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Danny Benedetti
Danny  Benedetti

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

Last College:
Irvine Valley Junior College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R

As a Junior (2008)

An All-BIG EAST second team selection ... appeared in 48 games, including 41 starts ... batted .342 with 14 doubles, 19 RBI and a .406 on-base percentage ... threw out 19-of-37 (51.3 percent) of base runners ... had 14 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games ... was 2-for-5 with two RBI against Villanova (May 17) ... drew three walks and went 1-for-1 with an RBI at Villanova (May 15) ... had three-consecutive two-hit games in a series against USF (May 10-11) ... went 3-for-4 against West Virginia (May 4) ... collected a double and three RBI against West Virginia (May 3) ... was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI against FDU (April 30) ... had a 3-for-3 day with an RBI at Notre Dame (April 25) ... scored two runs and went 2-for-5 with a double against Pittsburgh (April 20) ... had three RBI and scored two runs at Louisville (April 4) ... went 5-for-11 with four runs scored in a series at Rutgers (March 20-22) ... was 2-for-5 with three runs scored against Albany (March 14) ... went 6-for-12 with two doubles, three RBI and six runs scored in three games at Cal St. Northridge (March 7-9) ... went 1-for-1 with two walks in first-career start against Evansville (Feb. 25).

At Irvine Valley JC

Served as a team captain for the Lasers of the Orange Empire Conference ... batted a team-best .345 in conference games as a sophomore ... threw out 17-of-29 runners attempting to steal (58.6 percent) as a sophomore ... team finished with the best record in school history in 2007. At Los Alamitos Earned four letters playing baseball for the Griffins ... earned the coach's award two times and was the defensive player of the year as a sophomore ... served as a team captain for one season ... caught and also saw time at first and second base.

Personal

Daniel Carson Benedetti ... born in Long Beach, Calif. ... son of John and Cindy Benedetti ... has a sister, Teresa ... lists his Grandpa as the person he most admires ... lists Russell Martin as his favorite athlete ... interested in majoring in history or sport management.

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