2004 Archive

Friday, June 4, 2004

Katie Foltz Selected Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete

Walsh senior third baseman Katie Foltz (Minerva, OH/HS) bottom right has been selected to the Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete All-American team. Foltz, who was also named honorable mention on the American Mideast Conference's South Division team, compiled a 3.92 grade point average this past spring and carries a 3.58 overall GPA. She is an early childhood education major. This past spring Foltz hit .261 with seven doubles and 20 RBI.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Baumgardner Selected First Team All-AMC South/All-NAIA Region IX

Walsh senior Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) top right has been selected to the American Mideast Conference's South Division first team and to the NAIA Region IX first team. The Cavs first baseman tied for the AMC homerun lead with nine and is the Cavs all-time leader with 20. She also led the team with 34 RBI, ten doubles, 16 walks, a .394 average and a .674 slugging percentage. This is the second time that she has received first team honors. Baumgardner ranks fourth all-time in at-bats (549), tied for fourth in hits (186), fifth in games played (184), second in RBI (117) and second in doubles (41). Pitcher Lindsay Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) was selected second team and third baseman Katie Foltz (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) bottom right and outfielder Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview) were tabbed honorable mention. Bauer was the workhorse of the Cavs staff with 14 wins. She led the team with 148 innings pitched, 29 appearances, 21 starts and 19 complete games. Voytek hit .349 and stole ten bases. Foltz hit .261 and drove in 20 runs with seven doubles. She is second all-time with 18 homeruns, fourth with 100 RBI, ninth with 101 runs scored, tenth with 153 career hits and eighth with 29 doubles.

The Cavs finished the season 26-18.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Cavs Ousted From NAIA Tourney

Walsh (26-18) has been ousted from the NAIA Region IX Tournament, after losing 5-1 to Tiffin University (29-18) and 5-4 to Ohio Dominican University (30-19) today in Columbus. Walsh managed only six hits in the loss to Tiffin. The Dragons snapped a 1-1 tie with a run in the fourth and then added two more in the fifth inning. In game two against Ohio Dominican, Walsh scored three runs in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead. The Panthers tallied two runs in the bottom of the inning and eventually tied the game at 4-4 with a single run in the sixth inning. ODU won the game and eliminated the Cavs with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Lindsay Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) started and was tagged with loss in both games. Bauer finishes the season with a 14-10 won/loss record.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Cavs (26-16, 9-5) Sweep Geneva in Two Out of Three Playoff/Meet Tiffin in NAIA Regional Opener

Walsh (26-16, 9-5) swept Geneva College to advance to the NAIA Region IX Tournament at Ohio Dominican College. The NAIA Region IX double elimination tournament begins on Thursday at Ohio Dominican University (29-18). Walsh, the second seed in the tournament, meets Tiffin (36-13) at 3 p.m. If the Cavaliers win, they play at 11 a.m. on Friday. If the Cavs lose, they play at 5 p.m. on Thursday immediately after their game with Tiffin. Ohio Dominican is the top seed in the four-team tournament. Rio Grande (32-11) and Mountain State play a qualifying game on Tuesday to determine the fourth team. The winner of that game meets Ohio Dominican at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Walsh won the Region IX Tournament last season and advanced to the NAIA National Championships for the second time in four years.

The Cavs blanked the Golden Tornadoes twice, 3-0 in game one and 9-0 in the nightcap. Lindsay Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) tossed a two-hit shutout in game one to improve to 14-8 on the season. Walsh scored a single run in the first inning and added two runs in the third inning. Second baseman Kendra Shoup (So., Willard, OH/HS) had three hits, third baseman Katie Foltz (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) doubled and singled and right fielder Abby Morrison (So., Akron, OH/East) doubled and drove in two of the Cavs three runs. Abby Morrison pitched a one-hit shutout in the nightcap to improve her record to 6-3. Walsh put the game away with six runs in the first inning and added three more in the second. Shortstop Annie Plouse (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) had three hits and drove in two runs and Kelly Monnot (Fr., Louisville, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) doubled and drove in two runs.

The Cavs will carry a modest three-game win streak into the regional tournament. Shoup and first baseman Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) lead the team in hitting (.397). Baumgardner is tied for the AMC homerun lead with nine and is the Cavs all-time leader with 20. She also leads the team with 31 RBI, nine doubles and has a .683 slugging percentage. Center fielder Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview) is hitting .361 and Annie Plouse .325. Voytek leads the team with 10 stolen bases. Right-hander Lindsay Bauer leads the team with a 14-8 record. Her 1.58 ERA is second only to Abby Morrison's 1.44 ERA. Morrison finished 6-3. Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) was 6-4 with a 2.54 ERA.

