Second-year member of the Blue Hens as a pitcher • will battle for innings as middle reliever.
2016 SEASON (GAME-BY-GAME)
Made 11 appearances, including two starts • came out of the bullpen to throw six shutout innings against St. Joe’s, picking up his first career win (4/19) • struck-out a career best four against Delaware State (3/15) • concluded the season giving up just two runs over his final 10 innings • produced back-to- back scoreless innings at William and Mary (4/29) and against UNCW (5/20) to end the campaign.
Three-year starter on the baseball team at Rising Sun High School for head coaches Clyde Vandyke and Rick Marcus • earned All-State, All-Bayside Conference and All-Region honors as a senior when he went 9-1 with a 0.83 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 50.1 innings • struck out 15 or more batters three times • also batted .413 • three-time All-Cecil County selection • set the Cecil County single season strikeouts record in 2015, as well as the career strikeouts mark (240) • over 57 innings as a junior in 2014, recorded an impressive 1.59 ERA and 6-1 record and averaged 7.8 strikeouts per game • had 18 career pitching victories.
Cole Hunter Benjamin • born May 16, 1997 • son of Haze and Alison Benjamin • mother is a dialysis nurse • enjoys fishing in his free time • has not declared a major at Delaware.
|Hometown:||Rising Sun, Md.|
|High School:||Rising Sun|