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#23 Ben Parr

Ben Parr - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-3
Weight 183
Hometown Social Circle, Ga.
Last School George Walton Academy
Year Senior
Height / Weight 6-4 / 192
Ben Parr - Baseball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016 All-ACC Academic Team
2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2014-15 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2014 All-ACC Academic Team
2013-14 ACC Academic Honor Roll

Career: Posted a record of 18-9 overall … Recorded a 3.71 ERA and struck out a total of 133 batters … Appeared in 65 games, starting 24, and threw a total of 194.0 innings … His .875 winning percentage (7-1) in 2016 is tied for the 19th-best mark in the Jackets’ single-season history … Went a combined 8-1 over his last 28 appearances in 2016 and 2017.

2017 (Senior): Missed the majority of the season due to a shoulder injury … Received a medical hardship redshirt … Pitched in three games, making two starts on the mound for the Jackets … Went 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA over 8.2 innings … Recorded six strikeouts … Threw one scoreless inning with one strikeout out of the bullpen to earn the win in the victory over Marshall (Feb. 18) … Started and gave up one run in 4.2 innings, but did not factor in the decision in the road win at Georgia Southern (Feb. 21) … Also struck out four and allowed two runs in 3.0 innings in a no-decision against Georgia State (Feb. 28).

2016 (Junior): Made 25 appearances, mostly in middle relief, with three starts … Ranked second behind Matthew Gorst on the team in appearances … Posted a 7-1 record with a 4.18 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 60.1 innings … Started the season at 7-0 … Earned the nickname “The Vulture” from coaches and teammates for notching six of his seven wins in relief appearances … Made 12 consecutive relief appearances to start the season … Made his season debut against VCU on Feb. 21 … Pitched 2.0 innings of one-hit relief work at Georgia Southern on Feb. 24 … Reeled off three straight wins in relief … Struck out three batters and scattered two hits over 2.0 innings to earn the win vs. UMBC on Feb. 27 … Fanned four in 2.0 innings to pick up the win on March 1 vs. Georgia State … Recorded the final two outs to earn a win in Tech’s walk-off victory over Western Carolina on March 4 … Picked up his fourth win of the season after 2.0 innings of one-hit relief at Kennesaw State on March 22 … Made his first start of the season on April 6 vs. Kennesaw State … Allowed two runs on three hits in 6.0 innings vs. the Owls to improve to 5-0 … Moved to 6-0 on the year with a 2.1-inning appearance in the series finale vs. No. 16 NC State on April 17 … Notched his seventh win on April 23 at No. 21 Clemson, limiting the Tigers to one hit with four strikeouts in 5.0 innings of scoreless relief … Struck out a season-high five batters in a relief appearance vs. No. 15 Coastal Carolina on April 30 … Made his second start of the season on May 14 at No. 12 Virginia, where he was handed his first and only loss of the season … Was brilliant in a middle relief appearance vs. No. 3 Miami at the ACC Baseball Championship … Struck out a season-high five batters and scattered three hits in 6.2 scoreless innings … His third start of the season came on June 5 in the NCAA Gainesville Regional vs. UConn … Allowed two runs on three hits with three strikeouts in 5.0 innings … An All-ACC Academic selection.

