May 17, 2001  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411




LEWISTON, Maine —Bates College senior rightfielder Ben Bines of Lexington, Mass., has been named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) second team for his performance this season.

Ben Bines '01Bines, a co-captain, led the Bobcats in most major offensive categories this year. He topped the squad in hits (36), at bats (115), batting average (.313), runs scored (22), RBI (18), doubles (8), triples (3), home runs (6) and slugging percentage (.591). Bines was also second on the team in on-base percentage (.388) and fielding percentage (.973) and finished third on the team with 70 putouts. He started all 31 of Bates' games in the outfield, hitting safely in 22 of them, including an 11-game hitting streak. He had nine multi-hit games, including a three-for-three performance with two home runs against NESCAC foe Tufts on April 1.

For his career, Bines is ranked among Bates' top 10 in several categories. He is tops all-time in career at bats (342), doubles (34) and extra-base hits (51). Bines' 14 doubles as a junior in 2000 is Bates' top single-season mark, while his 10 in his sophomore campaign of 1999 is second. As a junior, Bines was ranked seventh in NCAA Division III in doubles-per game. He also ranks in Bates top 10 in games played (2nd, 96), hits (3rd, 112), total bases (3rd, 192), runs scored (6th, 77), RBI (6th, 64), and home runs (7th, 12). Bines is also a three-time Academic All-NESCAC selection.

"Ben had a terrific season for us this year," said Craig Vandersea, Bates' second-year head coach. "He has been a very important part of this team over the last four years and I am glad to see that his talents are being recognized."

Bines is a 1997 graduate of Lexington High School. He is the son of Harvey and Joan Bines, Lexington, Mass.

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