Ben Pfinsgraff
Ben Pfinsgraff

Player Profile

Annapolis, Md.

High School:
Severn School

Last College:
Allegheny College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175



On Pfinsgraff: Staff ace will be the No. 1 starter ... a very focused, hardworking individual ... one of the top returning starting pitchers in the conference ... has four pitches in his repertoire that he throws for strikes ... spent all summer in a throwing program to help him build endurance.

As a Junior (2005): Paced the team in ERA at 3.45 and tied for team lead in wins with four ... ranked seventh in the ACC in opponent batting average, holding hitters to a .234 clip ... also stood ninth in the conference in innings pitched with 62.2 (5.70 per game) ... was second on the Terps with 47 strikeouts ... went at least five innings in 10 of his 11 starts ... named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week after beating then-No. 1 Georgia Tech (Apr. 3) ... tossed 7.0 innings, giving up four hits and one run to pick up the win against Western Kentucky ... retired 12 straight batters between the third and sixth innings ... (Feb. 13) ... threw 74 of 88 pitches for strikes and no-hit Towson over the first 5.2 innings of the game, picking up the win ... struck out nine batters and walked none in moving to 3-0 on the season ... (Feb. 26) ... gave up five hits in 6.1 innings in the second game of the Clemson series ... left with a no-decision, as the game went into extra innings (Mar. 26) ... shared ACC Pitcher of the Week honors with Florida State's Barrett Browning after holding Georgia Tech to one run in 7.2 innings (Apr. 2).

As a Sophomore (2004): Tied for the team-lead with four wins ... led Terrapin starters with a 3.95 ERA and a had a team-low WHIP of 1.27 ... surrendered just eight extra-base hits in 73 innings pitched and led ACC pitchers with only .74 doubles and .12 home runs allowed per nine innings ... was a versatile arm for the Terps, also making six bullpen appearances ... had a 2.84 ERA as a reliever, allowing 12 hits and four earned runs in 14.2 innings ... averaged 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings and held opposing batters to a .254 average ... struck out eight and gave up five hits and a run in five innings of relief, picking up his first win of the season at Lipscomb (Feb. 29) ... won his second straight decision, throwing three shutout innings and striking out two against Buffalo (Mar. 5) ... gave up just three hits as he threw the team's only complete-game shutout of the season vs. UMBC (Apr. 7) ... made his first career ACC start, striking out six and giving up two earned runs against Super Regional qualifier, Georgia Tech (Apr. 21) ... did not allow a run to North Carolina in 2.2 innings of work, surrendering just three hits and picking up his fourth win of the season (May 9). At Allegheny: Pitched at Allegheny for one season before transferring to Maryland ... posted a 5-2 record with a 5.00 ERA, while striking out 45 batters in 41.2 innings pitched ... named Most Valuable Newcomer in 2003.

At Severn: Named second team All-County in 2001 and 2002 by the Baltimore Sun ... named first team all-county in 2002 by the Annapolis Capital ... named Most Valuable Pitcher of the 2002 Maryland State Legion Tournament ... threw the first no-hitter in Severn School history ... helped lead his team to the MIAA division championship in 2002 ... also lettered in football for one season.

Personal: Son of Joan and Martin Pfinsgraff ... has three brothers, Martin, Bill and Zach ... majoring in government and politics.

Pfinsgraff's Career Pitching Statistics

2004	3.95	4-5	16	10	73.0	69	37	32	24	69	0
2005	3.45	4-3	11	11	62.2	57	35	24	14	47	0
Totals	3.71	8-8	27	21	135.2	126	72	56	38	116	0

Pfinsgraff's Career Game Highs

Innings Pitched: 9.0, vs. UMBC (4/7/04)
Strikeouts: 10, vs. James Madison (4/27/04)