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Ben Sprague
Ben Sprague

Hometown:
Winter Park, FL

High School:
Seminole CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 178

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
03/30/1982

2004
Made 43 starts in the outfield ... Hit .277 with 27 R, 5 2B, HR, 19 RBI and 4 SB ... Tallied a team-leading 15 sacrifice hits which was second in the SEC ... Hit .229 in SEC play ... Was 21-for-66 (.318) in last 14 starts ... 4-for-6 in South Carolina series ... Five RBI in final two games of Clemson series ... 5- for-10 with 6 RBI in Clemson series ... Notched two five-game hitting streaks during the season, including one Feb. 24-Mar. 2 in which he hit .444 (8-for-18) ... Went 4-for-4 with 3 R, 4 RBI, 2B, HR against Hofstra on Feb. 29.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played for Mike Nicholson at Seminole Community College ... Played with fellow Auburn players Mike Hnytka and John Madden ... Hit .341 with eight doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 43 runs batted in as a sophomore ... Stole 11 of 12 bases ... Named first-team all-conference as a sophomore and was team captain ... Led Seminole to the Regional VIII title and a sixth-place finish at the NJCAA College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo ... As a freshman, hit .245 (36-for-147) with four home runs, five doubles, two triples and 21 runs batted in while helping Seminole to a 33-26 record and an appearance in the NJCAA Regional VIII Tournament ... Stole 17 of 18 bases while scoring 23 runs ... Saw limited action after having surgery in fall of 2001 ... Member of the Dean's List.

HIGH SCHOOL
Three year letterman at Winter Park HS under coach Bob King ... Named first-team all-state, all-conference, and all-metro as a senior after hitting .300 with 13 doubles, six triples and 20 runs batted in ... Stole 17-of-19 bases as a senior ... Hit .310 as a junior with 10 doubles, four triples and 31 RBI ... Hit a career-best .390 as a freshman with 11 doubles and 21 RBI ... Tallied a .297 average with two homers as a sophomore while helping Winter Park to state runners-up ... Lettered in football and track as a senior.

PERSONAL
Benjamin Allen Sprague was born on March 30, 1982 in Huntsville, Ala. ... Son of Gary and Julie Sprague ... Two siblings, Kathyrn (20) and Adam (18) ... Major: Economics.