AS A SENIOR IN 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics Earned the win vs. Charlotte (4/30) pitching 6.2 innings giving up one run ... Pitched eight innings vs. Harvard (4/20) giving up one run and striking out seven ... At Temple (4/17) went 5.2 innings with five strikeouts ... Pitched 2.2 innings giving up no runs and striking out one vs. Albany (4/2) ... At Hartford (3/31) pitched 2.0 innings with no runs and one strikeout in a combined shutout ... At George Washington (3/25), pitched 3.2 innings ... Pitched 4.2 innings striking out three vs. Indiana (3/16).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics Made 12 appearances out of the bullpen and was 2-1 with a 6.65 ERA in 21.2 innings ... Walked seven and struck out 16 ... Did not allow a run in final three appearances of the season, including 1.1 hitless innings at Quinnipiac (5/11), 0.2 at Xavier (5/15) and 3.0 scoreless vs. La Salle (5/22) ... Struck out three batters in the outing vs. the Explorers ... Worked 0.2 innings against Northeastern (4/14) ...pitched 3.1 scoreless innings of relief, striking out four at William and Mary (3/19).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009:Game-By-Game Statistics Made 16 appearances out of the bullpen for a total of 31.0 innings ... Was the only pitcher with 20+ innings on the UMass staff to post a 1.000 winning percentage (3-0) ... Ranked second on the squad in ERA (3.19) and had a 2.51 ERA in A-10 play ... Held opponents to a .254 batting average and fanned 19 batters ... Worked 3.0 innings and registered the victory against Charlotte (5/21) in 10 innings at the Atlantic 10 Tournament, struck out two and walked none ... Tossed 3.2 innings of scoreless relief vs. Rhode Island (5/10) and logged his first career save ... Threw five scoreless innings of relief in game three vs. St. Bonaventure (5/3) and picked up the win, scattering three hits and fanning a career-high five batters, walking none ... Pitched an inning vs. Northeastern (4/13) in the Beanpot Championship game at Fenway Park and logged two strikeouts ... Worked a career-high 5.1 scoreless innings against Boston College (4/7) in the Beanpot Semifinal, letting up only two hits with two walks and two strikeouts and recorded the win ... Threw two solid innings of relief against Fordham (3/27) while recording one strikeout and giving up one hit ... Tossed one inning of relief in a win at Richmond (3/22) and posted one strikeout ... Fanned a career-high three batters, pitching 1.2 innings at Hartford (3/25). ... Pitched 0.2 innings in a 4-3 win vs. Northwestern (2/27), his first outing of the season.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008:Game-By-Game Statistics Appeared in nine games, all in relief ... Finished with a 1-0 record with a 6.00 ERA and three strikeouts in nine innings pitched ... Fired a shutout inning of relief at Quinnipiac (5/13) ... Made fifth appearance of the season against St. Bonaventure (4/11) for two shutout innings ... Recorded his first career win, pitching 1.2 innings of relief against Hartford (3/26) ... Made second appearance of the season at UConn (3/24) where he pitched 1/3 inning to end the game ... Made his UMass debut against Arizona State (3/9) when he pitched a scoreless 1/3 of an inning.
BEFORE UMASS: Four-year letterwinner for the Pomperaug Panthers under coach Eisenbach ... As team captain, led the Panthers to a 20-6 record as a senior by posting a 9-3 record with a 1.52 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 83 innings pitched ... Finished high school career with a record of 20-10, 1.66 ERA and 254 strikeouts ... Registered the lowest ERA in school history in 2006 (1.47) ... Was named to the all-state team in 2007 ... Three-sport athlete, also played football and hockey ... Served as captain in football and earned all-state honors as a senior ... Helped squad to a state title in 2004 ... Also served as captain in hockey and was named the team's MVP as a senior ... Earned All-Academic team honors for baseball, football and hockey from 2004-2007.
PERSONAL: Born Charles William Benson on Jan. 22, 1989, in Nyack, N.Y. ... Son of William and Katherine Benson ... Has two brothers, Brian and Michael ... Majoring in Kinesiology.