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Baldwin Wallace University Baseball Team Sweeps Otterbein in Berea, 1-0 and 7-2

BEREA, OHIO The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team swept an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader against rival Otterbein College today (Wednesday, April 10, 2008) at Heritage Field in Berea.  BW won the first game, 1-0, and the nightcap, 7-2
 
With its sweep, the Yellow Jackets 12-10-1 overall and 4-4 in the OAC. With its losses, Otterbein dropped to 10-9 overall and 2-4 in the OAC.
 
In the first game, BW scored the only run it needed in the bottom of the fifth inning when senior leftfielder Shaun Slater (Wooster/ Norwayne) reached  on a two-base error and scored on a single by senior designated hitter Kevin Shenker (Twinsburg).
 
On the mound, Yellow Jacket junior righthander Jim Jaskowak (Grove City, Pa./ Grove City) was dominant as he allowed just four base hits to the visiting Cardinals, struck out one and allowed two bases-on-balls to improve to 4-0 overall.
 
In the second game, Otterbein gained a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning before BW tied the game at 1-1 with a run of its own in the bottom of the fifth inning. Otterbein regained the lead at 2-1 with a run in the top of the sixth. BW then tied the game and broke it open with a six-run bottom of the eighth. The game-winning hit was an infield single by freshman pinch hitter Chris Nealon (Avon Lake).
 
At the plate, BW banged out 14 base hits, including three by junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC centerfielder Cody Kidd (Wellington) and two each by senior shortstop Nick Radca (Amherst/ Marion Steele), junior third baseman Jake Gross (West Farmington/ Warren Champion) and Shenker.
 
On the mound, junior Brandon Fredericks (Copley/ Richfield Revere) earned his second win of the season as he scattered nine Cardinal hits in going the distance to improve to 2-2 overall. He struck out six and walked just one.
 
The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Saturday, April 12 when they travel to Columbus to play Capital University in an OAC doubleheader at Clausen Field 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 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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