26   Ben Neumann
Ben Neumann


Verona, Wis.

High School:
Verona Area

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185




Huskies Come Through in Extra Innings, 5-3

NIU broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the top of 10th after trailing 2-0 through three


Divarco's Walkoff Sac Fly Clinches Win Over ISU

The Huskies rallied down 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth


Pitching On Point for Huskies in Series Finale

NIU's pitching staff struck out nine and only allowed one walk in the contest


Tenhagen's Three-run Homer in the Ninth Lifts NIU at UIC

The Huskies scored five runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the Flames, 8-7


Hot Swinging Huskies Fall at No. 11 Cal Poly

NIU scored four runs in the top of the inning and led 8-5 in the fifth


2014 NIU Baseball - The Road Through Avon

To accomplish a great task, an unprecedented feat must be completed. You're either moving backwards, or you're moving forwards. It's time to move forward. It's time to take The Road Through Avon.


2014 NIU Baseball Podcast - Southern Illinois

Week 3 of the NIU Baseball podcast returns to preview the Southern Illinois and review the Huskies trip to New Mexico.


2014 NIU Baseball Podcast 2/19/14 - New Mexico

Week 2 of the NIU Baseball Podcast, where Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Scheerer discuss all things NIU Baseball. This week, Mathey reviews the Huskies trip to Arizona and shares his thoughts on the series with Minnesota.


NIU Baseball Podcast: 2/11/14

The NIU Baseball Podcast returns in 2014 for its second season, talking all things NIU baseball with Head Coach Ed Mathey and assistant media relations director Matt Scheerer. Join Ed and Matt as they discuss the upcoming series with Minnesota, preview the 2014 team and some of the happenings in the program.


NIU Fall Baseball Podcast

The first ever fall update from Head Coach Ed Mathey on the NIU Baseball Podcast.

2013: Made 21 appearances, with all but one being in relief ... Struckout one and didn't allow a run in his season debut versus Northern Colorado (Feb. 17) ... Struckout two in a perfect inningat Nevada (Feb. 23) ... Struckout two in and shutout the Zips for an inning at Akron (March 31) ... Had a streak of five scoreless appearances (April 9-28) ... Started his first game as a Huskie, striking out three over 2.2 innings at Bradley (April 30) ... Rebounded from that short start with a scoreless outing at Toledo (May 5) ... Struckout one in 1.1 shutout innings versus Eastern Michigan (May 11).

2012: Made 13 relief pitching appearances, mostly in situational instances ... Hurled 14.1 innings with a 6.91 ERA ... Struckout 18 batters with 10 walks ... Made collegiate debut versus Dayton going 0.1 innings and facing one batter (March 11) ... Pitched season-highs of 5.1 innings and nine stikeouts with zero walks (78 pitches) versus Ball State (May 17) ... Pitched one inning against Akron in the MAC opener, striking out two batters and surrendering one hit (March 30) ... Hurled a then season-high 2.2 against Ohio, fanning three (April 8) ... Surrendered only one hit versus Northwestern at FifthThird Bank Park in one inning on the mound (May 1) ... Pitched one inning versus Milwaukee in the Huskies 10-4 win (May 15).

Played football and baseball at Verona Area High School ... Led team to first-ever WIAA State Tournament appearance senior year, finishing 21-8 and winning sectional ... Named Big-8 Player of the Year senior season ... Also a first team all-area selection (utility) by Wisconsin State Journal and a third team all-state first basemen in 2011 ... Played in the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All Star Classic ... 2011 first team WBCA All-District V infielder ... Had a career batting average of .381 and and a slugging percentage of .519 ... Played for Hitters Baseball Club Summer National Travel team 2010-11 ... Hit .424 senior year, with five home runs and 32 RBI ... Also an accomplished pitcher, recording 93 strikeouts, only 20 walks and a 2.25 ERA, along with an 8-2 record senior year ... Pitched a no-hitter junior year ... Played in the "Pitch and Hit Showcase" and the Twids Futures Showcase in Oklahoma as a junior.

Born September 26, 1992 ... Son of Jan and Brad Neumann ... Plans to major in business administration ... Would like to become a sports agent ... Was a Summit Credit Union Board of Directors Scholarship recipient in 2011 ... Lists music, travel and ping-pong as interests ... Admires Prince Fielder for his power and Chris Capuano for his drive to overcome injury.

2012 0-0 6.91 13/0 0 0 14.1 18 11 11 0 4 10 18 .305 1.98
2013 0-2 9.19 21/1 0 0 15.2 26 18 16 2 6 14 13 .371 2.55
CAREER 0-2 8.10 34/1 0 0 30.0 44 29 27 2 10 24 31 .341 2.27

Innings: 5.1 versus Ball State (May 17, 2012)
Pitch count: 78 versus Ball State (May 17, 2012)
Strikeouts: 9 versus Ball State (May 17, 2012)
Walks: 2 (seven times) last versus Eastern Michigan (May 12, 2013)
Runs: 6 at Bradley (April 30, 2013)