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#2 Ben Thielsen
Position: Infield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 164
Year: Senior
City/State: Kirkland, Wash.
High School: Lake Washington
Other College: Edmonds CC

2010: Played in 57 games, making 50 starts ... Scored 32 runs ... Led team and tied for CAA-lead with 12 sacrifice bunts ... Also swiped eight bases ... Finished career ranked 13th in assists (313) ... Also ranked seventh with 79 career double plays turned.

2009: Started all 54 games for UNCW ... All-CAA Tournament selection after hitting .375 and scoring a team tournament-high six runs ... Led team with 10 HBP ... Hit .343 at Brooks Field ... Fashioned career-best 10-game hitting streak.

At Edmonds CC: From same junior college as former UNCW standouts Tim Preston and Aaron Smith ... Helped lead Tritons to 2008 NWAACC Championship ... Earned first-team All-NWAACC honors ... Hit .342 with 46 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in 2008 ... In 2007, hit .373 with 40 runs scored, 25 RBI and 21 stolen bases.

At Lake Washington: Earned first-team King County honors ... Also named first-team Seattle Times All-Area ... Hit .473 with 23 runs scored for Kangaroos.

Personal: Full name: Benjamin David Thielsen ... Born on Sept. 11, 1987, in Bellevue, Wash. ... Son of Joy and David Thielsen.

**updated 6/18/10
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