#12 Heath Benker | Pitcher
Hometown: Florence, Colo.
Previous School: Florence High
Major: Secondary Education - Special Education and Physical Education
Benker made 13 appearances out of the bullpen ... posted a 1-2 record, 4.91 ERA and 13 strikeouts while allowing 16 hits and seven walks in 14.2 innings.
Benker appeared in 28 games for the Bulldogs ... recorded a 1-2 record to go along with 19 strikeouts in 29 innings of work.
Benker appeared in 32 games on the mound for the Bulldogs... finished with a 3-1 record... allowed eight runs and 18 hits with 17 walks and 12 strikeouts in 22.2 innings of work
Heath appeared in three games with two starts on the mound in 2011…finished with an 0-1 record…allowed 12 runs and 13 hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work.
Four year starter and varsity letter winner ... Played for coach Shane Reeves ... Team captain for two years ... Received many All-Conference honors ... Also played football for four years and basketball for three ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council ... Received Academic Honor Roll award.
Born on May 12 in Canon City, Colorado ... Son of Mel and Jana Benker ... Has two younger sisters.