Mike Yates wins ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove

ANAHEIM, CA (Jun. 2) - Western Connecticut State University junior center fielder Mike Yates (Guilford, CT) is the recipient on the 2011 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Gold Glove.

During his third season, this past spring, Yates did not commit an error in 114 field chances for the 19-18 Colonials. He registered 111 put outs and had three assists.

He is the first Western player ever to receive a Gold Glove.

ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Awards

Catcher

Jordan Martin

Heidelberg

First Base

CJ Mooney

Rutgers-Camden

Second Base

Chris Carrano

Kean University

Shortstop

Jason Lash

Heidelberg

Third Base

Justin Jirschele

Wisconsin Steven Point

Outfield

Hal Landers

Wheaton College (Mass.)

Outfield

Mike Yates

Western Connecticut State University

Outfield

Kevin Valerio

Whitworth

Pitcher

Tre Britt

Methodist