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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.

Career Honors:

  • All-ACC Academic Team (2023)
  • FCSAA Pitcher of the Year (2022)
  • NJCAA All-America (2022)
2023 (Junior)
  • Pitched in 25 games, making five starts in debut campaign for Hurricanes
  • Posted 7-0 mark with 5.71 ERA and 53 strikeouts over 63 innings
  • Struck out season-high seven batters across five frames to earn first Division I win against Indiana State (2/22)
  • Punched out five in 2.2 innings out of bullpen vs. Jacksonville (3/8)
  • Tossed 1.1 scoreless frames in ACC debut to record win against NC State (3/10)
  • Logged win after pitching 3.1 innings in relief at North Carolina (4/15)
  • Tossed season-long 5.1 frames in win vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/18)
  • Retired all three hitters faced in NCAA Tournament debut against Maine (6/2)
2022 (Sophomore - College of Central Florida)
  • Appeared 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 (3/18)
  • Punched out 10 batters over six scoreless frames vs. St. Johns River State (3/25)
  • Pitched seven shutout innings against Santa Fe (4/3)
  • Registered season-best 14 strikeouts across seven innings vs. Daytona State (4/9)
  • Twirled six scoreless frames with 11 punchouts against Lake-Sumter State (4/16)
2021 (*Freshman - College of Central Florida)
  • Pitched 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 season-best five strikeouts across co-season-long four scoreless innings, earning save at Hillsborough (1/25)
  • Matched season-high four hitless innings to collect first win of campaign vs. Lake-Sumter (2/6)
  • Struck out four batters in two scoreless frames against Lake-Sumter (3/15)
  • Closed out 6-3 win with shutout inning at Seminole State (4/17)
2020 (Freshman - College of Central Florida)
  • Appeared 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 (2/3)
  • Notched five strikeouts across four scoreless in first career start at Webber (2/6)
High School
  • Played at TNXL Academy for one season after earning three varsity letters at The Master’s Academy
  • Son of Jerry and Cheryl Chestnutt
  • Has one younger brother, Brady
  • Intends to major in criminology