Jacket Nation: Spring Break Trip Team Updates


BW Sports Information Department

Junior Victoria Brown won the women’s high jump with a career best 5-7.00 leap to capture first place.

Baldwin Wallace University traveled to Port Charlotte, Florida for its annual spring break trip. In Florida, the Yellow Jackets played seven games, wrapping up the trip with a 5-2 record. Prior to the trip, the Jackets won five consecutive games, making their overall record 10-2.
The first game in Florida paired the Yellow Jackets up with the College of Mount St. Joseph. BW defeated Mount St. Joseph, 10-3, led by sophomore All-OAC first baseman Kyle Chontos. Chontos had three hits, two RBI, two runs scored, and two stolen bases.
BW then lost two consecutive games. They lost to Ohio Wesleyan University, 5-2, and then lost to Monclair State University (N.J.), 6-3.
The Yellow Jackets bounced back in their next game, defeating Denison University, 9-6. Denison grabbed an early 3-0 lead, but BW stayed strong and came from behind to win. Junior third baseman Brad Gugliotta was a key contributor in this victory. He had two hits and three RBI. In addition to Gugliotta, senior outfielders Brendan Toughey and Nolan Neuschaefer each had a pair of hits.
BW kept the offense rolling in a 13-9, victory over Wheaton (Ill.) University. Sophomore All-OAC designated hitter Zach Ferster led the charge with three hits, three runs scored, two RBI, and one walk. Chontos contributed two doubles, three RBI, two runs scored, and three walks. Gugliotta had two hits, scored three runs, and had one RBI.
Their next game paired them up with Mt. Saint Joseph again. The Yellow Jackets defeated Mt. St. Joseph, 11-4. Chontos had three hits and one RBI. Toughey and Gugliotta each had three RBI in the win.
The last game of the spring break trip was against Denison University. BW shut out Denison, 5-0. Senior pitcher Pat Havens improved to 4-0 on the season with this victory and 16-6 in his career. It was his fifth complete game and second shutout of his career. The Yellow Jackets offense backed Havens up with 10 hits. Sophomore right fielder Alex Green, Chontos, Neuschaefer, and sophomore shortstop Eric Murphy each had two hits.
After 12 games this season, BW is 10-2. They have an overall team batting average of .302, 96 runs scored, 127 hits, 23 doubles, four triples, two homeruns, 81 RBI, and 37 stolen bases.
Baldwin Wallace University is back in action on March 23 and March 24. They have a three-game series at University of Pittsburgh – Bradford. Saturday’s doubleheader begins at 1 p.m., while Sunday’s game is set to start at noon.
The Yellow Jackets played in 10 games on their spring break trip to Tucson, Arizona. They finished the trip with a record of 7-3.
BW defeated Dickinson (Pa.) College, 2-0. Offensively, they were led by senior right fielder Alyssa Brown’s two hits, junior pitcher Tabitha Murray’s two RBI, and junior third baseman Lauren Feciuch’s two runs scored.
On the mound, Murray struck out 11 batters, tying her career record.
In their next game, the Yellow Jackets defeated Edgewood (Wis.) College, 8-5.
Feciuch led the team offensively with one homerun and three RBI. Murray recorded her second win on the mound.
BW lost its next game to Texas Lutheran University, 4-0, but bounced back in its next game, defeating Alfred (N.Y.) University, 4-3.
In the victory over Alfred University, the Yellow Jackets had 10 hits. Freshman Alison Fiorucci had two hits, including the game winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning. Alyssa Brown and Murray each added two hits. Junior Sami Brown had an RBI double. Murray picked up her third win of the season on the mound.
After losing to Southwestern (Texas) University, 2-1, the Jackets once again bounced back to defeat their next opponent. The Jackets defeated Chatham (Pa.) University, 13-6.
The offensive surge was led by Feciuch who had three hits, two RBI, and two runs scored. Murray had an RBI, a double, a run scored, and her fourth win of the season on the mound.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 was a record-breaking day for Baldwin Wallace University and junior All- OAC pitcher Tabitha Murray.
Murray pitched back-to-back perfect games in wins over Sul Ross State (Texas) University and Edgewood (Wis.) College.
In the two wins, Murray struck out 13 total batters. This was the first back-to-back perfect game in a double-header on the same day in any level of collegiate softball.
The Jackets lost their next game, 6-4, to Trinity (Texas) University, but defeated Marian (Wis.) University, 7-3, in the night cap of the double-header.
In the win over Marian, BW had nine hits. Sophomore All-OAC shortstop Brittany Lightel led the attack as she went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Junior left fielder Nikki Peskura also added two hits as she went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Senior right fielder Alyssa Brown went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.
BW will open up Ohio Athletic Conference play on Saturday, March 23 when it will welcome the Cardinals of Otterbein University to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Baldwin Wallace University’s women’s outdoor track and field team competed in the University of North Carolina – Charlotte 49er Classic in Charlotte, N.C.
The meet was unscored.
All-Ohio Athletic Conference junior
Victoria Brown won the women’s high jump with a career-best 5-7.00 leap to capture first place.
BW will compete next Saturday, March 30 at the Ohio Athletic Conference East Split Meet at Marietta College.