Ben Rowe

Ben Rowe

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Perth, Australia

High School:
Greenwood HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
P

Experience:
3V

OREGON STATE: 1 of 11 returning starters ... drafted in 24th round by Texas Rangers in 2003 but opted to return for his senior season ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Ben had a great fall and he'll be one of our premier starters. He's also a four-year guy at Oregon State, and we're looking for him to have a big season." ... (2003) Pacific-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, tied for fourth in starts (15) ... at least 6.1 innings in 6 of last 10 starts ... May 21 vs. Portland, earned win, 6.1 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts ... May 17 at Arizona, took loss; 5.0 innings, 11 hits, 10 runs (8 earned), 4 walks, 2 strikeouts ... May 12 vs. Arizona State, took loss; 5.0 innings, 7 hits, 7 runs, 5 walks, 6 strikeouts ... April 17-April 26, back-to-back complete games. vs. Stanford, Southern California ... April 26 vs. Southern California first game, took loss; 9.0 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts ... April 17 at Stanford, took loss; 8.0 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts ... April 11 vs. Washington State, took loss; 5.2 innings, 8 hits, 6 runs (4 earned), 3 walks, 2 strikeouts ... March 23-April 4, at least 7.0 innings in 3 straight starts ... April 4 at Washington, took loss; 7.0 innings, 12 hits, 10 runs (6 earned), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts ... March 28 vs. California, earned win; 7.0 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts ... March 23 vs. California-Santa Barbara second game, no decision; 7.0 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs (0 earned), 0 walks, 6 strikeouts ... Feb. 28 vs. Cal State-Northridge, took loss; 2.2 innings, 7 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... Feb. 15 vs. Gonzaga, earned win; 6.0 innings, 6 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts ... Feb. 8 at California-Riverside, earned win; 5.0 innings, 5 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... (2002) Pacific-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, first in starts (18); tied for seventh in wins (7) ... 2 or fewer earned runs in 11 of 18 starts ... 5 or fewer hits in 11 of 18 starts ... 2 or fewer walks in 10 of 18 starts ... April 23-May 3, allowed 2 runs in 20 innings over 3-game span, including 2 complete games ... May 3 at Washington State, earned win in second straight complete game; 9.0 innings, 9 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... Pacific-10 Pitcher of the Week for April 22-28 after to beating fourth-ranked Stanford 3-1 in first-ever night game at OSU; April 26 vs. Stanford, earned win; 9.0 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts ... April 13 vs. Hawai'i-Hilo first game, earned win; 7.0 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts ... March 15 vs. Washington State, earned win; 6.0 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts ... Feb. 22 vs. Michigan, earned win; 5.1 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts ... Feb. 16 vs. Western Kentucky, earned win; 6.0 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts ... Feb. 2 vs. Southern Utah, earned win; 5.0 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts ... (2001) May 13 at UCLA, won in relief; 1.2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts; induced 2 double-play balls ... April 22 vs. Washington State, won in relief, 0.2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout ... March 13 vs. Gonzaga, 4.1 innings in relief; 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts.

GREENWOOD HIGH: Pitched for club teams and in Australian Junior National Programs ... had opportunities to sign with Minnesota Twins but chose to attend OSU.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Business Administration; may become a pilot ... born in Bunbury, Australia ... parents, Ian and Christine Rowe; brother, Sam (15) ... enjoys all sports, television ... top athletic thrills were 4-hitter vs. Stanford in 2002, playing for Australia in 2000 U-19 World Championships ... favorite athlete is Roger Clemens; favorite movie is Top Gun; favorite TV show is JAG; favorite actor is John Travolta; favorite group is Bon Jovi; favorite vehicle is Holden HSV Clubsport; favorite food is steak; favorite restaurant is Olive Garden ... chose OSU for "chance to play in Pac-10 and gain a valuable education."

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING

YEAR	ERA	W-L	Sv	G/GS	CG	Sh	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HP	WP	BK	AVG.	HR
2001	6.51	2-1	0	15/4	0	0	37.1	56	43	27	21	15	2	3	1	.348	8
2002	5.71	7-5	0	18/18	2	0	86.2	95	58	55	38	38	7	6	2	.279	12
2003	6.56	4-7	0	15/15	2	0	83.2	99	74	61	31	45	5	7	0	.289	13
TOTALS	6.20	13-13	0	48/37	4	0	207.2	250	175	143	90	98	14	16	3	.296	33
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