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35 Ben Ellzey

2016 (Junior):  Named to the All-MEAC First Team at third base...led the MEAC and 21st nationally with a .388 batting average...started in 50 of 52 games of the season playing primarily at third base...third on the team and fourth in the MEAC with 69 hits...tied for third on the team and tied for eighth in the MEAC with 47 runs scored...finished with 11 doubles and four home runs with a .517 SLG%...tied for fifth in the MEAC and third on the team with 42 RBI...was 33rd nationally and second in the MEAC in hit-by-pitch with 15...finished with 18 multi-hit games, 11 multi-RBI games and ended the season on a 21-game hit streak and has reached base in 27 straight games...in game two against Marshall (2/20), went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI...hit in the three hole and batted 3-for-6 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI against Marshall (2/21)...scored three runs and went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the doubleheader at Jackson State (2/27)...went 3-for-6 with two runs scored in the 14-7 win at Mercer (3/2)...drove in two runs while going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored vs. Western Michigan (3/5)...scored two runs while going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Western Michigan (3/6)...went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs scored vs. Toledo (3/8)...had two RBI and a run scored while going 1-for-3 in the series opener vs. Bethune-Cookmna (3/12)...scored three runs and went 1-for-3 with an RBI at Alabama State (3/16)...went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in game one at Savannah State (3/19)...had an RBI and a run scored, while going 2-for-4 in the series finale, 12-5, win at Savannah State (3/20)...hit his first home run of the season against Florida Gulf Coast (3/24), while going 2-for-5...went 2-for-5 with a run scored in game one of the doubleheader against Florida Gulf Coast (3/25)...had four straight hits in game two against Florida Gulf Coast (3/25), while going 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored...scored two runs, while going 2-for-3 with a double in game two against NC Central (4/2)...went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored in game one at NC A&T (4/9)...drove in a season high three runs, while going 2-for-4 in the series finale at NC A&T (4/10)...went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in game one at Bethune-Cookman (4/16)...scored three runs and had an RBI, while going 1-for-2 in game one vs. Savannah State (4/23)...had an RBI and went 1-for-2 in game two vs. Savannah State (4/23)...went 2-for-4 in the series finale against Savannah State (4/24) with two runs scored...belted his second home run of the season at #4 Miami (4/29), while going 2-for-4 with two RBI...went 1-for-4 with a run scored in game two at #4 Miami (4/30)...had a double, two RBI and a run scored, while going 3-for-4 in game one at NC Central (5/7)...hit his third home run of the season, while going 1-for-3 with two RBI in the 7-6 extra inning win over Mercer (5/10)...had a season-high five RBI and scored a run, while going 4-for-4 with a double against NC A&T (5/13)...hit his fourth home run of the season and had a double with two RBI, while going 2-for-4 in game one against NC A&T (5/14)...played first base in the final two games of the regular season against NC A&T...went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the regular season finale against NC A&T (5/14)...had a three-run double in the Rattlers first game of the MEAC Tournament against NC Central (5/20), while going 1-for-3 with three RBI...went 1-for-3 with an RBI against Bethune-Cookman (5/23) in the MEAC Tournament...scored a run and went 1-for-4 in the season finale against Norfolk State (5/23) in the MEAC Tournament.

College of Central Florida:  Played two seasons at the College of Central Florida...played in 45 games as a sophomore in 2015 with a .299 average on 41 hits...scored 19 runs with 17 RBI, including four doubles and two home runs...as a freshman, hit .216 with two doubles and one home run...started in 14 of 22 games played with eight RBI and nine runs scored.

Forest High School:  Named team MVP and 7A All-Conference.

Personal:  Born June 5, 1995...went to Forest High School before attending College of Central Florida...son of Mike Candy Ellzey…majoring in Criminal Justice.

Position: Infield
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ocala, FL
Other College: College of Central Florida
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