Neiderland honored with Golden Glove
Thompson Station resident and Independence High School grad Wes Neiderland (left)is congratulated by his current mentor, Columbia State Community College head coach Mike Corn for winning the Rawlings Golden Glove Award. Neiderland, an outfielder, was honored for his performance last year as a freshman.
Former Independence standout and current Columbia State Community College outfielder Wes Neiderland has been awarded a 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award®, the standard for outstanding defensive play.
“What a great honor for Wesley and our program,” said Mike Corn, Columbia State head baseball coach. “Wes had a great freshman year and is certainly a dynamic player to watch and a well-deserving recipient.”
Neiderland, a resident of Thompson Station, will graduate from Columbia State in May.
“I have a great coach, and there are a lot of really talented guys on the team,” Neiderland said. “This award was a complete surprise and very unexpected.”
The award was originally intended for Major League players but was expanded to the collegiate and high school levels in honor of the award’s 50th anniversary. Recipients are chosen in conjunction with the American Baseball Coaches Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association.
“Rawlings and the ABCA have done a wonderful thing in bringing the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® to the collegiate ranks,” Corn said. “This award symbolizes a true team player who takes pride in more than a batting average.”
Posted on: 10/2/2013