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Cody Dent

INF

Height
5' 11"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Boynton Beach, Fla.
Weight
180 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Park Vista

Major: Sport Management

 

CAREER: A four-year letterwinner for the Orange and Blue who enjoyed three-straight trips to the NCAA College World Series, Dent was chosen to the CWS All-Tournament Team in 2011 and played in 184 games with 101 starts as a Gator…Ranks sixth on the school’s career chart with 24 sacrifice bunts.

 

AS A SENIOR (2013): Selected by the Washington Nationals in the 22nd round with the 676th selection in the Major League Baseball Draft…Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third year in a row…Started 48 games in his final collegiate season, 37 at shortstop and 11 in center field, and saw action in 52 of the Gators’ 59 contests…Had a .169 batting average, with 17 walks, 15 runs, 13 RBI, a team-high 10 sacrifice hits and three doubles…Sported a .971 fielding percentage…Named to the 2013 SEC Community Service Team, Dent helped in a fourth-grade classroom at Terwilliger Elementary School and also tutored seventh graders in math at Lincoln Middle School…In addition, he walked and fed dogs at the Alachua County Humane Society, handed out presents to young children and families as part of “Christmas on Main Street” and assisted with the Climb for Cancer, an event in which Gator student-athletes play games and participate with cancer-stricken kids and their siblings in a variety of sports on campus...Delivered a two-run double that gave the Gators a 3-1 lead against Valparaiso in the NCAA Bloomington Regional…Provided UF with a 2-0 advantage over Texas A&M at the SEC Tournament with a second-inning infield single…Enjoyed a career night in the rout of Florida A&M, belting his first career homer and scoring three runs…Cranked a two-run dinger in the fourth and added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to set a career high with three RBI…Drew two walks in the 15-inning marathon versus Missouri…Lofted a sacrifice fly to right field in the fourth inning of the series opener with No. 11 Ole Miss and was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk…Scored twice and had an RBI single in the 9-4 victory over North Florida…Came through with a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning and came home during the series finale against No. 10 Kentucky…Led the Gators with a .375 (3-for-8) clip on the opening weekend against Duke and drove in a pair of runs…Helped Florida take the series by going 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a double during the finale.

 

AS A JUNIOR (2012): Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition for the second-straight year…Appeared in 56 games, with a career-high 24 starts (21-3B, 1-2B, 1-SS, 1-CF) and batted .134 with nine runs, seven walks and four RBI…Led the Gators with 10 sacrifice hits, a total that ranked fourth in school history in a season…Laid down a pinch-hit sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the ninth on a 3-2 count against Kent State at the NCAA College World Series that moved Preston Tucker and Mike Zunino each into scoring position…Was 1-for-3 in game two of the Arkansas series while starting at shortstop…Delivered an RBI single in the rubber game at Tennessee…Lofted a sacrifice fly in the opener against No. 7 LSU…Matched his career high by scoring twice at North Florida…Made his first career start in center field in the second meeting with No. 6 South Carolina and singled and walked in the 8-2 win in Columbia…Was 1-for-3 with two runs while starting at second base in the victory over Florida A&M…Was a perfect 3-for-3 in his initial start of the campaign, an 8-6 triumph over Bethune-Cookman…It was Dent’s fifth multiple-hit game of his career and he had singles in the third, fourth and eighth innings.

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Chosen to the SEC Academic Honor Roll…Played in 48 games, with 22 starts (21-3B, 1-SS), and hit .207 with 17 walks, 11 runs and seven RBI…Was 3-for-21 (.143) in 18 SEC games and made six starts…Started all 11 of the Gators’ NCAA Tournament games on the hot corner and batted .273 with a team-high nine walks and a pair of sacrifice flies…Named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team after going 4-for-14 (.286)…Provided Florida with a 1-0 lead in the opener of the CWS Championship Finals versus South Carolina with a sacrifice fly that plated Tyler Thompson…Later led off the bottom of the 10th with single through the right side but was thrown out while attempting to score on a two-out single by Zunino…Was 2-for-2, scored twice, drew two walks and delivered his first career triple off Vanderbilt All-American Sonny Gray…Moved the Gators in front of Texas with his first career extra-base hit, a double off All-American Taylor Jungmann…Was 2-for-9 (.222) with three runs and two walks in the Gainesville Super Regional and did not commit any errors…Singled and scored in game two…Had set a career-best by scoring twice in the opener…Continued strong postseason by going 3-for-10 (.300) with a team-best four walks during the Gainesville Regional…Matched career high with two free passes in the championship round…Drew a ninth-inning walk on Saturday versus Miami (Fla.), setting the stage for Nolan Fontana’s walk-off single…Went 2-for-4 with an RBI single against Manhattan…Turned in a solid effort at third base for the Gators at the SEC Tourney, hitting .308 (4-for-13) with zero errors…Set a career best by driving in two runs against Vanderbilt in the final…Went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in the first meeting with UGA…Drew a career-high two walks and was 1-for-2 with a run in the opener against Mississippi State…Played in all three games of the Kentucky series, with a pair of starts, and was 2-for-8 (.250)…Came off the bench and was 1-for-1 with a run scored…Took over at third base when Zack Powers was hurt at Georgia and drew a walk in only plate appearance…Made his starting debut at shortstop in the opener at Mississippi State…Saw time in all three games at LSU, starting the last two, and was 1-for-3 (.333) with a walk and a sacrifice…Had a pinch-hit RBI single in the fifth and later drew a walk in the win over Florida Atlantic…Was a pinch hitter and played second base in the season opener versus USF, when he was 0-for-1.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll…Played in 28 games, with four starts at third base, two at second base, and one at shortstop, and was 7-for-30 (.233) with seven runs, five walks and two RBI…Was 5-for-12 (.417) with three runs in nine league games…Started against Florida State at third base in the College World Series and drew a walk…Appeared in all three games of the NCAA Gainesville Regional, with a start in the opener, and was 0-for-4 with a run…Stole the first two bases of his career against Bethune-Cookman…Started against Arkansas and Vanderbilt at third base during the SEC Tourney and was a combined 1-for-5 (.200)…Delivered a single off UA All-SEC pitcher Drew Smyly and later scored…Made collegiate starting debut at shortstop in the finale at South Carolina and responded with a then-career-best 2-for-4 outing…Singled in the third and poked an RBI single in the seventh…Replaced Nolan Fontana at shortstop in game two at Alabama and was 0-for-1 with his first sac hit…Singled in the eighth inning of the finale against LSU…Scored the game-win­ning run in the series finale with Arkansas when he came home on Zunino’s bloop single into right field in the bottom of the ninth…Had a pinch-hit single in game two at Tennessee…Made his SEC debut at Ole Miss and was 1-for-3 in two games…Delivered a pinch-hit single in the ninth of game three and scored on Jerico Weitzel’s two-run pinch-hit homer…Drew a pinch-hit walk versus Army and went in at second base…Made the first start of his career in game two against Illinois State and was 1-for-2…Opened the scoring in the second inning with a single into left field that was his initial hit and first RBI…Walked in the sixth and scored on Austin Maddox’s grand slam…Scored his first run in the eighth inning of the opener with Miami (Fla.) on a two-run single by Zunino…Made his collegiate debut as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning against Siena and popped up to shortstop.

