June 20, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. – Florida State’s Sherman Johnson is the recipient of the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove award at third base as chosen by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Johnson has started all 66 games for the Seminoles in 2012 making 61 starts at third base and five at shortstop. The Tampa, Fla., native has posted a .970 fielding percentage on the year committing just six errors in 200 fielding chances. Johnson has committed just one error over the last 35 games heading into Thursday’s College World Series game against Arizona.
In addition to his tremendous defensive play, the senior third baseman has been a major contributed at the plate in serving as the Seminoles’ leadoff hitter this year. Johnson is hitting .279 with 68 hits including 17 doubles and five home runs. He has scored 64 runs and registered 38 RBI. Johnson is the ACC leader in walks with 67 and is two shy of the national lead. On Thursday against Arizona, Johnson will make his 200th consecutive start in a Seminole uniform, a streak that dates back to the beginning of his sophomore season in 2010.
A complete list of the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Team:
Position, Name, Position, Class, School
C – Spencer Kieboom, Jr., Clemson
1B – Nick Judkins, Sr., Creighton
2B – Zach Price, Sr., Army
SS – Zach Vincej, Jr., Pepperdine
3B – Sherman Johnson, Sr., Florida State
OF – Beau Amaral, Jr., UCLA
OF – Travis Jankowski, Jr., Stony Brook
OF – Jason Kanzler, Jr., Buffalo
P – Corey Littrell, So., Kentucky