23 Ben Terry
23 Ben Terry
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Anderson
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: L/L
General: Competitive young performer who will look to retain his starting job in left field...slated to bat leadoff due to his ability to make contact and put the ball in play...very sound baserunner. 2005 -- Enjoyed a fine freshman campaign, seeing action in 48 games and earning starts in 34 contests, including 31 in left field...elevation into starting lineup coincided with Furman's mid-season turnaround, going from 11-19 record on April 9 to 30-29 finish, Southern Conference Tournament championship, and NCAA Tournament appearance...hit .284 with one home run and 12 RBI...batted just .143 (5x35) in his first 18 games, but hit .327 (37x113) over his final 30 contests...struck out only 12 times in 148 at bats, and only twice in his final 53 at bats...reeled off a 9-game hitting streak during one stretch...went 5-for-8 with two RBI and three runs scored in a pair of wins over Western Carolina (14-0 and 8-2)...went 3-for-5 with a double in a 5-3 triumph at Wofford...keyed a comeback win over Charleston Southern when, as a pinch hitter, he battled back from an 0-2 count to draw a bases loaded walk to tie the game 2-2 en route to a 4-2 victory...drove in a pair of runs in Furman's 9-7 SoCon Tournament opening round win over No. 1 seed and 20th-ranked College of Charleston...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll. High School/Personal: 2004 graduate of Anderson High School...baseball coach was Shea Wardwell...played center field...batted over .400 for his career and set a school career hits standard (127)...helped lead Anderson to 79 wins, a pair of district championships, a conference title, and a regional crown in his four-year tenure, including a 22-6 record in 2004...served as team captain, batted a school record .519, and swiped 30 bases his senior year...earned all-conference honors three times and captured conference player-of-the-year honors in 2004...team ranked second in Cincinnati and fourth the state...played AAU summer ball with the Cincinnati Gators, leading his squad in hitting (.440), hits (94), doubles (15), triples (5), runs (70), and stolen bases (13) in 2004...team went 47-15 and won Connie Mack state and regional tournaments, and finished seventh in the AAU Nationals...12 players on team signed NCAA Division I national letters of intent...was also a three-year starter at midfield for Anderson's soccer team...National Honor Society...full name is Benjamin Davis Terry...son of Ted and Claire Terry...born March 24, 1986, in Houston, Texas...has a sister, Leigh, and a brother, Sam....plays the piano, drums, guitar, and bass...carries a 3.27 GPA..undeclared major.