2003 Archive

Thursday, May 22, 2003

"Kohl Earns First Team NAIA All-American For Second Straight Year"

Walsh University center fielder Shannon Kohl (Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) has been selected first team All-American by the NAIA for the second straight year. The Cavs multi-talented outfielder led Walsh to their second NAIA National Championship appearance this spring by hitting .485 in 51 games. Kohl, who is the Cavs all-time leader in career average (.450), hits (276), triples (16*) and runs scored (163), led Walsh to a 39-18 record and one win at the National Championships. Kohl was 4-11 (.364) with a home run at the championships and 3-4 with three runs scored in Walsh's 4-1 opening game win over Marian (Ind).

Kohl's .485 average this season is a Walsh record, shattering her .468 mark as a sophomore. The left-handed hitting Kohl also led the Cavs in runs scored (51), hits (81), on base percentage (.489), slugging percentage (.701) and stolen bases (16). She also drove in 32 runs with 10 doubles, seven triples and four home runs.

She is a sociology major and resides in Youngstown.

* tied with Ashley Ball

Monday, May 19, 2003

"Cavs Ousted 5-1 by Athens State"

Walsh was eliminated 5-1 today by Athens State (24-23) at the NAIA Softball Championships in Decatur, Alabama. Walsh finishes the season 39-18. Athens tallied three runs in the fifth inning to snap a scoreless tie. Walsh's only run came on a solo home run by Shannon Kohl (Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) in the bottom of sixth inning. Athens added two more runs in the seventh. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) started and took the loss for the Cavs. She was touched for all five runs and worked 6.1 innings. Walsh managed only four hits.

http://www.naia.org/softball/championship/2003/boxes/game17.htm

Saturday, May 17, 2003

"Rain Pushes Back Games at Softball Championships/All Games Suspended"

Rain has again become at factor at the NAIA Sotfball Championships in Dectatur, Alabama. Walsh, scheduled to play at 1 p.m. today, will play Athens State (23-23) on Monday (May 19) at 11 a.m. (CST). The winner of the Cavs/Athens' game plays at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, the loser is elminated.

Friday, May 16, 2003

"Cavs Fall 6-0 to Top Seeded Mobile"

Walsh (39-17) fell into the losers bracket of the NAIA National Softball Championships after being shutout 6-0 by top seeded Mobile (50-5-1). The start of the game was delayed four hours by rain. Mobile, also the number one ranked team in the NAIA, handed the Cavs their first loss of the 20-team double elimination tournament. Mobile scored two runs in the third inning and four unearned runs in the sixth inning to put the game away. The Cavs were held to two hits, both singles, one by Kendra Shoup (RF, Fr., Willard, OH/HS) and the other by Chani Cowling (C, Jr., Norton, OH/HS). Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) pitched the first six innings and allowed only two earned runs, as her record fell to 15-5.

Walsh defeated Marian 4-1 in the first game of the tournament. The Cavs next game is on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CST) against the winner of the Athens State (22-23)/Spring Hill (34-20) (9 a.m., CST) game.

BOX SCORE vs. Mobile

http://www.naia.org/softball/championship/2003/boxes/game9.htm

Friday, May 16, 2003

NAIA Softball Championship Update

***Rain Pushes Game Back***

Walsh's game with the University of Mobile, scheduled for 5 p.m. (CST) has been pushed back to 9 p.m. (CST) due to rain.

Walsh defeated Marian 4-1 earlier today.

Friday, May 16, 2003

"Cavs Down Marian (Ind.) 4-1 in NAIA Opener"

Lindsay Bauer (P, So., Rootstown, OH/HS) tossed a three-hitter as Walsh (39-16) opened NAIA National Tournament play with a 4-1 win over Marian (Ind.) (36-10) this morning in Decatur, Alabama. Walsh will play the NAIA's top team, Mobile (49-5-1), at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. Central time) this afternoon. Bauer (15-3) fanned three, did not walk a batter, and carried a perfect game into the fourth inning. She tossed a no-hitter earlier in the year for the Cavs. Marian scored their only run in the fifth inning. Walsh scored single runs in the first and fifth innings and scored twice in the sixth. Center fielder Shannon Kohl (Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) went 3-4 and scored the first two runs. Designated hitter Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) had two singles and drove in two runs. Ashley Ball (Sr., Kent, OH/Field) and Kendra Shoup (RF, Fr., Willard, OH/HS) each had two hits.

Aeschlimann (15-4) will make the start for the Cavs against Mobile. Walsh lost twice to Mobile earlier in the season, 3-1 and 3-2.

