GREENWOOD, Ind. – Three Baldwin Wallace University baseball players have been selected to the D3baseball.com All-Region 7 team.
Junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC first baseman Luke Vonderhaar (New Bremen) earned first-team honors while senior All-Mideast Region shortstop Alex Ludwick (Brunswick/Padua Franciscan) and All-OAC and Academic All-OAC centerfielder Vincent Capolupo (Kenmore, N.Y./St. Joseph's Collegiate) were named to the second-team.
Vonderhaar receives his first All-Region 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.
In his career, Vonderhaar has posted 114 hits, 102 RBIs, 89 runs, 65 singles, 24 homeruns, 23 doubles, and two triples. Recently earning his second All-OAC honor, Vonderhaar also was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 7 team for the first time in his career. Off the field, Vonderhaar is a Dean's List student, a Jacket Scholar, and a member of the Dayton C. Miller honorary.
Ludwick, who receives his second All-Region honor, is a three-time first-team All-OAC recipient and is a leader of this team offensively and defensively. He bats .364 on the year with a .627 slugging, hitting 32 extra base hits. Ludwick has totaled 76 hits, 63 runs, 45 RBIs, 44 singles, 19 doubles, three triples, and 10 homeruns. In the first game of the NCAA Super Regional, Ludwick hit a two-run homerun in the first inning to lead BW to a game-one win over Endicott (Mass.) College. Also in that game, he tied the BW Single Season Doubles Record, hitting 19 so far this year.
In his decorated career at BW, Ludwick has garnered many records including Career games played/started (187), at-bats (793), hits (286), runs (89), RBIs (170), singles (184), doubles (60), and triples (19). He also tied the BW Single Triples Season record in 2019 with six. In his career, Ludwick has also totaled 50 stolen bases and 22 homeruns. Off the field, he is a Dean's List student.
Capolupo earns his first All-Region award by leading the very offensive BW team in batting average, hitting .381 this year. A first-team All-OAC honoree, Capolupo has hit 24 extra base hits and has a slugging average of .577. He is second the team in hits (74) and runs (63). Capolupo has posted 16 doubles, two triples, and six homeruns so far this season. In the NCAA Super Regional final, Capolupo hit a bases-clearing double to put the Yellow Jackets up 7-3 as BW went on to claim its first Super Regional Title by a 7-4 final score. Capolupo also leads the team in stolen bases with 16.
In Capolupo's career, he has totaled 81 hits, 70 runs, 56 singles, 40 RBIs, 17 doubles, two triples, and six homeruns. Off the field, he is an Academic All-OAC recipient, a Dean's List student, and a Jacket Scholar.
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.