Mike Turchan Receives His Academic All-America Award at B-W’s Senior Day Doubleheader

Baldwin-Wallace College student assistant coach Mike Turchan ’05 was presented with his 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America award during the Yellow Jackets’ Senior Day doubleheader against Otterbein College at Heritage Field on Saturday, April 29, 2006.

Academic All-American

The award was presented by B-W sports information director Kevin Ruple between the second and third innings of the day’s opening game, and several Yellow Jacket baseball alums were in attendance, including Carl Mieyal ’80, Jon Hopkins ’81, Pat Campbell ’84 and former assistant coach Eddie Klaehn.

Mike was a great all-around player for the Jackets at third base and on the mound. He finished his career with a stellar .385 batting average, and his 23 home runs are second on B-W’s all-time list. In his sophomore year, he set a school record by hitting four straight doubles over a two-game stretch. As a pitcher, he was 12–8 with a 4.23 earned run average and struck out 122 batters in 164 innings.

In addition to his Academic All-America award, Mike won a spot on two Academic All–Ohio Athletic Conference teams and two Academic All–District IV squads. He was also the Yellow Jackets’ 2004 Outstanding Scholar-Athlete.

Before the opener, seniors Kevin Brown, Mike Farrell, Matt Green, Dan Melito, Derek Skapes, Ryan Stassinis and Matt Wilson were introduced to the the Senior Day crowd and applauded for their leadership and their legacy to the B-W baseball program. On the diamond, they’ve compiled an 80–61 (.567) four-year record, including 24 wins and an OAC playoff berth in 2003. In the classroom, their hard work and scholarship has boosted the Jackets to the highest team GPA of any sport at B-W.

Senior Day

The Yellow Jackets’ class of 2006 will play their final game Saturday at Wilmington College, when they go after their fourth straight winning season.

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