28 Ben Meyer  
Ben Meyer


New Brighton, Minn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 180




Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Anderson Collects 500th Career Conference Win With Northwestern Sweep

Minnesota sweeps the Wildcats with a 7-1 win to improve to 7-2 in league action


Snelten Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

The Ingelside, Ill., native becomes the third Gopher to receive the award this year


Gophers Fall in Second Game to Ohio State, 5-2

Minnesota played its second suspended game of the weekend


Snelten Pitches One-Hit Complete Game to Solidify Series Win

Tony Skjefte hits first career home run for the deciding run


Gophers Rally Past Illini

Minnesota rallied for a 3-2 win over Illinois in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.


Gophers Split Doubleheader

The Gophers earned a split of a doubleheader with a 15-1 rout of Western Michigan.


Ben Meyer

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Named the team's Dianne Olson-Ficenko Dugout Club Player of the Year • led the team in ERA (2.39), innings pitched (98.0), and complete games (2) • ERA ranked sixth in the Big Ten and opposing average (.228) ranked fifth • tied for the team lead and fifth in the Big Ten with 67 strikeouts • ranked fourth in the Big Ten in overall innings pitched and tied for seventh in conference innings pitched (54.0) • went 3-2 with a 2.50 ERA (ninth in the Big Ten) in Big Ten play • threw 7.0 innings in a win over Louisiana Tech (3/2), striking out four and only allowing one run • struck out six in 7.0 innings of one-run ball against UNC Greensboro (3/9) •pitched a complete game against Northwestern (3/23) in a run of four straight one-run outings (3/1-3/23) • struck out a season-high eight batters vs. Michigan State (4/30), and matched that total in 8.0 scoreless innings against Penn State (4/26) • allowed three runs (two earned) in 7.0 innings with six strikeouts against Florida State (5/3) • gave up two runs (one earned) and four hits while striking out six in 8.0 IP against Iowa at the Big Ten Tournament (5/22) • CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree • Academic All-Big Ten.

Academic All-Big Ten Team • pitched a total of 64.1 innings (second most on team) with a 2.80 ERA, striking out 49 while only walking 11 • went 5-4 and was tied for second on the team in wins • set career highs in strikeouts (49), games started (8), innings pitched (64.1), and wins (5) • second on the team with strikeouts (49) • his eight starts were third most on the team • led team in strikeouts-looking with 23 • held batters to a 2.14 ERA in his last eight appearances (21 IP) • won three straight starts (3/2-16) • lasted 8.0 innings against Utah (3/2) allowing no earned runs, striking out five, and walking none in win • again pitched 8.0 innings in his next start against Western Illinois, he picked up the win while allowing one earned and striking out six • pitched a complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win over Indiana St. (3/16) setting a career high in strike outs (11) • had four straight appearances without allowing a run (4/14-5/8) • came in relief against Illinois (5/17) pitching 4.1 innings, allowing no runs and striking out five • pitched in the Big Ten Tournament against Illinois and picked up the win in 4.0 scoreless relief innings.

All-Big Ten Freshman Team • made 15 appearances in his rookie season, including six in Big Ten Conference play • held a 2.37 overall ERA and 0.60 in league action • pitched 38.0 innings and 15.0 in conference action • struck out 32 batters • made two starts • made his collegiate debut against St. John's (2/18) with an inning of relief pitching • struck out four and allowed two runs against New Mexico State (3/1) • pitched two innings of hitless work against Hamline (3/7) • went 3.1 innings against Kansas (3/10) • made his first collegiate start against North Dakota State (3/20) and pitched 4.0 innings and allowed just one run • started against South Dakota State and pitched 3.1 innings when he struck out three and kept the Jackrabbits scoreless (3/28) • allowed just one hit and no runs, while he struck out three in the walkoff win over Michigan (4/1) • pitched 2.1 innings against Ohio State (4/7) • worked 1.1 inning against Michigan State (4/22) and struck out two batters • allowed an unearned run against Penn State and struck out three in 1.2 innings (5/5) • pitched his longest outing against Nebraska (5/13) when he pitched 4.2 innings and allowed one run and struck out two • pitched 2.0 innings at Illinois and held the Illini hitless (5/18).

Graduated and played for Totino Grace under coaches Mike Smith and Don Roney • named a Class 3A All-State team • helped the Eagles to a North Suburban Conference championship and a 13-5 record his senior year • held a record of 5-2 in both his senior and junior seasons, while posting a 3-1 record as a freshman • participated at the Lions All-Star Baseball Tournament as a senior • all-city selection as a senior and all-conference honoree as a junior and senior • lettered in both baseball and basketball • also played Legion baseball with Fridley in 2011 • was on the A honor roll.

Plans to major in accounting • born January 30, 1993 • son of Bob and Phoebe Meyer • second generation Gopher baseball athlete as father, Bob, played from 1980-83 • mother, Phoebe, was a tennis player at St. Thomas (MN) • twins siblings Jamie and Jody played basketball at Abilene Christian • has four siblings, Jamie, Jody, Reggie and Carla • lists taking fifth in a 1996 national tournament when he was 11, his biggest sports thrill.