BOX SCORE http://www.naia.org/softball/championship/2003/boxes/game1.htm

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

"Aeschlimann, Kohl and Shoup Selected First Team All-AMC in Softball"

Walsh University placed five players on the All-American Mideast Conference softball team. Jamie Aeschlimann (P, Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw), Shannon Kohl (CF, Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) and Kendra Shoup (RF, Fr., Willard, OH/HS) were all selected to the first team. Katie Foltz (3B, Jr., Minerva, OH/HS) was named second team and Lindsay Bauer (P, So., Rootstown, OH/HS) was tabbed honorable mention. Walsh (38-16) finished the season as NAIA Region lX champions and are headed to the NAIA National Championships this week in Decatur, Alabama. Walsh plays its first game on Friday at 9 a.m. against Marian College.

Aeschlimann, a second team pick last year, is 15-4 with a 1.08 ERA. She started 19 games and recorded 15 complete games and her ERA was the lowest in the AMC. Aeschlimann fanned 90 batters in 117 innings and walked only 24. She also hit .306 and led the Cavs with 47 RBI. Kohl, a first team All-AMC choice the last three years, led the Cavs with a .490 batting average (2nd in AMC). Kohl, who became Walsh's all-time hit (272) leader and all-time leader in runs scored (159) led the Cavs with 77 hits this season and with a .701 slugging percentage. She was named Walsh's first ever, first team NAIA All-American last season. Shoup, the only freshman on the AMC's first team, was also named to the AMC's All-Freshman team. She hit .440, second to Kohl, and led the team with 15 doubles and with 49 runs scored. Foltz battled injury, but still led the team with seven home runs. She drove in 29 runs, with 12 doubles and a .654 slugging percentage. Bauer was a mainstay on the Cavs' staff with Aeschlimann. She pitched a no-hitter and recorded the highest winning percentage at .824. She finished 14-3 with one save and a 1.24 ERA. She walked only seven batters in 124 innings pitched (tops on team).

Saturday, May 10, 2003"

"Cavs Defeat Tiffin Twice To Win NAIA Region lX Title, Headed to the NAIA Softball Championships in Alabama"

Walsh (38-16) defeated Tiffin (33-20) twice to win the NAIA Region lX Championship today at Geneva College. The Cavs won 6-1 and 1-0 to earn the trip to the 20-team NAIA Softball Championships in Decatur, Alabama (May 16 - 21). Walsh also appeared at the NAIA Championships in 2000. The Cavs emerged from the loser's bracket to win the championship. Tiffin entered today needing just one victory to win the tournament.

The Cavs forced a winner-take-all championship game with a 6-1 win over Tiffin. Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) scattered five hits to win her 14th game (14-3) of the season. Michelle Seibert (So., Massillon, OH/Perry) and Kendra Shoup (Fr., Willard, OH/HS) each had two doubles, as Walsh banged out 14 hits. Ashley Ball (Sr., Kent, OH/Field) drove in two of the Cavs six runs and Nicole Baumgardner (Jr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) had a solo homer. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) then shutout the Dragons on four hits in the championship game, to win her 9th game (9-9) of the year. The only run came on a fourth inning home run by Baumgardner.

The 20-team double elimination tournament consists of 14 region winners, five at-large berths and the host institution (Athens State College).

Walsh plays the first game of the tournament against Marian (Ind.) College on Friday, May 16th at 9 a.m. Walsh enters the championships having won 19 of their last 20 games. Marian (36-8) won the Region Vlll championship with a 3-1 victory over Bethel College. This is Marian's first trip to the national tournament. Walsh is 2-2 in national tournament play. If Walsh defeats Marian they play at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17th, against number one seed Mobile (Ala.) (49-5-1). Walsh lost twice to Mobile this season, 3-1 and 3-2 on March 4th. If the Cavs lose to Marian they play on Saturday at 11 a.m. against the loser of the Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) (58-11)/Oklahoma Baptist (35-15) game.

Saturday, May 10, 2003

"Rain Ceases, Cavs Take Two, Reach Winners Bracket"

After deeming the situation hopeless because of the weather, the skies cleared and the NAIA Region lX Softball Tournament continued at Geneva College yesterday. Walsh, playing in the losers bracket, won twice to advance to today's finals (10 a.m.) against Tiffin. The Dragons (33-18) defeated Ohio Dominican 5-2 to advance. Walsh defeated Rio Grande 9-1 in five innings and Ohio Domincan 3-1, eliminating both. Walsh must defeat Tiffin twice to advance to the NAIA National Tournament in Decatur, Alabama, May 16 - 21.

Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) improved her record to 13-3 with a victory in game one against Rio Grande. Walsh scored in every inning except the first and scored four times in the third inning. Walsh banged out 13 hits in the win. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) won her second tournament game against Ohio Dominican (3-1) to improve to 15-4. The Panthers, who beat the Cavs 3-0 to drop them into the losers bracket on Thursday, scored a single run in the first but were blanked by Aeschlimann the rest of the way. Walsh tallied single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Shannon Kohl (Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) and Nicole Baumgardner (Jr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) each had two hits. Baumgardner also singled and doubled in the first game.

