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Ben Fritz
Ben Fritz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minnetonka, Minn.

Last College:
Midland College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
C



O 2003 All-Big Ten Conference, Third Team

SUMMER 2003
Played for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers in the Alaska Baseball League ... played in 40 games, starting 38 ... batted .238, collecting 31 base hits in 130 at-bats ... scored 10 runs with nine RBI ... had two doubles and four stolen bases.

JUNIOR (2003)
Earned All-Big Ten honors as a third team selection ... played in 47 games, starting 41 ... batted .345, second-highest on the squad ... collected 49 hits, including 13 doubles, in 142 at-bats ... scored 36 runs while driving home 19 ... posted a team-best .433 on-base percentage ... hit at a .374 clip in Big Ten games, with 37 hits in 99 at-bats ... had a 1.000 fielding percentage in conference action in 154 chances ... had 13 multi-hit games ... was 2-4 with a double, run scored and RBI against Penn State (3/29) ... had back-to-back three-hit games against Illinois (4/5 and 4/6), going 3-3 with two doubles and 3-4 with a two-base hit and two RBI ... batted 4-4 with four runs scored in an 18-6 win at Iowa (4/20) ... collected four RBI on four hits, including three doubles, against Indiana (5/11) in a 20-4 victory ... had two five-game hitting streaks (4/16-4/22 and 5/14-5/18).

BEFORE PURDUE
Attended Midland College in Midland, Texas ... named team MVP as a freshman and Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore ... helped team claim the Western Junior College Athletic Conference title as a sophomore ... batted .304 with 55 hits ... fourth on the team with eight home runs and 41 RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four letters in baseball at Minnetonka High School ... was a member of the 1998 American Legion state and regional championship team that advanced to the American Legion World Series in Las Vegas.

PERSONAL
Benjamin David Fritz was born on May 22, 1981, in Wocina, Minn. ... son of David and Jenny Fritz ... has one sister, Elizabeth ... is majoring in retail management.