June 3, 2013

AJ Work.jpgKANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2013 Rawlings-NAIA Baseball Gold Glove Team, as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA) All-America Selection Committee.  For the seventh year, a total of nine players were chosen based upon their defensive success.

Representing The Master’s College was senior pitcher A.J. Work (Boise, ID).  Known more for his pitching expertise, Work fielded his position flawlessly by committing no errors and posting a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Earlier in the season, Work was tabbed as an NAIA-All American, listed as an All-Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Athlete, earned GSAC Gold Glove honors, named as the GSAC’s pitcher of the year, and earned the GSAC’s Pitcher of the Week award on two separate occasions.

Work ended his spectacular four-year career with the Mustangs by leading the squad to its most successful season in program history where they concluded their regular-season schedule with a first-place finish in the Golden State Athletic Conference, and a No. 7 ranking in the NAIA.  A 44-17 record included a GSAC Tournament championship and an NAIA World Series Opening Round tournament championship qualified the Mustangs for their first NAIA World Series appearance in 13 years.

To view the entire list of the 2013 NAIA Gold Glove award recipients, click here.