Houchins Finishes Week With 10 Hits Posting Two In Series Finale
Houchins Collects Five Hits And Two RBI In Twin-Bill
Houchins Drives In Game-Winning Run In 10th Inning
Drew Reynolds Sets All-Time Saves Record
Houchins, Lowery and Reynolds Talley Six of ECU's 10 Hits
2013: Started 25 of 50 games all in the outfield (16/LF, 7/CF, 2/RF) ... Batted .292 (31-for-106) with three home runs, 24 RBI and 18 runs ... Added nine doubles, a triple and walked 17 times ... Stole 4 of 8 bases, ranking sixth on the team ... Recorded nine multi-hit and six multi-RBI games ... Closed out season having reached base safely 17-straight contests, which started on Apr. 20 ... Belted home runs against High Point (Mar. 20), Elon (Apr. 23) and UCF (May 18) ... Scored a career-high three runs at Jacksonville (Mar. 16) ... Posted career-best eight-game hit streak (Apr. 21-May 10), where he batted .364 (12-for-33) with a home run, four doubles and eight RBI ... Five of nine doubles came in Conference USA action ... Legged out lone triple against UCF (May 17) ... Three of four stolen bases were in non-conference play (Monmouth, Jacksonville, Elon) ... Tied for second on the team with four game-winning RBI ... First came on a two-RBI double in the second inning at N.C. Central (Mar. 30) ... Against Elon (Apr. 23) with a tie game at five-all, hit a three-run walk-off homer lifting ECU to an 8-5 victory ... A week later at Gardner Webb (Apr. 30) laced an RBI double to right center scoring Jay Cannon in the 10th frame ... Belted first career grand slam in the second inning against UCF (May 18) for his ninth career game-winning RBI ... Tied for the team lead with a 1.000 fielding percentage ... Recorded 51 putouts and two assists (Liberty, Houston) in 53 chances ... Turned one double play at Houston (Mar. 14) throwing a runner out at the plate in the fourth inning ... Registered a season-high five putouts against Memphis (Apr. 28) ... Hit primarily in the fifth (10 games) and sixth (11 games) spots in the batting order ... Pirates posted a 13-12 record in his 25 starts ... Recorded a pair of sacrifices (bunt, sac fly) ... Drew four walks and dove in three runs as a pinch hitter ... Batted .333 or better in the first (.429), second (.429), fourth (.333), fifth (.333) and 10th or later (.667) innings ... Played in all three Conference USA Tournament games making two starts, where he batted .182 (2-for-11) with an RBI and one run scored ... Batted a team second-best .339 (19-for-56) in C-USA games trailing only Drew Reynolds (.361) ... Collected a season-high three hits and four RBI against UCF (May 18).
2012: Started 32 of 50 games (5/LF, 27/CF) as a sophomore ... Batted .193 (22-for-114) with a home run, 17 RBI, three doubles and one triple ... Swiped 8 of 10 bases, ranking third on the team ... Posted a pair of four game hit streaks ... Recorded four multi-hit and three multi-RBI games ... Reached base safely in 11-straight contests (Apr. 21-May 13) ... Belted fifth career home run against Milwaukee (Feb. 18) in game one of a doubleheader ... Scored multiple runs in a game four times ... All three doubles came in league play (UCF, UAB, Rice) ... Legged out lone triple at Old Dominion (Feb. 22) ... Six of 8 stolen bases were against non-conference opponents with two coming against nationally-ranked teams (Louisville, NC State) ... Collected three game-winning RBI ... First was against No. 19 UCF (Mar. 25) in the seventh inning on a sac bunt that pushed across Zach Wright ... Lifted a fly ball to centerfield in the bottom of the 13th against UAB (Apr. 1) scoring Drew Reynolds for a 6-5 walk-off win ... Ripped a two-RBI single down the right field line in the bottom of the second against Marshall (May 4) scoring Jay Cannon and Jack Reinheimer in ECU's 8-2 win for his fifth career game-winning RBI (fourth in league play) ... Committed just one error in 76 chances for a .987 fielding percentage with 75 putouts ... Batted primarily in the bottom third of the order (seventh-ninth) ... Pirates posted a 22-10 record in his starts ... Batted .333 or better in the second (.357), third (.429), seventh (.333) and 10th or later (.500) innings ... Lone pinch hit single came against VCU (Mar. 13) in the eighth inning on a RBI base knock to right field that scored Jonathan Holt ... Did not participate in Conference USA or post-season play ... Batted just .189 (10-for-53) with nine RBI and three doubles in league play ... Recorded seven hits (.292 avg.) in nine games (seven starts) against nationally-ranked opponents ... Started all three games in the DRASH Classic batting .333 (3-for-9) with two RBI, three runs and two stolen bases ... 2012 Summer: Played alongside ECU pitchers Jeff Hoffman and Andy Smithmyer for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) ... Appeared in six games batting .222 (2-for-9) with a walk and one run scored.
