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Jon Benick
Jon Benick

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glen Lyon, Pa.

High School:
Auburn

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
C



2000: One of Virginia?s most consistent and versatile players ... Named First Team All-ACC and to the ACC All-Tournament Team after guiding UVa to the semi-finals of the ACC Tournament ... Had a solid outing in the ACC Tournament (5/17-5/20) after going 6-14 at the plate with five runs scored in Virginia?s first three games ... Finished 3-4 at the plate with three RBI to guide Virginia to a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Bucknell (2/26) ... Went 3-5 at the the plate with five RBI?s and runs and hit his seventh home run of the year in Virginia?s 13-10 victory over Maryland (4/29) ... Went 2-4 at the plate and scored the game-tying run in Virginia?s 2-1 victory over the #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles (4/2) ... Finished 3-5 at the plate with an RBI and scored a run in Virginia?s 8-7 victory over VCU (3/6) ... Ended the Georgia Tech series (April 14-16) with a mark of 5-12 at the plate with two runs and one RBI, and gathered his sixth home run of the season in the series ... Went 3-5 with one RBI and scored a run in UVa?s 14-14 tie with Old Dominion ... Finished 5-11 at the plate with three runs and one RBI in the North Carolina series (4/21-4/23), including a game where he went 3-4 with two runs (4/23) to guide Virginia to a 10-6 victory over UNC ... Finished with three RBI after going 1-3 at the plate with a run scored in Virginia?s 11-0 victory over #6 Clemson (5/14) ... Hit his first home run of the season when he blasted a solo shot over the right-center field fence at Liberty on Feb. 23 ... Went 2-3 (with a home run) at the plate with two RBI and a run scored in UVa?s 4-3 victory over George Mason (3/2) ... Went 2-4 at the plate with three RBI and three runs scored in Virginia?s 10-9 victory over Wake Forest (3/25) ... Finished 2-4 with two RBI and a run against Liberty (2/25) ... Hit his third home run of the season and finished 2-5 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored against Seton Hall (3/4) ... Went 2-5 with three RBI and a run scored in Virginia?s 10-4 victory over Duke (4/7) ... Hit a towering three-run home run over the left field scoreboard at the UVa Baseball Field in Virginia?s 11-5 victory over Princeton (3/14) ... Went 1-3 at the plate and scored three runs against N.C. State (3/17) ... Opened the season as UVa?s starting catcher vs. LSU (2/12) ...

1999: Second-team All-ACC selection ... Established school-record for hits in a season with 88 and multiple-hit games in a season with 29 ... Totaled 136 total bases (second all-time at UVa), 54 RBI (tied for sixth all-time at UVa) and 16 doubles (tied for sixth all-time at UVa) ... Led team in virtually every offensive category ... Enjoyed a 12-game hitting streak in late April, early May, during which time he is hitting .471 (24-for-51) with 14 RBI, six 2B and two home runs ... Hit .410 (41-for-100) in ACC play with 16 runs, eight doubles, three home runs and 18 RBI ... Hit safely in 44 of 55 games this season, including 18 of the last 20 and 26 of the last 29 ... Led team with 29 multiple-hit games, including 11 in the last 20 games and 19 in the last 29 games ... Did not go more than three games or 11 at bats without a hit ... Posted four hitting streaks of seven or more games, two of eight games ... Hit safely in eight straight games from March 27 to April 4, during which time he hit .564 (22-for-39) with four doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI and had at least two hits in all eight games ... Enjoyed an eight-game streak, hitting safely in each of the Cavaliers first eight games this season ... Hit .500 (15-for-30) during that streak with three doubles and nine RBI, collecting two or more hits five times ... Got first hit as a Cavalier Jan. 29 against Jacksonville ... Had a single and a stolen base Jan. 30 against former team Auburn ... Went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and five RBI Jan. 31 against Oklahoma ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI double to propel UVa to a 5-1 victory Feb. 12 at The Citadel ... Posted third multiple-hit game of the season with a pair of singles Feb. 14 against Virginia Commonwealth ... Named to All-Shootout team at Winn-Dixie Shootout in Charleston, S.C., after hitting .545 (6-for-11) on the weekend ... Went 4-for-6 in a doubleheader Feb. 20 against Penn State, going 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI in the opener and 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI in the nightcap ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI March 2 against William & Mary ... Had his second consecutive game with a homer March 4 against Radford, going 1-for-3 with two RBI ... Went 4-for12 with four runs, four RBI, a triple and a home run in three game series against Rhode Island ... Totaled seven total bases in second game March 6 against Rhode Island, going 2-for-5 with two runs, a triple, a home run and three RBI ... Blasted a 515-foot home run March 17 at UNC Greensboro and went 2-for-5 on the day ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and a double March 19 against Duke ... Collected three hits with two RBI March 27 against N.C. State ... Went 4-for-5 with two runs, three RBI, two doubles, a home run and a career- and team season-high nine total bases March 28 against N.C. State ... Hit ..533 (8-for-15) in three games against Georgia Tech with three runs, three RBI, a double and a home run ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs, a double and a solo homer April 4 in the series finale against the Yellow Jackets ... Hit a home run in back-to-back games for the second time April 6 at Richmond, going 3-for-5 on the day ... Went 2-for-5 with two runs, three RBI and a double April 7 against VCU ... Hit .385 (5-for-13) in three-game series at Wake Forest, including a 3-for-5 day in the second game ... Went 5-for-11 with two runs, an RBI and a double in three games at North Carolina while playing with a severely strained hamstring ... Went 7-for-15 with two runs, four RBI, and a double in three-game series against Maryland ... Had a career-high tying four hits in six at bats with two runs scored, two RBI and a double April 24 against the Terrapins ... Went 3-for-4 with a run scored April 27 against Liberty ... Hit .364 (4-for-11) with two runs, an RBI and a double in three-game series at Clemson ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in first game at Clemson ... Blasted a home run and went 2-for-5 with two RBI May 4 at George Mason ... Home run against Patriots broke John Galloway?s 1996 school record for hits in a season ... Tied career high for hits (4) and total bases (9) May 15 at James Madison with two doubles and a home run ... Also had career-high six RBI and career-high three runs scored against Dukes ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI May 20 against N.C. State at the ACC Tournament.

At Auburn: Saw action as an outfielder, designated hitter and catcher as a freshman in 1998 ? Played in 17 games, starting six times ? Went 4-for-31 (.129) with a double and two RBI ? Had his first-career hit against Clemson ? Doubled and scored two runs against UNC Charlotte ? Drove in runs against VCU and VMI. Prep & Personal: Drafted by Tampa Bay in 1997 (87th round) ... Won four letters at Greater Nanticoke H.S. ? Hit .490 with seven home runs and 22 RBI as a senior ? Also lettered in golf ... Featured in a story regarding talented young hitters that appeared in Sports Illustrated?s 1997 Baseball Preview ? Born Sept. 26, 1979 in Glen Lyon, Pa.