Benedict, Keckler Earn All-CAC
Benedict leads or is tied for the conference lead in four statistical categories. He is sixth in Division III and leads the league with 34 stolen bases on the season. The junior shortstop is tied for the CAC lead with a .394 batting average, as does his total of 56 hits and 74 total bases. Benedict also rates among the conference leaders in assists (second, 97), fielding double plays (second, 25), runs (third, 33), on-base percentage (fourth, .453), and doubles (tied for fifth, 11).
Keckler has been just as impressive on the mound. His 1.61 earned run average is a school record and rates third in the conference. He has held opposing batters to a CAC low .191 batting average on a conference leading 38 hits allowed. Keckler also ranks among the CAC best in batters struck out looking (third, 24), wins (tied for fifth, five).
Benedict was twice named the CAC Player of the Week during the season and Keckler earned a nod as the CAC Pitcher of the Week after the season's opening games.
Benedict was a second-team pick last year while Keckler was a second-team honoree and the conference Rookie of the Year in 2009.
The Wolverines were one of just four conference schools with multiple first team picks in 2011.