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      Ethan Bennett
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut HS

Weight:
215

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R

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2013 - JUNIOR
• Played in 32 games as a junior, starting 25 (23 at catcher, two at designated hitter).
• Finished with a team leading 15 extra base hits (10 doubles, two triples, and three home runs).
• Hit .321 over 81 at-bats, driving in 17 runs.
• He threw out 24.1% of base runners (7-for-29).
• Recorded a career high two stolen bases in a 7-6 win at Alabama on March 16.
• Crushed home runs against Missouri (March 23), South Carolina (April 5), and at Florida (April 28).

2012 - SOPHOMORE
• Played in 45 games as a sophomore, starting 35 at catcher.
• Finished second on the squad with four home runs, including a team-high three in SEC play.
• Hit .188 over 112 at-bats, recording 13 RBIs.
• Blasted home runs against ULM (March 9), Alabama (March 30), Vanderbilt (May 4) and at Ole Miss (May 12).
• Posted his first career two-double game against Ball State on March 7.
• Threw out 28 percent of potential basestealers (9-of-32).
• Played for the Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate League over the summer, hitting .313 with five longballs and 18 RBIs in 18 games.

2011 - FRESHMAN
• Played in 40 games as a freshman, starting 36 (29 at catcher, eight at designated hitter).
• Led the Vols with seven home runs on the season, including four in a three-game span (March 12-15).
• Hit .262 over 126 at-bats, driving in 25 runs and slugging at a .492 clip, good for second on the squad behind only 20th round pick Matt Duffy.
• Launched longballs in each of the final two games of UT's four-game set against Manhattan before his first career two-home run game came against Alabama A&M to cap off that impressive run.
• Also hit home runs at Vanderbilt (April 30), at MTSU (May 11) and in the season finale against Auburn (May 20).
• Threw out six potential basestealers from behind the plate.
• Spent his summer playing for the Asheboro Copperheads in the Coastal Plains League.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from Farragut High School in Knoxville where he was coached by Matt Buckner.
• Was named a 2010 Louisville Slugger High School All American, Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year and TBCA Class AAA Player of the Year.
• Helped lead the Admirals to a 42-6 record and their third straight state title. • Set a state single-season record with 27 home runs.
• Hit .420 with 73 RBIs and scored 57 runs.
• Also set the national record for home runs in consecutive games, belting 16 during a 10-game stretch in April.
• Finished the 2010 campaign with an astounding 1.050 slugging percentage and a .536 on-base percentage.
• As a junior, he hit .360 with 39 RBIs and 11 home runs en route to Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association First Team All-Region honors.
• Maintained a 3.80 weighted GPA in the classroom.

PERSONAL
• Full name is Ethan Chambers Bennett
• Born June 12, 1991, in Chicago, Ill.
• Son of Gary and Wendy Bennett
• Has two siblings, Cody and Emma
• An accomplished guitarist, he can also play the banjo, bass, mandolin and piano
• Credits his parents as his biggest influence
• Recipient of the Ambrister Athletic Scholarship Endowment
• Is majoring in communications studies
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