2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
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Appeared in 14 games, starting four in the outfield or as a designated hitter … Batted .111 with 18 plate appearances … Totaled two hits and walked four times … Used as pinch runner multiple times, scoring six times … Also played in two conference games, getting one hit is his lone at-bat, a single against Auburn (May 26) … First career hit came against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 23) in the 21-4 win … Also scored twice in the victory … Drew three of his season total four walks against the Delta Devils in the second of a two-game series (Feb. 24), also scored all three times … Named to the 2016 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.
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Redshirted the 2015 season.
Rockhurst High School (KS)
Ranked as the 220th-best recruit nationally and the fourth-best recruit in the state of Kansas according to Perfect Game … Named to the 2014 Central All-Region first team … Earned 2014 Under Armour Preseason All-American honors … Earned All-State and All-Metro honors after hitting .400 and recording 37 stolen bases his senior year … Participated in the 2014 MHSBCA All Star Game … Named a 2013 third team preseason high school underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game … Played in the Perfect Game WWBA World Championship in 2013 … Earned honorable mention All-State honors after hitting .388 with two home runs and 22 RBI as a sophomore … Attended Perfect Game National Showcase in 2012 and 2013 … Coached by Jim DeGraw at Rockhurst High School while recording a .362 career batting average … Played his summer baseball with Building Champions, coached by Jeremy Jones … Also played football in high school.
Son of Daniel and Janelle Benninghoff … Has three siblings, Sister Jessica, Brothers Tyler and Thomas … Mother Janelle played softball at the University of Kansas … Father Daniel played baseball at the University of Kansas … Majoring in Business and Finance.