Thursday, May 8, 2003

"Cavs Split at NAIA Regional, Oust Top Seed Geneva"

Walsh (34-16) kept its NAIA National Tournament hopes alive today with a 4-2 come-from-behind win over Geneva College in a losers bracket game at Geneva. The Cavs scored three runs with two outs in the seventh inning to stay alive in the double elimination tournament. Walsh scored the tying run on a Geneva error, then took the lead on a three base hit by senior shortstop Ashley Ball (Kent, OH/Field). Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) went the distance to pick-up the win and improve to 14-4.

Earlier in the day, the Cavs fell into the losers bracket after being shutout by Ohio Dominican 3-0 at Westminster College. The Panthers scored a run in the second and two in the sixth. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) suffered the loss (8-9). The loss snapped Walsh's 15 game winning streak.

Walsh plays Rio Grande at 11 a.m. in an elimination game. Tiffin and Ohio Dominican play at 9 a.m. in the winners bracket. All games are at Geneva College.

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

"Cavs Meet Ohio Dominican/Mount Vernon Nazarene Winner in Region lX Opener on Thursday"

Walsh (33-15), the second seed in the upcoming NAIA Region lX softball tournament, will open play against the winner of the Ohio Dominican/Mount Vernon Nazarene (10 a.m.) game on Thursday, May 6 at 12 p.m. The game will be played at Westminster College. The double elimination tournament begins Thursday morning. Games will be played at Geneva College and at Westminster on Thursday and at Geneva only on Friday, with Saturday as a rain date. The winner of the tournament advances to the NAIA National Tournament in Decatur, Alabama, May 16 - 21.

Top seeded Geneva will meet the winner of the Rio Grande/Tiffin (9 a.m.) game, at Geneva at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Monday, May 5, 2003

"Cavs (33-15, 18-2) Capture AMC Central Crown/Head to Geneva For NAIA Regional Tournament"

Walsh closed the regular season in style, winning its last 13 games and capturing the American Mideast Conference Central Division title. Walsh then trounced Point Park 19-2 and 11-2 to win the best of three qualifier to advance to this week's NAIA Region lX Tournament at Geneva. Walsh enters the regional on a 15 game win streak and with an overall record of 33-15. Walsh will be the number two seed and most likely meet the winner of Mount Vernon Nazarene/Ohio Dominican on Thursday. The official tournament bracket has yet to be released.

Walsh concluded the regular season with sweeps of Mount Vernon Nazarene (4-0, 3-0) and Seton Hill (14-1, 11-5). Walsh clinched the Central crown behind the three-hit shutout pitching of Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) in game one against Mount Vernon. Aeschlimann improved to 12-4 on the season and won her fourth consecutive start. Kendra Shoup (Fr., Willard, OH/HS) was two for three with a double. In the nightcap, Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) pitched the sixth no-hit, no-run game in Walsh history in the Cavs 3-0 win. She carried a perfect game into the sixth inning. The only Cougar to reach base was on an error with two outs. Bauer (10-3) is the third Walsh pitcher to pitch a no-hitter. She has won her last seven starts. Shannon Kohl (Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) was three for three with two RBI and Nicole Baumgardner (Jr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) was two for three. The Cavs topped their outstanding regular season with two wins against Seton Hill. The Cavs won 14-1 and 11-5. Jamie Aeschlimann won in game one and improved to 13-4 in winning her fifth consecutive start. She was also 3-4 with a double and drove in 5 runs. Walsh scored nine runs in the fifth inning and banged out 19 hits. In the nightcap, Walsh erupted for 21 hits in an 11-5 win. Lindsay Bauer picked up the win in relief to improve to 11-3. Julie Schwind (So., Massillon, OH/HS) had four hits and drove in three runs. Walsh ran rough-shod over Point Park 19-2 and 11-1 in the AMC/NAIA Region lX qualifying games. Both games were stopped after five innings because of the ten-run rule. Lindsay Bauer won game one and is 12-3 on the year. Shortstop Ashley Ball (Sr., Kent, OH/Field) and Jamie Aeschlimann each drove in three runs. Ball homered and tripled. Center fielder Shannon Kohl also homered and tripled. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) fanned 10 in Walsh's win in the nightcap to improve to 8-8. Shannon Kohl had three hits and drove in three runs and Ashley Ball tripled again and drove in two runs. Third baseman Katie Foltz (Jr., Minerva, OH/HS) doubled and also drove in two runs.

Walsh enters the post season as hot as any team in the NAIA. Kohl's hot-hitting has lifted her average to an AMC leading .519, the highest average in Walsh history for a single season. Kendra Shoup is hitting .445 and is in line for AMC rookie honors. Jamie Aeschlimann and Lindsay Bauer enter with a combined record of 25-7. Aeschlimann is 13-4 with a 1.02 ERA and Bauer is 12-3 with a 1.25 ERA.

