LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Centenary sophomore first baseman Preston Ludwick from Pflugerville, Texas was named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week for games played between Monday, March 18 through Sunday, March 24 after helping lead the Gents to a SCAC series win against Dallas last week.
Ludwick was impressive at the plate for the Gents, going 10-for-12 (.833), slugging 1.500 and posting an .857 on base percentage in Centenary’s three-game series with Dallas. The sophomore hit for the cycle over the course of the weekend, driving in eight runs and scoring four more and stealing two bases. Friday night in the series opener against Dallas, Ludwick went 1-for-2, smashing a two-run homer for his only hit of the contest. In game one of the double-header on Saturday, Ludwick batted .800 (4-for-5) with two extra-base hits, four RBI and two stolen bases. Ludwick came back for game two even hotter, going a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with two extra base hits and two RBI.
Ludwick is the first Gent since Matthew Devillier pitched a nine-inning no-hitter last year to earn national team of the week honors.
The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its eighth season of recognizing the top performers at each of nine positions from the previous week. Players are selected from nominations from their school's sports information directors. This is the third Team of the Week honor for the SCAC in 2019. Most recently Austin Smith of Southwestern garnered the accolade and Trinity's John Tucker was named to the initial team of the week to open the 2019 season.