Baldwin Wallace Defeats Hiram, 7-6, in Berea

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team defeated non-conference rival Hiram College, this afternoon (April 9th), 7-6, at Heritage Field in Berea.  With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 13-8 on the season and will host non-conference rival the College of Wooster tomorrow, April 10th at 3:00 in Berea. With the loss, Hiram falls to 10-13 on the year. 

Senior right-hander Heath Baker (Perry) started for the Jackets and pitched five plus innings giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and striking out two. Senior right-hander Dave Hull (Strongsville) replaced Baker in the sixth and pitched two innings in relief giving up two runs and picking up his first win of the season. Sophomore Bob Glavan (Mentor) pitched the eighth and ninth innings to record his second save.

Leading the Yellow Jackets at the plate today was senior designated hitter Jason Elias (Warren) who went two for five with a double and three runs batted in.  Sophomore second baseman Mike Turchan (Mayfield Heights), senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference and All-Region shortstop Jim Leffler (Chagrin Falls), and freshman outfielder Dan Melito (Massillon) all added two hits each for the Jackets.  Senior outfielder John Holko (Wadsworth) delivered a pinch hit two run single in the bottom of the seventh inning.  His two RBI proved to be the game winning runs for BW.

Following their non-conference game with Wooster, BW will travel to Marietta to play the defending OAC champions and Division III National Runner Up Marietta College for an OAC doubleheader on Saturday, April 12th.  The first game will start at 1:00 p.m. and the second game will start a half hour after the conclusion of the first.

FOR MORE BW SPORTS INFORMATION, please contact Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple by telephone at 440-826-2327, by FAX at 440-826-2329 or via e-mail at To contact Head Coach Dr. Robert "Bob" Fisher, please call him at 440-826-2182, FAX him at 440-826-2192 or e-mail him at

To view today's game results, please log onto the BW Internet Web site for athletics at Then go to baseball and the baseball schedule page. There you can view game stories, game stats and season statistics.


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