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Rutgers third baseman Payton Lincavage wins Gold Glove



Payton Lincavage was recognized as the best defensive third baseman in the country. Photo credit Conor Kvatek/Rutgers Athletics

On Wednesday, Rutgers senior third baseman Payton Lincavage was named a Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner. She was recognized as the best defensive third baseman in the nation by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

Lincavage earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors this past season. She made just one error on 130 chances over 57 games. In addition, Lincavage held a .992 fielding percentage and was involved in six of RU’s 23 double plays. She was a big reason why Rutgers finished second in the Big Ten with a .976 fielding percentage. Lincavage led Rutgers in home runs, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS. She was also second on the team with a .303 batting average and 48 runs scored.

Rutgers earned the program’s most wins in a season since 1994 with a record of 32-25 overall. The Scarlet Knights also earned the program’s first ranked win since 2012 in defeating No. 18/19 Northwestern at home in May. The Wildcats were also the Big Ten regular season champions.

The winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were chosen by the NFCA Division I All-American Committee. Criteria used by the committee included advanced fielding analytics, fielding statistics, strength of schedule and video highlights to determine the the Gold Glove winner at each position throughout the country.


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  1. FlaRef

    June 1, 2023 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for the update on the RU Softball players. Good things happening for the program. Will she be returning to the team for her covid year?

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