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Carmen Benedetti weighs in on finding his grove through offseason preparation, becoming a true all-around threat, and explains how a simple game of catch with coach Erik Bakich earned him a spot in the pitching rotation.
Sophomore (2015) ...Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist ... Big Ten Player of the Week (April 20) ... Named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List ... Doubled in the ninth inning at Long Beach State (Feb. 14) ... Hit 2-for-5 with an RBI vs. Tennessee Tech (Feb. 20) ... Went 2-for-4, including a double and three RBIs against Davidson (Feb. 21) ... Mashed a three-run home run vs. Tennessee Tech (Feb. 21) ... Pitched 1.2 shutout innings vs. Davidson (Feb. 22) ... Hit .333 with seven RBIs over the weekend in Savannah, Ga. (Feb. 24) ... Hit 2-for-3 with a double against Siena (Feb. 27) ... Knocked in three runs against Siena (March 1) ... Went 2-for-5 with a double at Stetson (March 3) ... Went 2-for-4 and scored a run against UMBC (March 6) ... Hit 3-for-4 including a double and six RBIs vs. Toledo (March 7) ... Batted 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs at Coastal Carolina (March 7) ... Struck out both batters faced at Coastal Carolina (March 7) ... Tallied 10 RBIs in two games on March 7 ... Had a streak of four multi-hit games (March 3-7) ... Batted .424 with five doubles and 14 RBIs over spring break trip (Feb. 27- March 7) ... Hit an RBI double at Nebraska (March 21) ... Drew two walks at Nebraska (March 22) ... Hit first career triple and knocked in three runs vs. Bowling Green (March 24) ... Went 2-for-3 with one RBI vs. Maryland (March 28) ... Recorded an RBI double and struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief vs. Toledo (March 31) ... Scored a run and stole a base vs. Central Michigan (April 1) ... Also struck out two in a shutout inning of relief vs. Central Michigan (April 1) ... Hit 3-for-4 including a double and two runs in early game of a doubleheader at Indiana (April 4) ... Added a three-run homerun and struck out two in one scoreless inning in nightcap at Indiana (April 4) ... Batted 3-for-4 with a HR and two RBI at Indiana (April 5) ... Finished 7-for-13 (.538) in Indiana series, including two HRs and six RBI (April 4-5) ... Hit 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored vs. Eastern Michigan (April 7) ... Hit 2-for-4 with an RBI at Penn State (April 11) ... Also pitched two shutout innings in relief, allowing just one hit while striking out four ... Hit 2-for-4 and struck out two in a scoreless inning vs. Michigan State (April 14) ... Batted 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Eastern Michigan (April 15) ... Hit 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk vs. Purdue (April 17) ... Hit 4-for-5 with an RBI vs. Purdue (April 18) ... Hit 3-for-5 with 4 RBI and three doubles, and struck out two to earn a save in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Purdue (April 18) ... Walked twice vs. Oakland (April 21) ... Knocked in a run in the first game and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in the second game of a doubleheader at Minnesota (April 25) ... Hit 2-for-3 with two doubles and two walks, and scored twice at Minnesota (April 26) ... Went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI vs. Iowa (May 1) ... Went 4-for-5 with three doubles and 5 RBI vs. Iowa (May 2) ... Finished a three-game series vs. Iowa (May 1-3) hitting .500 (7-for-14) with four doubles, eight RBI, and two runs scored ... Had two RBI, a double, and a walk at Central Michigan (May 6) ... Hit 2-for-4 with two RBI vs. Northwestern (May 8) ... Knocked in three RBI vs. Northwestern (May 9) ... Drew two walks vs. Northwestern (May 9).
Freshman (2014) ... Big Ten All-Freshman team ... Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American ... Appeared in 49 games with 42 starts for the Maize and Blue ... Hit .275 with 12 doubles, a pair of home runs, nine runs scored and 28 RBI ... Sported a .392 slugging and a .318 on-base percentage ... In Big Ten play, hit .291 with eight doubles and 15 RBI ... Tied for second in the Big Ten with seven sacrifice flies ... Tied for third in the Big Ten with the eight doubles in conference-only contests ... Was 3-for-4 with three doubles and four RBI in the win over Illinois (April 12) ... Had the game-winning RBI in the 12th inning and had three hits in a win over Purdue (April 18) ... Belted a home run in the Big Ten Tournament win over Iowa (May 23) ... Had four RBI, including his first career home run, in a win over Oakland (May 7) ... Had nine multi-hit games and six multi-RBI performances ... Was 2-for-4, including his first collegiate hit, against Appalachian State (March 1) ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a win over Nebraska (April 27).
Prep ... Graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School (2013) ... Hit .500 with six home runs and 33 RBI's for Grosse Pointe South his senior season ... Is a three-time All-State first team selection ... Was named the 2013 MHSBCA Co-Mr. Baseball ... Won four district championships while at Grosse Pointe South ... Was a 2013 Louisville Slugger All-America first team selection as well as a preseason honoree ... A two-time captain at Grosse Pointe South ... Played in the 2013 MHSBCA East/West All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... A three-time All-District, All-Macomb Area Conference, All-Region and Dream Team selection ... Broke Grosse Pointe South' single-season records for batting average (.557), hits (54), RBI's (49) and doubles (17) ... Is South's career leader in batting average (.492), hits (174), doubles (42), home runs (22), RBI's (143) and walks (88) ... Played summer baseball for Underwood Orr, the Ann Arbor Travelers and South Farmington Blues ... Played in the Perfect Game WWBA Under-16 National Championship in Georgia in 2011 ... Was an honor roll student at Grosse Pointe South.
Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Undecided major ... Son of Phil and Denise Benedetti ... Born Oct. 29, 1994.
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