2011: Earned Conference USA and College Baseball Daily All-Freshman Team honors after batting .303 (54-for-178) with four home runs, 26 RBI, nine doubles and four triples ... Started 46 of 54 games (30/LF, 16/RF) ... Named to Charlottesville All-Regional Team after batting .333 (5-for-15) with a double and run scored ... Collected 16 multi-hit and eight multi-RBI games ... Career best six-game hitting streak started on Apr. 17 (UCF) and ended on May 6 (Marshall) ... Closed out the season with a five-game hitting streak where he batted .389 (7-for-18) three doubles and a pair of runs scored ... First collegiate game was against Youngstown State (Feb. 18) in a reserve role ... Recorded first collegiate start at No. 10 Virginia (Feb. 27) going 1-for-3 with a run scored ... Collected first collegiate hit at home against Youngstown State (Feb. 20) as a pinch hitter in his first official at bat ... Blasted first career homer against Rutgers (Mar. 18) in the bottom of the ninth with two outs to right field tying the game at two sparking a come-from 3-2 win in 10 innings ... Other home runs were against Elon (Apr. 6), UCF (Apr. 15) and Houston (Apr. 23), which was tied for third-most on the club ... All four round trippers were solo shots and three led off an inning ... Two of four home runs were in the first inning (UCF, Houston) ... Stole a pair of bases on the season (Pepperdine, Tulane) ... Drove in the game-winning run at UNCW (Mar. 30) with a single in the second inning ... Second game-winning RBI was at Tulane (May 20) on a RBI double in the sixth frame that gave ECU its first-ever series win over the Green Wave ... Laced a game-tying two-RBI triple at Houston (Apr. 21) in the top of the ninth with a shot to right-center off the top of the wall, where the Pirates would win in extra innings, 5-4 ... Other triples were against Rutgers (Mar. 20), UCF (Apr. 15) and Tulane (May 21) ... Recorded four three-hit games ... Ranked among the team leaders in sacrifices (3rd/9), total bases (5th/83) and on-base percentage (5th/.379) ... When starting in left field the Pirates posted a 21-9 record and in right field 11-5 ... Recorded one error in 74 chances for a .986 fielding percentage ... Batted .385 (20-for-52) with 20 RBI with runners on base ... Collected a team-best 12 hits with runners on base and two outs batting .429 ... Batted .368 (28-for-76) with two home runs and 14 RBI in the sixth inning or later ... Started all seven post season games batting .320 (8-for-25) with three doubles and three runs scored ... Ranked third on the team with a .317 (26-for-82) in C-USA action with two homers, three triples, four doubles, 16 RBI and 10 runs scored.
Ragsdale High School: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Donnie Maness ... Earned Piedmont All Conference honors four-straight years ... Named team hitter-of-the-year as a sophomore and junior ... All-State selection as a senior where he batted .420 ... All-Area honorable mention selection as a junior after hitting .426 (29-for-68) with three home runs, 27 RBI, seven doubles, two triples, 28 runs and 17 stolen bases ... Selected as the team MVP and named all-area as a sophomore where he batted .456 (37-for-81) with five home runs, 30 RBI, six doubles, six triples, 38 runs and 15 stolen bases ... During freshman season batted .400 (32-for-80) with two homers, 21 RBI, nine doubles, 22 runs and four stolen bases ... Ranked No. 25 in Impact Baseball's Top-50 North Carolina 2010 prospects ... Three-time N.C. State Games participant ... Participated in the 2009 Atlantic Coast Showcase ... Played in the 2007 and 2009 World Wood Bat Association National Championships ... Four-year honor roll student.
Personal: Full name is Benjamin Michael Fultz ... Born October 1, 1991 ... Son of Mike and Kim Fultz ... Has two siblings (Allison and Aubrey) ... Majoring in sports studies with a minor in business ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Fall of 2012 and Fall of 2013.
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 6 at Houston (3/21/11); hits: 3 (5 times, last vs. UCF 5/18/13); RBI: 4 vs. UCF (5/18/13); home runs: 1 (8 times, last vs. UCF 5/18/13); stolen bases: 1 (14 times, last vs. UCF 5/18/13).