A pair of baseball student-athletes in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference recently were honored for their defensive prowess, picking up ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove awards as determined by the NJCAA Division III baseball committee.
Rainy River Community College pitcher Tristan Lawrence and St. Cloud Technical and Community College infielder Matt Quade both were named to the prestigious team. Lawrence turned in a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage on the mound for the Northern Division champion Voyageurs, as did Quade who patrolled first base for the Cyclones.
Quade, a sophomore from Paynesville, Minnesota, was a major factor in the Cyclone run to the 2018 NJCAA Division III World Series, hitting .408 on the season with four home runs and 25 RBI's. SCTCC captured the Central Division championship and represented Region XIII at the national tournament.
Lawrence was a leader on the mound with six of RRCC's 20 wins on the year; he tossed 46.1 innings and a 3.11 ERA over the course of the season. The sophomore from Tucson, Arizona, averaged 7.38 strikeouts per nine innings and only conceded 16 earned runs in 2018.
Click this link for the full list of the 2018 NJCAA Division III Baseball Gold Glove winners. The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Awards® are determined by the NJCAA Division III Baseball Committee.
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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.