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The Baldwin Wallace University Baseball Team Improves to 3-1 Overall With a 9-4

Victory Against MacMurray (Ill.) in Ft. Myers, Florida

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team improved to 3-1 overall with a solid, 9-4 victory today (Tuesday, March 7) in a nine-inning game versus MacMurray (Ill.) College on the third day of the Yellow Jackets annual spring break trip to the Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Florida.  BW has won two straight games.

Highlighting the victory was the solid pitching performances from sophomore transfer pitcher Stephen Miller (Streetsboro/ Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy or CVCA), who started, and freshman Alex Walker (Massillon/ Perry), who relieved Miller and gained his first collegiate win with three shutout innings of relief.

MacMurray scored four first inning runs that were aided by three Yellow Jacket errors.  Despite the four-run first, Miller did not allow an earned run and scattered three hits in pitching the first six innings. He struck out two and walked two.  Walker allowed just two hits and walked two batters in his three-inning stint.

After falling behind 4-0, BW scored one run in the second, another in the fifth and one in the seventh to close to within 4-3. In the top of the eighth, BW exploded for a season-high six runs to both take the lead and put the game away.

Offensively, senior first baseman/ designated hitter Matt Wilson (Canton/ South) continued his torrid hitting by going three-of-five at the plate with a double, two runs scored and a stolen base. Senior Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference second baseman Kevin Brown (Cuyahoga Falls) was three-of-four with a triple and two runs scored. In addition, senior rightfielder Dan Melito (Massillon/ Washington) had two hits and three runs batted-in, and sophomore outfielder Shaun Slater (Wooster/ Norwayne) had a pair of hits, a run scored and an RBI.

The Yellow Jackets will be back in action tomorrow (Wednesday, March 8) when they play Dominican (Ill.) University in a single game at 10:00 a.m.

FOR MORE BW SPORTS INFORMATION , please contact BW Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple by telephone at 440-826-2327, by FAX at 440-826-2329 or via e-mail at kruple@bw.edu. To contact Yellow Jacket Head Coach Bob Fisher, please e-mail him at rfisher@bw.edu.

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