The Baldwin Wallace University baseball program has been one best in the Ohio Athletic Conference, Mideast Region of Division III and all of NCAA Division III.
The program entered a new era in 2010-2011 when Head Coach Brian Harrison took over for the legendary Bob Fisher, who retired in 2010 after 42 seasons as head coach.
In just his fourth season at BW in 2013-2014, Coach Harrison guided the Yellow Jackets to the 2014 NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Region title and its first-ever berth in the Division III World Series. BW finished fifth at the World Series.
"Our goals never change," said Harrison, who won his 100th game at BW in 2013-2014 at the World Series. "We strive each year to win the NCAA Division III World Series, the Mideast Region and the OAC titles while having a great deal of fun.
"We ask our young men to make their academic success their main priority and baseball and all other extracurricular activity follows," said Harrison, who had five of his student-athletes named Academic All-OAC, including third baseman Brad Gugliotta (Twinsburg) '14 who earned CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America honors. "We are extremely proud of the success of our student-athletes both on and off the field."
In 2013-2014, Harrison's team produced a school-record 30 victories, a 30-20 record and had an 11-6 record against NCAA Division III Top-25 teams. He had six of his student-athletes named All-OAC, four named All-Mideast Region and junior first baseman Kyle Chontos (Pickerington) '15 earned Division III All-America honors.
"Each year, we look forward to competing in the nation's finest NCAA Division III conference for baseball -- the OAC," said Harrison. "We are looking forward to another outstanding season in 2015."
BW Baseball Special Awards
- Academic All-District IV Selections
- All-Mideast Region Selections
- Outstanding Freshman Award
- Gold Glove Award
- Yellow Jacket Award
- Big Stick Award
- Outstanding Pitcher Award
- Guy Fisher Award
This page was last updated by the SID on June 27, 2014