39
Ben Breazeale
Ben  Breazeale

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

High School:
Pigeon Forge HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
C

Bats/Throws:
L/R

06/29/2017

Four Deacs Named to ACC All-Academic Team

Parker Dunshee, Ben Breazeale, Bruce Steel and Jake Mueller each earned the honor, including Dunshee as the only four-time honoree in the ACC.

06/15/2017

Deacs Rack Up National Honors

Three Deacs earned additional All-America honors, while six were named to All-Region teams.

06/14/2017

Program-Record Eight Deacs Picked in MLB Draft

Multiple Wake Forest draft records were set on the final day of the 2017 MLB Draft on Wednesday.

06/13/2017

Historic Run for No. 8 Wake Forest Comes to Close

After a Ben Breazeale walk-off homer in the conclusion of the first game to stay alive, Wake Forest fell to Florida in the season-ending nightcap.

06/11/2017

No. 8 Deacs Fall to No. 4 Florida in Extras

The Gators claimed a back-and-forth thriller in 11 innings, 2-1.

06/12/2017

Gainesville Super Regional - Games 2 and 3

The Demon Deacons won game 2 on a walk-off homer in the 11th, before falling in the deciding third game.

06/10/2017

Gainesville Super Regional - Game 1

The fourth-ranked Gators edged the eight-ranked Demon Deacons with an 11th-inning walk-off single.

06/04/2017

NCAA Regional Final vs. West Virginia

The Demon Deacons play West Virginia in the regional final Sunday night.

06/03/2017

NCAA Regional - West Virginia

Wake Forest vs. West Virginia in Game 4 of the Winston-Salem Regional

06/02/2017

NCAA Regional - UMBC

The Demon Deacons open the 2017 NCAA Regional vs. UMBC


2015 Johnny Bench Award Watch List
2016 Johnny Bench Award Watch List
2017 Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist
2017 First Team All-ACC
2017 Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American
2017 NCBWA Second Team All-American
2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Second Team All-American
2017 ABCA First Team All-Region
2017 All-ACC Academic Team
2017 Baltimore Orioles Seventh-Round Draft Pick (No. 218 Overall)

Career Summary
Finishes his career as a four-year starter with 193 games played and 181 starts ... Recorded a .276 career average with 179 hits, 36 doubles, 16 home runs, 106 RBIs and a .387 on-base percentage ... His 116 career walks rank fourth in program history at the time of his graduation.

2017 (Senior)
Had a superb senior season, finishing the year with a .333 average, 16 doubles, 11 homers and 51 RBIs ... Went from undrafted after his junior year to a seventh-round pick his senior season ... Came up clutch in the postseason, totaling four homers in six NCAA Tournament games ... That included a game-tying ninth-inning blast in the opening game of the Gainesville Super Regional at Florida (June 10), as well as a two-homer game on June 11, including a two-run walk-off bomb in the bottom of the 11th ... Started 59 total games, 32 behind the plate and 27 at DH ... Recorded the best game of his career at High Point (March 14), finishing 5-for-6 with three home runs and seven runs batted in ... Also had 4-for-4 efforts against Radford (March 5) and Boston College (May 5), recording two doubles each game ... Tallied five-straight multi-hit games from Apr. 9-15, including against Louisville, Coastal Carolina, Elon and Notre Dame (twice) ... Caught 7-of-19 baserunners who tried to steal against him (36.8 percent), more than double his previous career-best.

2016 (Junior)
Played in 54 games and made 53 starts, 51 of them behind the plate ... Finished the year with a .246 average, three home runs and 32 RBIs ... Went deep against UMBC (Feb. 20) and Clemson (March 13) before drilling his first-career grand slam in a win over Florida State (Apr. 15) ... Drew 41 walks for a .388 on-base percentage ... Hit better than .300 with runners in scoring position ... Finished a win over Richmond (March 6) with three hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs ... Played summer ball with the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

2015 (Sophomore)
Started 27 games behind the plate, missing a month-and-a-half of the season due to injury ... Finished the year hitting .274 with a .378 on-base percentage, totaling six doubles and a pair of home runs ... Hit his first-career longball in a victory over Marshall (March 1), and drilled his second at Florida State (March 14) ... Had a strong start to the season, with a three-hit, two-RBI effort against Bucknell (Feb. 14) and a three-hit, three-RBI performance versus George Mason (Feb. 21) early in the year ... Reached base in 20 straight games to start the season before having the streak end when he had to leave the March 20 game vs. Miami early with the injury ... Spent summer ball with the Baltimore Redbirds in the Cal Ripken League.

2014 (Freshman)
Had a terrific freshman season ... Eventually became the everyday starter at catcher for Wake Forest ... Started 41 games and played in 51 games overall ... Recorded 30 hits and 17 runs with seven doubles and 11 RBIs ... Tallied 34 walks and had an on-base percentage of .374 and had six multi-hit games... Made his collegiate debut against Towson (Feb. 15) ... Started his first game against Georgetown (Feb. 16) and had his first hit against Marshall (Feb. 17) which was a double ... Collected two hits and two runs at UNCG (Feb. 25) ... Went 3-for-3 with an RBI in the win over Georgia Tech (Mar. 8) ... Had two hits in a win over Maryland (April 5) ... Was 2-for-3 with a double and two walks at UNC Asheville ... Hit a ground rule double in the ninth inning against Virginia (May 16) to set up a game-tying home run ... Played for the Harrisonburg Turks in the Shenandoah Valley League during the summer.

High School
Named 2010 Rookie of the Year in District 4AAA in Tennessee ... Selected All-District and All-Region in 2011 and 2012 ... Picked to the Super Sophomore Team in 2011 in Region 1 ... Was the District TN 4AAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Was an East Coast Pro Showcase selection in Region 2 by the Oakland Athletics ... Ranked #500 by Perfect Game.

Loading...
Duke vs. Wake Forest Football
WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL STORE