Baldwin Wallace University Baseball Team Splits Twinbill with Transylvania (Ky.) in Florida

Riley Kreisher
The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team split a doubleheader against Transylvania (Ky.) University today (Monday, March 9, 2009) in Winter Haven, Florida on the second day of its annual spring break trip.  Transylvania won the first game, 3-1, and BW won the nightcap, 9-2.

With its split, the Yellow Jackets are now 1-2 overall and play a single, nine-inning game tomorrow versus Dubuque (Iowa) at 3:00 p.m. in Winter Haven.

In the first game, the Yellow Jackets took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when senior ESPN THE MAGAZINE Academic All-American centerfielder Cody Kidd (Wellington) scored via a single by junior Chris Nealon (Avon Lake). Nealon led BW with a pair of base hits. 

Transylvania took advantage of a number of BW defensive miscues in the bottom of the second inning to score all three of its runs to close out the scoring.

On the mound, senior Brandon Fredericks (Copley/ Richfield Revere) took the hard-luck loss as he allowed eight base hits and three runs (only one earned) in five innings. Freshman Jon Connelly (Brook Park/ Middleburg Heights Midpark) allowed one hit in his lone inning of relief.

In the second game, the Yellow Jackets scored five runs with two outs in the second inning. BW then added four more in the third to counter single runs by Transylvania in the second and fourth.  Offensively, senior 2-time All-OAC first baseman Riley Kreisher (Ashtabula/Edgewood) went 2-for-3 with a homerun and four runs batted in. Kidd doubled in a pair and junior shortstop Jim Martin (Euclid) was 1-for-3 with two RBI.

On the mound, junior Justin Novak (Strongsville) tossed a complete-game, allowed seven hits, and struck out three.

FOR  MORE  INFORMATION, please contact Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple by telephone at (440) 826-2327 and via e-mail at or Assistant SID Nick Minerd by phone at (440) 826-2780 and via e-mail at  To contact Head Coach Bob Fisher, please call him at (440) 826-2182 in his office and e-mail him at  More information may be accessed on the BW athletics page at
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