@MemphisBaseball Adds Pittsburgh Transfer Bennette Hill to Roster
Aug 28, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis head baseball coach Daron Schoenrock announced Wednesday that University of Pittsburgh sophomore infielder Bennette Hill will transfer to Memphis and begin playing for the Tigers in 2015 after sitting out one season due to NCAA transfer rules.
"Having recruited Bennette out of high school, we are excited that he has decided to come back to this area and join our Tiger program," Schoenrock said. "Bennette will benefit greatly from sitting out this season due to the transfer rules and we expect him to be a viable member of the 2015 team."
A native of Olive Branch, Miss., Hill saw action in 30 games with 14 starts for a Pittsburgh team that went 42-17 in 2013. Hill finished his freshman campaign with a .200 average at the plate in 55 at bats. In the Panthers' 7-6 win over West Virginia on Apr. 30, Hill went 2-for-4 and recorded his first career home run with a grand slam. A product of Briarcrest Christian School, Hill was named Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps his senior year and was named the MVP, best hitter and best infielder on his Briarcrest team. As a senior, Hill batted .387 with a .540 on base percentage.
Hill also lettered his junior and senior seasons in basketball as a guard for BCS, where the Saints claimed the regional championship both years.
A participant in the inaugural State Farm Shelby County High School All-Star Game, Hill played three years of club ball for the East Coast Grays and one season each for the Memphis Tigers and Marucci Elite.