Ben McLaughlin - Baseball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#6 Ben McLaughlin

INF | Sr. | 6-3 | 210 | L/R | Golden, Colo. | Golden HS / Hutchinson CC

MLB Draft
2024 – Arizona Diamondbacks, 9th round (No. 284 overall)

Senior (2024)
» NCAA Fayetteville Regional All-Tournament Team
» Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

Played in 60 games with 59 starts (57 at first base, two as designated hitter) … One of only two Hogs, along with INF Wehiwa Aloy, to play in all 60 games during the 2024 campaign … Slashed .302/.447/.490 with 9 home runs and 42 RBI on the year … Drew 50 walks, tied for sixth most in a season in program history.

Junior (2023)
» First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Played in 28 games with 21 starts (16 as designated hitter, three at first base, two at third base), slashing .346/.442/.487 with two homers and 14 runs batted in … Scored 12 runs on the year … Racked up 27 hits, including three doubles and one triple … Drew 11 walks and was hit by four pitches … Eight multi-hit games, including one three-hit game, and three multi-RBI games … Season-long seven-game hitting streak and 18-game reached base streak … In SEC play, slashed .333/.460/.510 with two home runs and nine RBI over 16 games … Also made three appearances on the mound during the season, posting an 0-1 record with a 16.88 ERA and four strikeouts in 2.2 innings of work … Made his Razorback debut vs. #9 Oklahoma State (Feb. 19) in the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas … Collected his first two RBI as a Razorback against EIU (Feb. 25) … Made his debut on the mound against Omaha (March 28), striking out two in a scoreless inning of work … Had two hits, including a triple, in a start as designated hitter against #16 Tennessee (April 16) … Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and was hit by two pitches at Georgia (April 20) … Launched his first home run as a Razorback against Texas A&M (April 28), finishing the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, two RBI and a walk … Had a season-high three hits and drew a season-high two walks at Mississippi State (May 7) … Swatted his second home run of the season against #6 South Carolina (May 14) … In the NCAA Fayetteville Regional, started at third base vs. Santa Clara (June 4) and #17 TCU (June 5).

Sophomore at Hutchinson Community College (2022)
» NJCAA ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award (3B)
» NJCAA All-American (Second Team)
» Region VI Defensive Player of the Year
» Region VI Gold Glove Award (3B)
» All-KJCCC (First Team)
» All-Region VI (First Team)

Played in 60 games, slashing .411/.511/.804 with 19 home runs and 83 RBI … Scored 69 runs on the year … Racked up 88 hits, including 23 doubles and two triples … Drew 33 walks … 7-for-11 in stolen base attempts … Posted 29 multi-hit games, including 17 two-hit games and 12 three-hit games and 23 multi-RBI games … Recorded a season-long 16-game hitting streak … Defensively, committed only three errors in 221 total chances (.986 fielding percentage) … In conference play, slashed .431/.544/.836 with 13, doubles, 10 homers and 39 runs batted in over 32 games … Finished the season tied for seventh in the NJCAA in RBI (83) and ranked No. 8 in the nation in total bases (172) … His 19 homers tied for No. 15 in the NJCAA … Swatted two solo home runs in the season opener at Southeast CC (Feb. 10) … Went 3-for-5 with a home run and a season-high five RBI at Dodge City CC (May 6).

Freshman at Hutchinson Community College (2021)
Played in 50 games, slashing .366/.465/.695 with 13 home runs and 58 RBI … Scored 53 runs on the year … Totaled 60 hits, including 13 doubles and a triple … Drew 28 walks … 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts … In conference play, slashed .402/.482/.794 with 11 homers and 39 RBI over 31 games … Recorded a season-best four hits, including a double and a home run, with three RBI in game one of a doubleheader against Pratt CC (April 3) … In the second game of the twin bill against Pratt CC, tallied a school-record nine RBI on three hits — all of which were home runs … Socked two homers at Dodge City CC (May 6), driving in three runs.

High School
Attended Golden High School in Golden, Colo. … Also played basketball.