Baldwin Wallace University Baseball Team is Swept by Ohio Northern University, 8-1 and 8-5, in Berea

BEREA, OHIO The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team lost an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader to rival Ohio Northern University today (Saturday, April 5, 2008) at Heritage Field in Berea. ONU won the first game, 8-1, and captured the nightcap, 8-5.

With its pair of losses, the Yellow Jackets fall to 9-9-1 overall and 2-4 in the OAC. With its sweep, ONU improves to 10-14 overall and 2-2 in the OAC.

In the first game, ONU scored six times in the second inning for a 6-0 lead before BW scored its run in the bottom of the third via a run-scoring single by junior All-OAC centerfielder Cody Kidd (Wellington). The Polar Bears added their final two runs in the seventh.

Despite the loss, BW had five base hits, including one each by Kidd, junior All-OAC first baseman Riley Kreisher (Ashtabula/ Edgewood), senior designated hitter/ pitcher Kevin Shenker (Twinsburg), junior third baseman Jake Gross (West Farmington/ Warren Champion) and sophomore shortstop Jim Martin (Euclid).  On the mound, sophomore righthander Scott Luthman (Celina) took the loss to fall to 1-2 overall.

In the second game, the Polar Bears scored three times in the first for a 3-0 lead. ONU increased its lead to 4-0 with a run in the second and was 8-0 in the third before BW tallied three runs of its own in the bottom of the frame. The Yellow Jackets talloed twice more in the fifth for the final runs of the game.

At the plate, Kidd led the way with three base hits and a run scored. In addition, senior leftfielder Shaun Slater (Wooster/ Norwayne), sophomore catcher Brandon Roberts (Berlin Heights/ Milan Edison) and Martin each had a pair of safeties.  On the mound, sophomore Justin Novak (Strongsville) was tagged with the loss to fall to 1-2 overall.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action tomorrow, Sunday, April 6 when they travel to Painesville, Ohio and play a non-league doubleheader against Lake Erie College.  The first game is  scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

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  To contact Head Coach Bob Fisher, please call him at 440-826-2182 or e-mail him at You can get all of the latest BW athletics information by visiting our Web site at

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