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Texas Tech Shortstop Kelby Tomlinson Wins American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings Division I Gold Glove Team Award

Shortstop Kelby Tomlinson became the first player in Texas Tech history to be named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings Division I Gold Glove Team as the top defensive shortstop in the nation.

The Rawlings Gold Glove Team is comprised of only nine players to represent each position of the field while players from all 300 division 1 programs received nominations.

The Gold Glove Team includes:

C – Ronnie Shaeffer, Junior (UC Irvine)
1B – Mike Memeth, Senior (Connecticut)
2B – Caleb Clowers, Junior (Louisiana-Monroe)
SS – Kelby Tomlinson, Junior (Texas Tech)
3B – Brian Hernandez, Senior (UC Irvine)
OF – Taylor Dugas, Junior (Alabama)
OF – Pete Lavin, Senior (San Francisco)
OF – Trevor Willis, Senior (Iowa)
P – Spencer Patton, Senior (Southern Illinois – Edwardsville)

Tomlinson was a pivotal member of the Tech infield. He fielded at .971 overall on the season while making 86 putouts, 212 assists and committing nine errors. He recorded only two errors during 27 Big 12 Conference games while posting a .985 fielding percentage in league play.

He also lead the Red Raiders in offensive categories.  He led Texas Tech with 67 base hits and 43 RBI’s.  He was also a team leader with a .307 batting average and 39 walks. He had an impressive .415 on-base percentage and was a good base runner with a bit of speed going 21 of 29 on stolen bases.

Tomlinson started all games this season at shortstop for the Red Raiders and was also a 2nd All-Big 12 Team honoree.

Tomlinson will forgo his senior year with Tech. He signed with the San Francisco Giants earlier this week after being drafted by them in the 12th round.

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