2005 Archive

Thursday, July 14, 2005

"Walsh Selects Kucklick and Lahna as Top Athletes"

Walsh University has selected Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA) and Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) as their 2004-05 Female and Male Athletes of the Year. Kucklick played volleyball for the Cavs and Lahna baseball.

Kucklick, who was tabbed second team NAIA All-American, also earned first team All-American Mideast Conference South Division honors. She was second on the team, and third in the AMC with 564 kills for a 4.5 average. Ruth led the Cavs in aces with 69, which was fifth best in the AMC. During the Kucklick years, Walsh won three AMC and Region IX titles and reached the NAIA National Tournament three times, advancing to the "Elite Eight" in 2003. She was a second team NAIA All-American in 2004.

Lahna, named NAIA honorable mention All-American as an outfielder, led the Cavs with nine homeruns and a Walsh record 58 RBI, while hitting .339. The only Cavalier to start all 57 games, Lahna also led the team in total bases (101), slugging percentage (.591), walks (32) and with three triples. He also finished second in runs scored (58), doubles (10) and third in hits (58). Lahna also served as the Cavs closer, notching nine saves, while fashioning a 2-1 record and 1.02 ERA. He was also named American Mideast Conference North Division Player of the Year, first team All-AMC North and NAIA Region IX. He was also selected as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and as an All-AMC Scholar-Athlete.

Friday, June 3, 2005

"Kaley, Lahna, Steiner Named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American"

Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast), Chad Lahna (P, OF, Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood/Communications) and Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) have been named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. It is a first time selection for the entire group.

Kaley, named as a infielder, hit a career-best .329 in 29 games, collecting 52 hits, eight doubles, and scoring 34 runs. Kaley was also first team All-American Mideast Conference South Division and NAIA Region IX.

Lahna, named as an outfielder, led the Cavs with nine homeruns and a Walsh record 58 RBI, while hitting .339. The only Cavalier to start all 57 games, Lahna also led the team in total bases (101), slugging percentage (.591), walks (32) and with three triples. He also finished second in runs scored (58), doubles (10) and third in hits (58). Lahna also served as the Cavs closer, notching nine saves, while fashioning a 2-1 record and 1.02 ERA. He was also named American Mideast Conference North Division Player of the Year, first team All-AMC North and NAIA Region IX.

Steiner, a right-handed pitcher, put together a career year finishing 8-1 with a 3.14 ERA. Steiner's eight wins are tied for the second most in a single season in Cavalier history. Ralph Bloom won ten games in 2000. He was 5-0 in AMC North games, with a 2.61 ERA. His 3.14 ERA was lowest among Walsh's starting pitchers. Steiner started 11 games and tied for the team lead with three complete games. In 57.1 innings, he allowed 61 hits, fanned 28, while walking only 28 batters. Steiner was also first team All-AMC North and NAIA Region IX.

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

"Bartolec, Rollin Matsui, Lahna Named to the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Team, All-AMC Scholar-Athlete Team"

The following Walsh University baseball players have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes and All-AMC Scholar-Athletes, Ed Bartolec (Jr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney/Computer Science/3.68 GPA), Rollin Matsui (C, Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College Institute/Finance/Accounting/3.88 GPA) and Chad Lahna (P, OF, Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood/Communications/3.56 GPA). This is the first time any of the student-athletes have been selected to the team.

Complete team: http://www.naia.org/baseball/honors/sa/2005.html

Friday, May 20, 2005

"Cavs Sweep AMC North Baseball Honors"

It was a banner year for the Walsh University Baseball Team. Not only did the Cavs (32-25, 15-9 AMC N) win the American Mideast Conference North Division title, but they also swept the post season accolades. Head Coach Tim Mead was named Coach of the Year, outfielder Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) (Pictured top right) Player of the Year and Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) Pitcher of the Year. All in all, ten Cavaliers were selected to the team, five on the first team, two on second team and three on honorable mention. Mead and Lahna also swept NAIA Region IX honors, by being named Coach of the Year and Player of the Year respectively.

In guiding the Cavs to their first conference title since 2000, Mead earned AMC North Division and region Coach of the Year honors for the second time. The 22-year veteran, who has a 460-499-6 career record, was also named District 22 Coach of the Year in 1991.

