BEREA, Ohio -- No. 6 ranked Mount Union defeated No. 7 ranked Baldwin Wallace, 31-9 in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual Tuesday in Ursprung Gymnasium in Berea.
The Purple Raiders (2-0, 1-0 OAC) extend their OAC dual match win streak to eight matches while Baldwin Wallace falls to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the OAC.
Mount Union won seven of the 10 weight classes, but the match turned on a pair of Raider pins in the middle of the match.
Mount Union held a 10-3 lead when No. 1 nationally ranked Antwon Pugh (Copley) got a pin at 157 then at 165 Michael McIntire (Wadsworth / Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) pinned Stanley Bleich, who was nationally ranked seventh at 157 but the Jackets bumped up a weight class.
Baldwin Wallace got off to a 3-0 start with a 6-4 overtime win from Jack Stanley over Errik Gerback (Alliance / Marlington) at 125 pounds. Mount Union came right back with a major decision win from No. 9 ranked David Massey (Cuyahoga Falls / Woodridge) at 133 pounds to give the Raiders the team score lead at 4-3.
The 141-pound match featured a pair of nationally ranked wrestlers and Mount Union's Jordin James (Bedford), ranked No. 1, grabbed a 11-5 win over No. 9 ranked Charlie Nash and the Raiders extended their lead to 7-3.
Mount Union also got wins from Luke Hernandez (Nashport / Tri-Valley) at 149 and George Lassnick (Painesville / Lake Catholic) at 184 and closed out the match as Grant Martin (Hartville / Lake) got a pin at 285.
The Raiders next compete this weekend at the Petrofes Invitational at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa.
#6 Mount Union 31, #7 Baldwin Wallace 9
125 - Jack Stanley (BW) dec. Errik Gerback (MTU), 6-4 SV -- BW, 3-0
133 - #9 David Massey (MTU) major dec. Chad Craft (BW), 14-4 -- MTU, 4-3
141 - #1 Jordin James (MTU) dec. #9 Charlie Nash (BW), 11-4 – MTU, 7-3
149 – Luke Hernandez (MTU) dec. Tanner McHugh (BW), 8-4 – MTU, 10-3
157 - #1 Antwon Pugh (MTU) pin Dalton Leightner (BW), 3:00 – MTU, 16-3
165 – Michael McIntire (MTU) pin Stanley Bleich (BW), 4:55 – MTU, 22-3
174 – Benjamin Hooff (BW) dec. David Reinhart (MTU), 7-5 – MTU, 22-6
184 – George Lassnick (MTU) dec. Lucas Salmon (BW), 5-4 – MTU, 25-6
197 – #4 Zeckary Lehman (BW) dec. Landon Talbert (MTU), 4-2 – MTU, 25-9
285 – Grant Martin (MTU) pin Jarod Miller (BW), 1:01 – MTU, 31-9