FLORIDA – Ben Cheek

2016 POWER SHOWCASE NATIONAL
“13U”Florida Representative

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Ben “Cheekbone” Cheek

3B / RHP / C

5’7 / 145

AGE: 13

 

PLAYING IN:

13U HOME RUN DERBY

PITCHING IN:

EAST – ALL-AMERICAN
14U/13U COMBO

WATCH BEN’S 2016 PSC NTL HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

WATCH BEN’S 10th PSC PITCHING HIGHLIGHTS

PITCHING IN:

EAST – ALL-AMERICAN
14U/13U COMBO

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Ben has played baseball since the age of 4 – he has helped his teams to accomplish All Star Championships / AA Championships & Travel Ball Championships throughout the years! Ben received his Black Belt by the age of 7. Ben was voted to Student Council at Rogers Elementary Frisco TX for 3rd & 4th Grade – he also received the 2009-2010 Principals Award for “High Integrity”. Ben is an excellent student-athlete, as a 6th and 7th grader he maintained a 4.0 GPA. We appreciate that he gets this opportunity to participate in such a grand event!


My name is Rocky Graves and I have had the pleasure of getting to know Ben Cheek over the past year. Ben plays Pitcher and Third Base for the Florida RedHawks, a team that I have coached for several years. It’s my understanding that Ben is being considered for the POWER SHOWCASE Event and I would like to offer a letter of recommendation. Ben’s outstanding abilities on the playing field are a result of his hard work and dedication to being the best he can be. His composure under pressure is as good as I have seen. Ben has played in several major level events, including the AAU Grand Nationals, where his performance throughout the entire week was a key factor in bringing home the National Championship. I can recommend Ben not only for his talent on a baseball field, but for his ability to lead his teammates as well. From the very beginning, I have been impressed with the confidence and character that Ben displays in difficult situations. I have been even more impressed with his ability to motivate his teammates to handle those same situations by the examples he sets. There have been several occasions where he has picked up his teammates and motivated them to perform at their highest level. I have no doubt that Ben will exceed your expectations at the POWER SHOWCASE Event. Rocky R. Graves Florida RedHawks


 Ben is one of the most humble, and very talented players I’ve ever coached.  He is a great team player, who is skilled in many sports.  In Baseball, he is a great 3rd baseman, with equal ability to play catcher, play the outfield and even pitch.  Ben makes his PTI baseball team, and his parents very proud with not just his success on the field, but his recognition for being the Highest academic achiever.  Taking advanced classes is not an easy task while being 100% devoted to sports every day, but he is a High honor role student with the capability of landing a 100% scholarship to just about any major college institution in the land.  His baseball hitting power will make Ben a true contender in this years Home Run competition. – Coach Eddie Gonzalez PTI Maniacs

My name is Jason Jennings and I began lessons with Ben at age 8. He was always one of my favorite students because of his coachability, mental toughness, and ability to pick up new info very quickly. He comes from a great, supportive family and is an absolute bulldog on the mound. But also the kind of kid you want your own son hanging out with off of the field. I look forward to watching Ben as he continues to grow as a ball player and young man! Jason Jennings 2002 Rookie of the Year / National League Owner Pastime Training Center / Frisco Texas


 Ben is a quality young man with good family and christian values. His family is a tight knit one, which allows Ben the ability to focus on being a good young man, good student and a baseball player. In the time I worked with Ben as an individual instructor, he was always very polite, respectful and willing to try to make corrections to better himself. I hope my son grows and is as respectful as Ben. Hope all the best for him. Jim Osting / Former MLB Pitcher
Owner Ostingers Baseball Academy – Lithia FL


 

I had the pleasure of coaching “Cheekbone” for 4 seasons. He was the absolute coolest player to coach: a grinder, a bulldog, a stud, a quiet leader, a winner.He played with passion and was a quick study, always listening and never screwing around. He wanted to succeed & wanted others to do the same. He was a team player & a kid that you wanted your kid to hang around with. His parents are rock solid, and they have groomed him well. If baseball is in his future, it will not surprise me. The kid knew how to make the plays. Jim Neumann – IDLife Founding Partner / 1989 SWC All-Conference & All Regional 1st Team, Texas A&M University


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ATHLETIC INFORMATION
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POS 1: 3B 

POS 2: RHP

POS 3: C

Bat: Right

Throw: Right

BTA: .550

HRs Hit SPRING: 3

Arm Velocity (MPH): 70

Run Time 60: 8.0

SCHOOL INFORMATION
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Grade:  8

Randall Middle School
Lithia FL

GPA: 4.0 Advanced Classes

Graduation: 2021

 

COACH INFORMATION
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Travel League Coach: Rocky Graves

FL REDHAWKS


Tournament League Coach:  Marc Linne

POWERHOUSE – Tampa FL
WEST COAST SCORPIONS

 TEAM AWARDS / HONORS
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  • 2016 Won ESPN Wide World of Sports AAU Baseball National Champions, Orlando FL “FL REDHAWKS”
  • USSSA MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS (OPEN / MAJORS) FISHHAWK WOLVES / LITHIA FLORIDA
  • USSSA MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS  (AA / AAA / MAJORS) FRISCO ROUGH RIDERS RED / FRISCO TEXAS FRISCO ROYALS / FRISCO TEXAS
  • PBA ALL STAR CHAMPIONS / 2009 PLANO TEXAS BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
 fl-cheek-2016-action1 INDIVIDUAL ATHLETIC AWARDS/HONORS

  • PTI Maniacs Leader Board as Average Leader
  • Home Runs Leader
  • Runs Batted in Leader
CONTACT INFORMATION

Benny & Marcella Cheek
Valrico FL

214-717-1165
256-509-3298
benmarknls@aol.com

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