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11 Bennett Sousa
Bennett  Sousa

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
North Palm Beach, Fla.

High School:
The Benjamin School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
LHP

06/14/2017

Bennett Sousa Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft

Six Virginia players selected in 2017 MLB Draft

05/20/2017

No. 9 UVA Wins 10-9 at Georgia Tech to Take Series

Cavaliers win sixth straight ACC series

05/14/2017

No. 10 Virginia Tops Miami, 7-4, to Claim Series

Cavaliers win fifth straight ACC series and eighth straight series against Miami

04/18/2017

No. 11 Virginia Cruises Past Longwood, 13-2

UVA limits Lancers to two hits, strikes out 14

04/14/2017

No. 12 Virginia Downs Virginia Tech in 10 Innings, 3-2

Haseley hits go-ahead homer in 10th inning as UVA clinches series

2017
• Selected by Washington Nationals in 34th round of MLB Draft (1,033 overall)
• Pitched in team-high 24 games out of bullpen
• Batters hit just .210 against him
• Gave up one earned run over nine appearances from April 5-May 18
• Earned wins against VCU (3/29), Virginia Tech (4/15) and Longwood (4/18)
• Worked ninth inning and struck out the side in UVA’s ACC tournament win over Clemson (5/26)
• Pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief and struck out career-high six batters against Niagara (3/4)

2016
• Appeared in 16 games, including 13 out of bullpen
• His last three appearances were midweek starts
• Fired scoreless 10th and 11th inning in earning win against Monmouth (3/5)
• Worked into the sixth inning and did not walk a batter in first college start against Radford, earning the win (4/19)

2015
• Made seven appearances out of bullpen
• Recorded scoreless outings in six of his seven games
• Made first ACC appearances against Florida State, pitching on March 21 and 22
• Made UVa debut on Feb. 20 against Marist, working one scoreless inning

THE BENJAMIN SCHOOL
• Named 2014 Second-Team All-American by Perfect Game
• Also named to Perfect Game's Underclass All-America teams in 2012 and 2013
• Named to Palm Beach Post All-Area Team all four years
• Earned Palm Beach County First-Team All-County honors twice at pitcher
• Claimed Florida First-Team All-Region honors as senior
• Was Palm Beach District Pitcher of Year as sophomore
• Coached by Brian Kaplan
• Earned Buccaneer Award his senior year (for leadership)
• Played travel team baseball with Florida Burn

PERSONAL
• Parents are John and Erika Sousa
• Has two sisters, Gretchen and Whitney

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