Garret Hunter (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox H.S.) and Charlie Hammel (Rochester/Rush-Henrietta H.S.) have made history at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The sophomores were voted to the Region III Gold Glove team, becoming the first two Panthers baseball players ever honored for their defensive skills. Voting on the Gold Glove team was done by coaches from the 17 Region III teams, with the Region III selections now eligible for inclusion on the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Gold Glove Team.
Hunter, a catcher, had a stellar .987 fielding percentage. A two-time all-conference selection, he limited opponents' running game while directing a pitching staff that boasted the best team ERA in program history.
Hammel was honored for his work at second base. An all-conference selection his freshman year, he produced a .938 fielding percentage while handling the second-most chances on the team (129, behind only Hunter's 309).