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2013 (Sophomore)
Enjoyed a solid sophomore campaign despite posting a 1-8 record ... spent the majority of the season as Stetson’s Friday night starter ... made 15 starts and tossed 105.2 innings, the most by a Hatter pitcher in five seasons ... owns excellent control as evidenced by his 15 walks and one wild pitch ... threw at least five innings in each of his 15 starts ... went 7.0 innings or more in eight times ... produced five starts of at least seven innings and three or fewer runs ... posted a poor W-L record due mostly to receiving just 3.3 runs of support per game ...  season’s only pitching victory came against Fairfield (3/15) ... allowed one run and scattered eight hits in six innings against the Stags ... fanned a season-high eight batters in no-decision against Northern Kentucky (5/10) ... earned a no-decision against Ohio State (3/2) despite allowing just two runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings ... suffered the loss against Princeton despite allowing only two runs in pitching a complete game ... was 0-5 with a 4.22 ERA in nine A-Sun starts.

2012 (Freshman)
Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team ... Made 13 appearances with 11 starts on the mound for the Hatters ... Pitched five shutout innings in his first collegiate start at Bethune-Cookman (2/28) for his first victory ... Pitched 6.1 innings against South Florida (4/10), but received a no-decision ... Pitched two innings and picked up the win against #1 Florida State (5/08) ... In his first conference start, Powers pitched 8.1 innings against ETSU (5/12) and picked up the win ... Finished the season with a 4-2 record and a 2.70 ERA.

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.

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 ... Finance major.

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