BW Baseball Team Defeats Montclair State (N.J.), 9-2, in Final Spring Trip Game
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA – The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team ended its Annual Spring Break Trip at the Snowbird Baseball Classic with a four-game winning streak as the Yellow Jackets defeated Monrtclair State (N.J.) University, 9-2. BW has now won nine of its last 10 games.
With its win, BW is now 9-2 overall and had a 7-1 record down south. With its loss, Montclair State is now 2-2 overall.
After Montclair State grabbed a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning, it was all BW. The Yellow Jackets scored two runs in the third, one in the fourth, blew the game open with five in the eighth and added another in the ninth.
BW outhit the Red Hawks, 17-12.
At the plate, the Yellow Jackets were led by senior shortstop Anthony Longhitano (Cuyahoga Falls), freshman first baseman Kyle Chontos (Pickerington/ North) and freshman rightfielder Ethan Briggs (Sarasota, Fla./ Riverview) with three hits each. In addition, junior leftfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Josephs Collegiate) and junior second baseman Jay Yost (Bascom/ Hopewell-Loudon) each had two hits.
Chontos had a double and homerun, scored on run and drove in three others. Longhitano scored once and had to runs batted-in. Briggs led the team with three runs scored and two stolen bases.
On the mound, junior righthander David Redovian (Fairlawn/ Copley) improved to 2-1 as he started, pitched the first six innings, allowed nine base hits, two runs (both earned), struck out four and walked one. He was followed to the mound by sophomore Cory Waite (Willoughby/ South), senior Bill Bostelman (Marion/ Harding) and junior stopper Jon Tenley (Wadsworth) who each pitched a scoreless inning. The trio allowed three hits, struck out one and did not walk a Red Hawk.
BW returns to action next weekend when they play in the OAC/ AMCC Challenge at V.A. Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Yellow Jackets play a doubleheader against LaRoche (Pa.) College on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and then faces Pitt-Bradford on Sunday with the first game starting at noon. BW’s first home game is on April 4 against nonleague and cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University at Heritage Field in Berea at 4:00 p.m.
After 11 games, BW is hitting .379 as a team and outscoring its opposition, 119-32. The top hitter is Chontos at .452 (19-of-42) with 15 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, a homer and 13 RBI. In addition, Longhitano is batting .444 (20-of-45) with 12 runs scored, four doubles and a team-leading 15 RBI and six stolen bases in six attempts. On the mound, junior righthanded ace Pat Havens (Twinsburg) is 3-0 with a perfect, 0.00 earned run average and 27 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched for an average of 16.2 strikeouts per game.