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PERSONAL: Full name is Benjamin D. Rakus ... Was born on July 9, 1993, in Massachusetts ... Is the son of Ed and Judith Rakus ... Has two brothers – Eric and Keith – both of who were college athletes, one in football at Lehigh and the other played baseball at Vermont ... Is a Sports Management major.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a multi-year letter-winners in baseball and golf at New Smyrna Beach High School for coach Jose Fernandez ... Set the school record for batting average and RBI as a hitter while also setting marks for wins and strikeouts on the mound ... As a junior, he batted .375 and had an ERA of 1.35 ... Tossed 12 innings in one day to help team win a state championship ... Was an honor roll student and was named the sports marketing student of the year. PERSONAL: Full name is Joshua Lee Powers ... Was born on February 13, 1993, in Daytona Beach, Florida ... Is the son of Marvin and Pamela Powers ... Has two sisters – Sarah and Rachel ... Is a Marketing major.

2011 (Sophomore): Saw action in 25 games, two as a starter in the outfield ... Was limited for most of the season after breaking his finger on a bunt attempt at Florida State (3/23) ... Had just one hit in nine at bats following the injury ... Was selected to the A-Sun Academic All-Conference team for the second time. 2010 (Freshman): Played in 42 games with 21 starts before suffering a season-ending wrist injury diving for a ball in right field ... Earned A-Sun All-Academic Team honors ... A solid defensive outfielder who committed just one error in 64 chances for a .984 fielding percentage ... Finished with six multiple-hit games ... Longest hitting streak of the season was four games ... Was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored against Kansas State (3/5) ... Picked up a pair of RBI with a pinch-hit single in win over Old Dominion (3/14) ... Was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored in win over Campbell (4/1).

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-year letter winner in baseball, basketball and football at Suffield Academy in West Suffield, Connecticut ... In baseball he was second team AllLeague player for coach Bryan Brissette as a freshman and sophomore before earning first team honors as a junior and senior . .. Was named team MVP following his junior and senior seasons and was named Player of the Year as a senior in 2011 ... As a senior, he posted a 6-1 record with a 1.25 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 44.2 innings of work ... As a junior, was 5-2 with a 3.22 ERA with 74 strikeouts in 45.2 innings ... Helped his team to a 14-1 record and a Western New England championship ... Played American Legion ball for the Winsor Locks, earning Pitcher of the Year honors and posting a total record of 23-4 ... Was an honor roll student as a freshman and senior.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, Florida ... Earned Commended Scholar status and was an Honor Roll member ... Earned two varsity letters in baseball ... Played for the Timberwolves under head coach Greg Jones ... Was district Player of the Year, All-Big Bend Conference and honorable mention All-State ... Batted .417 with three home runs as a senior ... Helped team to a state runner-up finish in class 5A. PERSONAL: Full name is James W. Rasmussen ... Was born on November 18, 1990, in Tallahassee, Florida ... Is the son of Joanne and David Rasmussen of Tallahassee ... Is majoring in Finance.

James Rasmussen Career Statistics Year

2010 2011 TOTAL

gp-gs

ab

r

h

2b

3b

hr

rbi

tb

slg%

bb

hbp

so

gdp

ob%

sf sh

.272 42-21 .143 25-2 .253 67-23

avg

81 14 95

11 5 16

22 2 24

3 0 3

0 0 0

0 0 0

10 1 11

25 2 27

.309 .143 .284

7 1 8

2 0 2

25 5 30

0 0 0

.344 .200 .324

0 0 0

1 2 3

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sb-att

po

a

e

fld%

1-1 1-1 2-2

62 15 77

1 1 2

1 1 2

.984 .941 .975

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