HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Senior Collin Bennett knows it's not how you start but about how you finish that counts.
However, considering Bennett batted .209 through April of last season, the Bow's third baseman is more than ecstatic about his quick start in 2012, hitting .500 (6-12, 2 2B, 4 RBI) in Hawaii's first series against #27 Oregon last week.
He attributes a change in work ethic and attitude.
"I think last year I got a little too cocky and thought I could just make the change in the game." said Bennett.
"But that's not really how it works so, just standing tall when i'm hitting and not letting that inside fastball beat me."
Head Coach Mike Trapasso says Collin's improvement will pay dividends for the Bows.
"We can't afford for him to start off slow, because he's a veteran guy in the three hole and we expect him to be our most consistent hitter."
Dating back to last season, Bennett has a 9 game hit streak in tact and is batting .460 in that time.
The Rainbow baseball team (1-3) opens up their second series of the season on Thursday night, hosting Wagner college in a five game series that runs through Sunday.