Jon Gray

Jon Gray was a two-time All-AMCC selection for the Behrend baseball team from 2007-10. He helped the Lions capture three straight AMCC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances. In his junior year, Gray tallied 67 hits, good enough for fifth all-time in a season. He also earned the team’s Golden Glove Award, First Team All-Conference honors and a spot on the ABCA-Rawlings All-Region third team. Gray still ranks fifth in career runs (164) and career hits (213).

Gray broke onto the scene as a freshman in 2007 and quickly made an impact for the Lions. He started in 34 games and anchored a strong Behrend lineup with a .330 average as a first-year starter. Over the course of the next two years, he would continue to improve each season and help the Lions to three straight AMCC Championships. In 2008, Gray earned his first All-Conference selection on the First Team for collecting 50 hits and 15 RBIs. He also stole 13 bases and had a .985 fielding percentage in 42 games as a sophomore.

In 2009, Gray put together his best season from a statistical standpoint. He set new personal bests in hits (67), runs (59) and batting average (.432) in a single season. He recorded the fifth-most hits in a single season in Behrend history, and his run total still stands tied for second. His .432 average in 2009 still sits at seventh-best in Lions history. As a team, Behrend ended the season with a remarkable 31-3 overall record, with only two conference losses, earning a second AMCC title after defeating Penn State Altoona 7-2 in the championship game.

The accolades would pour in for Gray over the following season, when he earned conference and national recognition. He garnered his second AMCC First Team selection along with a Third Team selection to the ABCA - Rawlings All Region team. He also was named a Golden Glove Award winner due to his play in the outfield. Gray knocked in 10 doubles in his 67 hits while driving in 30 runs and scoring 59. He recorded a .581 slugging percentage and a career-best .432 batting average.

Another season for Gray meant another championship for the Lions. In 2010, Gray capped his four years with a career-best showing for RBIs in a season with 40, and helped the Lions secure an AMCC Championship. He was again selected for the AMCC All-Conference Second Team. Gray concluded his career was one of the best run-producers in Behrend history, sitting fifth all-time in runs scored (164) and hits (213). He wrapped up his four years as a .371 career hitter with a .464 on-base percentage.