Future Games Preview: Shane Benes, a MIF from Westminster Christian Academy

Tue July 31, 2012

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On a team that is loaded and won consecutive Class Three state championships, Shane Benes emerged as a team leader and driving force in accomplishing the championship level play at Westminster Christian HS.

Last season, Benes cracked the starting line up as a sophomore, with a .364 batting average, twelve doubles, three triples, two home runs and forty-nine RBIS. Benes’ RBI total was good enough for second best in the St. Louis Metro area, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the top spot next season, as he will hit in the heart of the strong Westminster offense.

In the field, Benes can play any infield position, though he is primarily a middle infielder. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder will see time at second base, shortstop, and third base at the Midwest Futures Games.