Baseball Swept at Home By Baldwin Wallace

Ben Atkinson
Ben Atkinson

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union was swept at home for the first time in two seasons in Ohio Athletic Conference play falling 10-5 and 13-7 to Baldwin Wallace Saturday at 23rd Street Field.

The Purple Raiders fall to 10-8 overall and 2-4 in the OAC while Baldwin Wallace is 16-4 overall and tied for first in the conference with #3 Marietta at 5-1.

In game one, Baldwin Wallace took advantage of three Mount Union errors in the first three innings to jump out to a 9-0 lead.

The Raiders rallied with five unanswered runs in the fourth and fifth innings with big hits coming in the form of a two RBI double from C.J. Stotler (Pittsburgh/Plum) and an RBI single from Justin Jakubik (Strongsville/Strongsville) to cut the deficit to 9-5.

The rally ended there as BW tacked on a run in the sixth for the 10-5 win.

Yellow Jacket ace Pat Havens scattered six hits and struck out five on his way to a complete game victory.

Baldwin Wallace got to an early lead again in game two up 5-0 after three innnings.

Mount Union again rallied as Ben Atkinson (Carrollton/Carrollton) came off the bench and hit a three-run pinch-hit home run to make the score 5-3.

The Jackets got a run back in the fourth to lead 6-3 and it was Atkinson again in the fifth, this time with an RBI single to bring the score to 6-4.

Baldwin Wallace once again took advantage of a Raider miscue in the field as a Mount Union error int he seventh led to three unearned runs as BW scored four in the frame to up 11-4.

Atkinson drove in his fifth run with a single in the bottom of the seventh and both teams each scored two more runs for the 13-7 final.

Atkinson finished 3-for-3 with five RBI while freshman Scott Sherwood (Mentor/Mentor) went 4-for-4 and scored four runs to lead Mount Union in game two.

 Anthony Alioto went seven innings to get the win for BW.

Mount Union plays a pair of non-conference games Sunday at 1 pm against Westminster (Pa.) at Cene Park in Struthers, Ohio.

Baldwin Wallace 10, Mount Union 5 (Apr 06, 2013 at Alliance, Ohio) (Game 1)
Baldwin Wallace..... 306 001 0 - 10  9  0      (15-4, 4-1 OAC)
Mount Union......... 000 320 0 -  5  6  3      (10-7, 2-3 OAC)
Pitchers: Baldwin Wallace - Pat Havens and Chaz McGrain. Mount Union - Matt Murzynski;
Ryan Sason(3) and C.J. Stotler.
Win-Pat Havens(5-1)  Loss-Matt Murzynski(2-3)  T-2:20  A-145
Baldwin Wallace 13, Mount Union 7 (Apr 06, 2013 at Alliance, Ohio) (Game 2)
Baldwin Wallace..... 113 101 420  - 13 14  0      (16-4, 5-1 OAC)
Mount Union......... 003 010 102  -  7 14  5      (10-8, 2-4 OAC)
Pitchers: Baldwin Wallace - Anthony Alioto Jr.; Jon Capadona(8); Cory Waite(9) and Joe Hiller.
Mount Union - Tom Bekelesky; Mike Horning(7); Brandon Bell(7); Ryker Locke(9) and C.J. Stotler;
Win-Anthony Alioto Jr.(2-0)  Loss-Tom Bekelesky(1-1)  T-3:00  A-145
HR MTU - Ben Atkinson (1).
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