Friday, May 7, 2004

Walsh Takes Two From Geneva To Advance to NAIA Region IX Tournament

Walsh (26-16) has advanced to the NAIA Region IX Tournament after taking two games from Genvea College (13-25) today. The Cavs blanked the Golden Tornadoes twice, 3-0 in game one and 9-0 in the nightcap. Lindsay Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) tossed a two-hit shutout in game one to improve to 14-8 on the season. Walsh scored a single run in the first inning and added two runs in the third inning. Kendra Shoup (So., Willard, OH/HS) had three hits, Katie Foltz (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) doubled and singled and Abby Morrison (So., Akron, OH/East) doubled and drove in two of the Cavs three runs.

Abby Morrison pitched a one-hit shutout in the nightcap to improve her record to 6-3. Walsh put the game away with six runs in the first inning and added three more in the second. Annie Plouse (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) had three hits and drove in two runs and Kelly Monnot (Fr., Louisville, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) doubled and drove in two runs.

The NAIA Region IX double elimination tournament begins on Thursday at Ohio Dominican University (29-18). Walsh, the second seed in the tournament, meets Tiffin (36-13) at 3 p.m. If the Cavaliers win, they play at 11 a.m. on Friday. If the Cavs lose, they play at 5 p.m. on Thursday immediately after their game with Tiffin. Ohio Dominican is the top seed in the four-team tournament. Rio Grande (32-11) and Mountain State play a qualifying game on Tuesday to determine the fourth team. The winner of that game meets Ohio Dominican at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Walsh won the Region IX Tournament last season and advanced to the NAIA National Championships for the second time in four years.

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Cavs (24-16, 9-5) Host Geneva in Two Out of Three AMC Playoff on Friday

Walsh (24-16, 9-5) finished the regular season with a split at Rio Grande on Saturday. The Cavs host Geneva on Friday in the best two out of three playoff. The doubleheader begins at 3 p.m. The Cavs are the second seed in the AMC South, while Geneva holds the fourth seed from the North. If a third game is necessary, it will be played on Saturday at 12 p.m.

Despite out hitting Rio Grande 12-2 in the first game, the Cavs lost 2-1. Walsh, however bounced back to win the second game 4-3. Lindsay Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) provided the Cavs with their only run in the opener with a solo homer. Rio Grande scored two runs in the fourth inning and made them stand up. Bauer took the tough loss to fall to 12-8 on the year. The Cavs fell behind 2-0 in the nightcap, before rallying with a single run in the third inning and three more in the fourth to take the lead for good. Bauer started the fourth inning rally with a single, which was followed by singles from Chani Cowling (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview). Kendra Shoup (So., Willard, OH/HS) then singled to score Bauer and Cowling scored on the single by Voytek. Rebecca Adkinson (So., Uniontown, OH/Archbishop Hoban) reached base and scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban). Lindsey Bauer started game two on the mound for the Cavs as well, and picked up the win (13-8).

Heading into the playoffs, first baseman Nicole Baumgardner leads the Cavs in hitting (.390), doubles (9), homeruns (9) and RBI (30). Second baseman Kendra Shoup (So., Willard, OH/HS) is hitting .379 and outfielder Natalie Voytek is hitting 365. Lindsay Bauer leads the team with 13 wins and has a 1.66 ERA. Abby Morrison (So., Akron, OH/East) is 5-3 and has a team best 1.59 ERA.

Saturday, May 1, 2004

Cavs Split at Rio Grande

Walsh (24-16, 9-5) closed the regular season with a split in an American Mideast Conference South Division doubleheader at the University of Rio Grande (30-11, 9-5) today. Despite out hitting Rio Grande 12-2 in the opener, the Cavs lost 2-1. Walsh, however, bounced back to win the second game 4-3. Lindsay Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) provided the Cavs with their only run in the opener with a solo homer. Rio Grande scored two runs in the fourth inning and made them stand up. Bauer took the tough loss and is 12-8 on the year. The Cavs fell behind 2-0 in the nightcap, before rallying with a single run in the third inning and three more in the fourth to take the lead for good. Bauer started the fourth inning rally with a single, which was followed by singles from Chani Cowling (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview). Kendra Shoup (So., Willard, OH/HS) then singled to score Bauer and Cowling scored on the single by Voytek. Rebecca Adkinson (So., Uniontown, OH/Archbishop Hoban) reached base and scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban). Lindsey Bauer started game two on the mound for the Cavs as well, and picked up the win (13-8).

