B-W Baseball Team Sweeps Defending OAC Champs

The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team swept defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Otterbein College last Thursday at Heritage Field.

The Yellow Jackets got a pair of complete games by junior pitchers Jim Jaskowak and Brandon Fredericks and put themselves back in the OAC race after a disappointing doubleheader loss to Ohio Northern University a few days earlier.

Jaskowak shut out the Cardinals on four hits in game one as senior designated hitter Kevin Shenker knocked in the only run of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. Fredericks went all nine innings of the nightcap, scattering nine hits, striking out six and walking just one batter. The Jackets’ clutch hitters came through again, turning a one-run deficit into a five-run lead by scoring six times in the eighth inning against three of the best pitchers in the conference.

The sweep steadied the Jackets’ OAC record at 4–4 and improved their overall mark to 12–10–1. They are two games out of a playoff spot with three conference doubleheaders this week, including one on the road with first-place Mount Union College and another at home with second-place Heidelberg College.

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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