Slick Fielding Infielder Signs With Dawgs for 2017!

The DiamondDawgs are pleased to announce the signing of junior slick fielding infielder BEN HAEFNER from University of Buffalo!

“We are ecstatic to be able to bring in Ben for the summer 2017 “, said DiamondDawgs owner and president Travis Heiser. ” Again, he is an older player that we will look to be a leader. He is a very smooth infielder that will routinely make plays. At the plate he is a very tough out as he strikes out very little and has a good on base percentage. He will fit very well in Coach Nation’s High pressure offense”.

“The DiamondDawgs are a proven summer program that emphasizes development and winning” said Haefner. “I have heard nothing but positive reviews from past DiamondDawgs I know. I am looking forward becoming the best ballplayer I can be with the help of the tremendous coaching staff. My only goal for the season will be to do everything in my power to bring the PGCBL championship back to Mohawk Valley”.

Please join us in welcoming Ben to the DiamondDawgs Family!

Go Dawgs!

Ben Haefner Profile:

2016: Appeared in 42 games while earning the start in the infield in 35 games as a redshirt sophomore… finished the season with 29 hits and a .246 batting average… scored 16 runs while notching four doubles and 10 RBI… ranked third on the team in walks with 31 while ranking second in on base percentage (.410)… closed out the season with eight multi-hit games… went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored against Toledo (3/25)… opened the season going 2-for-3 with two walks against Air Force (2/19)… went 2-for-6 with a season-high three runs scored in the Bulls win over Mount St. Mary’s (3/12)… notched eight multi-walk games on the year… earned a spot on the Academic All-MAC team for the second straight season.


2015: Turned into a key starter for the Bulls at second base as he appeared in 38 games while starting 33… the redshirt freshman finished second on the team in batting average (.302) while notching 35 hits… ranked third on the team with six doubles and third on the team in RBI’s with 20… he was tied for the team lead in walks with 28 while also scoring 19 runs… ranked second on the team with a .454 on base percentage while owning a .371 slugging percentage… had the best game of his career against Bowling Green (5/15) as he went 4-for-7 at the plate with a double, a run and a career-high four RBI’s… finished the season with seven multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games… finished the season with three stolen bases… notched a team-leading and career-best 12-game hitting streak from 4/14 – 5/12… eanred a spot on the Academic ALL-MAC team.


2014: Did not appear in any games…Redshirted.


High School: Earned three letters and was captain for one season at Lancaster, under head coach Mark Dalfonso… served as the team’s starting shortstop… three-time member of the ECIC first team… led the team to a ECIC Division I title, and one ECIC Section VI title… played summer ball for Academy Stars and Leib’s Baseball.


Personal: Born March 9, 1995… son of Kevin and Denise… has two brothers, Samuel and Andrew, and one sister, Megan… will major in exercise science… favorite athlete is Derek Jeter… favorite movies are Saving Private Ryan and Sandlot… lists his greatest athletic experience as scoring the winning run to take the sectional title as a junior.