The awards continue to pile up for the Bourne Braves. Already with back-to-back Cape League titles in hand, the Braves are preparing to enshrine former standout player, Max Pentecost, to the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame in November.
Pentecost arrived in Bourne in 2013 coming from Kennesaw State University. As a junior at Kennesaw State, he won the Buster Posey Award which recognizes the best catcher across college baseball.
During the CCBL season in 2013, Pentecost finished the season top five in numerous offensive categories, including batting average (.346), HRs (6), RBI (29), on-base percentage (.424), and slugging percentage (.538). He was awarded the Pat Sorenti Most Valuable Player Award, in addition to being named a starter on the West Division All-Star team and the catcher on the CCBL All-League team at the end of the season.
Pentecost was selected 11th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2014 MLB Draft and spent five years in their minor league system.
The 2023 CCBL Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony tickets are now on sale, purchase tickets to witness six inductees be immortalized in Cape League history. Pentecost will be joined by Lance Berkman (Wareham ’96), Mitchell Jordan (Orleans ’15), Glenn Davis (Chatham ’80), Jim Higgins (Cape League executive), and Mary Henderson (Harwich/Cape League executive).
The ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 19th at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich. The event will begin at 10 a.m.
*Information provided by the Cape Cod Baseball League Public Relations Office.