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    Al Benavente
    Al Benavente

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Pico Rivera, Calif.

    High School:
    El Rancho

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 195

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    09/30/1982

    Experience:
    RS

    Bats/Throws:
    Left/Left

    2003: Benavante will battle for a spot in the Trojans' bullpen.

    MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: "Al has made great strides and as a lefty should give us an out against tough left-handed hitting."

    2002: Benavente redshirted as a 2002 freshman.

    2001: Did not play in his 2001 freshman season.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-area honors at El Rancho High in Pico Rivera, Calif...earned All-Del Rio League first team honors...threw four shutouts in his junior season...also played quarterback and linebacker on the football team.

    PERSONAL: Majoring in sociology...parents are Al and Linda...birthdate is Sept. 30, 1982.