Rider Baseball BIO
8 Jake Bender

- Appeared in 51 games, including 48 starts for the Broncs at both first and second base.
- Collected 33 hits and eight doubles.
- Hit the first two home runs of his career. The first of his career came at home versus NJIT and two games he later he hit one at Saint Peter's.
- He scored 26 runs.
- Registered a .987 fielding percentage with a team-high 358 putouts and 29 assists.
- Was fourth on the team with 26 RBIs.
- Had eight games with two or more RBI, including a pair of games with three RBIs.
- Ended the season with hits in four of his last five games. He also reached base safely in each of the final five games.
- Had nine multi-hit games.
- Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

- Shared the team lead with 52 hits and 12 stolen bases last season.
- Started all 51 games, one of just two Broncs to do so in 2016.
- Led the 2016 team with 35 runs scored and was third on the team with nine doubles.
- Began 2016 with a nine game hitting streak and enjoyed a streak of reaching base 19 straight games.
- Had a five-hit game in an extra inning win over Lehigh also had three hits in a win at Delaware State, three hits in a win over Siena and three hits in the season-ending win over Saint Peter's.
- Hit a pair of doubles in a game at Gardner-Webb.
- Compiled eight assists at shortstop in win over Sacred Heart.
- Had two walks, stole two bases and scored two runs in win at Niagara.

- Played in 21 games as a rookie and had 10 hits in his 15 starts.
- In win at Kent State collected four hits, including a double.
- Knocked in a pair of runs in a win over Lehigh in the Liberty Bell Classic.

Played shortstop and twice earned First Team All-Country and Second Team All-Metro honors at Marriotts Ridge High School…served as team captain and was on the District 5 Team…also played varsity basketball…batted .400 as a junior, collecting 26 hits, including three doubles, three triples and a home run…drew 15 walks and stole six bases as a junior with 18 RBI…as a sophomore he led the varsity team with a .350 batting average.

Global Supply Chain Management major.

Position: Infield
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
High School: Marriotts Ridge