|Hometown:||St. Louis, Mo.|
|High School:||Westminster Christian HS|
2009: Made 11 appearances on the mound, starting in 10 of those games...finished 4-4 on the season with an ERA of 8.41...worked 40.2 innings on the season...struck out 19 batters...struck out four batters in six innings of work against Williams Baptist March 16 and again against Southeast Missouri April 1...also had eight at-bats during the season...scored two runs and drove in one run...
2008: Played in 51 games as a true freshman, drawing 48 starts...posted 41 hits on the season with a batting average of .234...logged eight multiple-hit games, including a four-hit effort against Southeast Missouri State...scored 25 runs and drove in a team-high 38 runs...had 11 multiple-RBI runs, including 4-RBI games against Southeast Missouri State and Harris-Stowe...posted 3-RBI games against SBC foes Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette and Florida Atlantic...logged 16 doubles, one triple and six home runs...finished 2008 season with a .440 slugging percentage and a .288 on-base percentage ...made three appearances on the mound with no decisions in three innings pitched...struck out one opposing batter, walked one batter and surrendered seven hits...ERA of 15.00 ...
High School: Three-year starter at Westminster Christian at third base and pitcher ... Went 3-for-3 with two grand slams and nine RBIs in one game ... Was named All-State and All-Metro ... Also played basketball and football...
Personal: Son of Andy and Jennifer Benes ...father was first player selected in 1988 Major League Baseball draft. Drafted by San Diego Padres, Benes spent 15 seasons pitching in MLB.