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Indians 2016 First-Round Pick Will Benson Makes History with Four Homer Game for Lake County

It was quite a night Thursday for Indians 2016 first round pick Will Benson, who turned heads playing in Eastlake for the Lake County Captains.

Benson had a night that players dream of at the plate, hitting FOUR homers in the Captains 12-6 win over South Bend.

Benson collected eight runs batted in for Lake County.

It was the first four homer game in the minors since the 2014 season when Mike Ford did it.

Benson homered in his first four plate appearances before finally being retired in the 8th inning.

“To look into the eyes of my teammates and to see that they were amazed, that’s what made it, ‘Oh, this is legit,'” Benson told

“Most homers are cool, but this time, everyone’s faces were different. It was nice.”

Last season Benson hit .180 for Lake County, hitting 22 homers but also striking out 152 times in 123 games.

Here’s video of the fourth homer for Benson

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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