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Baldwin Wallace University Baseball Team loses at Malone College, 14-6, in Canton

BEREA, OHIO The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team lost to non-league foe Malone College, 14-6, today (Thursday, April 17, 2008) at Thurman Munson Stadium in Canton.

With its loss, the Yellow Jackets are now 15-12-1 overall. With its win, Malone is now 27-9 overall. The two teams also will meet for a single game in Berea on April 29 at 2:00 p.m.

The Pioneers took an early 3-0 lead with three runs in thebottom of the first inning. After the Yellow Jackets scored a pair of runs in the top of the second to close to within 3-2, Malone scored six times in the bottom of the frame to take a commanding, 9-2 advantage. BW rallied with three runs in the top of the fifth to close the gap to 9-5. Undaunted, the Pioneers added two of their own in the bottom of the frame to increase the lead to 11-5. After BW scored its final run in the seventh, Malone ended its scoring with three tallies in the eighth.

At the plate for the Yellow Jackets, senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC centerfielder Cody Kidd (Wellington), senior Academic All-OAC second baseman Nate Luken (Dayton/ Chaminade Julienne) and senior leftfielder Shaun Slater (Wooster/ Norwayne) each had a pair of hits to lead the offense. Both Luken and Slater each had a run batted-in.

On the mound for BW, sophomore Jim Palko (Euclid) started and took the loss to fall to 3-1 overall. He was followed on the mound by freshman Chris Nealon (Avon Lake) and then senior Kevin Shenker (Twinsburg).

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Saturday, April 19  when they host Ohio Athletic Conference rival Heidelberg College in a key OAC doubleheader at Heritage Field in Berea at 1:00 p.m. BW also plays non-league foe Walsh University on Sunday, April 20 in a single, nine-inning game at 1:00 p.m. A junior varsity game will follow the varsity contest.

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.  To contact Head Coach Bob Fisher, please call him at 440-826-2182 or e-mail him at rfisher@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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