Paladins’ Anderson Named Freshman All-American

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Ben Anderson earned All-American recognition in 2018. (photo / Furman Athletics)

GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 9, 2018)  – On Wednesday, Ben Anderson, the Furman Paladins’ standout center fielder, was named to the 2018 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American Team. Anderson earlier earned first team All-Southern Conference honors. 

The center fielder hails from LaGrange, Ga. and started all 52 games for Furman in 2018. He led the team with a .361 batting average and also was tops on the squad with 39 RBIs. Anderson led the team in hits, triples, total bases, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and multi-hit games.

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In the field, he handled 133 of 135 chances for a .985 fielding percentage. Anderson is the first Paladin freshman to earn first team All-SoCon honors since 1979.