Lahna, who was selected to the AMC North team as a relief pitcher last season, recorded an outstanding season for the Cavs. The right-handed hitting Lahna led the Cavs with nine homeruns and a Walsh record 58 RBI, while hitting .339. The only Cavalier to start all 57 games, Lahna also led the team in total bases (101), slugging percentage (.591), walks (32) and with three triples. He also finished second in runs scored (58), doubles (10) and third in hits (58). Lahna also served as the Cavs closer, notching nine saves, while fashioning a 2-1 record and 1.02 ERA. He was also named first team NAIA Region IX.

Right-handed pitcher, Andy Steiner, put together a career year finishing 8-1 with a 3.14 ERA. Steiner's eight wins are tied for the second most in a single season in Cavalier history. Ralph Bloom won ten games in 2000. He was 5-0 in AMC North games, with a 2.61 ERA. His 3.14 ERA was lowest among Walsh's starting pitchers. Steiner started 11 games and tied for the team lead with three complete games. In 57.1 innings, he allowed 61 hits, fanned 28, while walking only 28 batters. Steiner was also first team NAIA Region IX.

Junior Duane Kaley (Deerfield, OH/Southeast) earned first team honors for the first time at second base. The left-handed hitting Kaley hit a career-best .329 in 29 games, collecting 52 hits, eight doubles, and scoring 34 runs. Kaley was also first team NAIA Region IX. Junior catcher, Ben Botbyl (Willard, OH/HS) earned AMC first team honors for the first time, after hitting .283, with nine doubles, two homeruns and 23 RBI. Outfielder Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) transferred from Ohio Dominican and earned first team accolades for the first time, hitting a team-leading .341. Conley led the team with 12 doubles, and was second with eight homeruns, 59 hits, and 40 RBI. His .549 slugging percentage was also second on the team.

Walsh placed two players on the second team, left-handed pitcher Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Perry) and right-handed relief pitcher Wes Fenner (Jr., Shelby, OH/South Central). Lynn finished second on the team with five wins (5-7) and with a 4.57 ERA. The work-horse of the staff, Lynn led the team in innings pitched (67) and was second in strikeouts (59). Fenner came out of the Cavs' bullpen nine times and finished 4-1, with a 1.71 ERA. He allowed only five earned runs and 17 hits in 26.1 innings. Opponents hit only .193 against Fenner.

Shortstop Chad Campbell (Fr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside), first baseman Derek Gordon (So., Brampton, Ontario/Centennial) and third baseman Kade Klick (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) were each named honorable mention. Campbell, who hit lead-off most of the season, batted .321 with a team-leading 63 hits. He also led the team with 47 runs scored and 196 at-bats. Campbell had seven doubles, a triple, two homeruns and 28 RBI. Gordon, a transfer from the University of South Carolina at Aiken, hit .308 with five doubles, three homeruns and 25 RBI. Two of his three homers were grand slams. Gordon led the team with a .453 slugging percentage and was hit by a pitch a team-leading 11 times. Klick had a solid year, hitting a career-best .330, with four doubles and 17 RBI. Klick hit a team-best .484 in AMC games.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

"Cavs Lose Two Heartbreakers to Fall out Tourney"

Walsh (32-25) lost a pair of one-run games today and were eliminated at the NAIA Region IX Tournament in Columbus. The second-seeded Cavaliers lost to number one seed Ohio Dominican University 7-6 and 8-7 in ten innings to Mount Vernon Nazarene (28-24). The elimination game, against Mount Vernon, was a real heartbreaker for the Cavs. Walsh led 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh, when the Cougars scored four runs to take a 7-4 lead. The Cavs would then stage a rally of their own in the ninth, scoring three times to tie the game at 7-7. Mount Vernon scored the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning with two outs. Walsh second baseman Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) had four hits and drove in four runs, including the two runs that tied the game in the ninth. Ed Bartolec (Jr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) pitched the final three innings and was tagged with the loss (1-5). He was charged with two runs, one earned and allowed six hits. Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) started for the Cavs and worked six innings, allowing six runs, five earned and striking out five.

