Complete ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region Teams
BEREA, Ohio – Baldwin Wallace University senior standout pitcher and shortstop Mark Zimmerman (Akron/ Green) and sophomore left-handed pitcher Evan Lovick (Mentor) have earned American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Division III All-Mideast Region honors.
Zimmerman, who was the Ohio Athletic Conference and D3baseball.com Mideast Region Player of the Year, has been named the ABCA/Rawlings Mideast Position Player of the Year and to the first-team All-Mideast Region as an utility player. He has been named All-Mideast Region for the third straight season and the second straight first-team selection for both ABCA/Rawlings and D3baseball.com. Zimmerman became just the third OAC and first-ever BW baseball player to earn first-team All-OAC honors for four straight year.
This season, he led the team both at the plate as its top hitter and on the mound as its staff ace. He batted .368 (60-for-163) with team-highs of 60 base hits, 15 doubles, 30 walks, a perfect 17-for-17 in stolen bases, a 472 on-base average and a .540 slugging average. Zimmerman also was second with 40 runs scored and three home runs and tied for the most triples with two and tied for second with 33 runs batted-in (RBI). On the mound, he started a single-season school-record 12 games, had a 7-4 record with a 2.50 earned run average (ERA), two complete games and a pair of shutouts (one individual and one combined) and struck out a single-season school-record-tying 91 batters and walked just 15 in 75 and two-third innings pitched. That is 10.82 strikeouts and just 1.78 walks per nine innings pitched.
For his career, Zimmerman played in 171 games and had a .368 batting average with a school-record 242 hits in 662 at-bats with 157 runs scored, 52 doubles, 11 triples, 11 homers, 142 RBI and 40 stolen bases in 45 attempts.
Lovick, a two-time All-OAC selection, was selected to the second-team ABCA/Rawlings All-Mideast Region as a pitcher. He earned first-team All-OAC honors this spring and was a honorable mention selection as a freshman.
This season, Lovick compiled a 3-1 record with two saves and an outstanding 1.58 ERA despite missing a majority of the season with an injury. Overall, he made 16 appearances, including six starts with one complete game and one shutout. Lovick allowed 51 hits and 18 runs (nine earned) in 51 and one-third innings pitched with 26 strikeouts. Opposing hitters batted just .256 against him.
In two seasons, Lovick has made 26 appearances, including 13 starts. He has an overall record of 8-2 with two saves and a 2.57 ERA. Lovick has struck out 54 opposing hitters in 94.2 innings of work.
The Yellow Jackets compiled a 23-20 overall and 13-5 OAC record this season, tied for second place during the OAC regular season and advanced to the 2016 OAC Championship Game. Zimmerman and the BW senior class of 2016 graduates with a 111-65 record, three OAC Tournament appearances, including advancing to the OAC Championship Game twice, two NCAA Division III National Tournament appearances, including winning one Regional title (Mid-Atlantioc Region inn 2014) and one NCAA Division III College World Series appearance (2014).
July 25, 2016 Mark Zimmerman ‘16 Pitching Well for Padres
June 11, 2016 Mark Zimmerman Drafted by San Diego Padres in 33rd Round
May 17, 2016 Badia and Taylor Named Academic All-OAC in Baseball
May 3, 2016 Baseball Team Getting Hot at the Right Time
April 25, 2016 Zimmerman Earns Third Career OAC Hitter-of-the-Week Honor
April 19, 2016 Baseball Team Sweeps at ONU, Jackets Win 13-0 and 10-2
April 17, 2016 Baseball Team Wins at Pitt-Bradford, 14-7
April 14, 2016 Baseball Team Loses at Wooster
April 11, 2016 Lovick Garners First Career OAC Pitcher-of-the-Week Honor
April 10, 2016 Baseball Team Splits OAC Twinbill at First Place Marietta
April 5, 2016 BW Baseball Team Loses OAC Twinbill to Otterbein
March 30, 2016 Baseball Team Splits Twinbill at Allegheny (Pa.)
March 29, 2016 Miscues Hurt BW Baseball Team in 6-3 Loss at CWRU
March 26, 2016 BW Baseball Team Sweeps OAC-Opening Twinbill at JCU
March 19, 2016 Baseball Team Drops a Pair of Non-Conference Games
March 8, 2016 Baseball Falls at Texas Lutheran
March 5, 2016 Baseball Team Sweeps Anderson (Ind.) in Kentucky
February 28, 2016 No. 19 Baseball Team Splits at Spalding (Ky.)
February 27, 2016 No. 19 Baseball Team Beats Wheaton (Ill.), 15-6
February 21, 2016 No. 19 Baseball Team Opens With a Pair of Losses to LaRoche (Pa.)
February 19, 2016 No. 19 BW Baseball Team Seeks OAC Title and Third Straight NCAA Trip
February 18, 2016 No. 19 Baseball Announces Changes to Weekend Schedule
January 21, 2016 BW Names its Baseball Field Fisher Field for its Legendary Coach
January 8, 2016 BW Baseball Coach Speaks at ABCA National Convention