale...Ended the season with a three-game hitting streak...Pitched in 11 games... 14 starts in the outfield.

2011: Started his pitching career at ODU with 14 straight innings without allowing an earned run...Picked up his first collegiate win in relief at Richmond... Struck out three against St. Joseph's...Made his first collegiate start against Elon where he pitched 4.2 innings without allowing a hit... HIGH SCHOOL:Hit .440 with 1.26 ERA at Goochland High School...Selected the team MVP in offense and defense...James River District Player of the Year...First Team All-District selection...VHSL All-Star selection and All-Region...

PERSONAL: Benjamin Verlander...Parents: Richard and Kathy Verlander...majoring  in Communications, Minor in Sports Management...Brother: Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers, Second pick of the 2004 MLB draft, The All-time strikeout king in ODU, CAA and State of Virginia collegiate history and 3-time Major league All-Star...Nickname: Verly...Person in history would most like to meet: Ted Williams...Favorite Movie: "Step Brothers"...Favorite Food: Chicken Pot Pie, and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream...Dream Vacation: Fiji...Dean's list student at ODU.

YR   GP  GS  W-L  IP    H   R   ER   BB  SO   ERA
2011 21  1   1-2  31.2  30  18  17   23  16   4.83
2012 11  0   0-1  17.1  27  19  17   14  7    8.83
TLS  32  1   1-3  49.0  57  37  34   37  23   6.24

YR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG OBPCT BB BA
12 24 56 8 14 3 1 0 7 .339 .311 4 .250
13 53 196 46 72 12 4 11 37 .638 .429 18 .367
TL 77 252 54 96 15 5 11 44 .611 .437 22 .263

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