 

SUMMER: Played for the North Shore Navigators of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in 2010 and 2011…Batted .135 over 20 games with 10 walks, seven runs and four RBI in ‘11…After finishing second in the division during the regular season, the Navs won their first-ever NECBL title in 2010…Dent hit .259 with 14 runs and 14 RBI in 21 games…Stole 10 bases and had four extra-base hits.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Infielder from Park Vista High School who played for head coach Larry Greenstein…Was a three-time Gold Glove winner and three-time all-county honorable mention recipient…The Cobras were ranked third in Baseball America’s 2009 Preseason High School Top-50 poll and advanced to the semifinals of the state tournament for the second-straight year, finishing with a mark of 24-8…Chosen All-Area South Florida by ESPN Rise Magazine…Dent was named High Honorable Mention on Rawlings’ Preseason All-America list and was a first-team pick on the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Florida Region Team…Ranked No. 187 in the Class of 2009 Final Rankings from Perfect Game…Participated in the annual Dick Howser All-Star Game…During his junior year, the Cobras went 31-2, were the state runner-up in Class 6A and rated second nationally…Dent committed just two errors at shortstop that season…Was a member of the National Honor Society and the Future Business Leaders of America at Park Vista and ranked in the top 5% of his class.

 

DENT’S CAREER STATISTICS

Overall Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.233

28-7

30

7

7

0

0

0

2

5

11

2-2

2011

.207

48-22

82

11

17

1

1

0

7

17

20

1-2

2012

.134

56-24

82

9

11

0

0

0

4

7

22

1-2

2013

.169

52-48

136

15

23

3

0

1

13

17

24

2-3

CAREER

.176

184-101

330

42

58

4

1

1

26

46

77

6-9

 

SEC Regular-Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.417

10-2

12

3

5

0

0

0

1

1

3

0-0

2011

.143

18-6

21

2

3

0

0

0

0

3

5

0-1

2012

.102

26-15

49

2

5

0

0

0

2

2

14

0-1

2013

.103

25-23

68

2

7

1

0

0

2

8

12

1-1

CAREER

.133

79-46

150

9

20

0

0

0

5

14

34

1-3

 

SEC Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.200

2-2

5

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

0-0

2011

.308

5-5

13

1

4

0

0

0

2

4

4

1-1

2012

.000

3-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0-0

2013

.500

1-1

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0-0

CAREER

.300

11-8

20

2

6

0

0

0

3

4

8

1-1

 

NCAA Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.000

7-2

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

4

2-2

2011

.273

11-11

33

7

9

1

1

0

4

9

8

0-0

2012

.000

2-0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0-0

2013

.200

2-2

5

0

1

1

0

0

2

0

0

0-0

CAREER

.227

22-15

44

8

10

2

1

0

6

11

12

2-2

 

DENT’S CAREER HIGHS

At Bats: 5, 3x, last vs. Missouri (4/19/13)

Runs Scored: 3 vs. Florida A&M (5/6/13)

Hits: 3 vs. Bethune-Cookman (2/21/12)

RBI: 3 vs. Florida A&M (5/6/13)

Doubles: 1, 3x, last vs. Ole Miss (3/29/13)

Triples: 1 vs. Vanderbilt (6/24/11)

Home Runs: 1 vs. Florida A&M (5/6/13)

Walks: 2, 6x, last vs. Florida A&M (5/6/13)

Stolen Bases: 2 vs. Bethune-Cookman (6/4/10)

Hit Streak: 3 games, 4x (last 3/31-4/6/13)

 

 

 

 

 

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