Albert Baur named to Northwoods League All-Star Game roster

Albert Baur named to Northwoods League All-Star Game roster
Sunday, July 14, 2013 | by Rising junior is one of the top hitters in prestigious summer league

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Newberry College rising junior and Alexandria Blue Anchors starting corner infielder Albert Baur (Philadelphia, Pa.) has been named to the North Division roster for the 2013 Northwoods League All-Star game, as announced this weekend.

Baur is one of only five infielders on the North Division roster, meaning he will see plenty of playing time in the Northwoods League All-Star Game, which will take place on Tuesday, July 23, at Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wisc.

Baur is hitting .307 with three homeruns, 22 RBIs and seven doubles in 36 games for the Blue Anchors. He also carries a .378 on-base percentage with a .423 slugging percentage for the Blue Anchors, who are in their first season in one of America's most prestigious summer wood bat collegiate baseball leagues. He also has a perfect fielding percentage in 26 games in the field.

He is one of only nine Division II players in both NWL divisions to be named to the All-Star roster. He joins Ryan Cranmer as summer league all-stars, after Cranmer played in last week's Coastal Plain League All-Star Game, while also competing in its hitting challenge.

[Northwoods League All-Star Roster]
[Northwoods League All-Star Game Information]

Baur racked up many accolades for the Newberry Wolves in the 2013 season, helping lead the scarlet and gray to their first winning record since 1999. He was named third team all-Southeast Region by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association and second team all-South Atlantic Conference. He was the only Newberry player to start in all 51 games, led the team and finished third in the conference with a .371 batting average. His 54 RBIs tied for the conference lead. He led the league with 78 hits and was third with 19 doubles. He had eight homeruns to finish fifth in the conference and his 47 runs scored finished fourth in the league. He was the SAC's Gold Glove winner at first base with only five errors on the season and a .987 fielding average. He was also named to the Tino Martinez Award watch list as just a sophomore. He was twice named SAC Player of the Week.