2015 (Sophomore): Was valuable for the Yellow Jackets both as a starter and out of the bullpen … Made 19 appearances on the season, including nine starts … Posted a 5-4 record while pitching to a 4.53 ERA … Was strong in midweek action, going 5-2 with a 3.44 ERA … Entered the weekend rotation late in the season … Won his first start of the year, bouncing back from a three-run first inning to allow one run over his final four versus Fordham on Feb. 14 … Tossed five innings in a then career-long relief appearance on Feb. 28 versus Indiana State, allowing just four hits and one unearned run while striking out three and issuing no walks … Started his second consecutive midweek game versus Kennesaw State on March 17, pitching 4.2 innings and surrendering two runs (one earned) on three hits and four walks, but did not factor in the decision … Earned the win in relief versus Auburn on March 24 by tossing three scoreless innings with two hits, one walk and one strikeout … Worked 5.2 innings in his fifth start and notched his fourth win against Georgia State on April 1 … Allowed just one run on six hits and a walk, while striking out two versus the Panthers … Pitched a gem to beat Mercer on April 7, tossing a career-long 7.1 innings with six hits and three runs with four strikeouts … Absorbed a tough-luck decision to Kennesaw State on April 21, yielding one run in the first five innings before running into trouble in the sixth … His final line versus KSU included just two earned runs (four total) with four strikeouts and suffered just his second career loss as a midweek starter … Tossed a scoreless inning of relief against Mercer, allowing two hits in the 9-7 win on May 6 … Entered the weekend rotation on May 9 versus Pitt and also started at No. 8 Miami the following weekend.

2014 (Freshman): Enjoyed a breakout rookie season for the Yellow Jackets as the lefty stepped into the weekend rotation for ACC play late in the year after dominating in his first six midweek starts … Finished the year with a 5-4 record and a 2.62 ERA in 18 appearances (10 starts) … Fanned 52 batters against 20 walks in 65.1 innings … Went 4-1 with a 1.60 ERA in six midweek starts versus Georgia (win), Georgia State (two wins), Georgia Southern (win) and Mercer (no decision, loss) … Made his first career start on March 19 at Georgia State and pitched five strong innings to register his first career win … Retired the final 13 GSU hitters he faced in order after a two-run, three-hit first inning … Handed the loss after pitching five strong innings versus Mercer on March 25, allowing just four hits and two runs (one earned) and setting a career-high with five strikeouts … Pitched a shutout over 5.2 innings versus Georgia State on April 2, scattering five hits and earned the victory as the Jackets snapped a four-game skid with a 7-3 win … Tossed a then career-long six innings and fanned a career-high nine in an impressive start on April 8 during a 13-2 win over Georgia Southern to earn his third victory … Pitched a gem versus Georgia on April 15, matching his career-long of six innings and limiting the Bulldogs to just four hits and no runs with seven strikeouts in Tech’s 4-1 win … Logged his third consecutive quality start, going six innings and allowing three runs (two earned) versus Mercer on April 23, but did not factor in the decision as Tech fell 4-3 in 10 innings … Made a two-inning scoreless relief appearance at NC State on April 27 … Earned his first career ACC start versus Virginia Tech on May 4 and retired 13 consecutive hitters after a four-run first inning … Absorbed the loss by allowing six hits and five runs in a career-high tying six innings … Started on May 11 at No. 1 Virginia and matched his career high of six innings, allowing just two runs, but absorbed the loss as Tech fell 3-1 … Pitched another gem on May 17 in Tech’s 12-5 win over USF, tossing six innings and allowing four hits with one run, no walks and six strikeouts … Retired 12 straight after a one-run, three-hit first inning … Made the start versus Duke in the ACC Tournament on May 22 and allowed just two runs to the Blue Devils on a pair of solo homers, but received no run support and was saddled with the loss in a 6-0 decision … Returned to the mound three days later in the ACC title game and tossed a scoreless eighth with two strikeouts to preserve the lead en route to the championship win … Pitched three shutout innings of relief versus Washington with three strikeouts in the NCAA Oxford Regional, but did not factor in Tech’s 4-2 loss … An All-ACC Academic selection.

Before Tech: A four-year letterwinner at George Walton Academy under head coach Todd Shelnutt … Was named to the all-region team in both his junior and senior seasons … Graduated as the school record-holder for most strikeouts in a single season with 108 … Threw a no-hitter against Commerce in his senior season … A four year honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Full name is Benton Lee Parr, but goes by Ben … Born May 12, 1995 in Monroe, Ga. … Son of Bengie and Tonja Parr … Has an older sister named Sara … Majoring in business administration.



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