Yellow Jackets Stalk Endangered Records

As the Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team gets ready to open its northern campaign, several school records are in danger of falling. Based on their performances at last week’s Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla., where the Yellow Jackets went 5–4 and outscored their opponents 82 to 45, these are the B-W players in the hunt for a record-setting season:

  • Senior pitcher Clayton Kynkor has his sight on the best record in school history after winning both of the games he started at the Classic. His 12–4 career record is now third all-time and tops in this decade.

  • Senior bullpen ace J.D. Fullerton added to the career record for relief appearances he set last season with four more in Ft. Myers. With 32 career appearances, he needs 13 more to break the record for total pitching appearances set by Bernie Bonhotel from 1985 to 1988.

  • After getting hit with a pitch five times in Florida, sophomore center fielder Cody Kidd is already about half-way to the season record set by Kevin Brown last year.

  • Kidd, who led the Jackets with 16 runs scored, and junior second baseman Nate Luken, who scored 12, have set themselves up for a run at the season scoring record of 47 set by Paul Farrah in 1988.

  • Sophomore catcher and designated hitter Matt Bolte drove in 15 runs, putting him on pace to break Pat Shannon’s record of 50 RBIs set in 2002.

The Yellow Jackets’ hunt for endangered records continues this weekend when they travel to southwest Ohio for a doubleheader at Urbana University.

[ B-W Baseball Weekly Sports Notes ]

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