Ben Jenzen 12
Ben Jenzen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grosse Pointe, Mich.

High School:
Grosse Pointe South

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
P

B/T:
R-R



Michigan Honors/Awards ... Inaugural recipient of the Connie and Arnold Pohs Scholarship for Baseball in 2007-08.

Senior/Junior (2008) ... Made 14 appearances with two starts ... Posted a record of 4-0 with a 5.31 ERA in eight appearances (20.1 innings) in Big Ten Conference play ... Posted career-best 34 K's in just 36.2 innings ... Worked season-best 6.0 innings in relief appearance vs. Portland (2/29), striking out a career-best seven, while scattering three hits and one run ... Matched his single-game strikeout mark with seven vs. Georgia Southern (3/7) during 4.1 innings of relief ... Picked up first win of season, vs. Iowa#2 (3/30), holding the Hawkeyes scoreless and hitless over the final three innings ... Was hit by a pitch and scored a run in his lone plate appearance of the year, as he played leftfield during the seventh and eighth innings, making three fly-ball putouts vs. Eastern Michigan (4/16) ... Threw 4.0-scoreless innings, allowing two hits and four walks with three strikeouts to earn the win vs. Northwestern (5/15).

Junior/Sophomore (2007) ...25 appearances tied for eighth-best single season total for Wolverines ... 3.72 ERA in 12 Big Ten games ... worked 1-2-3 ninth for save in opener vs. Bethune-Cookman ... suffered blown save vs. BCC #3, allowing two runs in eighth inning of eventual 13-inning win ... made position debut in LF in 10th inning at UCF ... retired all four batters faced for save at Mississippi Stat, including 1-2-3 ninth in 4-3 win ... pitched two-thirds of an inning taking loss at USD, allowed three runs in bottom of the ninth for second blown save ... faced three batters with two Ks and a 1-3 play vs. Oak. #3 for save ... worked two-thirds of an inning at NU #2 for fourth save ... fanned career-best five in 2.2 innings vs. CMU ... worked scoreless seventh with two Ks to close out win at EMU #1 in non-save situation ... suffered blown save but earned win at OSU #1 ... worked 1-2-3 eighth at OSU #4 ... worked 3.1 innings vs. EMU #3 allowing four hits, three runs with four Ks ... worked 3.2 innings with two Ks vs. Purdue #1 ... worked two-thirds of an inning at MSU #1 ... pitched three times in MSU series collecting win at MSU #4 ... had 3.1 scoreless innings but suffered blown save in MSU #4 when sac fly tied game at 9-9 in eventual 21-9 win ... worked scoreless seventh at WMU #2 ... pitched 5.2 innings in two appearances vs. Illinois allowing five hits and one run ... worked .2 innings at EMU #5 with K ... earned 11th career save by pitching three innings vs. PSU #1 ... allowed four runs, one earned, at Iowa #3 ... retired all four batters faced vs. OSU #5 ... worked four innings vs. Vanderbilt #2 allowing four hits, three runs, two earned with four Ks ... pitched 3.1 innings allowing three hits and one run with four strikeouts at Oregon State #2 in NCAA Super Regional.

