B-W Baseball Team’s Home Opener Ends in Draw

The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team opened its home schedule at Heritage Field last Thursday with a 6–6 tie against Case Western Reserve University that was called after the 12th inning because of darkness.

B-W broke a 3–3 deadlock to take a one-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Case tied the game in the top of the ninth before junior outfielder Mike Brisky threw out the go-ahead run from left field. Neither team scored again until the top of the 12th, when Case took a 6–4 lead. The Yellow Jackets came right back with a pair of runs in their half of the inning, and they almost beat the Spartans — and the encroaching darkness — but their winning run was thrown out at the plate to end the game.

On Saturday, the Jackets hosted their first Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader of the season, but their home field advantage still hadn’t arrived in Berea, and they were swept by Ohio Northern University.

After starting the week by splitting an OAC doubleheader at crosstown rival John Carroll University and then going back across town to finish the week with a split at Lake Erie College, the Jackets are now 10–10–1 overall and 2–4 in the OAC. They’ll play a pair of conference doubleheaders this week, hosting Otterbein College at Heritage Field on Wednesday and then hitting the road to visit Capital University on Saturday.

For all the details on last week’s games, including box scores and updated statistics, check out the B-W Baseball Home Page.

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