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28  Ben Flora
Ben Flora

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano West

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
04/20/1990

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/L


Career Stats
video camera Red Raider Profile - 2012
Game-by-Game Stats - 2011 | Photo Gallery - 2011 | video camera Red Raider Profile - 2011
Game-by-Game Stats - 2010 | Photo Gallery - 2010
Game-by-Game Stats - 2009 | Photo Gallery - 2009

CAREER-HIGHS (entering 2012 season):
Innings Pitched: 5.1, vs. Texas A&M (5/26/10)
Longest Start (IP): 5.1, vs. Texas A&M (5/26/10)
Shortest Start (IP): 2.0, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/24/10)
Longest Relief Outing (IP): 2.1, vs. New Mexico (2/24/09)
Hits Allowed: 7, vs. UNLV (3/2/11)
Runs Allowed: 5, vs. Nebraska (3/25/11)
ER Allowed: 4 3x, vs. UNLV (3/2/11)*
Walks: 2 9x, vs. Nebraska (3/25/11)*
Strikeouts: 6, vs. Texas A&M (5/26/10)
Wild Pitches: 2, vs. Nebraska (3/25/11)
Hit Batters: 3, vs. Texas A&M (5/26/10)
HR Allowed: 2, vs. Texas (3/28/10)
Pitch Count: 84 2x, vs. Texas A&M (5/26/10)*
* Indicates most recent high

CAREER
In 61 appearances (9 starts) owns a 3-6 record with a 6.75 ERA in 69.1 innings pitched with 95 hits allowed, 65 runs allowed (52 earned) with 64 strikeouts and 35 walks allowed while opponents have batted .335... made a career-high seven consecutive scoreless outings (3/30-4/14) during the 2010 season... made a career-high seven consecutive scoreless innings streak (3/30-4/14) during the 2010 season... TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOKS: ranks 10th in career appearances (61)... ranks eighth in career Big 12 Games Only appearances (28)... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... in 28 appearances (3 starts) owns a 0-4 record with a 10.58 ERA in 24.2 innings with 46 hits allowed, 32 runs (29 earned) with 25 strikeouts and 18 walks allowed while opponents have batted .393.

2011 (Junior)
Made 24 appearances - 3 starts - with a 0-3 record and a 7.54 ERA in 22.2 innings allowing 32 hits, 23 runs (19 earned) with 19 strikeouts and 19 walks allowed while opponents batted .344... ranked third on the team in appearances... in 21 relief outings posted a 9.53 ERA in 11.1 innings while retiring 12-of-21 first batters faced and allowing 2-of-12 inherited runners to score... in eight appearances (0 starts) against nationally-ranked opponents went 0-2 with a 12.27 ERA in 3.2 innings allowing five hits, five runs (all earned) with four strikeouts and four walks while opponents batted .313... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... in 13 appearances (0 starts) went 0-2 with a 10.80 ERA in 6.2 innings allowing 12 hits, 10 runs (8 earned) with eight strikeouts and six walks while opponents batted .375... in 14 appearances (3 starts) in home games went 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA in 19.1 innings allowing 28 hits, 18 runs (14 earned) with 12 strikeouts and nine walks while opponents batted .359... in 10 appearances (0 starts) in road/neutral site games went 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA in 3.1 innings allowing four hits, five runs (all earned) with seven strikeouts and three walks while opponents batted .267... opposing left-handed batters hit .250 (8-for-32)... opposing right-handed batters hit .393 (24-for-61)... opposing batters hit .370 (17-for-46) with runners on base... opposing batters hit .319 (15-for-47) with the bases empty... opposing batters hit .444 (12-for-27) with two outs... averaged 7.54 strikeouts/9 innings... team went 12-12 during his appearances and 2-1 during his starts... made two multiple inning relief outings... made 10 scoreless relief outings and allowed one or fewer runs in 19 appearances, including 15 consecutive to finish the season... allowed only one walk during final 13 appearances of the season (5.0 IP)... struck out at least one batter during 12 appearances... made 17 appearances without allowing an extra-base hit... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made season debut starting against Northwestern (2/20) while earning a no decision going three innings and allowing one run (earned) on two hits with two walks while throwing 54 pitches... started the very next contest (3 days rest) against BYU (2/24) while also earning a no decision going four innings with four strikeouts and allowing two runs (both earned) on four hits with one walk while throwing 61 pitches... became the first Red Raider pitcher to start in back-to-back Texas Tech games since 2007 (A.J. Ramos, at Kansas State - Games 1 & 2)... final start of the season came against UNLV (3/2) pitching a season-high 4.1 innings in the loss while allowing four runs (all earned) on seven hits with one strikeout... struck out three in 1.2 relief innings while allowing one run on one hit at No. 7 Oklahoma (4/2)... went five consecutive scoreless outings in two outings against Kansas State, one game against New Mexico and two games against Kansas (4/21-5/1)... struck out a pair in two perfect relief innings against New Mexico (4/27).

