- Ben Bullard
Ben  Bullard

RS Senior

Decatur, Ala.

High School:
Austin HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 250



Ranks first in program history in career ERA (3.53), tied for seventh in strikeouts (161), and tied for 10th in wins (15)

2013 (Redshirt Season)
- Did not participate in any games during his redshirt season
- Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2012 (Junior)
- Made 14 appearances, all of them starts
- Finished with an even 5-5 record and a 2.96 ERA
- In the Conference USA ranks, finished sixth in strikeouts (79) and ninth in ERA (2.96) and opponent's batting average (.233)
- Pitched 82 innings and walked only 19 batters
- Posted three double-digit strikeout performances
- Tied a school record by fanning 15 against Michigan (March 17) in 8.2 innings at the Coastal Carolina Classic
- One of six players recognized across the country as a Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Player of the Week (March 19)
- Totaled 12 strikeouts in seven innings in a no decision against Utah (March 3)
- Earned wins in three-straight starts, against Tulane, Gardner-Webb, and Houston
- Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2011 (Sophomore)
- A durable and reliable arm for the Blazers, pitched in 19 games including two starts
- Posted a record of 5-1 with a 3.42 ERA
- Totaled 43 strikeouts in 55.1 innings on the mound
- Pitched in multiple innings in 13 of 17 relief appearances
- In a win at Tulane (May 1), set then-career highs in innings pitched (7.0) and strikeouts (6)
- Earned Co-Conference USA Pitcher of the Week (May 2) for his performance against Tulane
- Picked up a victory against Mississippi State (March 9) by pitching 3.0 scoreless innings
- Fired 3.0 scoreless frames at Marshall (March 27) to earn a victory
- Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2010 (Freshman)
- Finished second on the UAB staff with 20 appearances, all out of the bullpen
- Tied for the second-most wins of any UAB pitcher with five and had just one loss
- Held opponents to a .250 batting average
- Struck out 39 batters in 41 innings of work
- Went 2-1 with one save and a 4.79 ERA over nine appearances in conference play
- Won his first three collegiate decisions (Feb. 27 versus Ball State, March 5 versus Eastern Illinois, and March 23 at Kennesaw State)
- Also posted wins at Memphis (May 9), tossing six innings in relief, and at Rice (May 22)
- Played over the summer for the Dubois County Bombers in the Collegiate Prospect League
- Earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

High School/Prep
- A four-year letterwinner at Austin HS for head coach Jake Miles
- A two-time All-State honorable mention selection
- Posted a 7-2 record on the mound as a senior with an ERA below 3.00 and 76 strikeouts
- Threw five complete games as a senior
- Managed a 5-2 record with a 0.98 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 57 innings as a junior in 2008
- Decatur Daily All-Area, Alabama Baseball Coaches Association All-Star, and ALABCA Top 100 in 2008
- Pitched a no-hitter against Northview Dothan in 2008
- Member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Benjamin Stephen Bullard ... born Nov. 11, 1990 in Decatur, Ala. ... parents are Barry and Belinda Bullard ... has one sister ... uncle, Clete Walker, played for UAB head coach Brian Shoop at Birmingham-Southern ... major is physical education.