Thursday, May 1, 2003

"Cavs Extend Win Streak to 13 Games With Sweep at Seton Hill"

Walsh improved to 31-15 with a sweep at Seton Hill yesterday in their regular season finale. The Cavs won 14-1 and 11-5, to extend their winning streak to 13 games. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) won in game one and improved to 13-4 in winning her fifth consecutive start. She was also 3-4 with a double and drove in 5 runs. Walsh scored nine runs in the fifth inning and banged out 19 hits. In the nightcap, Walsh erupted for 21 hits in an 11-5 win. Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS), (TOP RIGHT) who pitched a no-hitter on Tuesday against Mount Vernon, picked up the win in relief to improve to 11-3. Julie Schwind (So., Massillon, OH/HS) had four hits and drove in three runs.

On Friday, Walsh will host Point Park in the AMC/Region lX qualifying tournament at home in the best two out of three games. The winner will advance to the NAIA Regional Tournament next week.

Wednesday, April 29, 2003

"Cavs Clinch AMC Central Crown/Linsday Bauer (TOP RIGHT) Tosses No-Hitter"

Walsh (29-15, 18-2) clinched the American Mideast Conference Central Division with a sweep of Mount Vernon Nazarene yesterday. The Cavs won game one 4-0 and game two 3-0. The sweep extended Walsh's winning streak to 11 games, its longest of the season. The Cavs close the regular season at Seton Hill College (DH) today and will host Point Park in the AMC/Region lX qualifying tournament at home on Friday in the best two out of three games, with the winner advancing to the NAIA Regional Tournament next week.

Walsh clinched the Central crown behind the three-hit shutout pitching of Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) in game one. Aeschlimann improved to 12-4 on the season and won her fourth consecutive start. Kendra Shoup (Fr., Willard, OH/HS) was two for three with a double.

In the nightcap, Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) pitched the sixth no-hit, no-run game in Walsh history in the Cavs 3-0 win. She carried a perfect game into the sixth inning. The only Cougar to reach base was on an error with two outs. Bauer (10-3) is the third Walsh pitched to pitch a no-hitter. She has won her last seven starts. Shannon Kohl (Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) was three for three with two RBI and Nicole Baumgarder (Jr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) was two for three.

Walsh head coach Ed Vargo, the all-time winningest coach in softball history, has now won 29 games or more in a single season six times. He has an all-time record of 251-156-1 in nine years.

Monday, April 28, 2003

"Cavs (27-15, 16-2) Sweep Notre Dame and Ursuline/Need One Win to Clinch AMC Central Crown/Foltz All-Time Home Run Leader"

Walsh is one win away from clinching the regular season Central Division title in the American Mideast Conference. The Cavs (27-15, 16-2) swept both Ursuline and Notre Dame last week and need one win in their double header against Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday to clinch the division. The Cavs host the Cougars at 3 p.m. on Tuesday and open AMC/NAIA qualifying play on Friday at home. Walsh will play an opponent yet to be determined on Friday in the best two out of three games, with the winner advancing to the NAIA regional tournament on May 8th. Walsh finishes the regular season at Seton Hill (DH) on Wednesday.

Walsh swept Ursuline 11-0 and 9-0 and Notre Dame 10-1 and 7-1. Third baseman Katie Foltz (Jr., Minerva, OH/HS) became Walsh's all-time home run leader in the first game against Notre Dame. Foltz has six round trippers on the season and 16 for her career. She passes Kami Kessler, who also set the mark in her junior year. Walsh received outstanding pitching in all games. Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) won twice and is now 9-3 on the season. She shutout Ursuline on one-hit and allowed only one run and five hits in beating Notre Dame. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) shutout Ursuline on a two-hitter and is 11-4 with a 1.08 ERA.

Monday, April 21, 2003

(23-15, 12-2) Cavs Sweep Malone/Remain Atop AMC Central

Walsh swept Malone in the only games played last week. The Cavs are first in the Central Division of the American Mideast Conference with a 12-2 mark. Tiffin is in second place at 13-3, percentage points behind the Cavs. This Saturday, the Cavs play at Ursuline in an AMC North twinbill and play at home on Sunday against Notre Dame in a conference double header. Both twinbills begin at 1 p.m.

Walsh swept archrival Malone 7-1 twice last week. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) won her tenth game of the year in the opener against four losses. She also drove in two runs with two doubles. Nicole Baumgardner (Jr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) top right went 2-3 with two RBI. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) fanned ten in the nightcap to improve to 6-8. She scattered three hits and did not walk a batter. Baumgardner supplied much of the offense in game two with a two-run homer in the third and with three RBI. She leads the team with six homeruns.

