WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University baseball team split an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader against the No. 20-nationally ranked Otterbein University on Fishbaugh Field.
BW (13-7, 2-4 OAC) won game on by a score of 5-4 and Otterbein (16-5, 3-1 OAC) took game two by a score of 7-4.
In game one the Yellow Jackets scored all five of their runs in the third inning and tallied nine hits. The Cardinals scored three runs in the first and one in the bottom half of the third.
Junior All-OAC starting pitcher Evan Lovick (Mentor) went the distance as he pitched all nine innings, surrendered four runs and 11 hits, but struck out six batters and improved to 4-1 on the season.
Offensively, junior catcher Trent Kaltenbach (Plain City/Johnath Elder) went two for-for-five with two runs batted in (RBI). In addition senior shortstop Steve Montgomery (Canton/Central Catholic) went two-for-five with an RBI and sophomore second baseman Griffin Watterson (Bay Village/Bay) went one-for-four with a two RBI single.
In game two, BW scored four runs on 10 hits as it scored three runs in the sixth inning and one in the eighth. Otterbein scored four in the third, one in the sixth and two in the eighth.
At the plate, senior first baseman Kevin Hagen (Brecksville/St. Ignatius) went two-for-four with two RBI and Kaltenbach went two-for-four with one RBI. In addition freshman centerfielder Dudley Taw (Sheffield Lake/Brookside) went one-for-three with one RBI.
Defensively, sophomore starting pitcher Danny Cody (Brecksville/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) was handed the loss as he went five innings, struck out five batters and surrendered four runs. Sophomore Brandon Lekan (Strongsville) pitched the final three innings with two strikeouts and allowed two unearned runs.
BW is back in action on Tuesday, April 4 when it hosts Allegheny (Pa.) College in a non-conference game on Fisher Field starting at 4 p.m. Fan's can follow the action live at http://www.bwyellowjackets.com/x/oyf39
May 31, 2017 Badia Named CoSIDA Academic All-American
May 23, 2017 Nieto and Lovick Earn All-Mideast Region Honors
May 22, 2017 Seven Baseball Players Earn Academic All-OAC Honors
May 15, 2017 Seven Baseball Players Earn All-OAC Honors
April 30, 2017 Baseball Sweeps Muskingum on Seniors’ and Parents’ Day
April 26, 2017 Wells Hits Walk-Off to Lift Baseball Past No. 5 Wooster
April 22, 2017 Baseball Splits OAC Doubleheader at Capital
April 21, 2017 Baseball Sweeps Ohio Northern in OAC Doubleheader
April 19, 2017 Spencer Badia is the Epitome of a Student-Athlete
April 17, 2017 Marcum Earns Second OAC Hitter of the Week Honor
April 14, 2017 Baseball Sweeps Wilmington in OAC Action
April 11, 2017 Baseball Drops a Pair of OAC Games at Heidelberg
April 9, 2017 Baseball Splits a Pair of OAC Games with Marietta
April 4, 2017 Baseball Falls to Allegheny (Pa.) in Non-Conference Play
March 28, 2017 Baseball Defeats La Roche (Pa.) in Comeback Fashion
March 27, 2017 Marcum Garners First OAC Hitter of the Week Accolade
March 23, 2017 Baseball Drops Non-Conference Game at La Roche (Pa.)
March 21, 2017 Baseball Wins Home Opener Versus Ohio Wesleyan
March 11, 2017 No. 24 Baseball Team Ends Successful Trip to Florida
March 6, 2017 Baseball Falls to Wheaton (Ill.) at Snowbird Classic
February 27, 2017 Heffernan and Nieto Named OAC Baseball Players of the Week
February 26, 2017 Nieto Hits for Cycle during Baseball Sweep of Pitt-Bradford (Pa.)
February 25, 2017 Baseball Defeats Juniata (Pa.) in Non-Conference Action
February 19, 2017 Baseball Sweeps Weekend Series Against Anderson (Ind.)
February 17, 2017 Baseball Ready to Make a Run at OAC Title in 2017
February 16, 2017 Baseball Announces 2017 Schedule