29 Ben Blake
29 Ben Blake
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year: So.
Hometown: Sanford, Mich.
High School: Meridian
Position: RHP
app 8
gs 1
w 1
l 0
sv 0
ip 13.0
era 6.23
k 16

College Career

2017-18

  • Appeared on the mound in eight games, started once.
  • Posted an 0-1 record with a 6.23 ERA.
  • Struck out 16 batters in just 13 innings-pitched.
  • Posted three strikeouts on four occassions, each coming in 2.1 innings of work.

2016-17

  • Made 11 appearances, including one start.
  • Finished the season with an 0-3 record and a 4.50 ERA in 26 innings of work.
  • Made first collegiate start against Franklin College (Feb. 27). 
  • Recorded a season-high six strikeouts against Adrian College (April 15) in a season-high 4.1 innings. 

High School: Graduated from Sanford-Meridian High School ... Played under coach Mark Novak ... Helped team to a pair of MHSAA District titles ... Four-time All-Jack Pine Conference First Team selection ... Also earned all-district honors in every season as well as all-region accolades as a senior ... Played football and basketball at Meridian and earned all-conference honorable mention laurels as a wide receiver during junior year ... Two-time academic all-state selection ... Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Why Alma?: "I chose to attend Alma College because of the academic and athletic opportunities."

