The best of seven series will begin on Oct. 19
2010: Played in 55 games and made 43 starts, compiling .265 batting average. ... Collected eight doubles, one triple, one home run and 21 runs batted in. ... Was successful on eight of nine stolen base attempts and made only two errors on 87 fielding chances for .977 fielding percentage. ... Slugged three-run homer to snap 5-5 deadlock and propel Cardinals toward 15-9 victory over Texas Southern. ... Had two, three-hit games, one against North Dakota State and the other vs. McNeese State. ... Longest hitting streak was five-gamer early in season.
2009: Collected five hits in 16 at-bats for .313 average during Cardinals' Fall World Series. ... Had one double, one home run and four runs batted in. ... Drew two bases on balls and scored three runs.
Junior College: Peaked at right time of his sophomore season by hitting over .400 in the 2009 Junior College Region XIV Tournament. ... Batted .291 for the full season.
High School: Played for coach Keith Wetjen at Simsbury HS in Simsbury, Md. ... Three-year selection to the All-Conference team as a centerfielder ... Also named to the 2007 American Legion All-Tournament Team after leading the tournament in batting average, doubles and stolen bases.
Personal: Thaddeus Christopher Zentek was born 10/20/88 in Baltimore, Md. ... Son of Ted and Ann Zentek. ... Business major. ... Enjoys working out with weights.