Daniel Nations named Newberry's first-ever national Gold Glove winner by ABCA/Rawlings


Daniel Nations named Newberry's first-ever national Gold Glove winner by ABCA/Rawlings
Monday, May 30, 2016 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Newberry College pitcher Daniel Nations has won the Division II Gold Glove, as announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association on Memorial Day. Nations is Newberry's first-ever national Gold Glove winner and the first South Atlantic Conference honoree since 2012.

Nations - who recently graduated from Newberry College - is a native of Central, S.C., and was the winner of the South Atlantic Conference's Gold Glove honor and was also an honorable mention all-conference starting pitcher.

Nations committed no errors on the year in 88 innings of action on the mound, recording four putouts and 23 assists. Nations was also effective with runners on base, as only three of nine potential base stealers were successful against him. He finished the year with an 8-1 record with two saves and a 3.48 earned run average, striking out 80 and walking 42.

NCAA Division II Gold Glove Team
Pos. Player Cl. School
1B Angelo Navetta So. Molloy
2B Trent Giambrone Sr. Delta State
3B Devin Gearhart Jr. North Georgia
SS Brett Marr Jr. Rockhurst
OF Tadarious Hawkins Sr. Henderson State
OF Pat Mulry Sr. Stanislaus State
OF Tyler Hutch Sr. West Georgia
C Mitch Stoltzfus Jr. Millersville
P Daniel Nations Sr. Newberry