PORTSMOUTH, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team defeated NCAA Division II Walsh University, 14-4, today (Sunday, February 26, 2012) today on the final day of the Rigsby Invitational Tournament at Shawnee State University. Yesterday, the Yellow Jackets split a pair of games when they opened with a 6-3 loss to the host school and then beat Walsh, 16-4.
With its win, B-W improved to 2-1 overall. With its loss, Walsh dropped to 0-3 overall.
The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 10-run advantage in the top of the first inning. B-W then scored one run in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings to extend the lead to 14-0. The Cavaliers then scored three in the seventh and one in the ninth inning to make the outcome closer.
For the game, B-W outhit Walsh, 15-10.
At the plate, the Yellow Jackets were led by junior left fielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute) and senior shortstop Anthony Longhitano (Cuyahoga Falls). Toughey reached base in all six of his at-bats as he recorded a double, two singles, two walks, and got hit by a pitch while driving in one run. Longhitano had five runs-batted-in with two hits and one walk.
On the mound, junior pitcher Pat Havens (Twinsburg) towed the rubber for the Yellow Jackets and went five scoreless innings while only walking two and striking out eight Cavaliers, en route to picking up his first win of the season. Freshman Anthony Alioto (Mayfield Heights/Mayfield), Cole Winner (Urbana) and Chuck Jones (Kettering/Fairmont) combined to throw the final four innings.
B-W returns to action next Sunday, March 4 when it plays a doubleheader against John Jay (N.Y.) College on the first day of its Annual Spring Break Trip to the Snowbird Classic in Port Clarlotte, Florida. The Yellow Jackets will play eight varsity and four junior varsity games in seven days in the Sunshone State. B-W'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.
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May 30, 2012 Brendan Toughey Named Academic All-American
May 25, 2012 Two Baseball Players Named Academic All-OAC
May 22, 2012 Tenley and Toughey Named to All-Mideast Region Team
May 18, 2012 2012 Baseball Award Winners Announced
April 18, 2012 Baseball Team Fall To Cross-Town Rival Case Western Reserve
April 10, 2012 Baseball Team Defeats Oberlin College in Non-Conference Game
April 4, 2012 Baseball Falls To Cross-Town Rival Case Western Reserve
March 28, 2012 Baseball Team Ties School Record With 10 Game Winning Streak
March 26, 2012 Baseball Team Defeats Walsh, 15-14, in Non-Conference Play
March 13, 2012 Junior Pat Havens Is the OAC Pitcher of the Week
March 10, 2012 Baseball Team Defeats Montclair State (N.J.), 9-2
March 9, 2012 Baseball Team Defeats Medaille, 13-0, in Shortened Game
March 8, 2012 Baseball Team Defeats Bluffton, 3-1
March 6, 2012 Baseball Team Falls to Muskingum, 3-1
February 26, 2012 Baseball Team Defeats Walsh, 14-4, in Rigsby Classic
February 25, 2012 Baseball Team Beats Walsh University, 16-4 for First Win
February 25, 2012 Baseball Team Falls to Shawnee State University in Season Opener, 6-3