Center fielder Shannon Kohl (Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) leads the Cavs with a .465 average. Freshman right fielder Kendra Shoup (Fr., Willard, OH/HS) is hitting .423. Aeschlimann leads the team with 28 RBI, Baumgardner has 24. Aeschlimann also leads the team with ten wins and a 1.20 ERA. Sophomore Lindsay Bauer (Rootstown, OH/HS) is 7-3 with a 1.51 ERA and Aubrey Oliver leads the Cavs with 91 strikeouts.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

"Cavs Take Two From Malone"

Walsh hosted Malone College yesterday in American Mideast Conference Central Division play. The Cavs defeated the Pioneers 7-1 in game one and 7-1 in game two. Walsh is now 23-15 overall and 12-2 in AMC play.

In the first game of the twin bill, Walsh jumped out to an early lead, leading 6-0 by the third inning. Malone's only run came in the fourth inning. Nicole Baumgardner (Jr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) went 2-3 and drove in two runs. Jamie Aeschliman (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) was 2-4 with two RBI. She also recorded the win on the mound to improve to 9-4. Aeschliman recorded nine strike outs in the game. Katie Foltz (Jr., Minerva, OH/HS) added a double.

In game two, freshman pitcher Aubrey Oliver (Elyria, OH/HS) took the win. She recorded 10 strike outs and did not walk a batter. She is now 6-8 on the season. Baumgardner had two hits and three RBI, including a two-run home run in the third inning. It was her fourth home run of the year.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

"Cavs Game With Shawnee State Postponed"

Walsh's game with Shawnee State University scheduled for this Friday at Walsh has been postponed. The game will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Keep posted for up-to-date listings on the Walsh web.

Monday, April 13, 2003

(21-15, 10-2) "Shannon Kohl (top right) Becomes All-Time Hit Leader/Cavs Win Five of Six Games"

It was a good week for Walsh's first team NAIA All-American center fielder Shannon Kohl (Sr., Austintown, OH/Fitch). Kohl was named the Amercian Mideast Conference Player of the Week and then became Walsh's all-time hit leader on Saturday in a double header win over Ursuline, surpassing Amy Lehmer with career hit number 240. She had three hits in game one and two more in the nightcap. She tripled in each game. Walsh won five out of six games and stands 21-15 overall and 10-2 in the Central Division of the AMC. The Cavs are in a virtual tie with Tiffin (11-3) for the AMC Central Division lead. The Cavs host Malone for an AMC Central twinbill on Tuesday and Shawnee State for two games on Friday.

Walsh took both ends of an AMC Central Division double header at Notre Dame College on Wednesday. Walsh won game one 5-0, then took the nightcap 12-2. Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) improved to 6-3 after tossing a three-hit shutout in game one. Shannon Kohl singled, doubled and drove in two runs. Walsh scored 11 runs in the first inning of game two to seal the win. Catcher Chani Cowling (Jr., Norton, OH/HS) drove in three runs with two singles. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) pitched a complete game to improve to 4-8. The ten run rule ended the game after five innings.

Walsh and Mount Vernon Nazarene split an AMC Central Division double header at Mount Vernon on Friday. The Cavs dropped the opener 4-2, but rallied to win the nightcap 5-3. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) took the loss in game one to fall to 8-4. In the nightcap, Walsh scored three runs in the first and Aubrey Oliver made them stand-up in a 5-3 victory. Aeschlimann was 2-3 in the first game with a double and 2-4 in the nightcap with a double and two RBI.

Walsh blanked Ursuline twice on Saturday in two AMC Central games. Jamie Aeschlimann improved to 9-4, as she shutout Ursuline 8-0 in game on one-hit. First baseman Nicole Baumgardner (Jr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) hit her second homerun of the season drove in three runs. Lindsay Bauer improved to 7-3 winning the nightcap 6-0. She held Ursuline to four hits. Third baseman Julie Schwind (So., Massillon, OH/HS) drove in three runs.

Friday, April 11, 2003

"Cavs/Mount Vernon Split Twinbill"

Walsh and Mount Vernon Nazarene split an American Mideast Conference Central Division double header at Mount Vernon yesterday. The Cavs dropped the opener 4-2, but rallied to win the nightcap 5-3. Walsh is now 19-15 overall and 8-2 in the Central and remain atop the division.

Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) took the loss in game one to fall to 8-4. In the nightcap, Walsh scored three runs in the first and freshman Aubrey Oliver (Elyria, OH/HS) made them stand-up in a 5-3 victory. Aeschlimann was 2-3 in the first game with a double and 2-4 in the nightcap with a double and two RBI.

Walsh is home on Saturday (2 p.m.) to Ursuline for an AMC Central twinbill.

Thursday, April 10, 2003

"Cavs Sweep Notre Dame"

Walsh took both ends of an American Mideast Conference Central Division double header at Notre Dame College yesterday. Walsh won game one 5-0, then took the nightcap 12-2. The Cavs are 18-14 overall and 7-1 in the AMC Central and in first place. Walsh has won four games in a row and seven of their last eight games. Walsh is at Mount Vernon Nazarene for an AMC Central twinbill this afternoon.

Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) improved to 6-3 after tossing a three-hit shutout in game one. Senior Shannon Kohl (OF, Austintown, OH/Fitch) singled, doubled and drove in two runs. Walsh scored 11 runs in the first inning of game two to seal the win. Catcher Chani Cowling (Jr., Norton, OH/HS) drove in three runs with two singles. Aubrey Oliver (Elyria, OH/HS) pitched a complete game to improve to 4-8. The ten run rule ended the game after five innings.

Tuesday, April 8, 2003

"Shannon Kohl AMC Position Player of the Week"

Players of the Week
(March 31 - April 6)

Shannon Kohl, Walsh (player) top right
Shannon Rachel, Mount Vernon Nazarene (pitcher)

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Walsh outfielder Shannon Kohl (Austintown, OH/Fitch) and Mount Vernon Nazarene pitcher Shannon Rachel (Galion, OH/Colonel Crawford) are the AMC softball Players of the Week.


Kohl, a senior left-handed batter, hit .577 to lead the Cavaliers to a 6-2 week. She recorded 15 hits in 26 at bats with two doubles, a triple, eight RBI, and 10 runs scored. Kohl had six multi-hit performances including a pair of three-hit games.

Monday, April 7, 2003

(16-14, 5-1) "Cavs Improve to 5-1 in AMC Central"

Walsh won three out of four American Mideast Conference Central Division games to improve to 5-1 and 16-14 overall. This week, Walsh plays AMC Central double headers against Notre Dame (A), Mount Vernon Nazarene (A) and Ursuline (H). Only Mount Vernon has a better AMC Central record (2-0) than the Cavs.

Walsh swept Malone 7-1 and 11-5 in an AMC Central Division double header on Wednesday. Walsh scored four runs in the first inning and two in the third to put game one away. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) scattered two hits and went the distance to improve to 7-3. Aeschlimann and catcher Chani Cowling (Jr., Norton, OH/HS) each had two hits and drove in two runs. Walsh scored in every inning but the first and seventh innings in completing the sweep with an 11-5 win in game two. The Cavs banged out 13 hits and stroked four doubles. Julie Schwind (3B, So., Massillon, OH/HS) had three hits and two RBI. Shannon Kohl (CF, Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) also had two hits and two RBI. Aubrey Oliver (Elyria, OH/HS) pitched a complete game to improve to 3-7.

Walsh then split a conference twin bill with Tiffin on Saturday. The Cavs won game one 5-3, but lost the nightcap 3-1. Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) went the distance in the opener to improve to 5-3. Shannon Kohl went 2-2 with a triple and drove in two runs. The Cavs were held to two-hits in the nightcap and lost 3-1. Walsh swept Saint Vincent 9-0 and 8-4 on Sunday. Jamie Aeschlimann won the opener to improve to 8-3. She pitched her sixth complete game and lowered her ERA to 1.42. First sacker Nicole Baumgardner (Jr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) slugged a three-run home run and Kendra Shoup (3B, Fr., Willard, OH/HS) hit her first collegiate home run. Lindsay Bauer (6-3) won the nightcap, going the distance for the sixth time. Second basemen Julie Schwind (So., Massillon, OH/HS) drove in three runs with a double.

NAIA first team All-American Shannon Kohl moved into second place in career runs scored with 129. Kohl is also closing in on all-time hit leader Amy Lehmer. She has 227 hits and is 13 shy of becoming Walsh's all-time leader.

Thursday, April 3, 2003

"Cavs Sweep Malone"

Walsh swept an American Mideast Conference Central Division double header 7-1 and 11-5 at Malone yesterday. The sweep improved the Cavs to 4-0 in the AMC Central and 12-12 overall. Walsh is home to Tiffin Saturday for AMC Centrral twin bill at 1 p.m.

Walsh scored four runs in the first inning and two in the third to put game one away. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) scattered two hits and went the distance to improve to 7-3. Aeschlimann and catcher Chani Cowling (Jr., Norton, OH/HS) each had two hits and drove in two runs. Walsh scored in every inning but the first and seventh innings in completing the sweep with an 11-5 win in game two. The Cavs banged out 13 hits and stroked four doubles. Julie Schwind (3B, So., Massillon, OH/HS) had three hits and two RBI. Shannon Kohl (CF, Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) also had two hits and two RBI. Aubrey Oliver (Elyria, OH/HS) pitched a complete game to improve to 3-7.

Tuesday, April 1, 2003

"Cavs Split at ODU"

Walsh split a double header at Ohio Dominican University yesterday. The Cavs won game one 6-4, but fell 9-2 in the nightcap. The Cavaliers are now 11-13 on the season. Tomorrow, Walsh is at Malone for an American Mideast Conference Central Division twinbill starting at 3 p.m. Jamie Aeschlimann's (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) top right three-run homerun propelled the Cavs to a 6-4 win in the opener. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) picked up the win in relief to improve to 2-6 on the season. In game two, ODU used a five-run third inning to spark them to a 9-2 win. Aeschlimann took the loss to fall to 6-3. Ashley Ball (SS, Sr., Kent, OH/Field) and Shannon Kohl (CF, youngstown, OHAustintown) each had three hits and Katie Foltz (3B, Jr., Minerva, OH/HS) homered.

