Ben O'Shea#38 Bats/Throws: R/L
Position: LHP Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 255
Hometown: Reading, Mass.
Previous School: Santa Fe College
Eligibility: Jr. Major: Business
As a Junior: All-Sunshine State Conference first team selection…ABCA/Rawlings First-Team All-South Region member, Daktronics first team and NCBWA second team selection…Two-time SSC Pitcher of the Week and two time NCBWA Regional Pitcher of Week…Started 14 and made one appearance out of the bullpen…Posted a record of 7-2 with an ERA 2.34 in 92.1 innings of work on the mound…Led the Spartans pitching staff in opposing batting average (.235), innings pitched (92.1) and batters struck out looking (32)…Went 5-1 in eight starts during SSC play…Made Spartan debut starting against Bentley (2/05), completing 4.0 innings with four strikeouts and zero earned runs…Pitched 6.0 innings of no-hit baseball against Georgia College, striking out four batters…Picked up his first win as a Spartan against Stillman (2/17)…Threw for a team-high 8.1 innings against Delta State (2/25), allowing only three hits while punching out six batters…Tossed a solid 8.0 innings against Lynn (3/03) by not allowing any runs, picking up his second win…Gave the Spartans a quality-start against Grand Canyon (3/09) allowing only three hits and no runs…Earned a win against Saint Leo (3/23) by working 7.2 innings on the mound with five strikeouts…Dominated on the mound against Barry (4/06), going 7.0 strong innings with no runs allowed and seven strikeouts…Earned his fifth win of the year against Florida Southern (4/13) as he struck out five batters in 5.2 innings of work…Pitched 7.0 scoreless innings against Palm Beach Atlantic (4/20), allowing only three hits and striking out seven batters to earn an SSC Pitcher of the Week award…Locked down his seventh win against Nova Southeastern (5/04) by only allowing one run in 7.0 innings, while striking out seven batters, eventually earning his second SSC Pitcher of the Week award…Appeared in NCAA South Regional against Stillman (5/17).
As a Sophomore (SFC): Played for Santa Fe College…Compiled a 9-2 record with 3.03 ERA…In 65.1 innings, recorded 98 strikeouts.
As a Freshman (RWU): Attended Roger Williams University…Started seven games and finished with 5-1 record…Notched a team-leading 1.87 ERA…Had 56 strikeouts and six walks in 43.1 innings pitched…Held opposing batters to a .208 average.
High School: 2009 Graduate of Reading Memorial High School…Played for coach Pete Mascariello…Two-year letterwinner in baseball and indoor track…Received the League MVP Award in 2009 and Dick Scanlon Tourney MVP Award in 2009 for baseball…Set school record for innings pitched and strikeouts…Chosen to compete in high school all-star game.
Personal: Selected in 10th round of 2011 MLB Draft by Chicago White Sox…Played summer league baseball for Reading Bulldogs…Son of Michael and Donna O’Shea…Has an older brother, Ian…Business major…Birthdate: 9/9/91.