PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team defeated Elms (Mass.) College, 11-3, on the second day of competition at the annual SnowBird Classic. With the win, the Yellow Jackets secured their fourth consecutive victory and improved to a 4-2 record overall.
The BW offense scored a season-high 11 runs on 11 hits, five walks, and three stolen bases against the Blazers. The team was led by All-Ohio Athletic Conference juniors Kyle Chontos (Pickerington/North) and Alex Green (Pickerington/North) who both went 2-for-3 with two scored runs and two runs batted in. Also for the Yellow Jackets, junior shortstop Eric Murphy (Brook Park/Midpark) went 3-for-3 on three singles, a run scored, and a run batted in.
On the mound, senior right-handed pitcher Cory Waite (Willoughby/Willoughby South) threw six shutout innings on five strikeouts and only two hits. In relief, Luke Ackerman (Sheffield Village/Brookside), Cory Durbin (Canton/GlenOak), and Connor Murphy (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy) combined to seal the BW victory by providing three innings of work.
BW is back in action tomorrow (Tuesday, March 11) when it faces Montclair State (N.J.) University at 11:30 a.m. Fans can watch all of the action weather permitting via live stats at http://livestats.prestosports.com/baldwinwallace/. To obtain more information on the SnowBird Classic, please visit http://snowbirdbaseball.info.
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