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Georgetown’s Ben Abram heading to College World Series

The Georgetown native is set to take on the Ole Miss Rebels with the Oklahoma Sooners tonight
Ben Abram pitches for the Oklahoma Sooners.

Ben Abram has certainly come a long way from his early baseball days on the local field, donning the red Georgetown Eagles jersey. Now, you can catch him with the University of Oklahoma Sooners, throwing 90-mile-per-hour heaters to the toughest hitters in college baseball.
The local youth is headed to the College World Series this weekend. The finals matchup is set for tonight (June 25) at 7 p.m., when the Oklahoma Sooners will take on the Ole Miss Rebels in a best of three game series. 
Abram isn't your typical pitcher; he stands at a staggering 6'8 and weighs in at 243 pounds. There’s also a lot of power behind his pitch, earning him the nickname "Big Ben."
The 2022 season for Abram has been a challenging one with a 9.28 Earned Run Average (ERA), but his past success and veteran leadership as a senior still garners respect on the field.
Abram’s star has been rising since he dominated with the Ontario Terries for the elite level baseball in Ontario, and even represented Team Canada in MLB Spring Training and Pan-American International Play in 2017 and 2018.
The San Diego Padres drafted Abram in the 37th round in the 2018 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Not approached with a contract by the Padres, he dominated his freshman season in 2019 with the Oklahoma Sooners. Abram pitched to a 4.74 ERA, with 52 strikeouts, in 63.2 innings pitched. After the season, he was named a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American for his outstanding performance.
With so little Canadian representation in collegiate and professional baseball, Abram serves as an inspiration for aspiring baseball players in Georgetown. From representing Team Canada on the national stage to becoming a Division-1 athlete and getting drafted into the MLB, Abram certainly stands out in his pursuit of glory at the College World Series Final.