UALR Baseball BIO
12 Ben Crumpton
2014: Appeared in 49 games with 42 starts are third base and seven starts at second… Leaves UALR with the career record in stolen bases with 80 after passing Miguel Miranda on March 28 at ULM… Is second in the all-time career list in at-bats and runs, fourth in doubles and fifth in hits… Let the Sun Belt and finished the regular season fifth in the nation with 33 stolen bases… Also led the team with a .324 batting average, 40 runs scored and was tied for the lead with 67 hits… Had 19 multi-hit games, including two four-hit games going 4-for-5 with three steals against South Alabama on March 22 and went 4-for-5 again at Oklahoma State… Scored four times against Georgia State on April 4 while driving in two RBI… Went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the win at Oklahoma on March 19… Led off the SEMO game on Feb. 19 with a double and came around to score in the first inning in the 1-0 win… Led the offense in the loss at Central Arkansas with three hits, two RBI and a homer… Had six multi-steals games in the year… Hit three home runs at ULM (March 29), at Central Arkansas (April 2) and home against Georgia State (April 4)… Closed out his UALR career on a six-game hitting streak, including a 2-for-5 outing against Arkansas State on Senior Day… Had the best stolen base percentage in school history going 33-for-36… Picked up a hit in each of the first seven games of the year.
2013: Played in and started 55 games as a junior in 2013 … Saw the majority of his action at third base, where he started 41 games, but also tallied multiple starts in center field (6) and right field (8) … Went 23-for-26 in stolen base attempts to lead the team and Sun Belt Conference … Batted .281 with 27 RBI and four homers … Led the team in runs scored (52) and doubles (19), while his two triples tied for the team lead … Racked up 98 total bases on the season … Boasted a .438 slugging percentage … Tied for second on the team with 20 multi-hit games, including four three-hit games … Put together a 14-game hit streak that spanned from Feb. 28-March 18, the longest of the season for any UALR player … Reached base in 22-straight games (Feb. 16-March 23) … Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in UALR’s 3-2 win over Southeast Missouri (March 5) … Went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored against Arkansas State (March 15) … Collected three hits and stole two bases against Arkansas State (March 17) … Stole seven bases in UALR’s series at Middle Tennessee, including a season-high three bases in game two (April 6) … Went 3-for-4 with a season-high four RBI, two runs scored and three stolen bases against Western Kentucky (April 28) … Played in 29-of-30 games in league play, raising his batting average to .294 while scoring 25 runs and going 15-for-17 in steal attempts... Named to the SBC Honor Roll for accumulating between a 3.0 and 3.49 GPA for the 2012-13 academic year.
2012: Saw action in 44 games with 40 starts as a sophomore, batting .292 with 40 runs scored and a team-high 24 stolen bases … Went 24-of-25 on stolen base attempts, tying for second place in the Sun Belt with 24 steals and ranking 18th nationally in steals per game (0.55) … His 24 steals were good enough to tie for fifth place on UALR’s all-time single-season list … Totaled eight doubles, three triples and three home runs to bring his slugging percentage to .442 … Posted a .423 on-base percentage after ranking second on the team with 33 walks … Made 29 starts in right field, nine starts at shortstop, and one start at both centerfield and second base … Had 17 multi-hit games on the year, including a season-high three hits on four occasions … Went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a season-high four runs scored in a 17-8 win over South Alabama on April 13 … Followed that up by going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a season-high four RBI the next day to help the Trojans to a 13-9 victory over the Jaguars … Stole multiple bases in six games, including a season-high three steals against Milwaukee on March 9 … Played in 24 games with 23 starts in league play, batting .256 with 21 runs scored and a .456 slugging percentage … Named to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for achieving a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.
Prior to UALR: Played one year for head coach Chris Smith at Northeast Texas CC ... Earned All-Conference honors in 2010 after batting .330 with four home runs, 43 RBI, 22 stolen bases and 72 runs scored.
High School: A three-time All-State and four-time All-Conference selection at Lakeside High School ... Hit .612 with five home runs and 32 RBI as a senior to earn a spot on the All-Region team ... Helped lead Lakeside to a conference championship in 2007 ... Played for head coach JR Folds ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America.
Personal: Full name is Benjamin Hugh Crumpton ... Born Oct. 12, 1990 in Hot Springs, Ark. ... Son of Kirk and Donna Arnaud ... Has one brother, Nic ... A finance major.