Overview A lock to start in either center or right field Expected to be one of the top offensive weapons in UCLAs arsenal, both for power and as a baserunner Benny leads by example - working hard and playing unselfishly. As a result, he is living up to his great potential, Head Coach Gary Adams said.
2001 (Summer) Helped Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the All-Alaska League to the National Baseball Congress World Series title Batted .309 with 4 homers and 30 RBI.
2001 Earned All-Pac-10 honors Developed into one of UCLAs most consistent players, both at the plate and in the field Started 54 games in right field, missing just two Bruin games all season Hit nine-game hitting streak March 6-April 1, going 17-for-48 (.354) during the stretch Also had two six-game hitting streaks Was perfect in 15 base-stealing attempts and tied for team lead in thefts with Josh Canales Committed just two errors in 144 chances (.986 fielding pct.), earning teams Best Defensive Player award Recorded four outfield assists, including three in May Led club with 20 doubles and 48 runs Finished strong in final month, collecting a hit in 17 of his final 20 games (April 18-May 20) Tied for third on club with 22 multi-hit games, including three four-hit contests Batted primarily in second spot (31 games), although he also saw action at cleanup (15) and leadoff (8).
2000 (Summer) Played outfield and second base for the Topeka Capitals of the Jayhawk League Hit .305 with three home runs Helped team finish first in the league and go 2-2 in the NBC Tournament Hit two home runs vs. El Dorado.
2000 (at Cypress Junior College) Played under coach Scott Pickler Hit .330 with eight home runs and 45 RBI.
Servite HS (Anaheim, CA) Earned two letters under coaches Tom Tereschuk and Todd Cook Named the 1999 Golden West League MVP As a senior, hit .560 with six home runs, 32 RBI and 10 stolen bases Two-time All-League selection Earned All-CIF and All-County honors Named to National Classic All-Tournament team Given the Orange County All-Star game hustle award Participated in the Area Code Games Team won four Golden West League championships in a row.
Personal Lists Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali as athletes he admires Parents are Louis and Gretchen Francisco Has an older sister, Marlena Born on October 23, 1981 in Santa Ana, California Full name: Louis Ben Francisco Undeclared major.
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