HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Crossroads League has announced its baseball postseason awards for the 2013 spring season and among the list of Gold Glove honorees were seniors Adam Christner and Josh Lanphier.
Earning this honor for the third consecutive year, Christner (Topeka, Ind.) has not only established himself as one of the league’s best centerfielders, but will also go down in the HU history books as one of the finest athletes to play at that spot for the Foresters.
For the year he was perfect in the outfield, boasting a 1.00 fielding percentage. In 37 games he tallied 83 catches to go along with three assists.
In addition to using his speed to track down any ball hit his way, the Westview High School product also used his quickness to become one of the most dangerous base runners in the nation. He ranked 13th in the NAIA in steal attempts per game (.784) and 18th in stolen bases per game (.676). He will graduate from HU holding the record for most steals in a season (27) and most steals in a career (83).
Lanphier (Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Christian H.S.) joins Christner on the list of golden glovers. As HU’s starting catcher for most of his collegiate career, Lanphier rode a .984 fielding percentage this season and picked off ten of his 19 opponents who tried to steal second.
He has been equally successful in the classroom where he is a two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete honoree.