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Lennerton snags Gold Glove award
Langley’s Jordan Lennerton has earned a Gold Glove Award.
Lennerton is a first-baseman for the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers.
The award recognizes a player for their defensive prowess and the winners were announced on Tuesday (Oct. 1).
The honourees were chosen throughout the 10 North American-based minor leagues and were presented by Rawlings Sporting Goods Company Inc.
The 27-year-old played with the Langley Blaze before going to junior college and then university at Oregon State. He was a Tigers draft pick in 2008 and was also chosen to play in this past summer’s MLB Futures Game and in the Triple-A all-star game.
In his first season at the Triple-A level — the highest level before the major leagues — he hit .278 with 17 home runs and 57 RBIs in 139 games.