2010 (Sophomore)
Tied for 10th in Texas Tech single-season history with 25 appearances... tied for the team lead making 25 appearances (6 starts) with a 3-3 record and a 5.11 ERA in 37.0 innings pitched... struck out 36 batters allowing 48 base hits and 25 runs (21 earned) while allowing 15 walks with opponents batting .327... made seven appearances (all relief) against nationally-ranked opponents with a 0-0 record with a 7.71 ERA in 4.2 innings with six strikeouts, 11 base hits allowed and gave up two walks while opponents batted .423... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... made 11 appearances (3 starts) with a 0-2 record and 7.63 ERA in 15.1 innings with 15 strikeouts, nine walks allowed and 27 base hits allowed while opponents batted .386... in 11 appearances (4 starts) in home games went 2-1 with an 8.27 ERA in 16.1 innings with 15 strikeouts, 10 walks allowed and 23 hits allowed while opponents batted .343... in 14 appearances (2 starts) in road/neutral site games led team with a 2.61 ERA with a 1-2 record in 20.2 innings with 21 strikeouts and five walks allowed with 25 base hits allowed while opponents batted .313... in one appearance (start) at the Big 12 Championships went 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 5.1 innings allowing six hits with six strikeouts without allowing a walk... opposing right-handed batters hit .264 (14-for-53)... opposing left-handed batters hit .362 (34-for-94)... opponents batted .295 (23-for-78) with runners on base... opponents batted .298 (14-for-47) with two outs... team posted a 2-4 record in six starts on the mound... all three victories came in relief against midweek opponents... started season with four consecutive scoreless outings in four innings of work (all relief)... made a career-high seven consecutive scoreless relief outings (3/30-4/14) that included seven innings pitched, five strikeouts and only one walk while picking up a win... tallied eight multiple-inning outings, six of which were in a starting role... made two starts during first 20 appearances and finished the season with four starts in last five outings... threw over 60 pitching only once (vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - 3/24) during first 20 appearances while tossing at least 60 in four of the last five during the final month of the season... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... recorded first career win during second appearance pitching two-scoreless innings while allowing three hits and one walk with a strikeout in an 8-5 victory over Dallas Baptist (3/2)... made first career start in a two-inning no-decision against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/24) allowing four hits and three runs (2 earned) with two strikeouts and allowing two walks in a 10-9 victory... earned the win in a 1.1 inning relief outing at UNLV (4/6) while not allowing a base hit or run in an 11-9 win... won third game of the season during second start against Alabama A&M (4/20) pitching 4.0 innings and allowing two runs on one hit with four strikeouts and one walk allowed in the 18-4 victory... made starts in Big 12 play against Missouri (ND - 4/30), Baylor (L - 5/15) and Nebraska (L - 5/21) during the final three weeks of the season and then took the loss against Texas A&M (5/26) in the Big 12 Championships... recorded career-high six strikeouts in 5.1 inning start against Aggies while allowing six hits and four runs (3 earned) without allowing a walk in the 9-2 loss... member of the 2010 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll... member of the 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (Dean's List).

2009 (Freshman)
Finished the season with a 0-0 record and an 11.17 earned run average... logged 9.2 innings in 12 relief appearances... made career debut in relief pitching 2.0 innings against UT-Pan American (2/22) allowing two runs on two hits with a walk and tallied first career strikeout... held New Mexico (2/24) scoreless and allowed only one hit in 2.1 innings of work with a season-high four strikeouts... tossed 2.0 innings in relief at Texas State (3/25) allowing two runs on a pair of hits with one strikeout and a walk... didn't allow a run in back-to-back outings to finish the season against Oklahoma State (5/16) and Oklahoma (5/20).

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2008 graduate of Class 5A Plano West High School in Plano, Texas... earned varsity letters in football and baseball... coached by Mike Hughes (football) and Kendall Clark (baseball)... capped off senior season by leading Wolves to a Class 5A Texas State Championship and a final national ranking of No. 3 (Baseball America)... Plano West completed an undefeated regular season and ended the year with a record of 40-2... following the 2008 season, picked up the following accolades: First Team District 9-5A, Dallas Morning News Player of the Year, First Team Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State, First Team Texas Sports Writers Association All-State, Texas 5A Player of the Year, First Team Louisville Slugger All-America, First Team EA Sports All-America, Baseball America All-America, First Team Max Preps All-America... posted a 13-0 record as a senior with a 0.91 ERA... logged 77 innings pitched with 112 strikeouts... also caught 55 passes for 540 yards and three touchdowns during senior football season.

PERSONAL
John Bennett Flora... born April 20, 1990, in Dallas, Texas... son of Rich and Cindy Flora... both parents earned degrees from Texas Tech University... has two older sisters, Hannah and Grace... enjoys relaxing, sand volleyball, dancing and running... a mass communications major at Texas Tech.

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