GC baseball’s Cook earns program’s first Gold Glove

GREENSBORO, N.C. (GC ATHLETICS) – In a year full of thrilling efforts, the Georgia College baseball program has added a ‘first’. Junior second baseman Dylan Cook (Portola Valley, California) was named to the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Gold Glove Team.

The honor is given to the top defensive player in all of Division II at each of the nine positions on the baseball field. The Georgia College baseball archives show no previous Gold Glove honoree in school history. Centerfielder Rob Hogenkamp (2013-14) was Southeast Region Gold Glove last season.

Cook committed just three errors all season long for an amazing .988 fielding percentage. Cook earns the award for second base, despite playing three total positions over the course of the year, including rightfield and some mid-game duty at first base. Cook is the only Gold Glove member from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) and just the second from the NCAA Southeast Region.

His first error came in right field against Columbus State University March 15, he then went the next 27 games without a mishap. He finished with 122 assists and 119 putouts.

The Bobcats had another amazing season in 2015, finishing 33-19 and winning the PBC Tournament title for the second time in the last three years. Jake Sandlin (Evans, Georgia) was named All-America, and joined Clay Ardeeser (Loganville, Georgia) and Cook on All-Region squads as well.

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