Two Baldwin Wallace Student Athletes Selected OAC Players of the Week
BEREA, OHIO – Baldwin Wallace University senior four-time Division III All-American thrower Kevin Phipps (Reynoldsburg/ Watkins Memorial) and junior baseball pitcher Josh Scott (Strongsville) are this week’s (March 22, 2011) Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week and Baseball Pitcher of the Week, respectively for their efforts last week.
Phipps earned his award for his record-shattering performance in the hammer and discus events at a meet last Friday and Saturday (March 18-19) at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Scott earned his honor for being the fourth baseball pitcher in school history to throw a no-hitter when the Yellow Jackets defeated Ohio Christian University, 12-0, on Saturday.
Phipps broke two of his own school records from last year by placing third in the hammer throw with a toss of 198-feet and third in the discus throw with a mark of 174’0”. Phipps also automatically qualified in both events for the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio from May 26-28. This is the sixth time in Phipps career that he has earned OAC Field Event Athlete of the Week honors.
Scott pitched seven innings and struck out six without allowing a walk. He improved his season record to 2-0 overall and lowered his earned run average to a team-leading 1.72 overall. His perfect bid effort was derailed by an error and a passed ball on a third strike in the third inning as OCU only had two baserunners. Scott’s no-hitter was the fourth school history and the first since Aaron Krieger no-hit Ohio Northern University in 2005.