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University of Miami Athletics

Ben Chestnutt


Right-handed Pitcher




202 lbs.




Debary, Fla.

High School

TNXL Academy

Previous School

College of Central Florida





Ben Chestnutt - Baseball - University of Miami Athletics

The asterisk next to 2020 and 2021 season bios indicate the NJCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2020 to 2021 due to this NJCAA ruling.

Sophomore (2022 – College of Central Florida): Named FCSAA Pitcher of the Year and NJCAA All-American after leading team to NJCAA Region 8 title…Pitched in 18 games and made 16 starts…Finished season with 11-0 record and 3.90 ERA…Struck out 106 batters over 83 innings…Totaled five complete games…Tossed five-inning no-hitter and struck out eight at Lake-Sumter State (Mar. 18)…Punched out 10 batters over six scoreless frames vs. St. Johns River State (Mar. 25)…Pitched seven shutout innings against Santa Fe (Apr. 3)…Registered season-best 14 strikeouts across seven innings vs. Daytona State (Apr. 9)…Twirled six scoreless frames with 11 punchouts against Lake-Sumter State (Apr. 16).

*Freshman (2021 – College of Central Florida): Appeared in 19 games out of bullpen…Registered 3-0 mark with 2.65 ERA and two saves…Recorded 38 strikeouts over 37.1 innings…Tallied five season-best five strikeouts across co-season-long four scoreless innings, earning save at Hillsborough (Jan. 25)…Matched season-best four hitless innings to collect first win of campaign vs. Lake-Sumter (Feb. 6)…Struck out four batters in two scoreless frames against Lake-Sumter (Mar. 15)…Closed out 6-3 win with shutout inning at Seminole State (Apr. 17).

Freshman (2020 – College of Central Florida): Played in seven games and made one start in shortened 2020 college baseball season…Went 0-1 with 1.93 ERA and 20 strikeouts over 14 innings…Registered four punchouts in two frames at Tampa (Feb. 3)…Notched five strikeouts across four scoreless in first career start at Webber (Feb. 6).

High School: Played at TNXL Academy for one season after earning three varsity letters at The Master’s Academy.

Personal: Son of Jerry and Cheryl Chestnutt…Has one younger brother, Brady…Intends to major in criminology.