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Three Softball Players Named to NFCA All-Central Region Team

Nikki Camarati, Alexis Boledovic and Alex Kozich were each named to the NFCA All-Central Region team (Photos courtesy of Jeff Boledovic)
Nikki Camarati, Alexis Boledovic and Alex Kozich were each named to the NFCA All-Central Region team (Photos courtesy of Jeff Boledovic)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three Baldwin Wallace University softball student-athletes have been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NCAA Division III All-Central Region team.

Freshman All-Ohio Athletic Conference pitcher Nikki Camarati (Brunswick/Holy Name), senior four-time All-OAC and Academic All-OAC right fielder Alexis Boledovic (Brook Park/Berea-Midpark) and junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC second baseman Alex Kozich (Avon) each earned a first-team selection. All three are now eligible to be selected to the NFCA All-America team, which will be announced May 22.

Camarati follows her first OAC Pitcher of the Year award and first-team All-OAC selection with her first career All-Central Region accolade. The freshman led the OAC and was among the national leaders in wins (20), strikeouts (197) and earned run average (1.32), which currently ranks 11th, 10th and 19th in NCAA Division III, respectively. She compiled a 20-5 overall record in 154.1 innings pitched, tossing 17 complete games, six shutouts and one no-hitter while also recording two saves. Seven different times, Camarati punched out 10 or more batters in a game. For a single season, she owns the school record in wins and is second in strikeouts, fourth in innings pitched, fifth in complete games and fifth in ERA.

Boledovic also garners her first All-Region honor after putting together a stellar final season in the Brown and Gold. She hit for a career-best .454 with single-season school records of 69 hits and 44 runs scored to go along with 16 doubles, five triples, three home runs, 39 runs batted-in (RBIs) and 11 stolen bases. She finished the regular season second in the OAC in batting average and third in RBIs. For her career, Boledovic had a .409 batting average, 195 hits, 38 doubles, nine triples, three home runs, 81 RBIs, 109 runs scored, 36 walks and 35 stolen bases. She will graduate fourth all-time in hits, sixth in doubles, tied for fifth in runs scored, tied for second in triples, tied for ninth in RBIs and sixth in stolen bases. 

After being named to her first All-OAC team, Kozich joins her two teammates as a first-time All-Region selection. Throughout the course of her junior campaign, she batted a career-high .384 with a career-best 48 hits, 11 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 34 RBIs and 28 runs scored. Kozich was third on the team in batting average, second in hits, third in doubles and third in RBIs. In her career, she owns a .309 batting average with 107 hits, 21 doubles, six triples, three home runs, 54 RBIs, 66 runs scored, 17 walks and 22 stolen bases. 

BW finished the 2019 season with a school-record 33 wins and a 13-5 mark in conference, advancing to the OAC Tournament for the first time since the 2011 season.