28 Ben Meyer  
Ben Meyer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Brighton, Minn.

High School:
Totino-Grace

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 180

Position:
RHP

Bats/Throws:
R/R


05/29/2013

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

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

04/14/2013

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

04/08/2013

Snelten Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

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

04/07/2013

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

Minnesota played its second suspended game of the weekend

04/07/2013

Snelten Pitches One-Hit Complete Game to Solidify Series Win

Tony Skjefte hits first career home run for the deciding run

05/23/2013

Gophers Rally Past Illini

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

02/24/2013

Gophers Split Doubleheader

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

05/16/2012

Ben Meyer

Ben Meyer

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2014 • JUNIOR SEASON:
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.

2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
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.

2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
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).

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

PERSONAL:
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.