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Ben Cornwell
Ben Cornwell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Holy Innocent's Episcopal School

Last College:
Ga. Perimeter

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 222

Position:
RHP

Signed free agent deal with Seattle Mariners following the 2011 MLB Draft, assigned to Pulaski, Va.

In two-year Bulldog career, he went 2-4 in 28 appearances including seven starts; 45.1 IP with 25 BB and 33 K
Also already earned a degree in Sport Management

2011 (Junior): Made 13 appearances with seven starts
*Posted a 1-3 mark and 5.68 ERA in 31.2 IP with 22 Ks and 18 BB
*Helped team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record
*Earned win over Mercer on March 8 in Macon (5 IP, 4H, 2R, 2BB, 5K)
*Matched career-high with 5 IP in solid start vs. No. 25 Creighton in NCAA Corvallis Regional elimination game won by Bulldogs (5 IP, 5H, 2R, 4K)

2010 (RS-Sophomore): Made 12 relief appearances for a total of 10.1 innings, going 1-1 with a 15.68 ERA
*Made debut Feb. 20 versus Duke in Waco, Texas, allowed two runs on four hits in 0.2 innings and got the loss
*Earned a victory with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief against Western Carolina on April 28
*Tossed one scoreless inning with one strikeout at #6 Florida State on March 7

2008-09 (Freshman):
*Attended Virginia Tech and Georgia Perimeter College but saw limited action for the Hokies due to elbow injury and subsequent Tommy John surgery
*Went 0-0, 13.50 in three appearances (3.1 IP, 6R, 5ER, 3BB, 3K) for coach Pete Hughes as the Hokies went 23-32 in 2008
*Debut vs. Pittsburgh on Feb. 23 and ACC debut vs. Ga. Tech on March 7
*Transferred to Georgia Perimeter in 2009 and eventually granted a medical redshirt for that year

High School:
*A graduate of Holy Innocents Episcopal School where he played for Dylan Deal
*A four-year letterman for the Golden Bears as a pitcher/first baseman/outfielder, career 3.01 ERA with 303 strikeouts in 225.2 IP
*A three-year letterman in basketball as a forward/guard
*Key part of state championship in baseball as a senior, going 9-2 with a 3.11 ERA and 103 strikeouts in 72.2 IP and two saves for the Golden Bears in Class AA (26-10)
*Pitched a perfect game in the semifinals of the state tournament
*Named 2007 Class AA State Player of the Year by Georgia Dugout Club
*Earned team MVP award as a junior after going 9-3 with a 3.56 ERA with 122 strikeouts in leading squad to the state Final Four and a 26-8 record
*Participant in the 2006 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in Joplin, Mo.
*Named teams Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore (4-3, 2.65 ERA, 46K)

Personal:
*Born Nov. 2, 1988
*Son of Frank and Libby Cornwell
*Both parents played college basketball, Frank (The Citadel) and Libby (Converse College)
*Major: Sport Management

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