June 4, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. -- University of Michigan baseball freshmen Brett Adcock (Kawkawlin, Mich./Bay City Western) and Carmen Benedetti (Grosse Pointe, Mich./South) were named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-Americans by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the publication announced this morning (Wednesday, June 4). The duo gives Michigan five Freshman All-Americans in the past two seasons.
Adcock was 7-3 with a 2.87 earned-run average and 61 strikeouts in 53.1 innings of work his rookie campaign. He was named the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week on May 13 after striking out seven and allowing just two hits in an eight-inning start against Ohio State (May 11). He also struck out seven and did not give up a hit in the first five innings of his Big Ten Tournament start against Indiana (May 22). Adcock tied for fourth in the Big Ten with seven wins and tied for eighth in the league in strikeouts. In Big Ten games only, Adcock was 6-1 with a 2.30 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 27.1 innings pitched. He had six strikeouts apiece in wins over Purdue (April 18) and Northwestern (May 4).
Benedetti hit .275 with 12 doubles, a pair of home runs and 28 RBI in 49 games for Michigan. He belted a home run in the 7-1 win over Iowa (May 23) in the Big Ten Tournament and broke a 6-all tie with a double in the 12th inning of Michigan's win over Purdue (April 18). Benedetti became the first Michigan player to have three doubles in a game since 2011 in a 17-9 win over Illinois (April 12). He had eight doubles and 15 RBI in Big Ten play and tied for second in the league with seven sacrifice flies.
Last season, Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer), Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) and Evan Hill (Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant) were named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-Americans.
Michigan finished the 2014 season with a 30-29-1 overall record and a 13-11 mark in Big Ten play. Michigan ended in a tie for fourth in the Big Ten regular season and was one of the last four teams remaining in the Big Ten Tournament.
Contact: Kent Reichert