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Player Profile:


  Ben Verlander 
Player Profile


Maidens, VA.
High School:
Goochland HS
Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190


ODU Sweeps W&M Behind Yarbrough's Four-Hit Shutout

Burney knocks in the winning run


Three Homers & Solid Pitching Powers ODU Over Tribe, 10-1

ODU Wins Optima Health Challenge


Four-Run Rally In Ninth Wins It For Monarchs, 6-5

Myers and Eldridge drive in two runs each


Bark In the Park Night As Monarchs Host Tribe In Three-Game CAA Series

Series Will Decide the Optima Health Challenge


No. 7 Virginia Edges ODU, 10-9 in 10 Innings

Eldridge leads ODU with four hits


Monarch Media catches-up and gets to know junior baseball player, Ben Verlander

Monarch Media catches-up and gets to know junior baseball player, Ben Verlander


ODU vs Longwood, 5/15/13

ODU vs Longwood, 5/15/13


ODU vs GMU, 5/5/13

ODU vs GMU at the Bud Metheny Complex, 5/5/13


Key Dog Classic

Key Dog Classic, ODU vs VCU


ODU vs W&M bsbll

ODU vs W&M at the Bud Metheny Complex, 4/21/13


ODU vs Towson

Action photos from the game

2013: Drafted in the 14th round by Detroit...Ranked eighth in hittng in the CAA and third in home runs....Semifinalist for the Gregg Olson "Breakout Player of the Year" Award...First team All-CAA...Three-time CAA Player of the Week...Also selected Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger National Team of the Week...Tied an ODU record with three homers in a single game vs. Northeastern on March 9...Also knocked in seven runs that game...Ranked 8th in CAA in hitting...fifth in CAA in Slugging...third in CAA in homers...8th in CAA in runs scored and sixth in hits...Five hits in a game vs. Towson...Led team with 20 multiple hit games...7 games with three or more hits...Longest hitting streak was 10 and finished the season with a seven-game hitting streak...ODU's lead-off hitter the last 27 games...Played 38 games in rightfield...Tied for stolen base lead with 13...Led team with 46 runs scored...Featured in May 14 story in USA Today....Team MVP...Recipient of the Ralph Guzzo Award by the Chesapeake Athletic Club as the team MVP... 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     G/GS    AB   R   H   2b  3b  HR  TB  RBI  SLG    BB  SO  BA
2012  24/17  56   8    14  3    1    0     19    7     .339      4  19  .250
2013  53/48 196  46  72 12  4   11   125  37   .638    18  33  .367
TLS   77/65  252  54  86 15  5   11   144  44  .571     22  52 .  341


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


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