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    Ben Mount
    Ben Mount

    Hometown:
    Coto de Caza, Calif.

    High School:
    Tesoro

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 210

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Bats/Throws:
    Right/Right

    05/20/2012

    Trojans Lose 6-1 To No. 14 Wildcats

    USC seniors honored, account for Trojans only hits.

    05/18/2012

    Trojans Fall 11-1 To No. 14 Wildcats

    James Roberts singles, has reached safely in 25-straight.

    04/24/2012

    Long Beach State And No. 19 Oregon State Visit Dedeaux Field This Week

    Trojans enter crucial week of Pac-12 play.

    04/17/2012

    USC To Face CSU Bakersfield and UC Santa Barbara in Midweek Games

    Trojans look to rebound before bye-week.

    04/15/2012

    Trojans Swept In Desert By No. 21 Sun Devils In 8-1 Loss

    USC bats shut down by ASU pitching over the weekend.

    2012
    Mount made 14 appearances, 13 being starts on the mound for the Trojans as a senior ... Went 1-8 with a 4.76 ERA ... Tallied 40 strikeouts through 68.0 innings pitched ... Collected a season-high eight strikeouts through 7.0 innings pitched in a victory over Akron (2/25) ... Only allowed one earned run in 7.2 innings pitched at North Carolina (3/3) ... Threw a scoreless 2.2 innings in a start at Cal State Fullerton (5/1) ... Allowed 25 walks on the season.

    2011
    He posted a 1-2 record with a 5.15 ERA and four saves, making four starts in 22 appearances...in 43 2/3 innings, he allowed 51 hits and 25 earned runs with 22 walks and 30 strikeouts...opponents hit .305 against him...earned the win on May 22 at No. 2 Oregon State, throwing two innings and allowing one run on one hit with walks and one strikeout...threw 2 1/3 no-hit innings with three strikeouts for his second save on April 22 at Washington...recorded his first collegiate save on April 17 in the 3-1 win against Oregon, throwing two-thirds of an inning in the ninth...collected his first win on March 16 against Louisville with five innings, giving up one run on five hits with two walks and one strikeout...threw three scoreless innings on March 8 at UC Santa Barbara with a walk and two strikeouts...lasted five innings in a start on March 1 at Long Beach State, allowing one earned run on five hits with a walk and four strikeouts...threw 2 1/3 innings and allowed one unearned run on five hits on Feb. 22 at UC Riverside.

    2010
    He saw his first consistent action in 2010, making 14 starts in 16 appearances...he went 5-6 with a 4.32 ERA...led the team with 91 2/3 innings...allowed 105 hits and 44 earned runs with 28 walks and 65 strikeouts...opponents hit .291 against him...earned Pac-10 Conference honorable mention recognition...picked up his final win of the season on May 7 against Utah, allowing just one earned run on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts...allowed two earned runs over six innings to pick up his fourth win of the season on May 1 vs. No. 19 Arizona...threw seven innings without allowing an earned run on April 24 at No. 18 Oregon and giving up only four hits...improved to 3-1 on the season with a win over No. 21 Oregon State on April 2, allowing just two runs (one earned) on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts...threw a complete game on March 13 at Hawai'i in a 3-1 victory, allowing only one run on five hits with no walks and eight strikeouts...earned his first collegiate win on March 7 in a 6-2 win against New Mexico, going 5 2/3 innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits...earned a no-decision against Loyola Marymount on Feb. 23 in his first collegiate start, going six innings and allowing one earned run on two hits with no walks and six strikeouts...allowed two runs on five hits in three innings with two strikeouts in his season-opening appearance on Feb. 20 at Cal Poly...pitched for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League during the summer...made nine starts and had a 1-6 record with a 3.21 ERA...threw 47 2/3 innings, allowing 47 hits and 17 earned runs with 14 walks and 26 strikeouts with opponents hitting .257 against him.

    2009
    As a freshman, he recorded a 3.18 ERA in seven appearances...in 5 2/3 innings, he allowed five hits, two runs (both earned) with two walks and six strikeouts...opponents hit .227 against him...struck out two in a scoreless inning on May 16 against Stanford...longest stint of the season came on April 25 against Washington State with two no-hit innings and two strikeouts...made his collegiate debut on Feb. 25 against Pepperdine...played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League during the summer...he made four starts in 12 games and had a 2-2 record with a 2.65 ERA...in 34 innings, he allowed 26 hits and 10 earned runs while walking 14 and striking out 26 with a .206 opponents' batting average.

    High School
    He was a three-year varsity letterwinner at Tesoro High in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., under coach Rick Brail...earned South Coast League most valuable player, all-county second team and All-CIF first team honors after going 6-3 with a 2.54 ERA (69 IP, 80 H, 25 ER, 14 BB, 48 SO)...won the state Connie Mack championship game with 10 strikeouts.

    Personal
    He is majoring in public policy and development...parents are Larry and Julie...has one brother, Christian, and one sister, Emily...lists Cal Ripken, Jr., as his biggest sports hero...favorite movie is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly...favorite television shows are Family Guy and King Of Queens...listens to Nickelback, The Beatles and CCR...birthdate is Sept. 26, 1989.

    Career Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2009 3.18 0-0 7 0 0 5.2 5 2 2 2 6 0 2 0 .227
    2010 4.32 5-6 16 14 0 91.2 105 61 44 28 65 7 13 6 .291
    2011 5.15 1-2 22 4 4 43.2 51 28 25 22 30 6 2 0 .305
    2012 4.76 1-8 14 13 0 68.0 75 39 36 25 40 1 8 0 .287
    Totals 4.61 7-16 59 31 4 209.0 236 130 107 77 141 14 25 6 .291

    Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2009 3.60 0-0 4 0 0 5.0 3 2 2 2 5 0 2 0 .167
    2010 5.47 2-5 9 9 0 51.0 71 46 31 16 35 6 8 4 .330
    2011 4.91 0-1 10 0 3 14.2 14 8 8 9 9 3 1 0 .264
    2012 5.73 0-6 8 8 0 37.2 46 27 24 16 16 1 4 0 .309
    Totals 5.40 2-12 31 17 3 108.1 134 83 65 43 65 10 15 4 .308