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Coach Holowaty: “Ben is one of the hardest workers on our team and one of our best team players. Hopefully, he can keep improving as a defensive catcher and help us out.”

High School: Four-year baseball and football letter-winner… three-year starter as a catcher and pitcher in baseball…  in baseball, Division 2 Central Mass and league all-star… member of state title team as a senior captain… sat out much of his junior year in baseball with a torn ACL… in football, a Division 2 offensive all-star and member of 2007 Division 2 Super Bowl championship team…

Other: Five-year member of Northbridge Post 343 American Legion program, helping club to the 2008 zone title…

PERSONAL: born Ben E. A. Richards January 28, 1992… Parents: Kacey and Allan… Major: Physical Education… Career Plans: Teacher… Residence: Whitinsville, MA

Career Statistics Thru 2012


Favorite aspect of Eastern: People

Pregame ritual: Listen to Music

Favorite athlete of all time: Forrest Griffin

 A reasonable annual salary for a pro athlete: 2 Mill

If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money? Spend it.

If you could go out on a date with a celebrity, who would it be? Megan Fox

Your favorite activity other than sports: Xbox

The best place for pizza: Harry's

Favorite  professional sports team: Red Sox

If you had the money, the automobile which you would buy: Mustang

The funniest comedian: Kevin Hart

Favorite movie: Stomp the Yard

The best choice to be the next President of the United States? Mike Vac

Who is the greatest coach of all time in any sport, at any level? Bill Bellicheck

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie quote: Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever.

Favorite TV show: Family Guy

The greatest sports moment of all time: 2010 State Championship.

Your favorite song: HYFR by Drake and Lil Wayne

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Dominican Republic

Favorite college sports team, other than your own: Michigan

Biggest change needed at Eastern: Weight Room

Favorite Smart Phone application: Twitter

Favorite restaurant: Longhorns

If you could go to any sporting event in the world, which would it be? World Series or Superbowl

Who is your favorite musical artist or group? Drake

Favorite Disney character: Goofy

Favorite pet: Dog

Strongest animal: Honeybadger

Waffle or sugar cone: Sugar

World’s most glamorous city: Vegas

2011 World Series champion: Cardinals

Most famous NASCAR driver ever: Dale Earnhardt



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