Posted a 0.45 earned run averge in 31 innings pitched while striking out 48 batters against just two walks as a senior at Sauguro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Helped head coach Ryan Dyer’s Sabercats to a 34-4 record in 2011, winning the Division 4A State Championship and earning a No. 10 national ranking. Tossed a no-hitter over McClintock High School. Named Second Team All-Desert Sky Region and earned a spot on the 4A All-Star team. A three-year letter winner in baseball, he also earned a letter as a junior on the soccer team.
Michael Ryan Benson... Son of Sharie Benson, who played softball at Cal Poly. Exploratory major.