Under The Gun: Cody & Cole Benton

Tonight’s “Under The Gun” interview we sat down with the Benton twins. The name Benton is no stranger to the Dirtbags program as older brother Trey (East Carolina Sophomore) also played from 2014-2016.

Name: Cody Benton
High School: West Columbus
Graduation: 2019
Position: RHP
Years with Dirtbags: 4
College commitment: East Carolina University

What would you say has helped you with having an older brother that’s playing college baseball as a pitcher?

Just being able to lean on him through his experiences. He has continued to give me pointers to help me prepare for college baseball.

If you had one pitch to get a batter out, what would you throw and why?

I have multiple pitches I can go to, you never know what I’m gonna come at you with.

What have you learned while playing on the Dirtbags?

I’ve learned how to compete and be a better pitcher and player overall.

What does wearing the Dirtbag uniform mean to you?

It’s an honor! Every time I put the uniform on, just thinking about playing for the greatest organization in the country and what it represents.

What’s your best Dirtbag moment?

Getting to start on the mound against 5 Star National in Georgia during the PG World Series. We came away with the victory and advanced to the playoffs.

What are you looking to achieve in your final year as a Dirtbag?

I’m looking forward to helping the All-Blacks win championships.

Describe Cole as a pitcher.

He’s a crafty lefty; he’s sneaky good and knows how to win.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about Cole?

He touches his hair all the time and loves it. He’s always thinking of how to make his hair better.

Name: Cole Benton
High School: West Columbus
Graduation: 2019
Position: LHP
Years with the Dirtbags: 4
College Commitment: Uncommitted

How is it having two brothers that play baseball? How do they push you to make you a better player?

It’s very cool because we challenge each other to be better than one another.

What’s one area of your game, you have really looked to improve in 2018?

I’m trying to get more athletic and looser arm to generate velocity.

What does the word “Dirtbag” mean to you?

It means loyalty, dedication and hardworking.

Who’s the best player you have played with while playing with the Dirtbags?

Ryder Giles (2018 East Carolina Signee)

When you are on the mound, what’s your mindset?

To win every pitch.

What are you looking to achieve in your final year as a Dirtbag?

I’m looking to get committed, and help my team win championships.

Describe Cody as a pitcher?

An animal.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about Cody?

He’s very superstitious.

Stay tuned for another exciting episode of “Under The Gun” coming up Monday..