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#16 Benji Jackson
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntersville, N.C.
High School: Home School
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Benji Jackson Biography
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 02/22/2010
2012 at Gardner-Webb: Played in 51 games and made 44 starts in the outfield … Batted .264 with 43 hits, 10 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 25 RBI … Was 4-for-6 in stolen bases … Ranked third on the team with 19 walks … Had 116 putouts and one outfield assist with no errors in centerfield … Batted .600 (3-for-5) with the bases loaded … Connected on a long grand slam in the season opener vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (2/17) … Was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a two-run home run vs. La Salle (2/26) … Doubled in four consecutive games in mid-March … Went 4-for-4 with three runs scored, one double, two triples and two RBI vs. Alabama State (3/16) … Drove in three runs in the third game of the series vs. Alabama State (3/17) … Went 2-for-4 with three RBI at Presbyterian (5/13) … Had a pair of RBI in a 2-for-5 effort to eliminate Radford in the 2012 Big South Tournament (5/24) … Collected at least two hits in 10 different games … Had hitting streaks of six and five games on the season.

2011 at Gardner-Webb: Made 42 starts and played in 50 games as a true sophomore ... Batted .280 with 40 runs scored and 21 RBI ... Had a solid .391 on base percentage, batting mainly in the leadoff spot for the Runnin' Bulldogs ... Had eight doubles, one triple and three home runs ... Stole five bases without being caught on the base paths ... Grounded into just three double plays in 161 at bats ... Batted .313 with 25 hits in just 23 games in Big South regular season action ... Had 12 multi-hit games ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Big South Tournament win over High Point (5/24) ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI vs. Holy Cross (3/8) ... Was 1-for-2 with a three-run home run vs. Butler (2/26) ... Ranked third on the team with 27 walks ... Batted .444 when leading off an inning, which was the team's top mark for players with at least 50 opportunities.

2010 at Gardner-Webb: Saw action in 39 games and made 25 starts as a true freshman ... Batted .313 with 30 hits, 21 runs scored, six doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI ... Ranked seventh on the team with 11 walks drawn ... Stole three bases in four attempts ... Collected at least two hits in nine different games ... Was 1-for-3 with a towering, two-run home run at Charleston Southern (4/24) ... Belted a three-run home run vs. North Carolina A&T (3/30) ... Went 3-for-4 with two doubles at High Point (5/9) ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI double vs. Coastal Carolina (4/17) ... Made just one error in 81 chances in centerfield.

High School: Was home schooled and also played for Huntersville Post 321 In American Legion action in 2009 ... Batted a combined .440 with 18 home runs, 12 doubles, seven triples and 25 steals in 52 games between home school team and American Legion in 2009.


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