Ben Carruthers

Ben Carruthers


Georgetown, Texas

High School:
Georgetown High School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 155





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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