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17   Charlie Benson
Charlie Benson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Southbury, Conn.

High School:
Pomperaug

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
LHP

B/T:
Left/Left


04/06/2009

2009 Charlie Benson Photo Gallery

2009 Charlie Benson Photo Gallery

04/02/2009

2008 Charlie Benson Photo Gallery

2008 Charlie Benson Photo Gallery

  • Former Pomperaug lefty Benson an emerging star with Westerners - The News-Times (Danbury, Conn.)

    2009 Photo Gallery | 2008 Photo Gallery

    CAREER HONORS
    Team Captain (2011)

    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.

    CAREER HIGHS
    Innings pitched: 8.0 vs. Harvard (4/20/11)
    Strikeouts: 7 vs. Harvard (4/20/11)

    CHARLIE BENSON'S CAREER STATISTICS

    YEAR ERA W-L Saves APP GS CG SHO/CBO IP H R ER BB SO Opp AVG.
    2008 6.00 1-0 0 9 0 0 0/0 9.0 12 7 6 7 3 .365
    2009 3.19 3-0 1 16 0 0 0/0 31.0 32 17 11 13 19 .254
    2010 6.65 2-1 0 12 0 0 0/0 21.2 29 18 16 7 16 .330
    2011 4.76 2-4 0 15 5 0 0/1 62.1 92 36 33 18 39 .347
    Totals 4.79 8-5 1 52 5 0 0/1 124.0 165 78 66 45 77 .319
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