Ross Heffley leads WCU with 2-for-3 outing, Preston Hatcher strikes out two
Prior to Western Carolina: Posted a 26-7 overall record as a high school pitcher including winning 11 games during his sophomore season ... Played at Burns HS for head coach Chris Emery ... Suffered a broken hand during a batting practice session prior to his senior season that limited his appearances and numbers ... Had six screws put in his right hand following the injury ... Threw two no-hitters for Legion Post 100's 2008 Junior Legion team and recorded an 8-3 with one save as Cherryville's legion squad as a part of a 28-win summer ... Was honored as the McDonald's/WADA Scholar-Athlete of the month as a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club.
Personal: Full name is Adam Tyler Benfield ... Is the son of Jeff and Pam Benfield ... Has a younger sister.
Career Game Highs:
Innings Pitched: 0.2, at Eastern Kentucky (3/1/11)
Strikeouts: 1, at Eastern Kentucky (3/1/11)
Walks: 1, MANHATTAN (2/25/11)