May 07, 2015

Four Bobcats Make 2015 MCAC All-Tournament Team

BobcatCollege of the Ozarks Bobcats J. D. Payne, Cody Pentecost, Josh Neufeld, and Garrett Woods have been named to the 2015 Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team.   The All-Tournament Team consists of 9 players, 1 designated hitter, 3 starting pitchers, and 1 relief pitcher.

First-baseman J. D. Payne, a freshman, posted a .500 average in the tournament, going 9-for-18 at the plate, including 2 doubles, one homerun, one run scored, and 7 RBI in the four games played.  Senior center fielder, Cody Pentecost, also batted .500 for the tournament (9-for-18), with 1 double, two runs scored, one walk, and 6 RBI.  Named as one of three all-tournament starting pitchers, Senior Josh Neufeld posted an impressive .000 ERA in his 9-inning, complete game performance against Central Baptist College,  allowing only 4 hits, giving up 2 walks, and striking out 9 batters.  Sophomore pitcher Garrett Woods entered the Bobcats’ third game of the tournament in the 3rd inning, following four runs scored, with one on and one out, and proceeded to strike out the next two hitters.  He then completed the remaining 6 innings of the game, closing with a .000 ERA, giving up one hit and no walks while striking out 3.

The Bobcats were 2-2 in the tournament and finished in 3rd place.