Walsh will now play in the American Mideast Conference tournament, which begins next Thursday.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Second Game at Cedarville Ruled a Forfeit

Walsh's second game at Cedarville University on Monday, April 26th has been ruled a forfeit in favor of the Yellow Jackets. Play was suspended after the top of the first inning, after a disputed call at home plate. The loss drops the Cavs to 23-15 overall and to 8-4 in the AMC South Division.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Cavs Games With Tiffin Cancelled

Walsh's scheduled doubleheader with Tiffin University for today has been cancelled. The non-league games will not be made up. Walsh is at Rio Grande for an AMC South twinbill on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Cavs Split at Gannon University

Walsh (23-14) split a non-conference doubleheader at Gannon University today. The Golden Knights shutout the Cavs 6-0 in the first game. Walsh rallied to post a 4-2 win in eight innings in the nightcap. Lindsay Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) was the victim of a shutout for the second straight game in game one. Walsh managed only three hits in the opener. Bauer's record is 12-7. Walsh came from behind to win game two. The Cavs scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 2-1 lead, but lost the lead when Gannon tied the game in the home half of the inning. Walsh won the game in the top of the eighth with two runs. Katie Foltz (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) led off with a single, advanced to second on a groundball, and scored the go-ahead run on a single by Annie Plouse (Fr, Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS). The Cavs added an insurance run when Plouse scored on an error. Abby Morrison (So., Akron, OH/East) worked the final five innings to pick-up the win in relief to improve to 5-3.

Walsh is home to AMC North Division leader Tiffin University (34-13, 14-0) for two games on Thursday.

Monday, April 26, 2004

Cavs Blanked at Cedarville

Cedarville University (24-16, 7-6) blanked Walsh (22-13, 8-3) 4-0 in the first game of an American Mideast Conference South doubleheader today. Lindsay Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) suffered the tough luck loss for the Cavs to fall to 12-6. Bauer held the Yellow Jackets to four hits and three earned runs. Walsh was held to five hits. The second game was suspended in the top of the first inning.

Monday, April 26, 2004

Cavs (22-12, 8-2) Tied With Ohio Dominican For AMC South Lead

Walsh (22-12, 8-2) is tied with Ohio Dominican University for the American Mideast Conference South Division lead with four conference games to play. The Cavs were idle last week. Walsh plays an AMC doubleheader at Cedarville (23-16, 6-6) on Monday and at Rio Grande (26-10, 6-4) on Saturday. The Cavs play non-league games at Gannon (PA) (2) on Wednesday and at home against Tiffin (2) on Thursday. The Cavs have won eight of their last ten games.

First baseman Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) top right leads the Cavs with nine homeruns, 30 RBI, 43 hits and with a .410 average. Her nine homeruns are the most hit in a single season, shattering the mark of eight set by Kami Kessler. She is also the all-time homerun leader with 20, two more than teammate Katie Foltz (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS), who has 18. Baumgardner has a .773 slugging percentage. Outfielder Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview) is hitting .374 and leads the team with eight stolen bases. Infielder Kendra Shoup (So., Willard, OH/HS) is batting .364 and leads the Cavs with 26 runs scored. Junior pitcher Lindsay Bauer (Rootstown, OH/HS) bottom right is 12-5 with a 1.65 ERA. Bauer has completed all 15 of her starts and leads the Cavs with 22 appearances. She has tossed three shutouts.

Monday, April 19, 2004

Cavs (22-12, 8-2) Continue To Roll

Walsh remained in first place in the American Mideast Conference South, after winning six of eight games last week. The Cavs spilt AMC South doubleheaders with Shawnee State and Ohio Dominican and swept both Notre Dame and Saint Vincent College.

