May 05, 2015

Pentecost Hits .412 on the Season

Cody PentecostCongratulations go out to center fielder Cody Pentecost on closing out the 2015 season with a .412 batting average.  Pentecost is the first Bobcat player to post a .400 or better average since 2008, when Coty Holt hit .426 and Tyler Stahl batted .400. 

Pentecost excelled for the Cats in the batter's box as well as the outfield, being named to the 2015 MCAC Gold Glove team.  At the time of the award, Pentecost held a .978 fielding percentage, with 89 putouts and 2 assists in his 43 games played. 

Pentecost closed out his senior season at the plate with 63 hits in 153 at bats, scoring 29 runs, posting 12 doubles, 2 triples, 3 homeruns, 30 RBI, and 10 stolen bases, while gathering 20 walks.  As a four-year starter, Pentecost completed his career with a .341 batting average and a .464 slugging percentage.  He stole 40 bases, collected 80 walks, and hit 6 homeruns, 6 triples, 42 doubles and 191 singles, including a career .966 fielding percentage.

On the field, Pentecost has always been a fierce competitor—diving for balls in the outfield, stealing bases, digging in at the plate.  Off the field, Pentecost is a humble, friendly, genuine young man who is much admired and respected.  He is a leader by example to his teammates and will be missed in the Bobcat lineup.