Matthew Jagodzinsky, Sports Information Director
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA in conjunction with the American Baseball Coaches Association announced the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings-NAIA Baseball Gold Glove Team on Wednesday night. Lyon College senior right-handed pitcher, Tyler Tognarine, was selected to the team, which was chosen by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Committee. It is the second time Tognarine earned the honor after he was named to the team in 2016.
This season, Tognarine had 42 total chances from the mound, as he finished with 33 assists and nine putouts. Tognarine was perfect from the field as he did not commit an error. He played a role in four double plays during the season. Tognarine’s top game defensively came on Feb. 18, when he finished with four assists and one putout against LSU-Alexandria.
Tognarine was a two-time American Midwest Conference Gold Glove recipient during his career as well.
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2018 ABCA/Rawlings-NAIA Gold Glove Team
|P||Tyler Tognarine||Lyon (Ark.)|
|C||Tanner Watson||Taylor (Ind.)|
|1B||Hunter Henry||Oklahoma Wesleyan|
|2B||Michael Stefanic||Westmont (Calif.)|
|3B||Matt Evans||Bellevue (Neb.)|
|SS||Michael Fuchs||Vanguard (Calif.)|
|LF||Josh Weeks||Vanguard (Calif.)|
|CF||Jared Hagan||Madonna (Mich.)|
|RF||Sean Fannon||Lawrence Tech (Mich.)|