TROY, AL (WSFA) - The accolades and honors continue to pile up for Troy outfielder Brandon Lockridge. After being drafted in the 5th round of the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft earlier this month, Lockridge earned a prestigious honor Wednesday.
He was named the winner of the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award, becoming the second Trojan in school history to do so. The Pensacola, Florida, native tallied three outfield assists in a very successful defensive campaign that included just one error and 164 putouts.
"This award is a tribute to Brandon's hard work his whole life and especially this season. He transitioned to center field in October after playing second base for two seasons. The progress he made defensively in a short time is truly amazing," said Troy head coach Mark Smartt. "Again, it speaks to his incredible work ethic and determination as a player."
Brett Henry was Troy's first Gold Glove Winner, winning the award in the 2009 season in which he had a .976 fielding percentage as a third baseman.