Austin Pentecost, member of the fearsome 2011 Goldpanners pitching staff, was drafted in the 29th round by the Cubs.
Here is the coverage from KXLY Sports:
Pentecost, a senior right-hander from Kennewick, Wash., was selected in the 29th round by the Chicago Cubs with the 884th overall pick, while Goodgion, a left-handed junior from Kent, Wash., was chosen in the 33rd round as the 1,022nd pick by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Lewis-Clark State has now had a total of 121 players selected in the draft since 1975, and has had at least one player selected in every draft since 1978.
“It feels good—kind of like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” Pentecost said about being drafted. “I talked to a few scouts the night before and they were telling me that I’d probably get picked somewhere between 16-30, but I was really surprised by the Cubs because I hadn’t really talked to them all season.”
For more information on Austin's summer in Fairbanks, visit his player profile page: