2005 Spring Release #9
Head Coach: Bob Fisher
2005 RECORDS: 18-12 overall
THIS WEEK -- The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team has completed its season.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jackets split a pair of games with Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington at Heritage Field on Saturday in Berea. The Quakers won the opener, 5-1, and the Yellow Jackets won the nightcap, 12-2.
In the first game, Wilmington opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first inning before the Yellow Jackets fought back with a tally in the bottom half of the inning to tie the score at 1-1 when junior rightfielder Dan Melito (Massillon/ Washington) doubled and then scored on a single by senior third baseman Mike Turchan (Mayfield). The Quakers then added a pair of runs in the third to lead 3-1 and added another pair of insurance runs in the sixth en route to the win.
On the mound for BW, senior lefthander Aaron Krieger (Bellefontaine) suffered the loss and fell to 4-4 overall. Krieger allowed eight hits, five runs (four earned), struck out two Quaker batters and had one intentional walk. Sophomore Clayton Kynkor (Auburn Township/ Kenston) tossed a scoreless 1-2-3 seventh inning, including a pair of strikeouts.
In the nightcap, BW scored early and often and put the game away by the fourth inning. BW tallied twice in the first inning, three times in the second, once in the third and led 6-0 before Wilmington got on the board with two runs in the fourth to get as close as 6-2. BW put the game away with four runs in the bottom of the fourth and added two more insurance runs in the sixth to gain the split.
On the mound, Mike Turchan gained the win to improve to 2-3 overall. Turchan threw the first six and one-third innings before giving way to senior Andrew Russell (Indianapolis, Indiana/ Eastern Hancock) who threw the final two-thirds of an inning.
At the plate, senior shortstop Jason Albright (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania/ East Pennsboro), senior catcher Pat Gallagher (Wooster/ Senior) and junior centerfielder Matt Green (Elyria/ Senior) each had a pair of hits to lead the way.
Statistical Leaders -- The hitting attack was led by Mike Turchan with a team-leading .392 batting average, 29 runs scored, 38 base hits, nine homeruns and a .742 slugging average. Junior leftfielder Mike Farrell (Wickliffe) was second in hitting at .381 with nine doubles, six homers and a team-leading 38 runs batted-in. Dan Melito was third in hitting at .373 with a team-leading 10 doubles. In addition, junior second baseman Kevin Brown (Cuyahoga Falls) hit .312 with 25 runs scored and a team-leading .481 on-base average, Jason Albright hit .310 with 26 runs scored, five doubles and 15 RBI and Matt Green hit .308 with two doubles and 11 RBI.
On the mound, Clayton Kynkor and Aaron Krieger tied for the team lead with four wins each. Kynkor was 4-0 with a 3.81 earned run average in 28 and one-third innings pitched with 15 strikeouts. Krieger was 4-4 with a 4.50 ERA and 24 strikeouts in a team-leading 42 innings pitched. Sophomore Jim Wochele (Richmond Heights) was third with three wins and a 3-1 record and 3.74 ERA. In addition, sophomore reliever J.D. Fullerton (Cuyahoga Falls) was 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in nine appearances, Mike Turchan was 2-3 with a team-leading 33 strikeouts in a team-leading 42 innings pitched, senior Nick Slater (Wooster/ Norwayne) was 2-2 with a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings pitched and senior Andrew Russell (Indianapolis, Ind./ Eastern Hancock) was 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA and a team-leading four saves in 10 innings pitched.
Head Coach: Brian Rector '89
2005 Overall: 23-2
OAC: 9-0 (OAC champions)
OAC Trny: OAC Champions
Brian Rector is the OAC Coach of the Year -- Veteran Head Coach Brian Rector '89 has been named as the OAC Coach of the Year for the second straight year. He led BW to both the OAC Tournament and regular season titles for the second consecutive year. Rector, in his 16th season at his alma mater, improved his career coaching record to 266-59 overall and has led his teams to three OAC crowns.
