Overall Record: 23-4
Steve Aldrich - (Senior)
Nick Dean - (Junior)
Brian Swentkowski - (Senior)
Keith Parrish - (Senior)
Jon Revell - (Senior)
Dom Grady- (Junior)
Scott Rooney - (Senior)
Nick Fossile- (Senior)
Damon Lavender - (Sophomore)
Coach Harry Daut - Southeastern PA Coach of the Year
The Owls had the most successful baseball season in school history. Bensalem won the SOL title, the District 1 title, and made it to the PIAA 6A State Championship game.
Key wins came against: CR North, Souderton, Williamsport, Conestoga, and Parkland.
For the second straight year, the pitching staff posted 9 shutout victories! Steven Aldrich pitched 67.1 innings, 91 strikeouts and posted a phenomenal ERA of 1.06. Nick Dean was the other half of this 1-2-punch that led the Owls. Dean posted an impressive 1.36 ERA in 51.1 innings.Nick Fossile came in relief for Bensalem, and appeared in 10 save opportunities.
"Nick Fossile was a quiet MVP for our team on the mound closing out many games for us." - Coach Daut
Once again, the Owls had a dominant middle infield. This time, it was led by Senior Brian Swentkowski, who was one of the top fielding shortstops in the SOL. Swentkowski also batted lead-off for the Owls, posting a .345 batting average and an on base percentage of .396. Steven Aldrich and Nick Dean split time at second base. Aldrich had a batting average of .345 and Dean posted an average of .393.
"Brian Swentkowski is as good as it gets at shortstop." - Coach Daut
Outfield was manned by Keith Parrish, Jon Revell, Dom Grady, and Greg Janowski. Keith Parrish was once again a defensive savior for the team, starting every game in center field. Parrish batted .368 with 27 stolen bases. Senior, Jon Revell batted fifth most of the year, batting over .400 in the second half of the season. He was a reliable left fielder that made every play that came his way. Grady played the other corner and made multiple diving catches. Janowski was successful on 13 of 14 stolen base attempts and provided a major leadership role on the team.
Senior catcher, Scott Rooney, was a workhorse behind the plate. He played every game and limited the running game of the opponents, while remaining an offensive threat in the Owls lineup.
"Scott Rooney was the best catcher I have coached at BHS." - Coach Daut
First base was manned by Nick Fossile and senior team captain, Nick Kiesling. Fossile batted .351 with no errors in the field. Kiesling chipped in with a .245 batting average and a .340 on-base percentage.
Seniors Steve Aldrich, Nick Fossile, Greg Janowski, Jon Revell, Scott Rooney, Nick Kiesling, Ed Aldrich, Keith Parrish, and Brian Swentkowski provided the leadership that helped propel this team to a remarkable 23-4 record. They will be sorely missed.
"This team played for one another each and every day. As individuals, they carried themselves maturely on and off the field. They had tremendous character, which all stemmed from the leadership of the seniors." - Coach Daut