Sophomore/Freshman (2006) ... Led team with 22 appearances and .198 (20-for-101) opponent batting average ... faced two batters and allowed two singles vs. Troy in career debut ... worked two innings at Baylor allowing three hits and three runs ... worked two scoreless innings vs. Wagner with two Ks ... worked 3.1 scoreless innings to record first career win out of bullpen vs. Bowling Green ... worked 2.1 scoreless innings vs. Northwestern #4 in Big Ten debut ... worked 1.1 innings allowing one hit and one run at Minnesota #2 ... pitched 2.1 innings allowing two hits and two unearned runs vs. Toledo ... worked two innings vs. OSU #4 for first career save allowing two hits and two unearned runs ... allowed three runs on one hit in third of an inning at EMU ... allowed one hit and one run at Purdue #4 ... worked 1-2-3 ninth vs. MSU #4 in non-save situation ... worked 1.1 scoreless innings at Illinois #1 ... recorded final two outs at Illinois #4 for second save ... earned save with bases loaded strikeout to end 2-0 win at PSU #2 ... earned fourth save with scoreless ninth inning vs. Notre Dame allowing one hit and one walk ... had win and save in doubleheader vs. Iowa #2 and #3 ... worked eighth inning and earned win vs. Iowa #2 in 1-0 win in bottom of eighth ... earned fifth save vs. Iowa #3 ... team-leading sixth save came while pitching 1.1 innings in Big Ten Tournament vs. Northwestern #5 ... had single in first career at-bat vs. Northwestern ... retired final four batters faced with 1.1 shutout innings vs. Vanderbilt #2 in final game of year ... Summer Ball ... Played with U-M teammates Nate Recknagel and Dan Lentz in New York Collegiate Baseball League for the Glens Falls Golden Eagles.

Freshman (2005) ... Did not make spring trip and did not see any action ... redshirted first season with Wolverines ... Summer Ball ... Pitched in Livonia Collegiate League for Coaches Corner team coached by Mike George ... summer teammates included current Wolverines Tim Kalczynski and Mike Powers.

Prep ... Member of National Honor Society ... Honor Roll student ... earned nine varsity letters at Grosse Pointe South HS with four in swimming, three in baseball and two in football ... top-notch swimmer for coach Bill Thompson and served as captain as a senior ... four-time All-American and five-time all-state performer in swimming ... member of 200 freestyle relay team that set school records in freshman, junior and senior seasons ... all-around athlete was Macomb Area Conference MVP and team MVP in football, swimming and baseball as a senior ... two-time team MVP in swimming ... finalist for DAC Michigan High School Athlete of the Year in 2004 ... earned second-team all-state honors in football as a wide receiver as a senior, collecting 11 touchdown receptions and had five interceptions ... second-team all-state in baseball as a senior for coach Dan Greisbaum and was named best pitcher and defensive player of the year ... had 6-3 record as a senior with 1.60 ERA in 57 innings with 75 strikeouts ... hit .315 with three triples and three homers ... high school highlight was beating Farmington Hills Harrison in state quarterfinals in baseball to advance to the semifinals in 2003 ... greatest sports memory was standing at podium with teammates at 2004 state swimming championships ... Summer Ball ... Played for Grosse Pointe Redbirds and was named to East-West All-Star game in summer action.

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in psychology ... born 3-4-86 in Grosse Pointe, Mich. ... father, Doug, played college baseball at Olivet ... 'cousin-in-law' of former U-M pitching coach Ace Adams ... famous people met include summer coach and former Detroit Tiger Dave Bergman ... favorites include ... movie - The Natural; music - AC/DC; food - ribs; athlete - 10-time Olympic medalist swimmer Gary Hall, Jr.; teams - Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox ... enjoys being active and going out with friends ... good luck superstition includes wearing same undershirt for games ... selected Michigan for the great education and great coaching staff.

Pitching ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2005 Redshirted Season
2006 2.86 2 0 22 0 0 0 2 6 28.1 20 13 9 10 13 3 0 0 120 .198 0 4 1 4 2
2007 4.39 2 1 25 0 0 0 0 5 41.0 33 24 20 18 32 4 0 2 181 .220 5 9 4 0 0
2008 7.61 4 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 36.2 37 32 31 19 34 9 0 5 175 .270 4 12 2 5 1
Career 5.09 8 1 61 2 0 0 2 11 106.0 90 69 60 47 79 16 0 7 476 .232 9 25 7 9 3
Hitting 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%
2005 Redshirted Season
2006 1.000 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 .800
2006 Did Not Bat
2008 .000 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 6 7 0 1.000
Career 1.000 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9 18 2 .931


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