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Hot start for DMACC’s Ben Allen

Des Moines Area Community College freshman and Alexandria native Ben Allen is off to a hot start with the Bears’ baseball team this season.

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Allen’s biggest performance so far was a 2-for-4 game at the plate against North Iowa Area Community College in the first game of a doubleheader on April 12. Allen drove in five RBIs in the game, including four in a grand slam.

Through 19 games this season, Allen has 20 hits in 53 at bats for a .377 average. He has driven in 15 RBIs and has scored 15 runs.

The DMACC baseball team is 28-13 overall this season and is ranked eighth among Division II junior college baseball teams.