Mike Wagner is the OAC Player of the Year -- Senior number one singles and doubles player Mike Wagner (Avon Lake) is the 2005 OAC Player of the Year. It is the second straight year that Wagner has won that honor. Wagner had a 26-4 mark at No.1 singles and teammed with fellow senior Ward Crane (Hudson/ Western Reserve Academy) for a 19-4 slate at No.1 doubles.
During his career, Wagner had a school-record 79 career wins and 79-10 mark in singles and a 54-26 doubles slate for another career-record of 133 combination victoris.
Men's All-OAC Team -- Mike Wagner was a first-team All-OAC player for the fourth straight year and Ward Crane made the team for a fourth straight time too and was on the second-team. In addition, freshman James Daly (Akron/ Firestone) was a first-team pick and junior Brandon May (New Philadelphia) was a second-team choice.
Head Coach: Jack Bethlanfalvy
OAC: 8-1 (second)
OAC Trny. Fourth
THIS WEEK -- The record-setting women's tennis team has completed its season.
Women's All-OAC Team -- Sophomore No.1 singles player Andrea Isaac (New Philadelphia) and freshman Tiffany Allison (Chagrin Falls/ Kenston) were first-team All-OAC selections and freshman Meggie Glassburn (Canton/ Jackson) and junor Ashley Sanders (North Canton/ Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas) were second-team picks.
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Head Coach: Bill Taraschke
THIS WEEK -- The men's and women's track and field teams will host the 2005 Ohio Collegiate Meet at The George Finnie Stadium on Saturday. Please check the track schedule page on the BW Athletics Web Site for the time and event schedule. You can access the Athletics Web Site at:
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jacket women won the 2005 OAC Outdoor Track & Field title and the men placed sixth at the OAC Championship Meet in Alliance and at Mount Union. The women had 165 team points and placed first of 10 schools. The men had 71 points and were sixth of 10 teams.
A CLEAN SWEEP -- The Yellow Jacket women won both the OAC indoor and outdoor titles this year. It marks the first BW sweep since 2002 and is the 15th time overall.
Bill Taraschke is the OAC Coach of the Year -- Veteran Head Coach Bill Taraschke earned the OAC Coach of the Year award for the 32nd time in his career.
Taraschke's Titles -- Bill Taraschke has led BW to 41 titles as cross country and track coach.
OAC Titles -- By winning this year's outdoor title, the Yellow Jacket women have won 14 of the last 17 OAC outdoor titles, including two separate stretches of winning seven straight titles from 1988 through 1994 and from 1996 through 2002. The men last won the OAC outdoor title in 1995.
2005 OAC Champs -- The Yellow Jackets had seven individual champions, five women and two men, and the winning women's 400 meter relay team.
Individually, junior Mary Griglak (Berea/ Lutheran West) won the 400 meters in 58.90 seconds and ran the lead leg on the winning relay team. Sophomore Kara Weaver (Myrtle Creek, Ore./ South Umpqua) won the long jump, set a school-record and increased her national qualifying jump with a leap of 19-feet and one and one-quarter inches. She also ran the anchor leg on the winning relay team. Senior Megan McDannel (Berea) had a career-best throw and won the discus with a toss of 133'6". Senior Jamie Luketic (Rootstown) ran a career-best 39:14.63 and won the 10,000 meter run by 43 seconds. Freshman Megan Cathcart (Parma/ Senior) won the high jump with an NCAA qualifying leap of 5'5.25".
For the men, senior Jon Shoffstall (Lakeview/ Indian Lake) won the discus with a career-best and national qualifying throw of 159'3". Freshman Jim Roy (Simsbury, Conn./ West Simsbury) won the javelin with a career-best and increased national qualifying throw of 200'5".
Heptathlon-Decathlon Meet -- On May 17-18, BW will host the annual Heptathlon-Decathlon Meet on May 17-18 at Finnie Stadium.
Twilight Meet -- BW will host the annual Twilight Invitational Meet on May 20.
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