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Career Stats
Game-by-Game Statistics: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Ben Nelson Photo Gallery

Career Honors
• Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Magazine (2010)
• Third-Team Freshman All-American by Ping! Baseball (2010)
• Patriot League Tournament MVP, All-Tournament Team (2011)
• Patriot League All-Tournament Team (2012)
• Second-Team All-Patriot League (2010 - SP)
• Patriot League Pitcher of the Week (5/2/11; 2/20/12)
• Patriot League Rookie of the Week (2/23/10), (4/5/10), (4/12/10), (4/19/10)

Nelson in the Navy Record Book...
Games Started - Career
T-10. 35
Strikeouts - Career
9. 184
Games Started - Season
T-2. 16 (2011)
Innings Pitched - Season
T-8. 91.2 (2011)
Strikeouts - Season
9. 80 (2011)
15. 67 (2012)

Career Highs:
• Innings Pitched: 10.0, vs. Bucknell (5/14/11)
• Hits: 12, at Holy Cross (4/24/11)
• Strikeouts: 11, vs. Bucknell (5/14/11)
• Walks: 5, at Holy Cross (5/12/12)

2012 (Junior):
• Enters the season in a tie for 10th place on Navy's all-time games started list (35) and ninth on the all-time strikeout list (184) ... needs 10 more strikeouts to get into the top 10 on the Patriot League all-time strikeout list
• Started a team-high 12 games, totaling 77.1 innings, which ranked third in the Patriot League
• His 67 strikeouts ranked third in the conference and had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.35 K/BB
• Picked up complete-game victories in consecutive starts at Lafayette (4/23) and vs. Lehigh (4/29)...held the Leopards to five hits in 7.0 innings with five Ks and no walks, while limiting the Mountain Hawks to one hit with seven Ks and no walks in 7.0 innings
• Struck out a season-high nine batters at UMBC (3/9)
• Walked no more than one batter in eight of his 13 starts
• Named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 22 after tossing 6.2 shutout innings in his first start of the season

2011 (Sophomore):
• Led the Patriot League in strikeouts (80), innings pitched (91.2) and starts (16)
• Finished the season with a 6-6 record and 4.91 ERA
• Named Patriot League Tournament MVP, and to the all-tournament team, as he posted a 0.98 ERA in a total of 18.1 innings ... His 18 strikeouts and 18.1 innings pitched are the most ever by a pitcher in the conference tournament
• Threw 10.0 shutout innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters in a 1-0 loss to Bucknell (5/14)
• Picked up his sixth win of the season vs. Army (5/23) in game one of the Patriot League Championship Series, where he allowed four hits, two earned runs and struck out seven in 8.1 innings
• His 16 starts are tied for the second-highest single-season Navy total, while his 80 Ks ranked as the ninth-highest single-season Navy total
• Yielded three or fewer runs in nine starts
• Earned wins in four consecutive starts: vs. Chicago State (3/15), Yale (3/20), Princeton (3/27) and Lehigh (4/3)
• Struck out 10 in 7.0 innings to earn his fifth win of the season vs. Lafayette (4/30)
• Didn't issue more than one walk in 11 of his 16 starts and had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4:1
• Allowed five or fewer hits in four of his last five starts (33.2 IP)
• Started vs. No. 1 Virginia (6/3) in the first game of the NCAA Charlottesville Regional (6.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 3 K)

2010 (Freshman):
• Posted the Patriot League's best ERA at 2.34 in 14 appearances
• His 2.34 ERA is tied for the 10th-lowest season ERA in conference history
• Tied Sam Long for the most innings pitched on the team with 61.2 while holding opponents to a team-best .242 batting average, which was second best in the conference
• His four Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors is tied for the most in conference history
• Led the team with three complete games
• Lasted at least 6.0 innings in all seven starts
• Ranked second on the team with 37 punch-outs, while walking just 15 batters
• Just six of the 55 hits he surrendered were extra-base hits
• Earned his first collegiate win by coming out of the bullpen against Delaware State (2/19) as he gave up no runs off just two hits, struck out four and walked one in 4.2 innings of work
• Pitched a complete game in his second career start, shutting out Lehigh (4/4); stuck out five batters and walked one while allowing four hits
• Picked up his fourth win of the season against Army (4/11), limiting the Black Knights to two runs off six hits while fanning two
• Improved to 5-2 with his fifth scoreless outing of the year against Delaware State (5/12), allowing five hits and one walk while striking out three
• Notched his first career save vs. Iona (3/15) by allowing no hits in 2.0 innings
• Ranked second in the conference with a 2.18 ERA in Patriot League play

High School:
• Attended Winter Springs High School, where he earned two letters in baseball and one in cross country
• Over his final-two years, he went 8-5 with a 1.55 ERA over 85.2 innings with just 19 walks and 115 strikeouts
• Served as baseball team captain during his senior season
• Finished his senior year with a 5-4 mark and a 1.85 ERA in 56.2 innings with only nine walks (1.11 per seven innings) and 81 strikeouts (10.01 per seven innings)
• As a junior, he went 3-1 with a 0.97 ERA in 29.0 innings with 10 walks and 34 strikeouts
• Helped his AAU team, Chet Lemon's Juice, to a state title in 2008
• Named to the all-tournament team at the AAU Nationals
• Selected Most Valuable Pitcher at the 2009 Perfect Game Memorial Day Classic
• Member of the National Honor Society and served as the school's Senior Class Vice President
• His high school baseball team boasted the highest team cumulative GPA (3.414) among any 6A baseball program in Florida in 2009

• Son of Sue and Tad Nelson
• Father, Tad, played football for four years at Minnesota-Morris as an offensive guard

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