Tremendous defensive player who is the Tigers’ returning starter at shortstop ... helped Tigers set a school record with a .971 fielding percentage ... also helped Tigers tie a school record with 60 double plays ... could also see action at other three infield positions ... very good bunter ... has made tremendous improvement ... hard worker who loves to play baseball ... has improved offensive skills ... very good student who has been named to the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s List twice.
2012 SEASON: Appeared in 54 games and started 50 times ... played shortstop 52 games ... played second base once and third base once ... had outstanding defensive season, making only nine errors in 224 fielding chances for a .960 fielding percentage ... participated in 32 double plays ... made only one error in final 15 games ... led Tigers with 12 sacrifice bunts, setting a school record ... handled 20 fielding chances without an error in CAA Tournament ... batted .204 with 19 runs scored and 17 RBI’s ... had four doubles ... had two three-hit games and six two-hit games ... led Tigers to doubleheader sweep over Central Connecticut by going three-for-four with two runs scored ... had two hits and drove in one run to lead Tigers to a 6-1 win over Delaware ... also had two hits in 3-2 win over Delaware in series finale ... had an RBI double at Virginia ... helped Tigers to a 14-10 win over Old Dominion with three hits and two RBI’s ... batted .500 in series against Old Dominion with three RBI’s ... had two hits and scored two runs in loss at Elon ... had nine assists in win at Elon ... had second three-hit game of season in 11-1 victory over Georgia State ... also doubled and drove in two runs against Georgia State ... singled and scored a run in 4-3 win over Hofstra ... had two sacrifice hits in Tigers’ 8-3 win over James Madison ... helped Tigers to an 11-10 win over James Madison with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI’s ... scored a run and had one RBI in Tigers’ CAA Tournament loss to Delaware.
2011 SEASON: Appeared in 20 games as a freshman ... made 11 starts ... started seven games at first game and one game at shortstop ... also started a game at third base ... served as Tigers’ designated hitter twice ... batted .357 in part-time role ... scored six runs with three doubles and five runs batted in ... had three stolen bases in four attempts ... also compiled a .429 on-base percentage ... had a .971 fielding percentage with only two errors in 70 fielding chances ... went three-for-five as a pinch hitter ... had first career hit in pinch hitting role against Fordham ... made first start of career at shortstop in game against Marist ... went 0-for-3 with a stolen base and scored a run ... participated in second triple play in school history in ninth inning against Marist ... triple play started when pitcher Chris Acker caught a line drive and turned to second base to Bennett for the second out before Bennett fired to first base, retiring the side ... started both games of series at No. 3 Virginia due to injury to Austin Harclerode ... went three-for-six in series at Virginia ... had two hits in series opener, a 6-0 loss ... doubled in second game, a 5-0 loss to the Cavaliers, who made it to the College World Series ... also handled 18 fielding chances without an error in series at Virginia ... served as Tigers’ DH in two games at Hofstra ... helped Tigers to three-game sweep over Northeastern by batting .333 ... went two-for-three and scored a run in 5-3 win over the Huskies ... made lone start of season at third base in series finale at Old Dominion ... led Tigers to 5-2 victory over ODU with two hits and two RBI’s ... had an RBI double in the second inning to tie the game at 2-2 ... contributed a run scoring single in the fourth inning, giving Tigers a lead they never relinquished ... helped Tigers to an 8-1 victory at Bucknell with a double ... helped Tigers to win over Maryland Eastern Shore with a pinch hit single that drove in a run ... drew two walks and singled in 21-9 victory over Delaware State ... drew a walk as a pinch hitter in Tigers’ 3-2 victory over Maryland ... had another pinch hit single and scored a run in loss at UMBC ... had two hits and drove in a run in loss at George Washington ... played second base as a defensive reserve in season finale against William and Mary.
BACKGROUND: Named first team All-Mid-Shore selection at shortstop at Colonel Richardson High School as a junior and senior ... batted .531 as a senior for Coach Dan Magnum ... tenth-leading hitter in the state of Maryland ... led the Colonels to back-to-back Bayside Conference championships in 2008 and 2009 ... member of the Colonels’ state championship baseball team in 2007 ... two-time All-Mid-Shore soccer player for the Colonels ... vice-president of National Honor Society ... outstanding student who was the salutatorian of his senior class.
PERSONAL: Has two younger brothers ... career goal is to become a U.S. Marshall ... lists parents as the people he admires most ... favorite athlete is major league infielder David Eckstein ... avid fan of the Washington Redskins ... favorite television show is “Scrubs” ... lists Blake Shelton as his favorite musician ... most memorable moment was winning the state championship at Colonel Richardson High School ... father is a sales representative ... mother is a pharmaceutical technician ... son of Ray and Amy Bennett ... born on October 30, 1992 in Federalsburg, Md. ... major is criminal justice.