Monday, March 31, 2003

SOFTBALL: (10-12, 2-0) Cavs Win Central Opener With Sweep at Tiffin

Walsh captured its American Mideast Conference Central Division opener with a sweep at Tiffin last Monday. The Cavs then split two games with Geneva on Wednesday. Walsh is at Ohio Dominican for two games on Monday, at Malone for an AMC Central double header on Tuesday, at Ashland for two games on Thursday and home for an AMC Central double header with Tiffin on Saturday.

Walsh received outstanding pitching in their wins over Tiffin. The Cavs won game one 2-1 with two runs in the top of the 7th inning, then won the nightcap 4-0 to complete the sweep. Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) won the opener to improve to 3-3 on the season. Kendra Shoup (INF., Willard, OH/HS) was 2-3 with a double. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) (1-6) won her first collegiate game with a three-hit shutout in the nightcap. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) top right drove in two of the Cavs four runs. Walsh and Geneva split a double header at Walsh. The Cavs won the opener (6-1) behind the pitching of Jamie Aeschlimann. Aeschlimann went the distance allowing only four hits, in improving to 6-2. Shoup had two singles and a double. Shannon Kohl (OF, Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) and Julie Schwind (So., Massillon, OH/HS) each had two singles. Geneva bounced back with a single run in the 7th inning to win the nightcap 2-1. Aubrey Oliver (1-7) allowed only three hits, but was tagged with the loss. The Cavs could manage just four hits.

Scoring runs has been a sore spot for the Cavs. They are averaging only 3.7 runs per game and are hitting .256 as a team. Kendra Shoup tops the team with a .391 average. Shannon Kohl, who missed six games to due injury, is hitting .377. The Cavs pitching has been spectacular. Aeschlimann has fashioned a 0.91 ERA, Aubrey Oliver 1.10 and Lindsay Bauer 1.23. The Cavs team ERA is 1.09.

Thursday, March 27, 2003

"Cavs and Geneva Split Twin Bill"

Walsh and Geneva split a double header at Walsh yesterday. The Cavs (10-12) won the opener behind pitching of Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) 6-1. Aeschlimann went the distance allowing only four hits in improving to 6-2. Kendra Shoup (INF., Willard, OH/HS) had two singles and a double. Shannon Kohl (OF, Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) and Julie Schwind (So., Massillon, OH/HS) each had two singles. Geneva bounced back with a single run in the 7th inning to win the nightcap 2-1. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) allowed only three hits, but was tagged with the loss. The Cavs could manage just four hits.

Walsh is off until Monday, when they travel to Ohio Dominican for a double header at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

"Cavs Sweep Tiffin in AMC/Central Opener"

Walsh opened American Mideast Conference Central Division play with a sweep of Tiffin yesterday. The Cavs won game one 2-1 with two runs in the top of the 7th inning, then won the nightcap 4-0 to complete the sweep. Walsh is 9-11 overall and 2-0 in the AMC Central. Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) won the opener to improve to 3-3 on the season. Kendra Shoup (INF., Willard, OH/HS) was 2-3 with a double. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) (1-6) won her first collegiate game with a three-hit shutout in the nightcap. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) drove in two of the Cavs four runs.

Walsh is home to Geneva (DH) on Wednesday.

Monday, March 24, 2003

SOFTBALL: (7-11) Cavs Swept By Gannon/Split With Mt. Union

Walsh stands 7-11 after losing three out of four games last week. Gannon University swept the Cavs 3-2 and 1-0 in the home opener last Tuesday. Walsh then split a double header at Mount Union on Thursday. The Cavs are at Tiffin on Monday for their AMC Central Division opener. The twin bill starts at 3 p.m. The Cavs are home to Geneva for two games on Thursday.

Walsh scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning in game one with Gannon, but fell 3-2. Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) took the loss (2-3). Ashley Ball (SS, Sr., Kent, OH/Field) and Shannon Kohl (OF, Sr., Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch) each doubled for the Cavs. In game two, the Golden Knights scored the only run of the game in the 5th inning and held on to win 1-0. Walsh was held to two hits, one, a double by Julie Schwind (2B, So., Massillon, OH/HS). Freshman Aubrey Oliver (Elyria, OH/HS) was outstanding in defeat fanning 11 and allowing only 6 hits.

