University of Iowa Athletics

#19 Ben Probst

Height 6-1
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Urbandale, Iowa
High School Dowling Catholic
Ben  Probst - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2021 — Went 0-0 with a 3.68 ERA in nine appearances, spanning 7 1/3 innings… allowed two hits and opponents hit .100… issued 10 walks to three strikeouts… didn’t allow a run and allowed one hit over his first six appearances… got an out in Iowa’s two-hit shutout against Ohio State (3/12)… touched 96 on the opening weekend against No. 18/22 Michigan… rated as the 21st-best prospect in the Big Ten for the 2021 MLB Draft by D1Baseball.

2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… went 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA in four appearances… had three strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings… made his first appearance in a year against Saint Joseph’s (2/15), fanning two of the three batters he faced… touched 97 on the radar gun.

2019 — Missed a majority of the 2019 season because of injury… had season-ending Tommy John surgery on March 12… went 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA in two appearances… left his final outing at Hawaii (2/23) because of injury.

2018 — Went 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA in 16 appearances… had 21 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings… earned his first career victory, pitching a scoreless seventh inning in game two against No. 12 Oklahoma State (5/5)… struck out three… pitched a career-long 2 1/3 innings against Missouri (5/1)… tossed two shutout innings, allowing two hits and fanning a career-high four batters in the win over Milwaukee (4/25)… threw two shutout innings as he combined to post Iowa’s first shutout against Northern Illinois (4/17)… tossed two shutout innings — a career-high — against Evansville (3/17), allowing one hit… made his Iowa debut against Ball State (2/24).

at World University Games (2017) — Went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two relief appearances… tossed two innings of shutout relief against Korea (8/26)… didn’t surrender a hit and fanned two… also saw action in gold medal game against Japan (8/29).

High School — 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable-mention All-American… Perfect Game Central All-Region first-team honoree… 2016 Perfect Game High honorable mention… IHSBCA All-State “Super” Team selection as a senior… earned first-team all-state, all-district, and all-conference honors… went 8-1 with a 0.80 ERA in 11 appearances (10 starts)… had 84 strikeouts to 12 walks in 61 innings, allowing just 11 runs (seven earned)… held opposing hitters to a .156 average… led team to a runner-up finish at state in 2017 and to a conference title, finishing with a 36-9 record… played AAU baseball for the Iowa Sticks… seven-time named to the Honor Roll… high school coach was Mark Roering.

Personal — Born Aug. 31, 1998… son of Steve and Patti Probst… has two siblings, Sarah and Matthew… majoring in business.