Baldwin Wallace Splits a Doubleheader with Marietta

BEREA, OHIO -- Freshman Dan Melito (Massillon) hit a grand slam home run to give the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jacket baseball team an 8-4 win and a doubleheader split with Ohio Athletic Conference rival Marietta College this afternoon (April 12th) in Marietta.  BW lost the first game 4-2.  BW now has a record of 14-10 overall and 4-2 in the OAC.  Marietta is now 19-8 and 6-2 in the conference.

In the first game, Marietta jumped to a 1-0 lead off of junior left-hander Dale Koler (Brunswick).  BW tied the game in the top of the second, but Marietta added two in the third and one in the fourth to take the lead for good.  Koler went the distance for the Jackets giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits, striking out five and walking four.

The offense was led by senior Academic All-OAC outfielder Brian Keller (Vermilion) who had two hits including a solo home run.  Senior outfielder Dave Riede (Cuyahoga Falls/Walsh Jesuit) went one for two and drove in the only other Jacket run.

In the nightcap, sophomore right-hander Mike Turchan (Mayfield Heights) pitched six and two-thirds innings allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits, walking three and striking out seven to notch his third win of the season. Sophomore Bob Glavan (Mentor) recorded the last out for his team-leading third save. 

Besides Melito's grand slam, the Yellow Jacket offense was led by senior two-time All OAC and Mideast Region first baseman Pat Shannon (Madison, Connecticut) who went three for three with a double and two runs scored.  Turchan and senior All-OAC and Mideast Region shortstop Jim Leffler (Chagrin Falls) both added two hits and a double for the Jackets.

The Yellow Jackets wil be back in action on Tuesday, April 15th when they host OAC and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University in an OAC doubleheader from Hertiage Field starting at 1:00.

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 Bob Fisher, please call him at 440-826-2182, FAX him at 440-826-2192 or 6980.

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