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20   Daniel Bennett
Daniel Bennett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, FL

Last College:
Tallahassee CC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
RHP

Experience:
1 VL

B/T:
S/R


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2011: Enters the season as a proven commodity out of the bullpen, who is extremely tough on right-handed batters and will likely continue in the set-up role.

2010: Emerged as one of the key members of the FSU bullpen in his first season... led all relievers with 35 appearances, which ranked second in the ACC...right-handed sidearm specialist finished with a 5-1 mark and a 3.51 ERA...converted three of four save opportunities...struck out 33 in 27.1 innings of work...opponents batted just .258 against him...used frequently as the set-up man for closer Mike McGee...made his Seminole debut in the second game of the season-opening series against Georgia State with a scoreless inning of relief...earned his first save against Florida in Tampa...entered in the ninth with the bases loaded and the tying run on deck, before inducing a game-ending fl y out in foul territory...needed just two pitches to earn his second save at Jacksonville, teaming with McGee and Tyler Everett on a one-hit shutout...made two appearances against top-ranked Virginia in his ACC debut, relinquishing a single run in both stints, which totaled 1.1 innings...recorded the first of three pickoffs on the season in game 1 of the UNC series...logged a combined 3.1 innings in back to-back appearances against Maryland...struck out four in 2.2 innings of game 2 and added two strikeouts against the only batters he faced the next day...made two appearances against Virginia Tech and picked up his first career win in game 3 to help the `Noles avoid being swept...recorded three shutout innings over two games against Wake Forest, earning the win in Sunday's 17-16, come-from-behind contest to secure a series sweep...suffered his lone loss against Jacksonville when he was tagged for four hits and three runs...picked up a win against Miami in game 2 with 0.2 scoreless innings...contributed 1.1 innings and three strikeouts in the 13-inning marathon against JU...came up huge in the NCAA Norwich Regional with 6.2 scoreless innings in two appearances...allowed two hits, a walk and struck out five as he earned a win and a save while helping the `Noles to the title...finest outing of the year came against Oregon in the final...posted career-highs in innings pitched (4.1) and strikeouts (5) to register his fourth win...opened the tournament with 2.1 innings to close out Central Connecticut and earn his third save...win No. 5 came in the Super Regional opener against Vanderbilt as he allowed one hit and struck out three in two scoreless innings...final postseason line: 2-0 with a save and 15 strikeouts in 13.2 innings over six appearances... opponents hit just .200

TALLAHASSEE CC: Established school records for appearances in a season with 30 in 2009 and his career with 54 over two years with the Eagles...as a sophomore earned second team All-Panhandle Conference honors...went 4-1 with a 1.98 ERA, striking out 55 in 45 innings...also picked up two saves...compiled a 3-2 mark with a 2.66 ERA in 44.0 innings with five saves as a freshman...a second All-Panhandle and Fireman of the Year pick...earned a spot on the TCC Dean's List.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three year letter-winner at Leon High School...named LHS Pitcher of the Year in 2007...first team All-Big Bend selection in 2007...named 5A All-State honorable mention by the Florida Sports Writers Association in 2007...honor roll student at Leon.

PERSONAL: Son of Mike and JoAnne Bennett and one of seven children...full name is Martin Daniel Bennett...major is criminology...hopes to pursue a career in the Criminal Justice System...born December 28, 1988.

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