Bulldogs Catcher Wins Gold Glove Award

WINTERVILLE—In conjunction with the American Baseball Coaches Association, the NJCAA announced this month that Pitt Community College catcher Trevor Denton has been selected as one of nine Division I ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients.

Denton, a freshman out of Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, Va., finished with a perfect, 1.000 fielding percentage and threw out eight of the 22 base runners that attempted to steal on him. In 23 games this season, he finished with 117 total chances, recording 103 putouts and 14 assists.

Denton is the second player from PCC to win a Gold Glove in the past five years. First baseman Trey Holmes won the award in 2010, after helping lead the Bulldogs to the NJCAA Division I World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.

To be eligible for a Gold Glove Award, which honors outstanding defensive play, Denton and his fellow recipients were nominated by their respective NJCAA regions.

Several other Bulldogs also received postseason recognition. Outfielder Andrew Henrickson and pitcher Logan Redmond were named All-Region X Conference (First Team) while pitcher Lane Johnson and outfielder Zack Mozingo earned All-Region X Conference (Second Team) honors.

In 43 games, Henrickson tallied a .382 batting average (50-for-131) and drew 27 walks for a stellar .488 on-base percentage. The freshman finished with 26 runs batted in, seven doubles and a pair of triples to go along with 33 runs scored and 15 stolen bases.

Redmond, a sophomore, recorded an 8-1 record and 1.03 ERA in 55 2/3 innings pitched. In 12 appearances, including eight starts, he struck out 45 batters, issued just six walks and allowed a mere 10 runs.

Also a sophomore, Johnson pitched in 10 games for the Bulldogs, going 8-0 with a 2.67 ERA. The right-hander fanned 40 batters, walked six and gave up 20 runs in 54 innings pitched.

Mozingo played in 36 games as a sophomore. He went 31-for-85 (.365 average) from the plate with seven doubles, a homer and 17 runs scored and tied Henrickson for the team lead in RBI at 26. He finished with 23 walks to record a .487 on-base percentage.

"The accolades that our guys received were well deserved, especially Trevor Denton," said PCC Baseball Coach Tommy Eason. "Coming into Pitt Community College, he was converted to a catcher, after playing third base in high school. By the end of fall practice, Trevor had solidified himself as a good catcher, but no one would ever guessed he would be the Gold Glove winner for NJCAA Division I baseball.

"We are very proud of his accomplishment as well as our All-Region recipients."

PCC finished 34-13 this season after falling to USC-Sumter, 10-5, in the Region X Conference Tournament at Burlington Athletic Stadium on May 5.