If you saw Ben Ancheff tossing batting practice for his buddies in a local park, would you chuckle at the sight of such a large fellow on the mound? Perhaps crack an inappropriate joke? The St. Thomas University right-hander might be largest pitcher you will ever see.
But he’s a college athlete — a darn, good one. And you probably aren’t.
Ancheff, a transfer from the University of Central Arkansas, is listed at 6-foot-2, 300 pounds on the Bobcats’ official website. That seems quite generous, as he is the same height as a former New England Patriots defensive tackle — 325-pound Vince Wilfork — and looks like he could take Wilfork in a chicken-wing eating contest.