KENNESAW — On the eve of Kennesaw State’s first NCAA regional game at the Division I level, it’s star player was named a first-team All-American.
Catcher Max Pentecost was honored by Collegiate Baseball as part of the Louisville Slugger All-American team. He is the only catcher on the 17-man first team after shattering nearly every Kennesaw State singleseason offensive record and being named the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year.
The junior leads the nation with 104 hits, while compiling a .423 average that is the nation’s second-best.
The Winder native also ranks in the top 25 nationally in many other categories, including third in total bases (156), 11th in slugging (.634), 12th in doubles (21), 17th in runs scored (57) and 23rd in on base percentage (.477).
Pentecost also held the nation’s longest hit streak this season, at 36 games, and is a semifinalist in nearly every major college baseball award including the Johnny Bench, Gregg Olson, Dick Howser and Golden Spikes awards.