BW Baseball Team Beats Bluffton, 17-5, on Second Day of Spring Trip to Florida
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA – The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team defeated Bluffton University, 17-5, today (Sunday, March 4, 2012) on the second day of its Annual Spring Break Trip at the Snowbird Baseball Classic. The Yellow Jackets have won five straight games.
With its win, BW is now 5-1 overall. With its loss, Bluffton is now 1-3 overall.
The Beavers jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the second inning before BW scored once in its half of the frame to make it a 2-1 game. Bluffton gained a 3-1 advantage with a run in the third inning, but BW exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the fourth to take an 8-3 lead. After Bluffton made it 8-5 with a tally in the top of the fifth, BW increased its distance by scoring four more times in the bottom of the fifth and another in the sixth to take a 13-4 lead. The Beavers scored their final run in the top of the seventh and BW closed out its scoring with one in the seventh and three more in the eighth.
BW outhit Bluffton, 16-10. Freshman outfielder Ethan Briggs (Sarasota, Fla./ Riverview) led the way by going two-for-two with three runs scored. In addition, senior shortstop Anthony Longhitano (Cuyahoga Falls) was two-for-five with two doubles and and two runs-batted-in. Also, junior third baseman Jay Yost (Bascom/ Hopewell-Loudon) was two-for-four with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI.
On the mound, junior David Redovian (Fairlawn/ Copley) started, pitched the first five innings and evened his record at 1-1 this season. He allowed seven hits, five runs (four earned), struck out five and walked two. He was followed by sophomore Cory Waite (Willoughby/ South) who pitched two innings, allowed two hits, no runs, struck out two and walked one. In addition, senior Bill Bostelman (Marion/ Harding) pitched the eighth inning and junior Jon Tenley (Wadsworth) the ninth frame. Each of them pitched one inning, did not allow a hit or run, struck out two and walked one.
BW returns to action on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 when they play Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum University in a single, nine-inning game at 12:00 p.m. The Yellow Jackets are playing eight varsity and four junior varsity games in seven days in the Sunshine State. 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.