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Ben Vazquez

position

Catcher

Height

5-8

Weight

170 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Coral Gables HS

Ben Vazquez
38  Ben Vazquez
Class:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Miami, Fla.
High School:
Coral Gables
Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170
Position:
Catcher
Experience:
HS

At Miami

No. 3 catcher with a great work ethic … Tough player who continues to improve his offense and defense … Served as the bullpen catcher in 2006 … One of three players on the Miami roster from nearby Coral Gables High School … Coaches praise his diligent nature and great work ethic … Will provide depth behind the plate … Named to the 2006-07 ACC Honor Roll … UM Bookbuster for achieving a GPA greater than 3.0 in fall of 2007.

Sophomore (2007)

Played in three games for the Hurricanes and hit .167.

Saw action in games against Elon (2/24), NC State (4/15) and Duke (5/19).vs. NC State (4/15): Recorded first career hit going 1-for-2 with one RBI.at Florida Marlins (2/26): Finished 1-for-2 with a two-run double in the sixth inning in the exhibition game.vs. Elon (2/24): Made first career appearance against the Phoenix and had three at-bats.

Freshman (2006)

Was the team’s bullpen catcher and did not play in any games.

Coral Gables

  • Vazquez played for Israel Camacho at Coral Gables High School … Miami Herald Honorable Mention All-Dade as a senior … member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America his senior year … International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient.
  • Senior (2005): Hit .394 with 11 RBIs and five doubles … won team’s Most Improved Player Award.
  • Junior (2004): Hit .210.

Personal

  • Son of Jose and Elvisay Vazquez.
  • Attended the same high school as current Hurricanes Jason Santana and Yonder Alonso.
  • Majoring in political science.