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Brock Bennett
Brock Bennett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tucker, Ga.

High School:
Greater Atlanta Christian

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165

Position:
C

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R-R



2011 SEASON RECAP: Finished his career at the Capstone as the team's primary catcher and team leader ... was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 33rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft ... set the UA single-season record for sacrifice bunts with 21 ... finished his career tied for first with 28 career sacrifice bunts ... was named to the Johnny Bench Award Midseason Watch List ... started all 59 games he saw action in, hitting a stout .338 ... had 39 runs and 22 RBI while walking 17 times and getting hit by three pitches ... also stole nine bases to lead the team in that category ... threw out 33 percent (19-58) of runners trying to steal against him ... sported the team's high for fielding percentage at .992 ... started all 30 SEC games for the Tide ... hit .303 with 16 runs and eight RBI during league play ... walked six times and was hit by a pitch twice ... dropped down 11 of his 21 sac bunts in SEC play ... was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases during league competition as well.

SENIOR (2011): Tallahassee Regional: Went 6-for-16 with four runs while walking once and getting hit by a pitch ... also laid down his team-leading 21st sacrifice bunt of the season in game one against Central Florida. SEC Tournament: Started all three games of the SEC Tournament at catcher, went 0-for-11 with a walk ... had a sac bunt against Arkansas (5/25) to bring his SEC leading total to 20 for the season. South Carolina: Went 2-for-12 at the dish with one run, RBI, walk and sac bunt. Auburn: Went 5-for-13 on the weekend crossing the plate for three runs and knocking in one RBI while adding two bunts to his team and SEC-leading sacrifice bunt total of 18. LSU: Went 6-for-13 with three runs and one RBI while getting hit by a pitch and stealing a base. Mississippi State: Was the Tide's leading hitter for the weekend, going 7-for-13 with four RBI and two runs while walking once and stealing three bases ... also had two sac bunts on the weekend to increase his team lead to 16. Southern Mississippi: Started the game at DH, going 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI in the midweek game. Florida: Went 2-for-11 with one run and one walk for the series. Samford: Went 1-for-4, earning one walk, run and RBI, while also stealing his fourth base of the season. Tennessee: Went 2-for-11 with one walk and a stolen base in the three games. MVSU: Appeared in game two (4/13) as the DH, hitting in the leadoff spot for the first time this season ... went 3-for-3 with three runs and a walk at the top of the batting order. Vanderbilt: Went 4-for-13 one RBI and run for the weekend. Samford: Went 0-for-3 with one walk on the night. Arkansas: Went 1-for-10 with one run on the weekend ... with three sac bunts, two of which came in game one of the series, he assumed the lead in the SEC with 12 sacrifice bunts on the season. USA: Went 2-for-3 with two RBI ... also had two sac bunts in the game ... also stole his second base of the year, UAB (Regions): Went 0-for-4 on the night. Kentucky: Went 4-for-12 with four runs, one walk and one HBP for the weekend. Jacksonville State: Went 1-for-5 with one run on the day. UAB: Went 2-for-2 with two runs a RBI and a walk in his first start as a DH. Mississippi: Went 3-for-11 with one walk for the weekend ... his hitting streak came to a close at 11 games after going 0-for-4 in game three. Auburn (Riverwalk): Went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored ... extended his team season-high hitting streak to nine games. EIU: Had a .462 average in three starts at catcher against EIU with five RBI and a run ... was 3-for-4 with a career-high three RBI in game two. Georgia (Coolray): Went 2-for-3 with a run, a RBI and a walk. Troy: Went 1-for-4 on the night. NWSU: Started all three games at catcher ... went 5-for-12 with two runs and two RBI. USA Classic: Appeared in the first two games, starting both at catcher ... went 1-for-7 with two walks and two runs. Alabama State: Went 1-for-4 with two runs before being replaced in the top of the sixth. Alcorn State: Played and started in two games for the Tide, both at catcher ... went 4-for-6 with two runs, an RBI and a walk in those two games ... went 2-for-3 with two doubles in the first game of the 2011 season.

JUNIOR (2010): Caught more innings (343.1) than any other catcher during his junior season ... threw out 30.8 percent (16-of-52) of opposing base runners ... led UA with two pickoffs ... hit .283 (45-for-159) for the season with two home runs and 17 RBI ... as a starter, he hit .279 (43-for-154) with 29 runs scored, six doubles, two home runs and 16 RBI ... tallied 12 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games in 2010 ... three-time Player of the Week selection by the Alabama coaching staff on March 1, March 22 and April 26 ... played in 24 SEC games (21 starts) and hit .370 (27-for-73) with one home run, 12 RBI and 14 runs scored ... was third on the team with eight multi-hit games ... hit .278 (10-for-36) in 11 postseason starts with six runs scored, two doubles and one RBI ... did not commit an error in 64 chances behind the plate ... was named to the 2010 SEC All-Tournament Team where he hit .333 (5-for-15) in four games with three runs scored, one double and one RBI ... tallied two hits and scored two runs in his postseason debut against Auburn on May 26 ... went 3-for-4 with a double and one run scored in 6-3 win over Mississippi on May 27 ... posted two game-winning RBI in the Mississippi State series (April 23-25), driving in the winning run in both games of the April 25th doubleheader ... recorded an RBI single in eighth inning in game one and added two-run single in sixth inning in game two to sweep MSU for the second straight year ... went 4-for-11 (.364) at Kentucky with one home run and two RBI ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, one home run (his first SEC hr) and two RBI in series opener at Kentucky on April 9 ... posted a career-high seven-game hitting streak from March 16-27, where he hit .520 (13-for-25) with seven runs scored, one home run and four RBI ... UA's leading hitter against No. 16 Vanderbilt with a whopping .727 (8-for-11) batting average with four runs scored and three RBI, collecting eight straight hits at one point ... was 4-for-4 with three runs scored in the Tide's series-clinching win over Vanderbilt on March 20 ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI in his first career SEC game against the Commodores on March 19 ... slugged first career home run against Minnesota (March 16) ... recorded 11 putouts and threw out one base runner against Georgia on March 3 ... also tied UA single-game record with two sacrifice bunts in the Georgia game ... played in all three games against UIC (Feb. 26-27) and hit .667 (4-for-6) with six runs scored and two RBI ... in his first collegiate start on Feb. 27, Bennett went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and two RBI to help the Tide to a 25-1 win in game one of the twin bill ... scored winning run in bottom of ninth inning in second game of the Sunday doubleheader to help the Tide pull off the sweep of UIC with a 4-3 win.

JUNIOR (2009): Bennett was redshirted and did not see action for the Crimson Tide.

SOPHOMORE (2008): Bennett saw action against North Alabama (March 11) and Mississippi Valley State (April 9) ... lone at-bat of the season came against Mississippi Valley State.

FRESHMAN (2007): Appeared in three games against Canisius (Feb. 16), UAB (Feb. 28) and Mississippi Valley State (May 1) ... hit .333 (1-for-3) with one run scored ... recorded a base hit in his first official at-bat for the Tide against Canisius on Feb. 16, 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A 2006 graduate of the Greater Atlanta Christian School in Tucker, Ga. ... coach was Cliff Shelton ... was also a member of varsity basketball team ... full name is Brock Russell Bennett ... son of Keith and Becky Bennett ... one brother, Dustin.

     
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