Recent Games
May 4 Calvin College W, 18-10
May 5 at Calvin College W, 5-4
May 5 at Calvin College L, 10-7
May 9 Hope College W, 10-8
May 10 at Adrian College L, 5-4
May 10 vs. Hope College L, 5-3
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 8 5
Plate appearances 0 0
At Bats 0 0
Runs 0 0
Hits 0 0
Doubles - -
Triples - -
Home Runs - -
Runs Batted In 0 0
Total bases 0 0
Walks - -
Hit by pitch - -
Strikeouts - -
Sacrifice Flies - -
Sacrifice Hits - -
Hit into double play - -
Stolen Bases - -
Caught Stealing - -
Batting Average - -
On Base Percentage - -
Slugging Percentage - -
Appearances 8 5
Games started 1 0
Wins 1 1
Losses 0 0
Saves 0 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 13.0 8.0
Hits 15 7
Runs 13 7
Earned Runs 9 4
Walks 8 5
Strikeouts 16 10
Strikeouts per Game 11.08 11.25
Doubles Allowed 5 4
Triples Allowed 2 -
Home Runs Allows - -
At Bats Against 52 32
Batting Average Against .288 .219
Earned Run Average 6.23 4.50
Wild pitches 1 -
Hit Batters 2 1
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed - -
Sacrifice Hits Allowed 1 -
Total Chances 2 1
Put Outs 0 0
Assists 2 1
Errors 0 0
Fielding Percentage 1.000 1.000
Double Plays - -
Stolen Bases Allowed 1 1
Runners Caught Stealing 2 1
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage .667 .500
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Feb 25 vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering (WI) W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 26 vs. Concordia College (MN) W, 14-13 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Feb 27 vs. Augustana College (IL) L, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 1 vs. Capital University (OH) W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 vs. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) L, 6-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Hanover College (IN) W, 2-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Hanover College (IN) W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Aurora University (IL) L, 10-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. St. Mary's College (MN) L, 10-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 17 at Wheaton College (IL) L, 9-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Finlandia University W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Finlandia University W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 at Adrian College L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 at Adrian College L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Adrian College L, 11-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 25 Adrian College W, 17-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 Albion College W, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 Albion College W, 20-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 at Albion College W, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 at Albion College L, 13-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 8 at Trine University (IN) W, 7-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 8 at Trine University (IN) W, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Trine University (IN) L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Trine University (IN) L, 9-4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 12 at Hope College L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 at Hope College L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Olivet College L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Olivet College W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Olivet College W, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Olivet College L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Hope College W, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Hope College W, 6-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 28 Kalamazoo College W, 9-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 Kalamazoo College W, 6-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Kalamazoo College W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Kalamazoo College L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Calvin College W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Calvin College W, 18-10 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 at Calvin College W, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 at Calvin College L, 10-7 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 Hope College W, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Adrian College L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Hope College L, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Feb 25 vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering (WI) W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 26 vs. Concordia College (MN) W, 14-13 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Feb 27 vs. Augustana College (IL) L, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 1 vs. Capital University (OH) W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 vs. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) L, 6-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 11 vs. Hanover College (IN) W, 2-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Hanover College (IN) W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Aurora University (IL) L, 10-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. St. Mary's College (MN) L, 10-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 17 at Wheaton College (IL) L, 9-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Finlandia University W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Finlandia University W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 at Adrian College L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 at Adrian College L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Adrian College L, 11-6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 25 Adrian College W, 17-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 Albion College W, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 Albion College W, 20-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 at Albion College W, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 at Albion College L, 13-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 8 at Trine University (IN) W, 7-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 8 at Trine University (IN) W, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Trine University (IN) L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Trine University (IN) L, 9-4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 12 at Hope College L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 at Hope College L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Olivet College L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Olivet College W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Olivet College W, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Olivet College L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Hope College W, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Hope College W, 6-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 28 Kalamazoo College W, 9-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 Kalamazoo College W, 6-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Kalamazoo College W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Kalamazoo College L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Calvin College W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Calvin College W, 18-10 - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 at Calvin College W, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 at Calvin College L, 10-7 - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 Hope College W, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Adrian College L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Hope College L, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Feb 25 vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering (WI) W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 26 vs. Concordia College (MN) W, 14-13 1 0 0 0 2.1 3 3 2 7.71 3 3 -
Feb 27 vs. Augustana College (IL) L, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 1 vs. Capital University (OH) W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 vs. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 1 1 27.00 - - -
Mar 11 vs. Hanover College (IN) W, 2-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Hanover College (IN) W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Aurora University (IL) L, 10-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. St. Mary's College (MN) L, 10-5 0 0 0 0 2.1 4 2 2 7.71 - 3 -
Mar 17 at Wheaton College (IL) L, 9-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Finlandia University W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Finlandia University W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 at Adrian College L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 at Adrian College L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Adrian College L, 11-6 0 0 0 0 2.0 - - - 0.00 1 2 -
Mar 25 Adrian College W, 17-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 Albion College W, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 Albion College W, 20-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 at Albion College W, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 at Albion College L, 13-5 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 3 - 0.00 1 1 -
Apr 8 at Trine University (IN) W, 7-5 0 1 0 0 2.1 2 0 0 0.00 1 3 -
Apr 8 at Trine University (IN) W, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Trine University (IN) L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Trine University (IN) L, 9-4 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 2 2 54.00 - 1 -
Apr 12 at Hope College L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 at Hope College L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Olivet College L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Olivet College W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Olivet College W, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Olivet College L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Hope College W, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Hope College W, 6-5 0 0 0 0 2.1 2 2 2 7.71 2 3 -
Apr 28 Kalamazoo College W, 9-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 Kalamazoo College W, 6-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Kalamazoo College W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Kalamazoo College L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Calvin College W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Calvin College W, 18-10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 at Calvin College W, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 at Calvin College L, 10-7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 Hope College W, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Adrian College L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Hope College L, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Feb 25 vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering (WI) W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 26 vs. Concordia College (MN) W, 14-13 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 27 vs. Augustana College (IL) L, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 1 vs. Capital University (OH) W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 vs. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Hanover College (IN) W, 2-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Hanover College (IN) W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Aurora University (IL) L, 10-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. St. Mary's College (MN) L, 10-5 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
Mar 17 at Wheaton College (IL) L, 9-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Finlandia University W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 Finlandia University W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 at Adrian College L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 at Adrian College L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Adrian College L, 11-6 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
Mar 25 Adrian College W, 17-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 Albion College W, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 Albion College W, 20-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 at Albion College W, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 at Albion College L, 13-5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Trine University (IN) W, 7-5 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
Apr 8 at Trine University (IN) W, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Trine University (IN) L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 Trine University (IN) L, 9-4 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 12 at Hope College L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 at Hope College L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Olivet College L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Olivet College W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Olivet College W, 7-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Olivet College L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Hope College W, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Hope College W, 6-5 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 28 Kalamazoo College W, 9-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 Kalamazoo College W, 6-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Kalamazoo College W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Kalamazoo College L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Calvin College W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Calvin College W, 18-10 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 at Calvin College W, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 at Calvin College L, 10-7 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 Hope College W, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Adrian College L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Hope College L, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
2016-17 11 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
2017-18 8 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Total 19 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
2016-17 11 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
2017-18 8 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Total 19 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
2016-17 11 1 0 3 0 - 26.0 23 18 13 18 18 6.23 1 4.50
2017-18 8 1 1 0 0 - 13.0 15 13 9 8 16 11.08 - 6.23
Total 19 2 1 3 0 - 39.0 38 31 22 26 34 7.85 1 5.08
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
2016-17 11 4 1 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
2017-18 8 2 0 2 0 1.000 - 1 2 .667 - -
Total 19 6 1 5 0 1.000 - 1 2 .667 - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 8 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Conference 5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Away 2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Neutral 3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Losses 5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
-
February 1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
March 3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
April 4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Total 8 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Conference 5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Home 3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Away 2 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Neutral 3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Wins 3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Losses 5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
February 1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
March 3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
April 4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
Total 8 1 1 0 0 - 13.0 15 13 9 8 16 11.08 - 6.23
Conference 5 0 1 0 0 - 8.0 7 7 4 5 10 11.25 - 4.50
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Home 3 0 0 0 0 - 4.2 3 4 4 3 6 11.57 - 7.71
Away 2 0 1 0 0 - 3.1 4 3 0 2 4 10.80 - 0.00
Neutral 3 1 0 0 0 - 5.0 8 6 5 3 6 10.80 - 9.00
-
Wins 3 1 1 0 0 - 7.0 7 5 4 6 9 11.57 - 5.14
Losses 5 0 0 0 0 - 6.0 8 8 5 2 7 10.50 - 7.50
-
February 1 1 0 0 0 - 2.1 3 3 2 3 3 11.57 - 7.71
March 3 0 0 0 0 - 4.2 5 3 3 1 5 9.64 - 5.79
April 4 0 1 0 0 - 6.0 7 7 4 4 8 12.00 - 6.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 8 2 0 2 0 1.000 - 1 2 .667 - -
Conference 5 1 0 1 0 1.000 - 1 1 .500 - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - 1 1.000 - -
Away 2 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
Neutral 3 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - 1 1.000 - -
-
Wins 3 2 0 2 0 1.000 - 1 - - - -
Losses 5 0 0 0 0 - - - 2 1.000 - -
-
February 1 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
March 3 0 0 0 0 - - - 2 1.000 - -
April 4 1 0 1 0 1.000 - 1 - - - -