35 Nelson Benjamin
2015: Redshirted junior season.
2014: Appeared in 16 games as a sophomore…made first at bat March 25 at Washington, entering as a pinch hitter…scored first run of season May 3 at BYU, entering as a pinch runner and contributing to Zags’ 6-4 win…helped GU eliminate Santa Clara on May 23 in WCC Championships.
2013: Made two starts and appeared in 26 games as a freshman…went 1-for-15 at the plate for a .067 batting average…lone hit came against Arizona State (Mar. 3)…used primarily as a defensive replacement in the outfield… had 12 putouts in the outfield…season-high five putouts against Arizona State (Mar. 3).
Valley Vista High School: Attended Valley Vista High School in Surprise, Ariz…hit .486 with six home runs and 31 RBI…stole 22 bases with a .585 on base percentage..earned 5A All-State second team honors…three-time All-Northwest Region selection….lettered in both baseball and basketball…played as an outfielder and pitcher in baseball…played as a guard in basketball.
Personal: Parents are Sandra and Nelson…has a sister named Jennifer…majoring in sport management with a minor in business administration…chose Gonzaga for the baseball program and the friendly community…has Puerto Rican and Filipino heritage.
06/05/2018 - Daniel Bies Selected in the Seventh Round of the 2018 MLB Draft
06/04/2018 - Baseball's Pinorini, Trube Named NCAA All-Region
06/03/2018 - Baseball's Season Ends with 10-4 Loss to No. 18 UCLA
06/02/2018 - Baseball Stays Alive with 8-2 Win Over Canisius
06/01/2018 - Baseball Drops Heartbreaker vs. UCLA, 6-5
06/01/2018 - (3) Zags take on (2) UCLA to Open NCAA Minneapolis Regional
05/28/2018 - Baseball Faces UCLA in Minneapolis Regional