OBERLIN, Ohio -- The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team drops a non-league doubleheader with Oberlin College at Dill Field. Both games of the doubleheader were seven inning affairs.
Oberlin (17-17) won the opening game by a final score of 7-4 and took the night cap. BW (20-16) has now lost three straight and is 1-5 in its last six games.
In game one, the Yellow Jackets scored four runs on eight hits as they plated a run in the first, third sixth and seventh. The Yeomen scored seven runs on 12 hits as it pushed two runs across in the first and second and three in the third.
The BW offense was led by junior first baseman Kyle Chontos (Pickerington/North) went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and RBI. Junior rightfielder Alex Green (Pickerington/North) was 1-for-2 with a run scored and RBI single while senior catcher Joe Hiller (Twinsburg) and sophomore designated hitter Hunter Handel (Akron/Green) each went 1-for-3 with an RBI single.
On the mound, junior Anthony Alioto, Jr. (Mayfield Heights/Mayfield) took the loss as he pitched an inning and two thirds and allowed four runs on five hits. Junior Luke Ackerman (Sheffield Lake/Brookside) pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed three runs on one hit. Sophomore Connor Murphy (Westford, Mass. /Westford Academy) did not allow a run on six hits in three and two-thirds innings.
In game two, the Yellow Jackets scored one run on six hits as they plated their only run in the fifth inning. Oberlin rallied to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh on just three hits.
Chontos once again led the BW offense as he went 2-for-3 with a double while senior centerfielder Kory Gillissie (Parma/St. Ignatius) was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Senior third baseman Brad Gugliotta (Twinsburg) went 1-for-3 with an RBI double
On the mound, freshman Logan Heffernan (Lebanon) pitched six innings and struck out a career-high nine batters. Heffernan put down 12 straight Oberlin batters from the bottom of the first until a two out walk in the bottom of the fifth. He allowed two runs on three hits with the lone walk. Senior Cory Durbin (Canton/GlenOak) faced two batters in the seventh inning and left with the bases loaded. Senior Dylan Fodor (Twinsburg) faced two batters and did not allow a hit but gave up the winning run on a throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt.
BW is back in action on Friday, May 2 when it hosts Capital University in a key Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader at Heritage Field at 1 p.m.
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