INDIANA, PA – After posting a season in which he registered a perfect fielding percentage and 93 putouts, IUP outfielder Hunter Bigler has been named a 2014 Atlantic Region Gold Glove winner.
Bigler, a Trinity graduate, joins Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East comrades Kurt Seiders of Millersville and Chris Knott of East Stroudsburg in the outfield on the nine-man team.
Getting most of his starts in centerfield, the sophomore earned the start in 33 of the team's 41 games, appearing in three additional games. He did not register an error all season, making 98 catches with 93 putouts and five assists.
In addition to his play in center, Bigler also made two appearances on the mound, finishing the season with a record of 1-0 and a 1.80 earned run average. He surrendered five hits in his 5.0 innings of work, allowing one earned run while striking out four.
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