Ben Styes - 27
Ben Styes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clay, Ala.

High School:
Clay-Chalkville

Last College:
Gadsden State CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
10/13/1984

B/T:
R/R


AS A JUNIOR (2007)
Appeared in 12 games and made seven starts ... won three games on the mound and held an ERA of 4.40 ... threw 45.0 innings on the year and registered 20 strikeouts ... held opponents to a .258 batting average ... gave up just nine extra base hits ... had his season cut short, missing all of April and May due to an arm injury ... earned his third win of the season at Southern Miss on April 20 by throwing 5.2 sharp innings in which he allowed no runs on two hits and two strikeouts ... gave his club four scoreless innings of relief in a rain-interrupted game versus Memphis April 14 ... won his second game of the season against UCF on March 31, throwing five innings and allowing three runs, while striking out three ... got his first win of the season against Furman on March 11, allowing two runs in five innings pitched ... helped the Blazers earn a victory on opening day by holding Central Michigan scoreless for three innings on Feb. 16 ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... spoke to students at Richerchase Middle School as part of UAB's Blazer Classroom Connection.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006)
Made 13 appearances and made two starts ... earned two victories ... had an ERA OF 5.40 in 36.2 innings of work ... struck out 19 batters ... threw for 6.0 innings against Tulane on May 18 in a game he struck out three hitters ... had a career-high four strikeouts and gave up no earned runs in 3.2 innings in relief against North Carolina A&T on March 18 ... made his first NCAA Division I start against Mississippi State on March 14 ... recorded his second win of the season against Rider on March 11 ... earned his first win as a Blazer on March 8 against Georgia State as he struck out two and did not give up any earned runs ... made his first appearance in the green and gold against Ball State on Feb. 19, striking out one and allowing zero earned runs.

GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Played one year for coach Bill Lockridge at Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, Ala.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA
Played his freshman year for coach Mike Lane at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Ala.

CLAY-CHALKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Played four years for coach Jeff Mauldin at Clay-Chalkville High School ... honorable mention all-state by The Birmingham News as a senior ... helped the Cougars to three straight region championships (2000-03) and the 2003 6A state championship ... also lettered in golf and basketball ... member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Benjamin Matthew Styes ... born Oct. 13, 1984 in Fort Worth, Texas ... parents are Don and Julie Styes ... majoring in exercise science.

Styes' Career Stats


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....  5.40   2-1    13   2   0   0/1     0   36.2   46   24   22   16   19   7   1   4   169   .309   1   3   1   0
2007....  4.40   3-4    12   7   0   0/0     0   45.0   42   24   22   28   20   7   1   1   199   .258   4   5   2   1
TOTAL...  4.85   5-5    25   9   0   0/1     0   81.2   88   48   44   44   39  14   2   5   368   .282   5   8   3   1


 
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