Ben Klimesh '12 Named to Midwest League All-Star Team
San Antonio - Former Trinity Tiger baseball standout Ben Klimesh pitched in the Midwest League All-Star Game in Dayton, Ohio, on June 18.
Klimesh, a member of the Dayton Dragons, threw for the Eastern Division All-Stars. Heading into the game, he pitched in 19 games this season, with a spotless 3-0 record and a 3.18 ERA. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has also recorded four saves for the Dragons, a Class A farm club of the Cincinnati Reds.
Following his career with the Tigers, Klimesh was selected by the Reds organization in the 15th round of the 2012 Major League Draft.
During his senior season at Trinity (2012), Klimesh broke several school and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference records in leading the Tigers to an SCAC title and a third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Playoffs. The Wilmette, Illinois native also became Trinity's record-holder in single-season and career strikeouts, as well as single-season and career victories.
Klimesh also became the SCAC's strikeout king for both single season and a career, and his numbers also ranked him in the top-10 in NCAA history for strikeouts.
During the 2012 Tigers season, Klimesh posted a 13-3 record, with a 1.71 ERA over 17 games. He recorded two shutouts and nine complete games for Trinity. Klimesh fanned 154 batters and walked just 40 for the year. He was elected the SCAC Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season.