22   Ben Wendle
Ben Wendle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lincoln University, Pa.

High School:
Avon Grove

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 175

Position:
OF/LHP

Birthdate:
01/05/1987

B/T:
L/L


2008: Finished the season second in games played with 46...Recorded his 100th career hit in SJU's game against Holy Cross on March 8...Had five three-hit games, the most on the squad...Knocked in four runs on two of those occasions (April 11, May 2)...Also scored three runs in three different games...Earned the team's Dorie Leahy Award for the second consecutive year.

2007: The team's Most Valuable Player and Hitter of the Year, Wendle was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team...Led the Hawks in just about every offensive category, including hits (58), runs scored (31), home runs (seven), doubles (17), and RBIs (39)...Played in 46 of the team's 49 games, and started 45 of them.

2006: Named the team's Rookie of the Year....267 average led all Hawk freshmen...Started 31 games and appeared in 36 total...Two home runs and 19 RBI were also tops among Hawk newcomers...Pitched in eight games as well.

High School: Three-time Carpenter Cup player and two-time Team MVP and All-League selection...Hit .457 his senior year...Sectional champ in wrestling his senior year after lettering for four years.

Personal: Born on January 5, 1987 to Hugh and Carol Wendle...Older brother Andy played catcher at Villanova while younger brother Joey is an infielder at West Chester...Majoring in interdisciplinary health services.


Career Statistics

Year    AVG  GP-GS   AB    R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  TB   SLG%   BB  HBP  SO  GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT  PO   A   E  FLD%
2006   .267  36-31  116   12  31   6   1   2   19  45   .388    8    3  17    3  .331   0   0   1-2    60   3   8  .887
2007   .324  46-45  179   31  58  17   0   7   39  96   .536   13    5  31    1  .386   0   0   1-2    61   7   5  .932
TOTAL  .302  82-76  295   43  89  23   1   9   58 141   .478   21    8  48    4  .364   0   0   2-4   120  10  13  .909