Arkansas sophomore Andrew Benintendi, a former Madeira High School standout, leads the NCAA with 11 home runs, according to Arkansas sports information.
Benintendi has his first career two-home run game today as the Razorbacks defeated Mississippi Valley State 14-0 in Fayetteville.
Benintendi had a career-day, going 3-for-3 with an inside the park home run to lead off the third inning, before launching a two-run homer down the right field line in the sixth inning. He leads the SEC and is tied for the national lead in home runs with 11 on the year.
“We knew he was going to hit some home runs,” Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said.
“I think he is very confident. He has a little leverage in the swing. When he gets that barrel to the ball, it jumps. It’s been good to see. There are a lot of guys in the country who are bigger and stronger but he’s a really good baseball player. He’s a tough out. I believe he will continue to swing the bat well throughout the year.”
Andrew Benintendi is a BEAST! (%26 the NCAA HR leader) pic.twitter.com/2MTmpgFKV6
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