Archive for Friday, April 6, 2001

City athlete of the week: Damon Benitez, Lawrence High

April 6, 2001


Damon Benitez, Lawrence High

Class: Senior.

Sport: Baseball.

The week: Benitez, a right fielder, went 5-for-12 with two home runs, a triple and seven RBIs in Lawrence's first three games of the season. In the Lions' 13-12 victory over Free State, Benitez went 3-for-5 with a home run and triple plus four RBIs.

Comment: "I think Damon has a lot of talent and is finally getting an opportunity to display it," Lawrence High coach David Petry said. "Last year with Jon Murray in right field he didn't get many opportunities. We know all along he had the ability and he's making the most of his opportunity."

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