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 Ben Booker 0
Ben Booker
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lorena, Texas

High School:
Lorena

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 202

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R

02/24/2008

Baylor Baseball vs. Purdue - 02/24/2008

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05/20/2007

Baylor Baseball vs. Kansas State - 05/20/2007

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CAREER HONORS
• 2008 Big 12 Conference Player of the Week (April 7)
• 2008 College Baseball Foundation National All-Star Lineup (April 8)
• 2008 Quala-T Imprints Baylor Classic All-Tournament
• 2007 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)
• 2007 Quala-T Imprints Baylor Classic All-Tournament

BAYLOR CAREER RECORDS BOOK
Tied for 10th in Big 12 triples (3) ... Tied for eighth in Big 12 stolen bases (12).

SUMMER 2008
Did not play competitively.

2008 (JUNIOR)
Played 57 games with 54 starts ... Made 48 starts in left field and six starts in center ... Started most games either in the leadoff spot (20 games) or in the seventh spot (21 games) ... Also batted third (five games), sixth (four games), eighth (two games) and ninth (two games) ... Played and started in all but one Big 12 game ... Led team with 11 stolen bases in 16 attempts ... Tied for third on team in home runs (7), tied for fourth in doubles (12) and walks (28) ... Was second on team in triples (3), fifth in 59 hits (59) and fourth in slugging percentage (.476) ... Led team in sacrifice bunts (6) ... Second on team with a .300 batting average (27-for-90) in Big 12 play ... Big 12 hits total ranked third on team ... Tied for second on team with five doubles in league play ... Tied for third on team with 14 RBI in Big 12 games ... Was second on team with a .370 on base percentage in league action ... Did not commit an error in 47 outfield chances in Big 12 play ... Hit .337 (34-for-101) with runners on base ... Was even better with runners on base in Big 12 play, going 16-for-37 for a team-best .432 average ... Was 2-for-2 with a double, a home run and three RBI in pinch-hit appearances ... Hit .339 (20-for-59) with runners in scoring position, including a team-best .333 mark (6-for-18) in league games ... Collected 18 two-out hits and 17 two-out RBI, ranking third on the team in the latter ... Tied for fourth on team with 16 multiple-hit games, seven of which were in league action ... Led team with 13 two-hit games ... Tied for third on team with 11 multiple-RBI games, including three in Big 12 games ... Enjoyed a nine-game hitting streak that tied for the second-longest by a Baylor player on the season ... Was 13-for-38 (.342) during the streak, which lasted from Feb. 26 to March 9 ... Hit safely in each of the season's final five Big 12 games ... Hit .292 (33-for-113) in 31 games at Baylor Ballpark ... Scored three times with a triple and three RBI against Illinois (2/29) ... Earned all-tournament honors at the QTI Baylor Classic, going 3-for-9 with five runs scored, two triples, a home run and six RBI in the three games ... Capped nine-game hitting streak with a 3-for-5, five-RBI outing in the second game of a doubleheader at Mississippi State (3/9) ... Also scored twice and had two stolen bases in that game ... Walked twice in three consecutive games later that week ... Struggled to a .207 average (18-for-87) with just three multiple-hit outings during the season's first 24 games ... Raised average 65 points over the next five games, going 10-for-16 with four multiple-hit games, three home runs and 11 RBI in that span ... Hit .345 (41-for-119) over the season's final two months ... Turnaround started with a pinch-hit, game-tying home run at TCU in the top of the eighth inning (4/1) ... Baylor's first pinch-hit home run since May 22, 2002 ... Came off the bench again the following night against UTSA with a pinch-hit, two-run double and later had a three-run homer (4/2) ... Was 7-for-11 with a double, a triple, a home run, four runs scored and five RBI in Baylor's sweep of Kansas that weekend ... Went 2-for-2 with a walk and a hit by pitch in the series opener (4/4) ... Was 3-for-5 with an RBI triple and three runs scored the following day ... Capped the series by going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI ... Was named Big 12 Player of the Week after that five-game span ... Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI against Texas A&M (4/20) ... Went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI at Texas State (4/23) ... Doubled twice and scored twice against Sam Houston State (4/30) ... Pushed Baylor's 1-0 lead to 3-0 with a two-run homer at Texas in the seventh inning that provided the eventual winning run in the Bears' 6-1 victory (5/3) ... Was 3-for-5 with three doubles, three runs scored and an RBI in the middle game of the Texas Tech series (5/17) ... Went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI against Nebraska in the first game of the Big 12 Championship (5/21) ... Hit safely in 14 of the season's final 17 games and did not go hitless in consecutive games over the season's final 19 games ... Hit safely in six of the season's final seven games with five multiple-hit games, drawing two walks in the lone hitless contest ... Reached safely in each of the season's final 10 games.

SUMMER 2007
Played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League ... Named league's 75th-best pro prospect by Perfect Game Crosschecker ... Hit .250 with two doubles, two triples, 12 runs and three RBI in 32 games ... Also stole five bases in seven attempts.

