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2014 Rawlings-NAIA Baseball Gold Glove Team Announced

June 02, 2014
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By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2014 Rawlings-NAIA Baseball Gold Glove Team, as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Selection Committee. For the eighth year, a total of nine players were chosen based upon their defensive success.

Webber International’s (Fla.) Chris Suto is the third-straight Warrior to receive Gold Glove honors. The senior outfielder recorded 132 putouts and three assists in 55 games this season.

Jonathon Fightmaster of Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), Ian Josh of Sterling (Kan.), Tyler Akins of Belhaven (Miss.), Zach Close of AIB (Iowa) and Danny Carroll of Culver-Stockton (Mo.) are receiving their respective program’s first-ever Gold Glove honoree.

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2014 Rawlings-NAIA Baseball Gold Glove Team

Position First Last School
P Jonathon Fightmaster Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
C Ian Josh Sterling (Kan.)
1B Tyler Akins Belhaven (Miss.)
2B Sam Robison The Master's (Calif.)
3B Sam Johnston College of Idaho
SS Tyler Anderson Cumberland (Tenn.)
LF Chris Suto Webber International (Fla.)
CF Zach Close AIB (Iowa)
RF Danny Carroll Culver-Stockton (Mo.)

Championship Information

NAIA Baseball Championship
Sports Rules - Baseball
Official Merchandise-baseball