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Ben Hollas
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Ben Hollas 2385648
Position: Outfield
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Longview, Texas
High School: Spring Hill
Other College: Hill College
Season AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG BB HBP SO OBP SB CS FLD%
2016

.229

44 30 109 18 25 5 1 0 9 .294 28 0 21 .384 3 1 .968
2017 .289 54 44 159 32 46 11 0 3 20 .415 32 9 30 .433 1 5 .968
Total .265 98 74 268 50 71 16 1 3 29 .366 60 9 51 .413 4 6 .968

2017 [Senior]: Voted All-Big 12 Honorable Mention... started 44 games in the outfield, and appeared in 54… finished with a .289 batting average along with 32 runs scored… posted a .443 on-base percentage and .415 slugging percentage… recorded his first multi-hit game of the season in a win over Northern Illinois (2/25)… provided a walk-off hit for the third time in his Sooner career vs. Boston College (2/26)… slugged his first home run of the season and drove in three in a matchup vs. Central Connecticut State (3/5)… scored a season-high three runs vs. Buffalo (3/9)… collected two hits and one RBI in a comeback victory at Georgia State (3/15)... recorded two extra-base hits, including a home run in a contest at Kennesaw State (3/17)… went a perfect 3-for-3 and scored twice to complete the sweep at Kennesaw State (3/19)… notched his second three-hit performance of the season in a matchup at Texas (4/7)… doubled twice and drove in one at Dallas Baptist (4/18)... notched his ninth multi-hit game of the season and improved his career-best reached streak to 20 games at West Virginia (4/29)… extended his on-base streak to 23 games with a home run in a matchup at Kansas State (5/6)… tied a career-high with three hits and two doubles and scored the game-winning run to clinch the series against TCU (5/14).

2016 [Junior]: Appeared in 44 games, including 30 starts across each spot in the outfield … went 3-for-4 and scored a run in a win over Abilene Christian (2/24)… came off the bench for a game-tying, pinch-hit, bunt-single against No. 20 Mississippi State (3/6) at Dodger Stadium on a squeeze play… hit a walk-off single to beat Texas (4/3)... recorded his first career multi-RBI game, driving in two, in a win over Dallas Baptist (4/5)… posted a 2-for-4 day with a walk against Baylor (4/10)… put the ball in play for a walk-off, 1-0 win over West Virginia (4/22)… went 2-for-4 with two runs, a stolen base and a walk in an elimination-game victory vs. No. 5 Texas Tech (5/27) at the Big 12 Tournament. Summer 2016: Won a Texas Collegiate Baseball League championship with the Brazos Valley Bombers… posted a .386 on-base percentage in 31 games played… totaled 19 hits and 19 base on balls.

Before OU: Played two seasons at Hill (Texas) College under coach Chris Rateike… hit .360 for the Rebels in 2014 as a freshman… hit .383 in 2015 as a sophomore with a .470 on OBP… stole 26 bases in 28 attempts as a sophomore.

High School: Three-year letter winner under coaches Joey Hector and Joel Windhelm at Spring Hill High... Earned First Team All-District as a sophomore hitting .452… hit .444 as a junior and .386 as a senior… three-time All-East Texas selection… two-time All-State selection… earned District MVP as a junior… District outfield MVP selection as a senior… Academic All-State selection as a junior and senior… played for the Brazos Valley Bombers in College Station, Texas under Coach Curt Dixon for one summer and won the Texas Collegiate League championship.

Personal: Benjamin Joseph Hollas. Parents: Will and Liz Hollas. Siblings: Ann and Emma. Mother played tennis at Rice University. Father played football at Rice University. Uncle, Donald, played football at Rice and in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders. Major: Liberal Arts/Pre Med.

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