In the Cavs split with Shawnee State, Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) tossed a four-hitter in game one to improve to 11-5. Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) took the loss in the nightcap to fall to 6-4.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Cavs at Cedarville Rained Out

Walsh's scheduled AMC South doubleheader at Cedarville University for today has been rained out. The make-up date has been set for April 26th at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Cavs (16-10, 6-0) First in AMC South

Walsh (16-10, 6-0) remained perfect and in first place in the American Mideast Conference South Division, after sweeping Malone and Mount Vernon Nazarene. The Cavs split two non-conference games with Geneva. Walsh has won nine of its last ten games. This week, Walsh is at Cedarville University (2) on Tuesday, at Saint Vincent College (2) on Thursday, home to Shawnee State University (2) on Saturday and home to Ohio Dominican University (2) on Sunday.

Walsh swept its American Mideast Conference doubleheader at Malone. The Cavs captured game one 7-6 and then won the second game 6-2. Walsh scored six runs in the middle innings of game one to record the victory. Abby Morrison (So., Akron, OH/East) was 4-4 with two doubles and Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) hit a three-run homer. Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) top right went the distance to earn her sixth win of the season. Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) bottom right fanned eight Pioneers in game two, as the Cavs completed the sweep with a 6-2 win. She is 4-3 on the year. DeVore also had two hits and drove in two runs. Samantha Collett (Fr., Millersburg, OH/West Holmes) was 2-4 with three RBI.

Walsh (14-10) split a non-conference doubleheader at Geneva. The Cavs won game one 6-2 to extend their winning streak to seven games. Geneva, however bounced back to win the nightcap 3-1. Walsh jumped on Geneva with three runs in the first inning, on the strength of a Nicole Baumgardner two-run homerun. Walsh added two more runs in the third and one in the sixth. Besides Baumgardner's round tripper, Kendra Shoup (So., Willard, OH/HS) was four-four with a triple and Katie Foltz (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) was two-three with a double. Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) went the distance to pick-up the win and improved to 7-5. In the nightcap, Geneva scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to post a 3-1 come-from-behind win. Walsh managed just four hits. Abby Morrison suffered the tough-luck loss.

Walsh (16-10, 6-0) swept Mount Vernon Nazarene in an American Mideast Conference South doubleheader. The Cavs won game one 2-1 in nine innings and captured the nightcap 8-0. Lindsey Bauer went the distance in game one, allowing only four hits in the 2-1, extra inning win. She is 8-5 on the season. Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview), Chani Cowling (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Rebecca Adkinson (So., Uniontown, OH/Archbishop Hoban) each had two hits. Walsh used the longball to post an 8-0 win in game two. Nicole Baumgardner homered, singled and drove in four runs and Katie Foltz slugged a two-run homer. Audrie DeVore pitched the shutout, allowing only six hits to improve to 5-3.

Friday, April 9, 2004

Cavs Sweep Cougars

Walsh (16-10, 6-0) swept Mount Vernon Nazarene in an American Mideast Conference South doubleheader yesterday. The Cavs won game one 2-1 in nine innings and captured the nightcap 8-0. Walsh has posted victories in nine of their last ten games and have sole possession of first place in the AMC South.

Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) went the distance in game one, allowing only four hits in the 2-1, extra inning win. She is 8-5 on the season. Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview), Chani Cowling (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Rebecca Adkinson (So., Uniontown, OH/Archbishop Hoban) each had two hits. Walsh used the longball to post an 8-0 win in game two. Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) homered, singled and drove in four runs and Katie Foltz (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) slugged a two-run homer. Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) pitched the shutout, allowing only six hits to improve to 5-3.

Walsh is off until Tuesday, when they travel to Cedarville for an AMC South doubleheader.

Thursday, April 8, 2004

Cavs Split at Geneva

Walsh (14-10) split a non-conference doubleheader at Geneva yesterday. The Cavs won game one 6-2 to extend their winning streak to seven games. Geneva, however bounced back to win the nightcap 3-1. Walsh jumped on Geneva with three runs in the first inning, on the strength of a Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) two-run homerun. Walsh added two more runs in the third and one in the sixth. Besides Baumgardner's round tripper, Kendra Shoup (So., Willard, OH/HS) top right was four-four with a triple and Katie Foltz (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) bottom right was two-three with a double. Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) went the distance to pick-up the win and improve to 7-5. In the nightcap, Geneva scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to post a 3-1 come-from-behind win. Walsh managed just four hits. Abby Morrison (So., Akron, OH/East) suffered the tough-luck loss.

Walsh is at Mount Vernon Nazarene for two AMC South games on Friday.

