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Baldwin Wallace University Baseball Team Defeats Oberlin, 8-2, in Berea

BEREA, OHIO The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team defeated traditional rival Oberlin College, 8-2, today (Thursday, April 24, 2008) at Heritage Field in Berea. 

With its win, the Yellow Jackets move to 17-14-1 overall and next play on Saturday when they host Ohio Athletic Conference arch-rival Marietta College in an OAC doubleheader on Alumni Day at 1:00 p.m.  The defeat drops Oberlin to 8-22.

The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 3-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning before the Yeomen scored single tallies in the top of the second and third frames to cut the lead to 3-2. BW then scored twice in the fourth inning, twice more in the seventh and another in the eighth to win its second straight contest.

At the plate, junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC centerfielder Cody Kidd (Wellington) and senior designated hitter Kevin Shenker (Twinsburg) each had three hits and junior catcher Matt Bolte (Jupiter, Fla./ William T. Dwyer) and junior third baseman Jake Gross (West Farmington/ Warren Champion) each had two hits. In addition, Shenker and sophomore shortstop Jim Martin (Euclid) each scored a pair of runs and Bolte and senior leftfielder Shaun Slater (Wooster/ Norwayne) each had two runs batted-in.

On the mound, sophomore righthander Cory Hanawalt (Chippewa Lake/ Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) pitched the first complete game of his career as he threw all nine innings, allowed four base hits, struck out two and did not allow a base-on-balls. With his win, Hanawalt improved to 2-2 overall and lowered his earned run average to 4.46 overall.

All Yellow Jacket alumni baseball players are reminded that the Marietta twinbill also is Alumni Baseball Day at BW. For more information, please visit www.bwbaseball.com.

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 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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