Benedict Baseball Team Leads NCAA In Stolen Bases For 7th Time In 9 Years

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College baseball team has been named the NCAA Division II national statistical leader in stolen bases per game for the seventh time in the last nine years.

The Tigers averaged 4.19 stolen bases per game during the 2018 season, topping Chestnut Hill (Pa.) College, which averaged 3.25 stolen bases per game.

Benedict finished with 155 stolen bases in 37 games, the third-highest total in Division II. National champion Augustana (S.D.) had 169 total stolen bases, but played 61 games. St. Thomas Aquinas had 161 stolen bases in 54 games.

Benedict’s 4.19 per game average was the highest of any NCAA team this season, beating out Division III’s Plymouth St. (4.00) and Division I’s Fordham (3.17).

Benedict’s 11 stolen bases against Morris ranked tied for sixth-most in a single game last season, while the 10 stolen bases against Lincoln (Pa.) ranked tied for ninth.

The Tigers led NCAA Division II in stolen bases per game for six consecutive seasons, from 2010 through 2015, before finishing second each of the past two years.

The Tigers, under the direction of Selwyn Young, went 17-20 overall last season.

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