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45 BEN HEDGECOCK
  • RHP
  • 6-4 · 200
  • R/R · Sr.
  • Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough C.C./Gaither
  • Major: Political Science

1999 Draft Pick (New York Yankees)

2004: Did not play entire season due to recovering from injury.

2003: Took a medical redshirt during the 2003 season after an injury and returns as a fifth-year senior.

2002: Made nine appearances all in relief … Had a 4.02 ERA in 15.2 innings of work … Struck out 11 without allowing a walk … Came out of the bullpen in NCAA Regional vs. Miami June 2 and fired a career-high 6.1 innings, giving up eight hits and four runs while striking out six … Appeared in SEC Tournament game and fired a perfect inning vs. Alabama May 25 … Did not allow a hit and struck out one in 1.2 innings vs. Austin Peay March 9 … In five of his nine appearances he did not allow a run … Of the 16 base hits he allowed only four were for extra bases.

2001: Appeared in six games as a sophomore, striking out eight batters in 7.2 innings … Started first career game, went 2.2 innings, gave up five hits, three runs, struck out two vs. Florida A&M April 4 ... Struck out career-high four batters in 1.1 inning performance vs. Maine March 21 … Saw first game action Feb. 3 vs. Miami.

1999-2000 AT HILLSBOROUGH C.C.: Played one year at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. for head coach Gary Calhoun … Finished season 5-2 with 5.13 ERA, one save and 57 strikeouts in 12 appearances and eight games started … Majored in Justice Administration and was named a Scholar-Athlete.

SUMMER: Played his 2002 summer with Florida teammates Mario Garza and Ben Harrison with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod League … Made 14 appearances on the mound with Hyannis and went 2-1 in two starts and 33.1 innings … Struck out 35 and walked just 10 … Played for Tampa Boys and Girls Club American Legion team in 1999 …Went 10-0 with 0.64 ERA and struck out 96 batters in 10 starts.

PREP: A 1999 graduate of Gaither High School in Tampa, Fla. where he played baseball for head coach Frank Permuy … Named All-Hillsborough County, all-conference and All-Sun Coast as a senior in 1999 … Finished season with 1.10 ERA, 6-2 record, six saves and struck out 67 batters in 14 appearances and four starts as a senior … Earned two letters … Named Senior Class Vice President.


HEDGECOCK'S CAREER STATISTICS
Overall Season Statistics
Year ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2001 9.39 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 7.2 13 11 8 5 8
2002 4.02 0 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 15.2 16 7 7 0 11
Career 5.79 0 0 15 1 0 0 1 0 23.1 29 18 15 5 19
SEC Regular Season Statistics
Year ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2001 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2002 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SEC Tournament Statistics
Year ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2001 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2002 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
NCAA Postseason Statistics
Year ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2001 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2002 5.68 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 8 4 4 0 6
Career 5.68 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 8 4 4 0 6

HEDGECOCK'S CAREER HIGHS
AS A STARTER:

Innings Pitched: 2.2 vs. Florida A&M, 4/4/01
Strikeouts: 2 vs. Florida A&M, 4/4/01

AS A RELIEVER:
Innings Pitched: 6.1 vs. Miami (NCAA Regional), 6/2/02
Strikeouts: 6 vs. Miami (NCAA Regional), 6/2/02

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