Monday, April 5, 2004

Cavs Sweep Malone

Walsh swept its American Mideast Conference doubleheader at Malone today. The Cavs captured game one 7-6 and then won the second game 6-2. Walsh is now 13-9 overall and 4-0 in the AMC South. The Cavs scored six runs in the middle innings of game one to record the victory. Abby Morrison (So., Akron, OH/East) bottom right was 4-4 with two doubles and Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) top right hit a three-run homer. Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) went the distance to earn her sixth win of the season. Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) fanned eight Pioneers in game two, as the Cavs completed the sweep with a 6-2 win. She is 4-3 on the year. DeVore also had two hits and drove in two runs. Samantha Collett (Fr., Millersburg, OH/West Holmes) was 2-4 with three RBI.

Walsh takes its six-game winning to Geneva on Wednesday for a non-league twinbill.

Monday, April 5, 2004

Cavs (11-9, 2-0) Sweep Urbana/at Malone on Today

Walsh won their only two games last week, sweeping Urbana in an American Mideast Conference South Division doubleheader. This week, the Cavs are at Malone on Monday for an AMC South twinbill, at Geneva (2) on Wednesday, and at Mount Vernon Nazarene for two AMC South games on Friday.

Walsh senior Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) top right drove in five runs in game one, and had two hits in the nightcap in the Cavs doubleheader sweep of Urbana University on Saturday. Baumgardner went 3-4 with a homerun in Walsh's 7-6 win in game one. She is hitting .411 for the Cavs and leads the team with four homeruns and 15 RBI. Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) picked-up the win to improve to 5-5 and also had two hits. Kendra Shoup (So., Willard, OH/HS) also drove in two runs. Abby Morrison (So., Akron, OH/East) bottom right and Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) pitched the Cavs to a 4-2 win in the nightcap. Morrison went five innings to record the win and improve to 3-1. She also lowered her ERA to 1.52. DeVore worked the final two innings to pick-up the save. Baumgardner had two and Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview) had two hits and drove in two runs. Voytek leads the team with a .440 average and with five doubles.

Saturday, April 3, 2004

Baumgardner Powers Cavs Past Urbana

Walsh senior Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) drove in five runs in game one, and had two hits in the nightcap in the Cavs doubleheader sweep of Urbana University yesterday. The sweep improves the Cavs to 2-0 in the American Mideast Conference South and 11-9 overall.

Baumgardner went 3-4 with a homerun in Walsh's 7-6 win in game one. Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) picked-up the win to improve to 5-5. She also had two hits. Kendra Shoup (So., Willard, OH/HS) also drove in two runs. Abby Morrison (So., Akron, OH/East) and Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) pitched the Cavs to a 4-2 win in the nightcap. Morrison went five innings to record the win and improve to 3-1. DeVore worked the final two innings to pick-up the save. Baumgardner had two and Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview) had two hits and drove in two runs.

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Cavs/Ashland Rained Out

Walsh's scheduled home doubleheader with Ashland Unversity has been cancelled. The games will not be made-up. Walsh is home to Urbana for an American Mideast Conference South twinbill on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Cavs/Tiffin Rained Out...Ashland Games Moved to Walsh For Thursday

Walsh's scheduled twinbill with Tiffin for today has been postponed. The games have been re-scheduled for Thursday, April 29th, at Walsh, at 3 p.m. Walsh is home to Ashland for two games on Thursday. The games were originially scheduled to be played at Ashland. Walsh is also home to Urbana for a twinbill on Saturday.

Monday, March 29, 2004

Cavs Win Three of Four Games

Walsh won three out of four games last week and stand even at 9-9. This week the Cavs host Tiffin on Tuesday, travel to Ashland on Thursday and host Urbana in the American Mideast Conference South Division opener on Saturday. All games are doubleheaders.

Walsh and Mount Union College split a doubleheader at Walsh on Tuesday. The Cavs won the opener 4-2, but dropped the nightcap 2-1. Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) went the distance in the opener to improve to 3-4. Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) slugged her third homerun for the Cavs only run in the nightcap. The Purple Raiders snapped a 1-1 tie with a run in the top of the seventh. Bauer took the loss (3-5), after relieving Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) in the seventh.

Walsh took both ends of a doubleheader from Seton Hill on Thursday. The Cavs captured game one 8-0, as Lindsey Bauer top right tossed a two-hitter to improve to 4-5. Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview) bottom right went 3-3 and Katie Foltz (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) drove in two runs. Audrie DeVore tossed a shutout in the nightcap, as the Cavs won 6-0. DeVore is now 3-2. Abby Morrison (So., Akron, OH/East) was 3-4 and Annie Plouse (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) was 2-3 with two RBI.

