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Ben Ingold
Ben  Ingold

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durham, NC

High School:
Riverside HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
SS

Birthdate:
08/18/1982

Bats / Throws:
R / R

About Ingold:
Has been the team's starting shortstop since day one of his freshman year... enters his fourth season in that capacity... has already proven to be a .300 hitter and is constantly improving at the plate... will provide leadership as one of the most experienced players on the squad... a former Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American... named "most competitive" by his teammates... an outstanding fielder with a good arm and range... comes from an athletic family with ACC Big Four roots... father, Rod, played golf at Duke... mother, Carol, was a cheerleader at North Carolina... brother, Matt, played soccer at North Carolina... chose Wake Forest over other ACC schools because of its recent conference championships... a political science major, minoring in history... born August 18, 1982 in Durham, N.C.

In 2004:
Named second team All-ACC... team leading .361 batting average and ranked sixth in the conference... started every game at shortstop... led the conference in hits per game... started the season on a nine-game hitting streak and hit .410 (16-for-39)... went 3-for-4 with a run scored against Lamar... recorded three hits and three RBI in the home opener versus Appalachian State... went 7-for-14 against High Point including nine runs scored and five RBI... hit 5-for-13 in the Georgia Tech series with four RBI, three runs, and two homeruns... went 4-for-6 with four RBI in the series opener at Duke... had two triples, run, and RBI in win over NC State... had six hits in 13 at bats with six runs and four RBI in the Maryland series... recorded at least one hit in 42 of the team's 50 games... scored 48 runs and knocked in 43 RBI on the season and stole 12 bases on 13 attempts.

In 2003:
Appeared and started in 51 of the team's 53 games at shortstop... batted .317 with one home run and 34 RBI... was fourth on the team in RBI... stole four bases in six attempts... owned a .929 fielding percentage at the shortstop position... began the season by reaching safely in seven of his first eight games (.387, 12-of-31)... ended the season on a career-best 10-game hitting streak (.447, 17-of-38), which included a four-hit, three RBI performance against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament, five hits in the Clemson series and two hits against both VCU and Charlotte... homered against VCU in the midst of that hot stretch... went 5-for-10 in the North Carolina series... went 4-for-5 with a double at Davidson on April 2 with a career-high five RBI... committed just two errors in the month of March in 93 chances.

In 2002:
Finished a tremendous rookie campaign with a .305 average with two home runs, 29 runs batted in and a .938 fielding percentage... laid down seven sacrifice bunts... was plunked 11 times at the plate, the fourth-most in Wake Forest history... had a better batting average against ACC in the regular season (.309) than against non-conference foes... posted a .408 on-base percentage in the conference... capped a two-out rally against North Carolina with a two-run game-winning single in the eighth inning as the Deacons erased a 6-1 deficit on April 7... had four hits against NC State and Maryland... went 4-for-6 against Maryland on April 19 with a double and his first career home run... also homered against Davidson on May 1... doubled twice against Liberty on March 27 and against VCU on May 12... missed the first four games of the year with a minor back injury... started at shortstop in 56 of the remaining 57 games of the year.

At Riverside HS:
Left Riverside High School as the career leader in runs, steals, walks and at bats... batted .368 as a junior with 19 stolen bases in 20 games... three-time conference player of the year... selected to the All-North Carolina team... was the Pac-6 Conference Player of the Year... four-time all-conference selection... voted Riverside's MVP and best defensive player... an all-around athlete who played two years of soccer... an outstanding student... high school coach David Norman says Ingold was "the cornerstone of our defense since the day he set foot on campus" and the hardest working player he's ever had.

Career Stats

YearAvg.G-GSABRunsHits2BHRRBIBBKSB-A
2004.36150-50216487814343203412-13
2003.31751-511993463513420294-6
2002.30557-5620330621622920341-1
Totals.328158-157618112203356106609717-20
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