Ben Hodges
Ben  Hodges

Arroyo Grande, Calif.

High School:
Arroyo Grande

Last College:
Hancock College


Hancock College: Two-year letterwinner under head coach Chris Stevens ... was a unanimous first-team All-Western State Conference selection as a freshman ... also team MVP ... second in the conference with 19 doubles to highlight .350 batting average.

Arroyo Grande High School: Four-year letterwinner under head coach Brad Lachemann ... first-team All-PAC 5 and team defensive player of the year his senior season ... also second-team all-league as a freshman and junior.

Personal: Benjamin Warren Hodges was born Feb. 28, 1984, in Los Angeles ... son of John and Melanie Hodges ... father is an attorney and mother is a paralegal ... has one brother, Aaron, and one sister, Jennifer ... business major ... contemplated profession is an Air Force pilot ... enjoys motorcycle racing and flying airplanes ... drafted in the 44th round of the June 2003 draft by the Florida Marlins ... also recruited by Santa Clara, Oral Roberts, Loyola Marymount and Texas Tech.

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