In the first game against Ohio Dominican, the Panthers erased a 6-3 Walsh lead with four runs in the top of the seventh inning. The Panthers scored three runs in the first inning against Walsh starter, and loser, Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) (5-7). Walsh rallied to tie the game, with two runs in the fourth, and took the lead with a single run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth. Derek Gordon (So., Brampton, ONT/Brampton Centennial) had three hits and Chad Lahna was 1-3, with a two-run homerun (9). Lahna's homer tied the game in the fourth.

Mount Vernon now meets Ohio Dominican for the regional crown tomorrow. Mount Vernon must beat the Panthers twice to win the tournament.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

"Cavs Score Big in Late Innings, Down Mount Vernon Nazarene 10-4"

Second-seeded Walsh (32-23) scored nine runs in their last two at-bats, to defeat Mount Vernon Nazarene University (26-14) 10-4 in their first game at the NAIA Region IX Tournament at Ohio Dominican University today. With the win, the Cavs stay in the winners bracket and play top seeded Ohio Dominican University (42-15) at 11 am on Thursday morning. Ohio Dominican defeated the University of Rio Grande (30-20) 8-6 today.

Walsh trailed 2-1 in the top of the eighth inning, when they exploded for five runs to take a 6-2 lead. They would add four more runs in ninth inning. Wes Fenner (Jr., Shelby, OH/South Central) picked-up the win in relief of starter Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS). Fenner worked two scoreless innings. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) singled twice and hit a two-run homerun for the Cavs and Chad Campbell (Fr,. Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had four singles and two RBI.

Tournament bracket: http://www.amcsports.com/2004-05/basbracket.htm

May 9, 2005

"Cavs Meet Mount Vernon Nazarene in NAIA Region IX Opener'Monday

Second seeded Walsh (31-23) plays third seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in their first game at the NAIA Region IX Tournament, at Ohio Dominican University on Wednesday at 1 pm. Top seeded Ohio Dominican University (41-15) meets the University of Rio Grande (30-19) in the first game of the double elimination tournament at 10 am on Wednesday. If Walsh wins, they meet the winner of the ODU/RG game at 11 am on Thursday. If the Cavs lose, they play the loser of the ODU/RG game at 4 pm on Wednesday.

Tournament bracket http://www.amcsports.com/2004-05/basbracket.htm

Friday, May 6, 2005

"Cavs Rally to Beat Tiffin 7-4, Win Series 2-0"

Walsh (31-23) is headed to the NAIA Region IX Tournament next Wednesday in Columbus, after sweeping Tiffin University, 2-0, in the best of three series. Walsh followed the same script as yesterday in defeating the Dragons today, they came from behind. Walsh, the visitor today, scored two runs in the first and one in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. Walsh's Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) started and took the 3-0 lead into the fifth inning, when the Dragons scored four times to take a 4-3 lead. Walsh tied the game at 4-4 in the top of the eighth inning, when Derek Gordon (So., Brampton, ONT/Brampton Centennial) (Pictured top right) hit a line drive homerun over the right field fence. The Cavs would then score three runs in the ninth inning, keyed by a RBI single off the bat of Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) (Pictured bottom right) to give them a 5-4 lead. Lahna then came on to record his ninth save of the season, and second save in as many days. Andrew Tighe (So., Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) (1-0) was the winning pitcher. Tighe relieved Schon in the fifth.

Walsh now heads to Columbus for the NAIA Region IX Tournament, which begins on Wednesday. The double elimination, four-team tournament, has three of the teams in the field set. Ohio Dominican University, the host team, swept Saint Vincent College and Mount Vernon Nazarene won 2-0 over Seton Hill University. Either Malone College or the University of Rio Grande will be the fourth team.

Thursday, May 5, 2005

'Pietrucha's Two-Run Single Lifts Cavs Over Tiffin/Can Clinch Region Spot Tomorrow"

Ed Pietrucha's (Fr., Chicago, IL/St. Viator) two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Cavs (30-23) to an 8-5 win over Tiffin University, in today's American Mideast Confernce qualifying playoff game. Walsh leads the best of three series 1-0, which resumes at noon tomorrow. If Tiffin wins, the deciding game will follow. The winner advances the NAIA Region IX Tournament, next week in Columbus.

Pietrucha's two-out, base loaded single erased a 6-5 Tiffin lead, and gave the Cavs the lead for good. Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) doubled and slugged two solo homeruns and Kade Klick (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) also had two singles and a RBI. Wes Fenner (Jr., Shelby, OH/South Central) picked-up the win in relief and Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) saved his eighth game. Fenner is now 3-1.

