Bradford, Langeliers, Wendzel named D1Baseball Preseason All-Americans

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 19:01:16-05

WACO, Texas – Pitcher Cody Bradford, catcher Shea Langeliers and third baseman Davis Wendzel were each named D1Baseball Preseason Second Team All-Americans, the outlet announced Monday.

This honor is the third of the preseason for Bradford and Langeliers, while it is the first such honor for Wendzel.

Bradford earns his first second team honors of the preseason after being named a third team selection by Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball. Last season Bradford became the first Bear to be named Big 12 Pitcher of the Year after an outstanding sophomore campaign. The lefty, who also earned Third Team All-America honors in 2018, was 7-6 with a 2.51 ERA over 96.2 innings of work. In Big 12 play he was even more impressive, boasting a 1.88 ERA in 52.2 IP, going 4-3 with 2 complete games and 49 strikeouts to just 13 walks. 

For Langeliers, this is the third second team honor of the preseason as Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball also selected him for the same honors. Langeliers, a 2018 Gold Glove award winner and 2018 Second Team All-American, is a two-year starter behind the plate for the Bears. Last season he set career high marks with 49 runs, 18 doubles, 11 home runs, 44 RBI, 35 walks and an impressive .994 fielding percentage. His walk-off RBI single clinched Baylor's first-ever Big 12 Tournament championship and he was named Co-MOP of the Big 12 Tournament with Bradford. 

Wendzel was named a second team honoree for the first time in his career, after batting an impressive .310 with 8 home runs, 22 doubles and a team-high 49 RBIs in 2018. A 2018 First Team All-Big 12 selection and a 2018 All-Big 12 Tournament honoree, he finished 18th nationally and third in the Big 12 with 22 doubles on the year and set career-high marks in batting average, runs, hits, doubles and RBIs in 2018. He reached base in 37 consecutive games in 2018, Baylor’s longest streak since 2003.

Bradford, Langeliers and Wendzel will open up the 2019 season on Friday, Feb. 15 as they Bears host Holy Cross at 6:35 p.m. CT at Baylor Ballpark.