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Baldwin Wallace University Baseball Team Splits With Capital

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team split a pair of games against Capital University in an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader today (Saturday, March 31, 2007) at Heritage Field in Berea. The Crusaders won the opener, 5-3, and the Yellow Jackets won the nightcap, 4-2. It was the OAC opener for both teams.

Today’s twinbill was dubbed as the BW Baseball Benefit to Bluffton Baseball as the Yellow Jackets asked for donations to benefit the Bluffton University baseball team which had a tragic bus crash on its way to Florida this spring.

With its split, the Yellow Jackets are now 7-9 overall and 1-1 in the OAC. Capital is 7-7 overall and 1-1 in the OAC.

In the first game, Capital scored first and took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. BW came back to tie it with a run of its own in the bootom of the second and took a 3-1 lead when sophomore first baseman Riley Kreisher (Ashtabula/ Edgewood) hit a two-out two-run homerun. Capital closed to 3-2 with a run in the top of the fifth and took the lead for good with three runs in the top of the seventh.

On the mound, senior righthanded staff ace Clayton Kynkor (Auburn Township/ Kenston) was the hard-luck loser as he scattered nine Capital hits, allowed all five runs (four earned) and struck out one Crusader batter as he fell to 3-2 overall. In addition to Kreisher at the plate, five other Yellow Jackets each had one base hit, including senior catcher Bob Soresina (Canton/ GlenOak), who drove in the first BW run of the game in the second.

In the second game, the Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 4-0 lead with four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Capital gained one back with a tally in the second.

On the mound,sophomore righthander Jim Jaskowak (Grove City, Pa./ Grove City) scattered four base hits, allowed two runs, struck out two and walked one to improve to 2-0 overall. At the plate, BW scored all of its runs in the first inning as sophomore centerfielder Cody Kidd (Wellington) led off with a single, advanced to second via a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Kreisher. After a walk to designated hitter Matt Bolte (Jupiter, Fla./ Williams T. Dwyer), junior outfielder Mike Brisky (Berea) doubled home Kreisher. Bolte and Brisky then scored on a single by Storesina.

The Yellow Jackets next play on Tuesday, April 3 when they travel to University Circle to play Cleveland cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University in a single, nine-inning game at 3:30 p.m. Also next week, BW is at Hiram College on April 5 for a single, nine-inning game at 3:30 p.m. and ends the week by hosting OAC rival Muskingum College on Saturday, April 7 for two games. The first game begins at 1:00 p.m.

For more information on how to donate to the BW Baseball to Benefit to Bluffton Baseball, please either call BW Head Coach Bob Fisher at 440-826-2182 or e-mail him at rfisher@bw.edu.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact BW Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple by telephone at 440-826-2327, by FAX machine at 440-826-2329 or via e-mail at kruple@bw.edu. You can get all of the latest BW athletics information by visiting our Web site at www.bw.edu/athletics

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