Ben Woodchick

Ben Woodchick

Player Profile


San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Smithson Valley HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185






A Second Look: A Texas-Sized Comeback

GoLobos.com looks back at the 2012 UNM baseball season


Stevens: New Mexico Lobos Baseball 2012 Season Review

Ray Birmingham's Lobos win two Mountain titles and advance into NCAA play for third straight season


Stevens: New Mexico Lobos Baseball 2012 Season Review

Ray Birmingham's Lobos win two Mountain titles and advance into NCAA play for third straight season


Lobo Offense Shut Down in 7-1 Defeat to UCLA

UNM manages only two hits against the Bruins and will face Creighton in an elimination game on Sunday


Lobos' Season Ends With 7-2 Defeat to Creighton

UNM records only three hits in season-ending defeat to the Bluejays


2011 MWC Baseball Championship

Photos from the Lobos championship run.


Lobos vs. Creighton

Lobos fall to Creighton, 4-3 in the first game of the series.


Lobos vs. New Mexico State

Lobos fall to Aggies, 13-8

SENIOR (2012): Appeared in 59 games and made 58 starts ... hit a career-high .340 with 55 runs, 84 hits, 31 RBIs, 13 doubles, four triples, 105 total bases, and was a perfect 10-for-10 in stolen bases to earn first team All-Mountain West honors ... ranked fourth on the Lobos in runs, fifth in hitting, tied for fourth in doubles, tied for second in triples, and was fifth in total bases ... he set a career-high with his 10 stolen bases ... was third on the team with 28 multi-hit games, and recorded a season-high four against Texas Tech on Apr. 25 ... that was part of a season-high 12-game hitting streak from Apr. 14 through Apr. 29 ... hit .471 (24-51) during the streak with 13 runs, nine RBIs, and three doubles ... scored a season-high four runs on Apr. 28 against UNLV ... hit .500 (7-14) in the MW Tournament with five runs and an RBI ... had three hits in the NCAA Los Angeles regional with two runs, an RBI and two doubles ... recorded at least one hit in 25 of final 28 games ... had seven straight multi hit games from May 17 to Jun 1 ... went 15-35 (.429) during that stretch.

JUNIOR (2011): Appeared in 55 games with 54 starts ... showed a good eye and was second on the team with 24 walks ... was fourth on the team with 35 runs and a .363 on-base percentage ... committed only one error all season... had 13 multi-hit games ... was 5-15 (.333) and scored two runs during MWC Tournament ... reached base safely in first 31 games of the season ... failed to reach base safely in only two starts all season.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Woodchick split time as a starter and reserve outfielder during the 2010 season ... His best game came against Deleware State on May 16, when he went 5-for-6, scoring four runs while driving in three RBIs and knocking out three doubles.

FRESHMAN (2009): Appeared in 17 games off the bench without a start ... served as a pinch-hitter and utility second baseman, expected to become the starting second baseman in 2010 ... had 21 plate appearances with four hits and three runs scored ... went 2-for-3 on Feb. 28 in game two of a doubleheader against Northern Colorado with a run and two RBI ... picked up a pinch-hit RBI single on March 7 over Binghamton ... worked two walks on April 15 against Arizona.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas ... lettered in football and baseball ... football team reached state quarterfinals and baseball team regional finals ... baseball honors include second team all-state, first team all-San Antonio Super Team and first team all-district 26-5A ... earned Honorable Mention all-state and first team all-district as a safety and punter ... collected first team academic all-state for both sports.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 10, 1989 in San Antonio, Texas, to Hugh and Joni Woodchick ... has two older brothers, Matt and Andrew ... Andrew played baseball at Temple Junior College in 2003 ... Matt was a member of the Trinity football team from 2001-04 ... has two cousins currently playing football, Joe at Baylor and David at Colorado School of Mines ... cousin Mike played baseball at Texas State & St. Mary's and cousin Kim plays softball at West Texas A&M ... hobbies include sports, hunting, fishing and the outdoors ... favorite athletes include Dustin Pedroia and Manny Ramirez ...majoring in university studies.