Ben Hecht
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Ben Hecht

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Effingham, Ill.

High School:
St. Anthony

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
05/31/1995

B/T:
R/R

03/21/2014

Redbirds Walk-Off Twice To Take Valley-Opening Series Vs. Bradley

Illinois State has now won six-straight games and are 10-games over .500.

03/11/2014

DeJong Blasts Two Home Runs To Power Redbirds To 11-3 Victory

Illinois State is now a season-best five games over .500.

03/01/2014

Redbirds Top North Dakota, 4-0, Blanked By Central Arkansas, 7-0

Sunday's game between Illinois State and Central Arkansas has been cancelled.

02/13/2014

Defending MVC Champion Redbirds Open 113th Season vs. Butler

Illinois State went 39-19 in 2013, winning the MVC regular season title outright.

St. Anthony: Four-year starter for the varsity baseball team ... went 6-2 with a 1.50 ERA during senior campaign ... collected 78 strikeouts in 40.2 innings of work ... was named team-MVP and conference-MVP ... guided St. Anthony to a conference championship ... also batted .464 ... went 11-0 with a 0.55 ERA junior year, winning Illinois Player of the Year honors and leading St. Anthony to an Illinois State Championship ... was drafted by the New York Mets in the 31st round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Personal:Born 5-31-95 in Champaign, Ill. ... son of Jerry and Donna Hecht ... has three brothers, Anthony, Matt and Adam ... major: Business Marketing.