Monday, May 4, 2009

Kidd ends career at Baldwin-Wallace with plenty of records

BEREA, OHIO - Wellington’s Cody Kidd ended his baseball career at Baldwin-Wallace College Saturday, but will leave with plenty of records and accomplishments.

Kidd is the Yellow Jackets’ all-time leader in hits (184), runs scored (143), triples (14) and hit-by-pitches (25). He also holds the single-season records for runs scored (52), triples (six), and hit-by-pitches (13). He also has more stolen bases (62) and the highest batting average (.387) than any other Yellow Jacket during the 2000’s.

This season Kidd batted .413 (62-for-150) and had on-base percentage of .492. He hit 13 doubles, six triples and three home runs. His 52 runs scored led the team and he was second on the team with 40 RBIs. He also stole 23 bases this season.

Despite splitting an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader with Wilmington College, Kidd hit a grand-slam home run to cap off his sensational baseball career at B-W on Seniors' Day at Heritage Field in Berea on Saturday. With the split, the Yellow Jackets finish the season at 19-19 overall and 8-10 in the OAC and had three 19-win seasons in the past four years.

Last year he was named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American for the second-consecutive season. He was a co-captain last year and hit .386 and led the team with 34 runs scored and added 26 RBIs. He was named second team All-Ohio Athletic Conference and All-OAC Academic.

Other area players on the Yellow Jackets are: Scott Nealon and Chris Nealon (Avon Lake), Sam Wasylyshyn (North Ridgeville), Matt Bush (Midview), Colin Wright (Admiral King), Brenton Brada (Elyria), and Ben Kubuski (Elyria Catholic). Stay tuned for another update on B-W baseball.

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