Baseball

Adrian Benitez
Adrian Benitez

Class: SO

Hometown: Hialeah, FL

Height: 6-0

ADRIAN AT A GLANCE: Throws three pitches for strikes…Extremely tough competitor with a strong arm…Looks to add depth to the Buccaneers’ bullpen.

FRESHMAN (2013): Led the Bucs’ bullpen with 19 appearances in relief and collected two saves… Tossed 39.0 innings and struck out 40 batters…Finished with a 5-1 record to go along with a 2.77 ERA…Pitched a career-high seven innings and struck out six batters in a 6-4 loss to No. 2 Tampa on Mar. 28th…Played in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with the Saratoga Brigade…Pitched 41 innings, and finished the summer with 38 K’s and only 11 walks…Threw a complete nine-inning game against North Adams in which he allowed just one run and two hits.

RED-SHIRT (2012): Did not participate.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mater Academy in 2011 and was a four-year letter winner under Eddie Gorriz…Finished with a 7-2 record, a 2.22 earned run average and 62 strikeouts his senior year...Struck out 136 in his four-year career and finished with a 22-8 overall record to go along with a 2.66 earned run average...Played in the futures Collegiate Baseball League with the North Shore Navigators...Struck out 37 batters helping the Navigators to a second-place finish.

PERSONAL: Son of Adolfo Benitez and Haydee Herrera…Majoring in criminology. Has a younger sister, Adriana.

Year

era

w-l

app

gs

cg

sho

sv

ip

h

r

er

bb

so

2b

3b

hr

bf

bavg

wp

hbp

bk

sfa

sha

2013....

2.77

5-1

19

0

0

0/0

2

39.0

39

13

12

12

40

6

1

0

168

.257

0

2

1

1

1

TOTAL...

2.77

5-1

19

0

0

0/0

2

39.0

39

13

12

12

40

6

1

0

168

.257

0

2

1

1

1

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Innings pitched: 7.0, Tampa, 03/28/13
Walks allowed: 3, at Eckerd, 05/05/13
Strikeouts: 6, Tampa, 03/28/13 ; at Eckerd, 05/05/13
Batters faced: 26, Tampa, 03/28/13
Field chances: 5, Tampa, 03/28/13
Putouts: 2, Tampa, 03/28/13
Assists: 2, Georgia Southwestern, 02/02/13 ; Tampa, 03/28/13
Runners CS: 1, at Nova Southeastern, 03/22/13 ; Tampa, 03/28/13 ; at Rollins, 04/05/13

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