16   Ben Panunzio
Ben  Panunzio


Middleton, Mass.

High School:
Masconomet Regional HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200



UMass Leads A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll With 154 Honorees

A-10 Student-Athletes Set Multiple Commissioner's Honor Roll Records


UMass Leads A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll With 154 Honorees

A-10 Student-Athletes Set Multiple Commissioner's Honor Roll Records


UMass Leads A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll With 154 Honorees

A-10 Student-Athletes Set Multiple Commissioner’s Honor Roll Records


Panunzio, St. Pierre Named UMass Spring Scholar-Athletes

Baseball, rowing competitors lauded for academic success


Tuesday Game At UConn Next For Baseball

The Minutemen will travel to Storrs, Conn., to take on the Huskies at 3 p.m.



BASEBALL VS. BC-BEANPOT Photos by Thom Kendall '93



BASEBALL VS. HARTFORD Photos by Thom Kendall '93



BASEBALL VS. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93


BB vs. VCU (2)

BB vs. VCU (2) Photos by Thom Kendall '93


BB vs. NJIT (2)

BB vs. NJIT (2) Photos by Thom Kendall '93

2016 Co-Captain

AS ASENIOR IN 2016: Game-By-Game Statistics Made 14 appearances and compiled a 5.30 ERA in 18.2 innings pitched ... Pitched 1.0 inning of scoreless relief versus George Mason (5/20) ... Made a 1.1 inning relief appearance against Harvard (4/20) ... Gave up zero hits and zero runs pitching 1.1 innings vs. Harvard (4/20) ... Allowed one hit and zero runs with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings pitched against Saint Joseph's (4/16) ... Pitched 1.2 innings in an extra-inning victory against Central Connecticut (4/12) striking out two batters ... Struck out three batters in the 1.2 innings pitched versus Boston College (3/30) ... Made three straight appearances allowing zero earned runs at Davidson (3/26), vs. Holy Cross (3/22), and Maine (3/20) ... Pitched season high 2.1 innings, striking out one vs. Harvard (3/15).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015: Game-By-Game Statistics
Earned first career save at George Mason, retiring three batters on five pitches (5/14) ... Threw two scoreless innings in relief, recording a strikeout versus Rhode Island (5/10) ... Retired all five batters faced at Holy Cross, picking up a strikeout (4/28) ... Threw four shutout innings out of the bullpen in Beanpot Championship game, striking out a game-high six batters (4/22) ... Earned first career win versus Dayton, throwing two shutout innings (3/22).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
Made four appearances out of the bullpen for a total of 6.2 innings with three walks and three strikeouts ... Was 0-1 with a 6.75 earned run average in first season after converting from catcher to pitcher ... Tossed a season-high 2.2 innings vs. VCU (5/10) ... Allowed one earned run over two innings with two walks and two strikeouts vs. George Mason (5/2) ... Made collegiate pitching debut in the second game of a doubleheader at Richmond (3/28), striking out one and giving up one earned run in a one inning appearance.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Started five games behind the plate and finished the season with a .200 average ... Recorded two hits and scored a run at La Salle (4/19) ... Hit a triple in the second game of the doubleheader vs. NJIT (3/30) ... Made collegiate debut vs. Manhattan (3/17).

BEFORE UMASS: Earned three letters under Coach Mike Valentino at Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, Mass. ... Played third base, catcher, and pitcher ... Helped lead his team to a 24-1 record, a North Title and a state semi-final appearance as a sophomore ... Named Cape Ann All-League and earned all-star selections during his junior and senior seasons ... Pitched a perfect game during sophomore season ... As a senior, hit .390 with 15 RBI and six doubles ... Named Cape Ann All-League in football and basketball during junior and senior seasons.

PERSONAL: Born Benjamin Mark Panunzio on Dec. 16, 1993 in Beverley, Mass. ... Son of Timothy and Norma Panunzio ... Brother of Emily ... Earned Outstanding Achievement in English during freshman and sophomore years ... Hospitality and Tourism Management major.

Innings Pitched: 4.0 at Rhode Island (5/14/16)
Strikeouts: 3 vs. Boston College (3/30/16)

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