Auburn's starting first baseman in 55 games ... Hit .287 and led the team in RBI with 48 ... Blasted six home runs on the year to go along with 14 doubles ... Had a slugging percentage of .440 ... Hit . 331 against RHP's ... Had a season-best nine-game hitting streak from April 8-22 where he hit .371 (13-for-35) and drove in 10 runs ... Also had a seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 5-21 (.355, 11-for-31, 9 RBI) ... Had a team-best 16 multi-RBI games ... Was hit by a pitch 12 times ... Posted a .987 fielding percentage.
2005 (at Miami) Did not play - injured.
JUNIOR COLLEGE Two-year letterwinner for Johnny Wiggs at Polk Community College ... Florida Junior College All-State selection ... Played in the Virginia Valley League and was named a league all-star and team MVP in 2004. Selected to the Juco All-Start game in Winter Haven, Fla. ... Holds the PCC record for hit by pitches (31) ... Hit .288 with three home runs, nine doubles and 32 RBI while posting a .448 on-base percentage as a sophomore ... He led team with four home runs and 31 RBI as a freshman ... Batted .280 with 10 doubles while leading the team in total bases.
HIGH SCHOOL Started for four years on varsity for head coach Tommy Braaten at Auburndale High School ... Pitched and played first base and outfield ... Four-time All-Polk County selection ... Two-time team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year ... 2002 Florida 4A District 12 Player of the Year ... Hit .485 during his senior campaign with nine home runs, seven stolen bases and 32 RBI ... Also went 4-2 with a 3.67 ERA and 52 strikeouts ... Led the team with a .524 batting average and hit six home runs and drove in 35 runs as a junior ... Also stole six bases ... Recorded a 5-1 record as a pitcher with a 3.11 ERA and 48 strikeouts.
PERSONAL Andy Bennett was born September 8, 1983 ... Son of Billy and Wanda Bennett ... Has a brother, Dee (25) ... Father, Billy Bennett, played basketball at David Lipscomb University ... Major: Communications.