KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in conjunction with the American Baseball Coaches Association has announced the 2016 ABCA/Rawlings NAIA Baseball Gold Glove Team, as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Committee. For the 10th season, nine players were chosen based upon their defensive success.
Zach Bohl of Cornerstone (Mich.), Angel Graced of Southeastern (Fla.) and Jacob Maas of Concordia (Mich.) are receiving their respective program’s first-ever ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove award.
Easton Moore and Tyler Tognarine of Lyon (Ark.) are the first teammates to take home the honor in the same season since Cory Lehman and Corey Alexander of Siena Heights (Mich.) were both named to the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove team in 2012.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 73rd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Anaheim, California.
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes of all skill levels. Rawlings' unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.2016 Rawlings-NAIA Baseball Gold Glove Team
|C||Jake Browne||Bellevue (Neb.)|
|1B||Zach Bohl||Cornerstone (Mich.)|
|2B||Angel Garced||Southeastern (Fla.)|
|3B||Nick Covello||The Master’s (Calif.)|
|SS||Easton Moore||Lyon (Ark.)|
|CF||Ethan Ruff||Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)|
|LF||Alexis Cruz||Faulkner (Ala.)|
|RF||Jacob Maas||Concordia (Mich.)|
|P||Tyler Tognarine||Lyon (Ark.)|