Natalie Voytek leads the team in hitting (.452) and has stolen eight bases in nine tries. Katie Foltz leads the Cavs with 12 RBI and Nicole Baumgardner is tops with three home runs. Baumgardner is hitting .390 and has driven in 10 runs. Annie Plouse is hitting .321 and has 11 RBI. Lindsay Bauer, who leads the pitching staff with 13 appearances, has a 1.81 ERA in a team leading 54 innings.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Cavs Sweep Seton Hill

Walsh (9-9) took both ends of a doubleheader from Seton Hill yesterday. The Cavs captured game one 8-0, as Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) tossed a two-hitter to improve to 4-5. Natalie Voytek (Jr., Cortland, OH/Lakeview) went 3-3 and Katie Foltz (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) drove in two runs. Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) tossed a shutout in the nightcap, as the Cavs won 6-0. DeVore is now 3-2. Abby Morrison was 3-4 and Annie Plouse (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) was 2-3 with two RBI. The Cavs banged out four doubles in win.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Cavs, Purple Raiders Split Twimbill

Walsh and Mount Union College split a doubleheader at Walsh yesterday. The Cavs won the opener 4-2, but dropped the nightcap 2-1. Lindsey Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) went the distance in the opener to improve to 3-4. Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) slugged her third homerun, for the Cavs only run in the nightcap. The Purple Raiders snapped a 1-1 tie with a run in the top of the seventh. Bauer took the loss (3-5), after relieving Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) in the seventh.

The Cavs host Seton Hill (2) on Thursday at 3 p.m.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Cavs Hope To Get Back on Diamond

Walsh (6-8) had four games (Shawnee State University and Mount Union) postponed due to the weather last week. This week, the Cavs travel to Notre Dame (weather permitting) on Tuesday and host Seton Hill on Thursday. Both are doubleheaders.

Monday, March 15, 2004

Cavs (6-8) Lose Three of Four Games at Shawnee State Tournament

Walsh (6-8) lost three out of four games this past weekend at the Shawnee State University Tournament. Walsh's only win came against St. Vincent College (2-1). Walsh lost 4-2 to Urbana, 6-3 to Notre Dame, and 4-0 to Spalding. Walsh's scheduled game with Shawnee State on March 15th has been postponed. No make-up date has been set. The Cavs are home to Mount Union for two games on March 17 at 3 p.m.

Audrie DeVore (Jr., Orwell, OH/Grand Valley) took the loss in the 4-2 defeat to Urbana. She allowed only three earned runs and fanned seven. First baseman Nicole Baumgardner (Sr., Stow, OH/Archbishop Hoban) drove in both the Cavs runs with a two-run homerun. DeVore also suffered the loss in the 6-3 setback to Notre Dame. Baumgardner doubled and drove in a run. Lindsay Bauer (Jr., Rootstown, OH/HS) went the distance in Walsh's 2-1 win against St. Vincent. She allowed only three hits and did not walk a batter in improving to 2-4 on the season. Freshman shortstop Annie Plouse (Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) drove in both Cavalier runs. Spalding held the Cavs to three hits in their 4-0 win. DeVore started and took the loss and is 2-3 for the season.

Monday, March 8, 2004

Cavs (5-5) Finish .500 in Tucson

Walsh (5-5) split ten games in Tucson, Arizona on their first spring trip West. This weekend, the Cavs travel to Portsmouth, Ohio for the Shawnee State University Tournament. Walsh's wins came against Urbana (5-4), Northwestern (8-4), Trinity International (7-1), St. Francis (4-3) and Viterbo (3-1).

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Cavs 25th in NAIA Preseason Poll

The Walsh University Softball team was ranked 25th in the NAIA's Preseason rankings. The Cavs finished 39-18 last season and made their second trip to the NAIA National Championships.

Monday, September 28, 2003

Cavs Help Raise Money For Cancer in "Strike Out Breast Cancer Tournament"

The Walsh University Softball team played some big-time competition on Sunday, September 21 at historic Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio. But for the Cavs, and the other schools participating, winning was not the major reason for making the trek to Akron. Walsh teamed-up with The University of Akron, Kent State University and The University of Toledo in the "Strike Out Breast Cancer Tournament." The Cavaliers took the field against Akron and Kent, as the four schools raised $1,700 dollars after a hard day on the diamond to benefit the Susan G. Comman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.