Walsh split a double header at Mount Union College. The Purple Raiders rallied with two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to win game one 5-4. Walsh gained the split with a 5-0 win in the second game. Ashley Ball had two hits and drove in two runs in the opener. Shannon Kohl also had two hits, as did freshman Kendra Shoup (INF., Willard, OH/HS). Aubrey Oliver took the loss in relief. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) went the distance in game two to raise her record to 5-2 on the season. Aeschlimann shutout the Purple Raiders on three hits. Ball slapped three singles and drove in two runs and Shoup had two singles and a triple and drove in two runs.

Friday, March 21, 2003

Cavs Split at Mount Union

Walsh (7-11) split a double header at Mount Union College yesterday. The Purple Raiders rallied with two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to win game one 5-4. Walsh gained the split with a 5-0 win in the second game. Walsh shortstop Ashley Ball (Sr., Kent, OH/Field) had two hits and drove in two runs in the opener. Center fielder Shannon Kohl (Sr., Austintown, OH/Fitch) also had two hits, as did freshman Kendra Shoup (Willard). Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) took the loss in relief. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/HS) went the distance in game two to raise her record to 5-2 on the season. Aeschlimann shutout the Purple Raiders on three hits. Ball slapped three singles and drove in two runs and Shoup had two singles and a triple and drove in two runs.

Walsh is at Tiffin on Monday, March 24.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Gannon Sweeps Cavs

Walsh (6-10) lost both ends of a non-conference doubleheader to Gannon (6-8) yesterday 3-2 and 1-0. It was the home opener for the Cavs. Walsh scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning in game one, but it was not enough. Lindsay Bauer took the loss and falls to 2-3. Ashley Ball and Shannon Kohl each doubled for the Cavs. In game two the Golden Knights scored the only run of the game in the 5th inning and held on to win 1-0. Walsh was held to two hits, one a double by Julie Schwind. Freshman Aubrey Oliver (0-5) was outstanding in defeat, fanning 11 and allowing only 6 hits.

Walsh is at Mount Union for a twinbill on Thursday.

Monday, March 18, 2003

SOFTBALL: (6-8) Cavs Split Games at Shawnee State Tournament

Walsh (6-8) split four games at the Shawnee State Tournament last weekend. The Cavs defeated Malone (3-1) and Huntington (13-1), but lost to Madonna (6-5, 8 inn.) and Shawnee State (1-0). This week, Walsh is home to Gannon for two games on Tuesday and at Mount Union for a pair on Thursday.

Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) went the distance and pitched a four hitter in Walsh's 3-1 win over Malone. She is 3-1 on the season. Aeschlimann also homered in the win. Third sacker Katie Foltz (Jr., Minerva, OH/HS) went 4-4 in Walsh's 6-5, extra inning, loss to Madonna (MI). Foltz had two triples and drove in two runs. Walsh pounded out 17-hits in their 13-1 drubbing of Huntington. Foltz had three hits and drove in three runs. Catcher Chani Cowling (Jr., Norton, OH/HS) also had three hits and drove in three runs. Lindsay Bauer (So., Rootstown, OH/HS) pitched a complete game to improve to 2-1. Bauer scattered four hits and did not walk a batter. Aeschlimann (3-2) pitched a gem in a 1-0 loss to Shawnee State. She allowed only two hits and the run scored was unearned in four innings. Aubrey Oliver (Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) worked the final two innings.

Saturday, March 15, 2003

Walsh Splits Games in First Day of Shawnee State Tournament

Walsh defeated Malone 3-1 in their first game at the Shawnee State Tournament Friday in Portsmouth, Ohio. Jamie Aeschlimann (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) went the distant to improve to 3-1 on the season. She also homered for the Cavs. Walsh then lost the nightcap to Madonna 6-5 in eight innings. The Cavs took a 5-4 lead with 2 runs in the top of the 8th, before Madonna rallied with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning to pull out the win.

Walsh plays Huntington at 9 a.m. and Shawnee State at 1 p.m. to close tournament play.

Monday, March 10, 2003

SOFTBALL: (4-6) "Cavs Finish 4-6 on Spring Trip/Play Well at National Fast-Pitch Coaches Association Lead-Off Classic"

Walsh completed their spring trip 4-6. The Cavs open Ohio play at the Shawnee State Tournament this Friday and Saturday. Walsh plays single games on Friday against Malone (4 p.m.) and Madonna (6 p.m.). On Saturday, Walsh plays single games against Huntington (9 a.m.) and Shawnee State (1 p.m.)

Senior righthander Jamie Aeschlimann (Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) went 3-1 on the trip. Aeschlimann held Southern Virginia to three hits in a 9-1 Walsh win and shutout Faulkner 5-0 on five hits. Katie Foltz (3B, Jr., Minerva, OH/HS) recorded three multi-hits games and went 4-4 with 2 HR's, 2 doubles and 2 RBI in the Faulkner win. Nicole Baumgardner (1B/DH, Jr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) also homered twice in the Faulkner win and drove in four runs. First team NAIA All-American Shannon Kohl (Sr., Austintown, OH/Fitch) recorded four multi-hit games.