Rider Baseball BIO
8 Jake Bender

At Rider:
Global Supply Chain Management major… 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…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…enjoyed a five-hit game in an extra inning win over Lehigh…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.

At Marriotts Ridge High School:
Played shortstop and twice earned First Team All-Country and Second Team All-Metro honors…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.

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