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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