Ben Carruthers

Ben Carruthers


Georgetown, Texas

High School:
Georgetown High School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 155





Alumni Game Set For Saturday

TCU to hold fan appreciation event


TCU Streaks Into Series Against Oklahoma

Horned Frogs are tied for first in the Big 12.


Alumni Game Set For Saturday Afternoon

Game set for 1 p.m. at Lupton Stadium

Career Highlights:
• Earned first-team all-conference accolades in 2008 at second base.
• Holds the single-season at-bats record with 266 in 2008.
• Also owns the single-season record for assists and is the only player to tally at least 200 assists in one season (203).
• Ranks in a tie for second all-time with 492 assists in his four-year career (Bryan Kervin).
• Had started 143 straight games before suffering a hand injury as a senior that limited him to pinch-running and late-inning defensive duties.
• Was one of four players to appear in all 63 games in 2008 and put up a career year with career-highs in at-bats (266), runs (65), hits (82), RBI (33), doubles (12) and triples (4).
• Hit safely in 117 of 171 contests in which he registered a plate appearance.
• Reached base safely in 145 of those 171 contests.
• Tallied 52 multi-hit games and 19 multiple-RBI contests.
• Was a career .294 hitter in 191 games played.
• He made 157 starts (146 at second base, 10 at shortstop and one in center field).
• Racked up 186 career hits, in including 27 doubles, five triples and eight home runs.
• Collected 84 RBIs, drew 32 walks and was hit by the pitch 39 times.
• Was successful in 29-of-42 stolen base attempts.
• Posted a career fielding percentage of .978, committing just 17 errors over the course of his career.
• Longest hit streak of his career was a 14-gamer from March 16-April 5, 2008.
• Was selected as the team's outstanding defensive player in 2007 and 2008.
• Earned the Frank Windegger Fightin' Frog Award in 2009.
• Graduated with a degree in communications.

2008 (Junior):
• Played in and started all 63 games at second base.
• Named first-team all-conference at second base.
• Had a career year, posting highs in at-bats (266), runs (65), hits (82), RBIs (33), doubles (12) and triples (4).
• Set a new single-season record in at-bats and in assists (203).
• Ranked first in the league in runs scored, hit-by-pitches (21) and assists.
• Finished the season with a .308 batting average and a .980 fielding percentage.
• Hit safely in 47 contests and reached base in 59, including a stretch of 30 straight.
• Posted 24 multi-hit contests and 6 multiple RBI games.
• Closed out the season errorless in his last 16 games spanning 133 chances.
• Was second on the team with a career-high 15 stolen bases in 20 attempts.
• Posted a .321 batting average in league play with 16 RBIs.
• Had five hits in the opening two contests against No. 15 Cal State Fullerton.
• Started a five-game hit streak with a hit at Minnesota on Feb. 29.
• Hit .381 (8-for-21) in that stretch, including a three-hit contest against Tulane on March 2.
• Tallied four hits in a two-game series against Prairie View A&M March 11-12.
• A 2-for-4 game in the series finale at Wichita State on March 16 spurned a career-long 14 game hit streak.
• Hit .356 (21-for-59) during that stretch.
• Had three hits and an RBI in series opener against New Mexico on March 20.
• Drove in a career-high five runs on two hits against Dallas Baptist on March 24.
• Collected four hits at UNLV March 28-30.
• Had another seven-game hit streak staring April 11 vs. UNLV in which he hit .486 (17-for-35.
• Tallied nine RBIs in the first five-games of that streak.
• Posted back-to-back three-hit games against the Rebels April 12-13.
• Torched BYU with eight hits in the series and five RBIs.
• Had four runs batted in in the series opener.
• Tallied three hits, including the go-ahead home run in the fifth inning of the series finale on April 19.
• Had another impressive 12-game hit streak from May 4-24 that saw him hit .400 (20-for-50).
• Collected five hits in the regular season series finale at New Mexico.
• Drove in two runs on two hits in the MWC Tournament opener against UNLV on May 21.
• Was 3-for-6 with four runs scored in the championship game against New Mexico on May 24.
• Tallied three hits in the final game of the season, including a dramatic lead-off home run in the top of the ninth against Oklahoma State that tied the game.
• Collected 13 two-out RBIs.

2007 (Sophomore):
• Appeared in 60 games and made 55 starts, all at second base.
• Hit .303 on the season with 11 extra base hits.
• Tallied six doubles, one triple and four home runs.
• Drove in 31 runs, scored 35 and stole nine bases in 13 attempts.
• Ranked third on the team with eight sacrifice bunts.
• Hit .368 in conference play, second-best on the team, with five doubles, two home runs and 14 RBIs.
• Was an outstanding fielder, committing just four errors in 267 chances for .985 fielding percentage.
• After an error against Rice on March 9, started a stretch of 161 consecutive errorless plays over the course of 32 games.
• Didn't commit an error in his last 15 games, spanning 73 chances.
• Gave the Frogs the lead with a two-run home run, the first of his career, against Vermont on March 2.
• Following an 0-3 day against Texas A&M, broke out for a nine-game hitting streak that saw him hit .451 (14-for-31) with nine RBIs.
• Hit a three-run home run at Air Force on April 6.
• A three-hit day at Utah on May 4 commenced a career-long 11 game hit streak that saw him hit .385 (15-for-39).
• Picked up just four hits in his final six contests.
• Hit .340 with runners on base and drove in eight two-out runs.

2006 (Freshman):
• Appeared in 25 games and made six starts.
• Was a defensive replacement in five games and utilized as a pinch-runner in 10 contests.
• Finished 1-for-1 as a pinch-hitter with a walk.
• Started six straight games at second base from Feb. 25-March 5.
• Picked up first collegiate hit on March 3 against Florida Atlantic.
• Tallied a pinch-hit RBI double against Utah on May 6.
• Didn't commit an error in 31 chances in the field.

Georgetown High School:
• Named all-Central Texas as a junior and senior.
• Earned first-team all-district honors as a junior and senior.
• Hit .350 in his career.
• Set school record with 47 hits in a season as a junior.

• Ben is the son of David and Loretta.
• Has an older brother, Travis, and a younger sister, Julia.

Career Highs:
Hits: 3, 15 times
Runs: 4, twice
vs. BYU 4/20/07
vs. New Mexico 5/24/08
HR: 1, six times
Vermont 3/2/07
UC Santa Barbara 3/31/07
@ Air Force 4/6/07
@ UNLV 4/14/07
@ BYU 4/19/08
@ Oklahoma State 6/1/08
RBI: 5 vs. Dallas Baptist 3/24/08
SB: 2, four times
Air Force 3/16/07
UT-Pan American 5/11/07
vs. Tulane 3/2/08
vs. Baylor 4/1/08
BB: 2 @ Air Force 4/5/07
Hitting Streak: 14 games, 3/16-4/5/08

Career Numbers:
• Base hit in 92-of-148 games
• On-base in 115-of-148 games
• 41 multi-hit games
• 15 multi-RBI games

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