Fresno State: (2010) Appeared in 19 games and started 12 ... struck out 34 batters ... recorded an 8.18 ERA and a 1-3 record ... pitched 66.0 innings ... recorded a season-high four strikeouts against Nebraska and Santa Clara. (2009) Earned a starting spot in the weekend rotation as a freshman ... made 12 starts and 16 appearances ... second on the team in strikeouts with 58, struck out a career-high nine batters against New Mexico State on April 10 ... made an NCAA Regional start against UC Irvine ... threw 86.2 innings with a 5.09 ERA ... sported a 4-4 record with three complete games and a save ... faced the minimum 27 batters against Lipscomb on March 28 and became only the second pitcher in Bulldog history to face the minimum ... named WAC Pitcher of the Week and 2009 WAC All-Tournament team.
Roseville HS: Two-year letterwinner in baseball ... two time all-league selection ... Rawlings Pre-Season All-American ... had 72 strikeouts in 52 innings.
Personal: Born on Sept. 15, 1990 in Roseville, Calif. ... parents are Mary and John Benny ... drafted in the 45th round by the Oakland A's ... biggest athletic thrill is pitching in a big game ... his favorite athlete is Nolan Ryan because he is the best pitcher ... chose Fresno State because of the atmosphere and fans.
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