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#16 Ben Murray
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grants Pass, Ore.
High School: Grants Pass
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2010 (Senior): Veteran hurler finished the year second on the team with four victories ... got off to a slow start in his senior season, taking the loss in each of his first three starts ... since those first three starts of the season, posted a solid ERA of 4.58 ... did go the distance in a seven-inning game against Illinois, by was on the short end of the 8-6 defeat ... rebounded just in time for the start of conference play pitching a gem at Cornell, holding the Big Red to one run over eight innings on just five hits and one walk while throwing just 96 pitches ... won his next two starts in league play as well, knocking off eventual Gehrig Division champion Columbia, 9-4, and Yale by a 7-4 count ... allowed just three hits in 5.2 innings versus the Bulldogs while striking out a season-high four batters ... took first two career losses in Ivy play at Brown and against Harvard, but finished his conference career with a 6-2 record ... got two innings of work in the Ivy Championship at Columbia, yielding one run in two innings of relief ... in a tune-up before the regional, defeated Castleton State, 14-4, while giving up three runs, only one earned, over five innings and equaling his season high-water mark of four strikeouts ... stymied 11th-ranked Miami in the NCAA Regionals, allowing just one run on three hits over four innings of relief in the final appearance of his career.

2009 (Junior): Control artist ranked among the nation’s leaders in fewest walks per nine innings (1.76) ... won six straight decisions, and tied for the Ivy lead with six victories ... pitched at least six innings in six of his seven starts ... allowed just two earned runs over six innings in his lone loss of the season at San José State ... got revenge against the Spartans by picking up the first win of the season with a scoreless inning of relief ... also got victories in two other appearances out of the bullpen ... subdued the potent Brown offense, yielding just two runs over a season-high eight innings while striking out four in the second 5-2 win ... had similar numbers against Harvard, surrendering just five hits and two runs without a walk over eight innings, plus struck out five, but did not get a decision ... two perfect innings against Bryant put him in line for the victory ... posted longest relief outing of the year by a Big Green pitcher with 5.1 innings of one-run ball at Army for another win, equaling his career high with six whiffs ... pitched an inning in each of the two NCAA Regional contests.

2008 (Sophomore): Fifth on the team in ERA and fourth in opponent batting average ... struck out exactly one batter in each of his seven appearances ... had back-to-back quality starts, allowing just one run in six innings against both Quinnipiac and Vermont ... earned first collegiate win versus Quinnipiac, yielding just four hits without walking a batter ... got a no-decision against the Catamounts despite leaving with a 6-1 lead ... pitched one inning of relief in one Ivy game, the 13-6 victory over Yale ... held Boston College to a single run in two innings out of the pen.

2007 (Freshman): Second on the team in strikeouts per nine innings (8.3) ... first assignment came in relief during the 14-10 win over UMass ... held Quinnipiac to one run in 2.1 innings with three punchouts ... next outing was his best — four no-hit, no-run frames with just one walk and four strikeouts against Cornell ... surrendered just one earned run in a 4.1-inning start at Vermont, fanning four ... struck out a season-high five batters versus Hartford in his last start.

High School: Three-year letterman at Grants Pass for coach Stacey Morgan ... helped team to third-place finish in the 4A State playoffs as a junior ... second team all-conference as a senior ... also lettered in basketball ... National Honor Society.

Personal: Government and history double major ... only child of Phillip and Caroline ... born Jan. 20, 1988 in Woodland, Calif. ... father is a Dartmouth graduate from the class of ’72 ... member of Chi Heorot fraternity ... participates in Big Green Readers at elementary schools ... volunteers with Special Olympics.

Murray's Career Statistics
Year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2007 9.58 0-2 9 3 0 0/0 0 20.2 33 28 22 6 19 10 1 4 107 .355 2 4 0 3 1
2008 5.48 1-0 7 4 0 0/0 0 23.0 26 14 14 5 7 6 2 3 101 .280 0 1 0 2 0
2009 5.27 6-1 12 7 0 0/0 0 56.1 74 43 33 11 33 19 1 8 254 .322 2 5 0 3 5
2010 7.79 4-5 11 9 1 0/0 0 54.1 76 53 47 18 22 18 4 8 254 .333 5 3 0 3 2
TOTAL   6.76 11-8 39 23 1 0/0 0 154.1 209 138 116 40 81 53 8 23 716 .325 9 13 0 11 8
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