Arkansas Tech University outfielder Madison Beaird has earned acclaim for his defensive prowess in summer league baseball.
Beaird, who will be a senior for the Arkansas Tech baseball program in 2013, earned the 2012 Goodman Glove Award for his work in the outfield on behalf of the Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plain League.
The Coastal Plain League provides college baseball players with an opportunity to gain off-season experience by competing with and against other college student-athletes in a wood bat league. The CPL consists of 14 teams in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
A native of Russellville, Beaird broke the Edenton Steamers record for outfield assists with 11 this season. He was charged with two errors in 63 defensive chances this summer.
Beaird finished the CPL regular season with a .280 batting average and 14 runs batted in. He notched seven doubles and was 12-of-14 in stolen base attempts.
The award that Beaird earned is named in honor of Livy Goodman, who served on the Edenton Steamers Board of Directors from 1999-2009.
Postseason honors are nothing new for Beaird. He was an All-Gulf South Conference selection in 2011 and an All-Great American Conference pick in 2012 for his performance in the outfield for Arkansas Tech. Beaird hit .316 with six home runs and 41 RBIs for the Wonder Boys in 2012.
Edenton completed the 2012 regular season with an overall record of 36-17. The Steamers are the No. 1 seed in the CPL Petitt Cup Playoffs, which will begin on Saturday, Aug. 4.
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