Titans 17U LHP Liam Beninati commits to the Seneca Polytechnic Sting

by Jim Stewart

Veteran Titans 17U Head Coach Jesse Barker sung the praises of Liam Beninati’s work with his team this year and sees an ocean of promise when his left-hander pulls on a Seneca Sting uniform in the Fall:  “Liam has been a great team guy this year for us, understanding his role with the club, and going out and throwing strikes when we need it.  Liam’s able to keep a steady mix with his off-speed pitches, while pounding the zone. Every one of Liam’s pitches has good movement and he has the ability to keep hitters off balance.” 

Coach Barker offered words of advice on how to neutralize Ontario College Baseball hitters:  “Keep working on messing with the hitters’ timing—this will serve Liam well at the OCAA level.”

Also sold on Liam Beninati’s prospects for success as a pitcher next season with the Seneca Polytechnic Sting Titans’ is Director of College Placement and 15U Head Coach Denis Bailey:  “Liam is a crafty lefty who will mix speeds and hit spots.  He’s a great kid and I’m excited for him.”

The Bradford resident is equally-excited about his choice to attend Seneca and play for the poly-technical school’s baseball team in Toronto:  “I was asked by several colleges to be part of their baseball program, but Seneca-- from the first time I was introduced to the Sting family-- made me feel like I was already part of the Sting baseball team.”

Beninati, who has “chosen to study the Child and Youth Worker program,” delineated his goals as a member of the Sting: “My athletic goals would be to help the Sting in any capacity to become a better team and help win games.”

The Honor Roll graduate of Holy Trinity Catholic High School also outlined his academic objectives at the re-branded polytechnical school in north Toronto that now grants degrees and diplomas:  “My academic goals at Seneca are to complete my 3-year program and hopefully get hired by a local school board so I will be able to work with kids. I might pursue my education further and get my teaching degree.”

With his post-secondary pathway determined both athletically and academically, Beninati expressed his gratitude towards “the Titans organization which helped me to get my name out there and helped me communicate with head coaches from schools I was most interested in.”

With his commitment to the Sting, Beninati became the twenty-second student-athlete from the Class of 2024 to be placed at a US or Canadian post-secondary destination by the Titans Baseball Club’s College Placement team.

The veteran Titan lefty disclosed the highlights of his career with the organization:  “The highlights of my Titans career included being given the opportunity to be part of the Titans family. I enjoyed playing ball with the finest group of kids any team member could ask for. I've met some great people during my four years with the Titans organization. My biggest achievement playing ball for the Titans is that I was given the opportunity to play ball for a handful of schools and, in the end, the Seneca Sting was the right fit for me.”

Beninati offered advice to younger Titans players to help them achieve their post-secondary goals:  “My advice would be to go out there, play hard, enjoy what you do, and most importantly, have fun. I would like to personally thank you-- Coach Jim and Coach Bailey-- for guiding me through this journey.”

The Titans Baseball Club congratulates four-year veteran Liam Beninati on his commitment to the Seneca Polytechnic Sting.  We wish Liam all the best in his final CPBL season with the 17U Titans this Spring and in his first season with the Sting in Fall 2024.