Caleb Knight named to the 2016 ABCA Gold Glove Team

Caleb KnightConnors State sophomore catcher Caleb Knight was named to the 2016 American Baseball Coaches’ Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Gold Glove Team.

Knight is just the second Cowboy to be named to the prestigious ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Division I Gold Glove team, which was first recognized in 2007.

“Caleb had a great year for us – he just continued to improve his craft behind the plate as the season went on,” said Perry Keith, Head Baseball Coach and 2008 NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee. “He was extremely solid every day at a very difficult position; people will never realize the toll that the catcher position takes on your body and how tough Caleb really is.”

Knight started 57 of 57 games played behind the plate for the Cowboys, recording a .997 fielding percentage. He committed just one error. Knight added 45 assists and seven pickoffs, and threw out 19 of 25 runners trying to steal. At the plate, he hit .404 with 10 doubles, 12 home runs and 67 RBIs.

Connors State finished the 2016 season with a 48-11 overall record, ranked 7th in the country.