Missouri Western senior catcher Tony Loeffler earned Gold Glove honors and was named the Division II Defensive Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Assocation. Loeffler was also an All-South Central Region “Gold Glove” winner.
In 2012 Loeffler played in 45 of the Griffons 51 games with 43 starts behind the plate. He held a 1.000 fielding percentage with 227 putouts and 32 assists. Offensively he had 24 hits with 22 runs scored. He had six doubles, one home run and 17 RBI’s.
In his two year career at Western Loeffler played in 85 games with 72 games starts. He hit .249 with 48 hits and just 29 strikeouits. He scored 31 runs and had 37 RBI. He had 11 doubles, one triple and one home run. He had just two errors with 395 putouts and 60 assists. He was an honorable mention all-MIAA selection as a junior.
RAWLINGS / AMERICAN BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION 2012 NCAA DIVISION II GOLD GLOVE TEAM
1B Tyler Migl St. Marys Senior
2B Carlos Asuaje Nova Southeastern Sophomore
3B Blake May Anderson Univ Senior
SS Alex Frederick Armstrong Atlantic Senior
C Tony Loeffler Missouri Western Senior
OF Bobby Egeberg Colorado Mines Junior
OF Danny Susdorf UC San Diego Junior
OF Jordan White Kentucky Wesleyan Senior
SP Chandler Hall Armstrong Atlantic Senior
Defensive Player of the year
Tony Loeffler, Missouri Western, Senior