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#30 Ben Rakus
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 240
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: West Suffield, Conn.
High School: Suffield Academy
Major: Finance
Experience: 1 Letter
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2013 (RS-Freshman)
Appeared in 14 games, all out of the bullpen ... his longest outing of the season was three shutout innings against Florida State (5/8) ... struck out a pair of batters two different times -- against Florida A&M (3/26) and at South Florida (4/2) ... didn’t allow a run in his final five appearances, covering 5.1 innings.

2012 (Freshman)
Sat out after preseason knee injury.

High School
Was a three-year letter winner in baseball, basketball and football at Suffield Academy in  West Suffield, Connecticut ... In baseball he was second team All-League player for coach Bryan Brissette as a freshman and sophomore before earning first team honors as a junior and senior . .. Was named team MVP following his junior and senior seasons and was named Player of the Year as a senior in 2011 ... As a senior, he posted a 6-1 record with a 1.25 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 44.2 innings of work ... As a junior, was 5-2 with a 3.22 ERA with 74 strikeouts in 45.2 innings ... Helped his team to a 14-1 record and a Western New England championship ... Played American Legion ball for the Winsor Locks, earning Pitcher of the Year honors and posting a total record of 23-4 ... Was an honor roll student as a freshman and senior.

Personal
Full name is Benjamin D. Rakus ... Was born on July 9, 1993, in Massachusetts ... Is the son of Ed and Judith Rakus ... Has two brothers – Eric and Keith – both of who were college athletes, one in football at Lehigh and the other played baseball at Vermont ... Is a Sports Management major.

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