Alabama junior pitcher Tyler Ras was selected as a finalist for the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods NCAA Division I Gold Glove Team. The annual award is given out to the best defender at each position. Ras is joined by two other players in his category.

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This season, Ras stepped into the role as Alabama’s Friday night starter due to Connor Prielipp’s early-season injury. Ras ended 2021 with a 5.38 ERA a 7-5 record. He was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team by league coaches, lead all Alabama starters with his 7 wins, and tied 9th in the SEC for total wins. Ras pitched a total of 86.2 innings which ranks 2ndat Alabama. Ras played for at least five innings in each of his 11 starts.

Alabama baseball has won a Gold Glove twice before. Taylor Dugas won the honor in 2011 and Kyle Overstreet in 2013. The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Teams will be announced on Wednesday, June 23rd by Rawlings on their Twitter.

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