|High School:||James Madison HS|
|Major:||Engineering mod. w/Economics|
|Socher's Career Statistics|
Started 24 of the 43 games (23 in left field, one in right), while appearing in 33 total contests ... led team with six hit by pitches and six sacrifice bunts ... also paced the squad with four outfield assists ... started the season well by hitting safely in each of the first three games, going 4-for-9 and scoring one of Dartmouth’s two runs ... hit by a pitch and scored the game-winning run in the eighth of a 5-4 victory over Lehigh ... stroked RBI double in 10th to beat Stetson, 2-1 ... started another rally by getting drilled, stealing second and scoring the only run in a 1-0 win over USF ... collected only Big Green hit in the sixth inning during a 4-0 loss in the series finale at USF ... bunted the go-ahead run over in the sixth, then singled in a run and scored another during a five-run seventh in a 9-3 win at Cornell ... threw out runners at third and home in the second inning of the second game versus Yale ... hit safely in his final four appearances, including an RBI single in a 3-1 loss to Harvard and another single in the Rolfe Division playoff game at Yale.
Voted the team’s Most Improved Player ... started 34 of the 43 games, 32 in left field and the other two in center ... tied for the team lead with six stolen bases and was second in the Ivy League with six sacrifice bunts ... tripled against Ball State, next day singled and doubled while scoring a run in the 8-0 win over Bucknell ... reached base four times with three singles and a walk to go with a run, RBI and stolen base versus Pepperdine ... went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI in the first game at 16th-ranked UC Santa Barbara ... singled, doubled and scored a run in the 7-1 win over Cal Poly ... had a season-best six-game hitting streak during which he hit .400 (8-for-20) ... tripled, scored twice and drove in two in an 8-5 victory against Cornell ... first collegiate home run came at Yale, a solo shot, while going 2-for-3 with two runs in a 7-0 blanking of the Bulldogs ... second three-hit game of the season came in the final game at Harvard as he scored two runs in the 7-2 win to complete the sweep ... injury kept him out of the Ivy League Championship Series.
Made collegiate debut by starting in left field against 30th-ranked FIU on March 2 ... first RBI came as a pinch hitter against Nebraska Omaha on March 18, then collected first collegiate hit in next at-bat with a single to center ... rapped out a pair of singles in the second game of a twinbill against Columbia on April 5 ... scored tying run in ninth against Holy Cross as a pinch runner to help Big Green rally for an 8-7 triumph ... walked and scored in final appearance of the season versus St. Anselm.
Three-time letterwinner for coach Mark Gjormand at James Madison High ... captained team to a district championship as a senior as the Warhawks went 22-2 ... Liberty District and Northern Region Player of the Year while earning a spot on the Virginia AAA and Virginia Preps AAA All-State First Team ... named school’s Scholar Athlete of the Year as well ... first-team all-district and second-team all-region during junior year ... also All-Liberty District First Team as a sophomore ... National Honor Society ... Spanish Honor Society ... Latin Club ... Excellence in Foreign Language Award.
Full name is Benjamin Conor Socher ... son of Larry and Nancy has one brother and one sister ... father, as well as uncle Raoul, played rugby at Dartmouth in the mid-’80s ... enjoys skiing, singing and fantasy football.