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Ben Kaebisch
Ben Kaebisch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colgate, Wis.

High School:
Germantown High School

Weight:
175

Position:
Left Handed Pitcher

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left



Career:The most experienced relief pitcher on the Boilermaker roster ... gives the Boilermakers a solid lefty out of the bullpen ... did a good job getting batters out in Big Ten play ... lifetime winning percentage of .643 ... appeared in 66 games, starting four ... has held opponents to a .265 batting average ... career record of 3-1 with a 3.08 ERA in 24 Big Ten appearances.

2001: Made his season debut against Wake Forest ... pitched one-third of an inning at UCLA and an inning at UC-Riverside during the California trip ... pitched a scoreless inning at Northwestern, striking out one, en route to a 3.2 inning stretch in six outings where he did not allow an earned run ... also struck out four batters over that span ... pitched an inning of shutout ball in his final game at Lambert Field, contributing to a 10-0 shutout of Iowa on May 14.

2000: Appeared in 26 games, 24 of which were in relief ... started games against Ball State and Indiana State ... earned a win against Illinois State in relief of an extra-inning game, going 1.2 innings and striking out four for his first win of the season ... picked up his second win of the year against Butler in a mid-week game in relief ... had a career-high 26 appearances in 2000, second on the team to Andy Helmer (27) ... earned two saves, both coming in conference play, the last of which was against No. 25 Minnesota.

1999: Appeared in a team-high 21 games, picking up a 5-2 record for the best winning percentage on the team, as well as the most wins for the Boilers... finished the season with a 7.14 ERA in 40 1/3 innings... had the team?s fifth-best mark against batters, as the opposition hit .287 off him... had two no-hit innings of relief work against Rutgers (3/17), striking out one... added two more perfect innings of relief against Penn State (5/9), where he struck out three... had wins against Iona (3/19), Northern Illinois (3/28), Northwestern (4/23) and two against Penn State (5/9, 5/11)... pitched a total of 3 1/3 perfect innings.
1998: Appeared in a team-high 19 games, starting two ... had a 4.08 ERA in nine conference appearances ... earned first collegiate win with three strikeouts in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief against Indiana State (4/1) ... struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings against Indiana (Game 1, 4/4) ... earned win with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings of relief against Butler (4/21) ... allowed one unearned run while striking out four in 5.2 innings against Illinois in only his second start of the season (5/2).

Germantown High School: Compiled a 7-4 record with a 1.43 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 85 innings as a senior ... was a USA Today All-America honorable mention as a junior ... played baseball, basketball and football all four years ... baseball coach was Chuck Ritzenthaler.

Personal: Parents are Terry and Kathy Kaebisch ... has one brother, Chris, and a sister, Mollie ... majoring in movement and sports sciences ... one letter.

Kaebisch's Career Stats

Yr.	G-GS	W-L	ERA	SV	CG	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO
1998	19-2	2-1	3.89	0	0	41.2	40	23	18	19	34
1999	21-0	5-2	7.14	1	0	40.1	45	40	32	23	25
2000	26-2	2-2	5.62	2	0	40.0	48	30	25	18	29
2001	11-0	0-0	7.11	0	0	6.1	15	14	5	4	5
Totals	77-4	9-5	5.61	3	0	128.1	148	107	80	64	93