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Vonderhaar Collects All-America Honors

Luke Vonderhaar (photo courtesy of Leanna Puccio)
Luke Vonderhaar (photo courtesy of Leanna Puccio)

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GREENWOOD, Ind. – Junior first baseman Luke Vonderhaar (New Bremen) was selected to the Fourth-Team All-America Team. 

Vonderhaar receives his first All-America award of his career after hitting .344 with a slugging average of .730. Vonderhaar has notched 34 extra base hits and garnered the BW Single Season Homerun Record, hitting 19 bombs so far this year (which leads the OAC and is fifth in NCAA DIII). He also leads the team and the OAC in RBIs, setting the Single Season RBI Record with 68. 

In the NCAA Brockport (N.Y) Regional, Vonderhaar hit a homerun in each game to lead his team to a Regional Championship and was named All-Regional Tournament MVP. He has had three two-homerun games this season and earned a career-high six RBIs against Heidelberg University.

A two-time first-team All-OAC honoree and an OAC All-Tournament team recipient, Vonderhaar has posted 114 hits, 102 RBIs, 89 runs, 65 singles, 24 homeruns, 23 doubles, and two triples in his career. Recently being named a first-team and a first-team American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Region 7 first baseman, Vonderhaar also was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 7 team. Off the field, Vonderhaar is a Dean's List student, a Jacket Scholar, and a member of the Dayton C. Miller honorary.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action Saturday, June 3 as they travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for their second-ever NCAA Baseball Championships. BW will take on Eastern Connecticut State University on Friday at 4:30 p.m. on Veterans Memorial Stadium.