VESTAL (WBNG) – On Thursday Binghamton ace, Ben Anderson, was selected in the 13th round of the MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers.
Anderson becomes the 9th Bearcat selected in the last eight years and the fourth Bearcat pitcher taken in the last four years. Anderson produced a record-breaking season in 2019, going 9-4 with 108 strikeouts and a 2.76 era in 88 innings.
His 11.05 strikeouts per nine innings ranks as the highest average in the 30-year history of the america east and his strikeout total was the third-highest in conference history so quite the accomplishment for the junior pitcher.
“It is something that I have always wanted to do in 2016 when I was taken and then when my brother was taken obviously it gives you a little more fuel for something you want to do. I didn’t have huge expectations I think the season that I had spoke for itself, I was ready to play if I got the chance so I am just super excited to be selected,” said Ben Anderson.