2007 (SOPHOMORE)
Appeared in all but one game, making 58 starts in left field ... Bears' primary leadoff man, earning 40 starts in that spot ... Named honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference by the league's coaches ... Shared team lead with 71 hits on season ... Led team and Big 12 and tied for fifth nationally with seven triples, tied for the sixth-best season total in Baylor history ... Tied for second on team with 49 runs ... Finished second on team in total bases (102), stolen bases (11) and times hit by a pitch (9) ... Tied for fourth in Big 12 with two triples in league play ... Appeared in all but one Big 12 game with 23 starts ... One of five Bears to hit .300 or better in Big 12 play, going 33-for-99 (.333) ... Was 6-for-8 in stolen base attempts in conference action ... Hit .360 (36-for-100) with runners on base, including a .361 average (13-for-36) in Big 12 play ... Was 19-for-63 (.302) with runners in scoring position, going 8-for-24 (.333) in conference games ... Hit .418 (23-for-55) with two outs, leading team in two-out average and tying for team lead in two-out hits ... Was 8-for-21 (.381) with two outs in Big 12 action ... Was 2-for-3 on the season as a pinch-hitter ... Tied for fourth on team with 16 multiple-hit games, including seven in Big 12 games ... Tied for fifth on team with nine multiple-RBI games, three of which were in conference play ... Ended season on a career-long, 10-game hitting streak, the fifth-longest by a Baylor player in 2007 and the Bears' longest active streak at season's end ... Hit .306 (15-for-49) during the 10-game streak ... Also ended season with a 13-game hitting streak in Big 12 play, the longest by a Baylor player in 2007 and equaling Baylor's longest Big 12 hitting streak since David Murphy's school-record tying, 19-game run in 2003 ... Hit .299 (35-for-117) with six doubles, seven triples, 31 runs and 18 RBI in 32 games at Baylor Ballpark ... Also posted a .470 slugging percentage and a .424 on base percentage at home ... Hit .313 (36-for-115) away from Baylor Ballpark, an average that ranked second on the team and was best among players with at least 75 at bats ... Did not go hitless in three consecutive games all season and was hitless in consecutive games only three times ... Hit safely in 18 of season's final 19 games ... Hit .349 (38-for-109) over the season's final 24 games, going hitless only three times in that span ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Quala-T Imprints Baylor Classic, going 4-for-10 with four runs, two RBI, two doubles, a triple, three walks and two stolen bases in three games at Baylor Classic ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI, a double, a triple and a stolen base and was hit by a pitch twice against Mississippi State (3/10) ... Was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base at UT Arlington (3/27) ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and was hit by a pitch twice against Houston (4/3) ... Went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored at Texas State (4/24) ... Actually homered against Texas State but was credited with only an RBI single after passing the runner at first base ... Second home run of season came that weekend at 18th-ranked Texas A&M, a three-run shot that began Baylor's seven-run ninth inning in a 16-12 comeback victory in the series finale (4/29) ... Went 4-for-6 with three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in that game ... Was 3-for-5 with a stolen base in series finale at Nebraska (5/13) ... Hit .583 (7-for-12) in three-game series against Kansas State (5/18-20) with a double, a triple, six runs scored, four RBI, two walks and a stolen base ... Went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and two RBI in the series finale (5/20) ... Hit safely in all four games at the Big 12 Championship, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI double against 11th-ranked Missouri (5/25).

SUMMER 2006
Did not play competitively.

2006 (FRESHMAN)
Appeared in 55 games, 26 in Big 12 play ... Made 50 starts, 39 at second base and 11 at first base ... Enjoyed season-long six-game hitting streak (4/4-13), during which time he hit .462 (12-for-26) with five multiple-hit games ... Tallied 11 multiple-hit games, including a pair of three-hit games ... Posted three multiple-RBI games ... Hit .300 (3-for-10) with the bases loaded ... Scored runner from third with less than two outs in 14 of 20 situations (70.0 percent) ... Hit .306 (15-for-49) and produced seven RBI with two outs ... Enjoyed a seven-game hitting streak in Big 12 play ... Seven multiple-hit games in Big 12 play ... Hit safely in 15 of first 23 games but did not record a multiple-hit game until 25th career game ... That started a streak of four consecutive multiple-hit games (4/4-9) and a stretch of eight multiple-hit games in a 10-game span ... 2-for-5 with an RBI at TCU (4/4) ... Hit .538 (7-for-13) in Oklahoma State series (4/7-9) with three multiple-hit games ... 2-for-4 with three runs and a walk in Oklahoma State series opener (4/7) ... 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI double in Oklahoma State series finale (4/9) ... Recorded first career home run against top-ranked Rice (4/11) ... 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBI, a double and a home run vs. Texas State (4/18) ... 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored against UT Arlington (5/2) ... 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI against Prairie View A&M (5/10) ... 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI double in series finale against Nebraska (5/14).

HIGH SCHOOL
Played for head coach Greg Blanchard at Lorena [Texas] High School ... Led Lorena to a 25-6 record and district title during senior season ... Named THSBCA first-team all-state and Texas Sports Writers Association second-team all-state in 2005 ... Hit .462 with four home runs and 26 RBI as a senior ... Led Lorena to a 31-5 record in 2004 ... Hit .357 with two home runs, 19 RBI, six doubles, four triples and 18 stolen bases as a junior ... 2004 AFLAC All-American ... 2003 first-team all-state selection ... 2003 Super Texas Team ... Member of Lorena's 2003 Texas 3A state champion team ... Hit .327 with two home runs, six doubles, four triples, 19 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 2003 ... Also lettered in football and track ... Teammate of fellow Bear Adam Hornung.

PERSONAL
Full name is Bennett Randall Booker ... Born Dec. 21, 1986, in Waco, Texas ... Son of Benny and Diane Booker ... Cousin, Jenny, is married to former Baylor pitcher Mark McCormick ... General studies major.

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