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K-State’s Jones Named ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Finalist



MANHATTAN, Kan. ( – Junior outfielder Brendan Jones becomes the first Wildcat in school history to be named a Gold Glove Finalist, as the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods announced the finalists for the 2024 Gold Glove team.

Bryce Boettcher (Oregon), Vance Honeycutt (North Carolina), Ryley Johnson (East Carolina), Kyle Jones (Stetson) and Garrett Scavelli (St. John’s) joined Jones as the six outfielders that were voted on and selected as finalists by the ABCA NCAA Div. I All-America & Coach of the Year Committee.

A native of Greenbrier, Tennessee, Jones was one of the Big 12’s top defensive players this season with a .994 fielding percentage. In three seasons at K-State, he has committed only two errors for an incredible career fielding percentage of .993 with 289 putouts and seven assists.

Jones finished his junior campaign as the Conference leader in stolen bases (40) and walks (55), which rank fifth and 19th nationally in both categories, while he was third with 69 runs scored. He earned All-Big 12 recognition as he produced a slash line of .303/.442/.500 during the Cats’ historic 2024 season, that included a .368 average in the NCAA Tournament where he scored a team-best eight runs.

Additionally, Jones sits in the Top 10 of the K-State single-season records in three offensive categories – tied first in walks, second in runs scored, second in stolen bases. His 70 career stolen bases are third all-time in school history, behind Ross Kivett (80) and Adam Muenster (78).

In all divisions, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 19 via social media by Rawlings Sporting Goods. The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007 and are presented annually to the top defensive players from each division of collegiate and high school baseball.