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Ben DeLuzio
Player Profile:
Ben DeLuzio 1878731
Position: Outfield
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Windermere, FL
High School: The First Academy

(Updated November 2016)

2014 Game-by-Game Statistics
2015 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016 Game-by-Game Statistics

ACCOLADES:

  • 2015 ACC All-Tournament Team
  • 2014, 2015, 2016 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2014, 2015, 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Spring 2014, Spring 2015 FSU Dean’s List
  • Selected in the 2013 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins (3rd round, 80th overall)

JUNIOR (2016): Started 62 games and appeared in all 63 of the 2016 season…finished his senior season with 40 runs scored, 47 hits, and 66 total bases…led the team with 15 stolen bases…drove in catcher Cal Raleigh in the March 9 combined no-hitter against Toledo to give the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead…scored the first run in a March 23 5-4 victory over UCF when his third stolen base of the two-game series allowed him to score on an RBI double…earned player of the game honors on April 5 against No. 22 Texas Tech when he stole two bases and scored three runs in Florida State’s 10-1 win…participated in a multi-hit performance with a double in the seventh inning and a single in the eight inning to plate the decisive runs in FSU’s April 20 8-6 win over Stetson…broke a 1-1 tie with a 2-RBI triple in the eighth inning of the series opener against Bowling Green on May 6…snapped a career-long eight game hitting streak on May 14 against Duke…made an impressive catch against NC State in the ACC Tournament on May 25 that landed him in the No. 5 spot of SportsCenter’s Top 10 tonight…placed on the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team, his third time receiving this honor…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll…ended his career as a Seminole with a total of 539 at-bats, 101 runs scored, 45 stolen bases, 76 RBI, 7 triples, and an on-base percentage of .354…signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in the summer of 2016. 

SOPHOMORE (2015): Played in 60 games making 55 starts, all in centerfield, during his sophomore season…hit .241 with seven doubles and two home runs…finished the year with 26 runs scored, 24 RBI, 25 walks and a team-high 14 stolen bases…closed out the season on a tear hitting a team-best .406 during FSU’s postseason run that included an ACC title and a run to the Super Regionals…registered multiple hits in five of those nine games including two three-hit games against North Carolina (May 21) and Louisville (May 23) in the ACC Tournament…went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base against NC State (May 24) in the ACC Championship Game and was named to the ACC All-Tournament team after hitting .533 in four games…connected on two home runs on the year hitting a two-run shot at Louisville (May 8) and then again against the Cardinals (May 23) in the ACC Tournament…tied career-highs with three hits and three RBI against Stetson (April 21)…scored two of the three runs against the Hatters (May 5) in a 3-1 FSU victory in Tallahassee…picked up two hits and scored twice in the opening game of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional…went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored against College of Charleston in the Regional Final…finished the season with a .972 fielding percentage…played summer ball with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League.

FRESHMAN (2014): Appeared in 51 games making 50 starts in his first season at Florida State…all 50 starts came in centerfield as the freshman finished the year with a .970 fielding percentage committing just three errors in 99 chances with three outfield assists…hit .281, fifth highest on the team, with 48 hits including seven doubles, five triples and one home run…led the team in triples and stolen bases (16)…finished the year ranked tied for second in the ACC in triples and tied for eighth in stolen bases…hit .303 (23-for-76) in 23 ACC games – third best on the team…first collegiate hit came on opening day against Niagara (Feb. 14) in just his second career at-bat beating out an infield single to short…went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored as he registered a double and a triple in a win at Jacksonville (Feb. 18)…posted a season-high three hits on three occasions – in game two of a doubleheader against NC State (March 15), game two of a doubleheader against Notre Dame (April 6) and at home vs. Virginia (April 27)…drove in a season-high three runs in the series finale against Maryland (March 7)…finished the year with nine multi-RBI games…belted first career home run – a solo shot – in the first game of a doubleheader against NC State (March 15)…finished with two multi-stolen base games swiping two against Notre Dame (April 6) and two more against Minnesota (May 4)…drew a season-high three walks in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional game against Alabama (May 31)…put together a season-best seven-game hitting streak and went a stretch of reaching base in 10 straight games…played in the Cape Cod League over the summer with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Played both high school baseball and football at The First Academy in Orlando…hit .448 as a senior with 20 RBI and 32 runs scored and was named the East Most Valuable Player of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game…named to 2013 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Florida Region first team…achieved high honor roll accolades during his high school career.

PERSONAL: Son of Don and Sheri DeLuzio…older sister Alexa played basketball at Florida State where she was a four-year letterwinner (2009-13)…has two other siblings Brynna and Joe…majoring in exercise science…born on August 9, 1994.

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