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Former Winder-Barrow Star Pentecost Picked in 1st Round of MLB Draft

Max Pentecost was selected 11th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Kennesaw State YouTube screenshot
Kennesaw State YouTube screenshot

Former Winder-Barrow High School star Max Pentecost was selected 11th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

Pentecost, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound catcher, is a junior at Kennesaw State, which is playing Louisville this weekend in the NCAA Super Regionals.

Check out Pentecost’s draft profile here

Pentecost, 21, the son of Wanda and Maxwell Sr. Pentecost, was batting .423 with 9 home runs and 58 RBIs in 62 games for the Owls.

He is the highest baseball draft selectee from Kennesaw State, the school said.

"It's a feeling that's hard to put into words," Pentecost of the selection in a Kennesaw State press release. "It's a great feeling to know that all the hard work and time you've put in in the past has paid off."

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