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Balldwin-Wallace College Baseball Team Loses to Malone College, 9-7, in Canton

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team lost to Malone College, 9-7, today (Tuesday, Mar. 28) in a non-conference nine-inning game in Canton.

With the loss, the Yellow Jackets fall to 9-5 overall while Malone improves to 20-5 overall.

After tying the game at 1-1 in the second inning, Malone took a 6-1 lead thanks to a five-run fourth inning.  BW would score a pair of runs in the top of fifth to cut the lead to 6-3.  But the Pioneers answered back with two runs of their own to push the lead back to five runs at 8-3.  Senior outfielder Dan Melito (Massillon/ Washington) hit his fourth homerun of the season scoring two runs in the sixth inning to pull within three runs again at 8-5.  BW added another run in the seventh thanks to a solo homerun by senior first baseman Matt Wilson (Canton/ Jackson) to make the score 8-6.  The Pioneers answered with a run in the eighth to increase their lead to 9-6.  Sophomore third baseman/pitcher Nick Quarando (Amherst/ Marion Steele) hit a solo homerun, his second of the season, in the top of the ninth, but the Yellow Jacket rally would end there as Malone went on to win by the score of 9-7.

On the mound, junior pitcher Brian Pille (Lorain/ Catholic) suffered the loss and is now 1-1 overall for the season.  He pitched five innings and allowed eight runs, six earned, on 10 hits with no walks and no strikeouts.  Junior pitcher J.D. Fullerton (Cuyahoga Falls) came on in relief to pitch three innings allowing one run on four hits with one walk and three strkeouts.

At the plate, sophomore Shaun Slater (Wooster/ Norwayne) led the way for BW connecting on three-of-five attempts with a run batted in.  In addition, three Yellow Jacket players recorded two hits and six others each recorded a base hit despite the loss.

BW returns to action tomorrow (Wednesday, Mar. 29), when it travels to Wooster for a non-conference matchup against fourth-ranked College of Wooster in a single nine-inning game at 4:00 p.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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