First Baseman Cole Zabowski Named ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove Award Finalist

Rebel Cole Zabowski makes a play at first base. Photo by Steven Gagliano.

By: Adam Brown
Sports Editor
adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.

Ole Miss sophomore and first baseman Cole Zabowski was named a Rawlings Gold Glove Award Finalist by the American Baseball Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Zabowski was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Defensive Team earlier this season for his efforts at first base for the Rebels. He looks to become the second player in program history ever to be tabbed to the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team. He is the first since catcher Stuart Turner received the honor in 2013.

The Lawrenceville, Georgia native made just four errors all season and finished with a .990 fielding percentage and 354 putouts. He was on the receiving end of 36 double plays this season.

Ole Miss ended the season with the best fielding percentage in school history at .978, breaking the 2012 record of .976.

Zabowski also had a highlight reel catch when he pulled a foul ball out of the stands for an inning-ending out during Ole Miss’ SEC Tournament Championship run.

At the plate this year, Zabowski hit an even .300 with 10 home runs, 44 RBI, 34 runs and scored and eight doubles.

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