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BW Baseball Team Blasts Southern Vermont, 15-0, in Ft. Myers, Florida to Improve to 5-2 Overall

BEREA, OHIO --  The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team exploded for 15 runs and defeated Southern Vermont College today (Thursday, March 13, 2008) at the Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Florida during BW’s annual spring break trip.

The victory was BW’s second straight and improved the Yellow Jaclets’ spring mark to 5-2 overall. BW plays doubleheaders the next two days.

The Yellow Jackets scored in every inning of the game with two runs in the first, one in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth, three in the fifth, one each in the sixth and seventh and four in the eighth. BW was the home team and did not bat in the ninth.

On the mound, junior righthander Jim Jaskowak (Grover City, Pa./ Grove City) earned the victory on the mound as he pitched seven strong innings. He allowed five base hits, struck out six Southern Vermont batters and allowed just one bases-on-balls (walk). Jaskowak picked his his first victory of the season and improved to 1-0 overall. He was followed to the mound by senior righty Kevin Shenker (Twinsburg) and freshman Nate Lance (Cuyahoga Falls/ Cuyahoga Christian Academy) as each one tossed a scoreless frame and each struck out two batters.

At the plate, seven different players led the 21-hit attack with a pair of safeties each. They were junior centerfielder Cody Kidd (Wellington), senior shortstop Nick Radca (Amherst/ Steele), senior leftfielder Shaun Slater (Wooster/ Norwayne), junior rightfielder Mike Brisky (Berea), junior third baseman Jake Gross (West Farmington/ Warren Champion), junior catcher Matt Bolte (Jupiter, Fla./William T. Dwyer) and senior second baseman Nate Luken (Dayton/ Chaminade Julienne).

The Yellow Jackets will next play on Friday, Marcxh 14 when they face Benedictine (Ill.) University in a doubleheader with the first game beginning at 1:00 p.m. Then BW will face Emerson (Mass.) College in a Saturday, March 15 twinbill at 9:00 a.m. on its last day in Florida.

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 Bon 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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