It’s not always how big you are, what school you came out of, or what your name is……(Seth Simmons and Ben Fultz doing OK for ECU)

Posted by Andy Durham on March 9, 2011 at 8:21 pm under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

I didn’t think that kid from Calvary Baptist, Seth Simmons, was going to anything at East Carolina…..

When I first saw Seth Simmons on the East Carolina baseball roster a few years ago, he didn’t have nothing to show, but now this 5’9 166 pound closer, from Calvary Baptist in Winston-Salem is proving, it’s not always how big you are, where you went to school or what your name is that matters…The kid from Lewisville and tiny Calvary Baptist has something to show for himself and so does Ben Fultz(Ragsdale HS), as you will see on the East Carolina Pirates further below….

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Seth Simmons tied a career-high with six strikeouts and Philip Clark laced a RBI double down the left field line in the ninth as East Carolina (8-3) topped Campbell (6-7), 3-2 Tuesday night at Taylor Field.

With the game knotted at two in the bottom of the seventh, Simmons (1-0) entered the contest with the bases loaded and no outs and retired all three batters he faced striking out the side. In all, the senior right-hander fanned six over three innings allowing a hit and one walk.

More on Seth Simmons:
An all-conference candidate that returns to the closers role for the third-straight season … Ranks second all time at ECU with 20 saves, three shy of the school record … Tied for 10th all-time in saves in C-USA … Three-pitch guy that brings a wealth of experience appearing in 88 games in three seasons out of the bullpen … 2010: Named to the NCBWA Stopper Watch List … Appeared in 28 games as the Pirates closer …

#37 Ben Fultz(Ragsdale High School… .250 avg… 9 games-4 starts…. 16 at bats…. 1 run…. 4 hits…….

More on Ben Fultz:
Ragsdale High School: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Donnie Maness … Earned Piedmont All Conference honors four-straight years … Named team hitter-of-the-year as a sophomore and junior … All-State selection as a senior … As a senior batted .420 … All-Area honorable mention selection as a junior after hitting .426 (29-for-68) with three home runs, 27 RBI, seven doubles, two triples, 28 runs and 17 stolen bases … Selected as the team MVP and named all-area as a sophomore where he batted .456 (37-for-81) with five home runs, 30 RBI, six doubles, six triples, 38 runs and 15 stolen bases … During freshman season batted .400 (32-for-80) with two homers, 21 RBI, nine doubles, 22 runs and four stolen bases … Ranked No. 25 in Impact Baseball’s Top-50 North Carolina 2010 prospects … Three-time N.C. State Games participant … Participated in the 2009 Atlantic Coast Showcase … Played in the 2007 and 2009 World Wood Bat Association National Championships … Four-year honor roll student … Personal: Full name is Benjamin Michael Fultz … Born October 1, 1991 in Greensboro, N.C. … Son of Mike and Kim Fultz … Has two siblings (Allison and Aubrey) … Intended major is exercise physiology.


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