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

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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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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!