Played in 45 games, including 42 starts, to earn his fourth letter as the Cardinals' primary left fielder ... Recorded a .285 batting average with 47 hits ... Drove in 35 runs and scored 26 ... Fourth on the team with nine home runs while also adding 11 doubles for a .527 slugging percentage ... Posted 11 multiple-hit games and 10 multiple-RBI contests ... Tallied a career-high five hits and drove in six runs against Eastern Michigan (May 1) as he was 5-for-5 with a double and three home runs ... His three home runs in the game ties the Ball State single game record ... Posted a .301 batting average in 21 Mid-American Conference games as he recorded 20 RBI and tallied six home runs.
Played in 48 games, including 46 starts to tally his third letter ... Split time between left field and designated hitter ... Recorded a .259 batting average and a .459 slugging percentage ... Posted 44 hits including 10 doubles and eight home runs ... Drove in 37 runs and scored 26 runs ... Tallied eight multiple-hit contests and 11 multiple-RBI games ... Posted a seven-game hitting streak on the year and ended the season with hits in four straight games ... Named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week (March 11) as he posted a .600 batting average (nine-of-15) in the Cardinals’ four-game series against Big 12 power Missouri ... Tallied a series-best nine hits in the four games as he drove in five runs and scored four runs ... Recorded 17 total bases on the weekend for a 1.133 slugging percentage while notching two doubles and two home runs ... Had a career-high five-hits against Missouri (March 7) ... Drove in a season-high four runs on two different occasions against Southern Illinois (March 11) and in the MAC Tournament against Eastern Michigan (May 20).
Played in 45 games with 35 starts to earn his second letter ... Split time between left and right field ... Posted a .304 batting average and a .417 on base percentage ... Tallied 12 doubles, two triples and eight home runs ... Drove in 35 runs and scored 46 runs on the year ... Posted 13 multiple-hit games, including a career-high five hits against Bowling Green (April 12) ... Recorded a seven-game hitting streak ... Had eight multiple-RBI games on the year including two games of five-plus RBI ... Drove in five runs against New Mexico State (March 2) and knocked in a career-high seven runs against IPFW (April 8) ... Named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week (April 14) after posted a .588 batting averaging and driving in 10 runs on the week.
Played in 45 games with 42 starts to earn his first letter ... Earned the majority of his starts as the Cardinals’ right fielder ... Tied for the team-lead with eight home runs ... Added eight doubles and 20 RBI while logging a .240 batting average ... Finished second on the team with a .453 slugging percentage ... Recorded a season-best two home runs and four RBI versus Bowling Green (March 18) in the Ball State Invitational ... Homered six times in an eight-game stretch (March 18-30) starting with the Bowling Green game ... That stretch coincided with a season-best eight-game hitting streak ... Recorded eight multiple-hit games ... Finished fifth on the team with 68 total bases.
Earned four letters in baseball for coach Keith Nunley, a three-year BSU baseball letterwinner from 2000-02 ... First team All-State, All-Delaware County and All-Mid-Eastern Conference in each of his final three seasons ... An Indiana North/South All-Star as a senior in 2006 ... Selected as The Star Press Athlete of the Year for baseball as a junior and senior ... Set school records for a career with a .464 batting average, 160 hits, 55 doubles, 165 RBI, 70 walks and 111 stolen bases ... Set single-season school records with a .595 average, 52 runs, 50 hits, 19 doubles and 37 steals as a junior along with 33 walks and 54 RBI as a senior ... Holds state records for career doubles (55) and career RBI (165) and ranks in the Top 10 all-time in runs (158) and steals (111) ... Stole 84 consecutive bases without being caught, also a state record ... Logged a 1.159 slugging percentage as a senior ... Led the Blackhawks to sectional championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and regional crowns in 2004 and 2005 . . . team compiled a 90-25 record during his four seasons and a 25-3 mark his senior year ... Has played summer baseball for Muncie’s American Legion Post 19 and the Indiana Bulls ... Lettered three years in basketball.
Major is telecommunications ... Born July 24, 1987, in Muncie, Ind. ... Son of Kyle and Kristi Benbow ... Has one brother, Keith, who plays baseball at Huntington College ... Full name is Kory Duane Benbow.