Tuesday, November 13, 2012

2014 Mizzou Recruit: 2B/SS Shane Benes

Shane Benes, 2B/SS
6'2", 190 lb, R/R
Westminster Christian Academy (StL)

♦ Junior middle infielder Shane Benes commits to Mizzou for the class of 2014

♦ From StLtoday.com:  The son of former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes, the younger Benes had a breakout season as a sophomore in helping the Wildcats win their second straight Missouri Class 3 title. In addition to his outstanding defense, he batted .364 with 12 doubles, three triples, two home runs, 49 RBI, 31 runs, .444 OBP and .582 slugging percentage.

Future Games Preview: Shane Benes a MIF from Westminster Academy Prep Baseball Report)
On a team that is loaded and won consecutive Class Three state championships, Shane Benes emerged as a team leader and driving force in accomplishing the championship level play at Westminster Christian HS.

Last season, Benes cracked the starting line up as a sophomore, with a .364 batting average, twelve doubles, three triples, two home runs and forty-nine RBIS. Benes’ RBI total was good enough for second best in the St. Louis Metro area, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the top spot next season, as he will hit in the heart of the strong Westminster offense.
In the field, Benes can play any infield position, though he is primarily a middle infielder. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder will see time at second base, shortstop, and third base at the Midwest Futures Games.
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Shane Benes flexed his muscles with two home runs in game one of the Midwest Future Games, and drove in four over the course of the weekend, finishing with three hits and four RBIs. Defensively Benes is a smooth fielding shortstop with good footwork and a accurate arm, who is versatile enough to play second or third.

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