Monday, May 2, 2005

"Cavs Clinch AMC North Title"

Walsh (29-23, 15-9) clinched the American Mideast Conference North Division crown, after defeating Point Park College 9-6 in the first game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh today. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak. Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) started and won his eighth game of the season against only one loss and Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) saved his eighth game and sparked the offense with a three-run homer. Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) doubled and drove in a run. The Cavs lost the nightcap 5-3. Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) started and took the loss. Jason Pettigrew (Fr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two hits and drove in a run.

The Cavs, the top seed in the North, host Tiffin University, the fourth seed in the South on Thursday in a two of out three series. All games will be nine innings. Game one will be on Thursday at 2 pm. Game two will be played on Friday and 12 pm. If a third game is needed, it will be played immediately following the 12 pm game. The winner advances to the NAIA Region Tournament, in Columbus, starting May 11.

Sunday, May 1, 2005

"Cavs Fall Continue"

Walsh (28-22) lost a non-conference doubleheader at Ohio Dominican University today, to extend their losing streak to a season-high eight games. The Panthers won game one 8-1 and game two 13-3. The Cavs could muster just four hits in the opener and five in the nightcap. Huston Hinkle (So., Louisville, OH/Louisville) was tagged with the loss in game one, and Ben Gerstenslager (Fr. Canton, OH/GlenOak) suffered the loss in game two.

The Cavs are scheduled to meet Point Park College in an American Mideast Conference North doubleheader tomorrow in Pittsburgh at 1 pm.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

"Cavs/ODU Postponed Today'

Today's scheduled home non-conference doubleheader with Ohio Dominican University has been postponed. The Cavs and Panthers are slated to play two games in Columbus tomorrow (1 pm).

Friday, April 29, 2005

"Cavs Lose 7-4 at BW"

Walsh (28-20) lost its sixth straight game, falling 7-4 at Baldwin-Wallace College today. Ed Bartolec (Jr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) took the loss to fall to 1-4. Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) had two hits for the Cavs.

Walsh is scheduled to host Ohio Dominican University in a non-league doubleheader at 1 pm on Saturday.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

"Cavs Fall Twice to Point Park"

Walsh (28-19, 14-8) lost both ends of an American Mideast Conference North Division doubleheader today to Point Park College (11-23, 7-11). Walsh dropped game one 8-7 and game two 5-3. The Cavs have now lost five games in a row. The two teams will meet again on Monday, in Pittsburgh, to close the regular season. Walsh needs just a split to clinch the AMC North regular season title. The Cavs lead Malone (13-9) by one game. The Pionners host Saint Vincent College in a doubleheader on Saturday.

Walsh left 11 runners on base in game one and made three errors. Andy Schon So., Akron, OH/Coventry) took the loss to fall to 2-4. Derek Gordon (So., Brampton, ONT/Brampton Centennial) hit his second grand slam of the season. Both of his homeruns have been grand slams. Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) was tagged with the loss in the nightcap to fall to 5-6. The Cavs left seven runners on base.

Walsh plays a non-league single game at Baldwin-Wallace tomorrow (4:30) and play two games at home with Ohio Dominican University on Saturday (1 pm). They are slated to play at Ohio Dominican on Sunday, but may be unable to play because of AMC committments for Ohio Dominican.

Monday, April 25, 2005

"Point Park Games Pushed Back To Thursday"

With rain in the forecast for Tuesday, Walsh and Point Park have pushed their American Mideast Conference North doubleheader back to Thursday. The two teams will play at Walsh, at 1 pm. The two teams still have a doubleheader to make-up at Point Park, with next Monday being a possible date.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Cavs (28-17, 14-6 AMC N) Watch as Mother Nature Works

Walsh still leads the American Mideast Conference North by two games, and they still have four conference games to play. Walsh and Point Park College had all four AMC North games postponed last week. The Cavs are scheduled to host the Pioneers on Tuesday at 2 pm. The two schools have yet to set a date for the games in Pittsburgh.

The Cavs dropped their only game last week, falling 12-4 to John Carroll University in a non-conference single game. Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) extended his hitting streak to six games, with two hits.

Chad Lahna's (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) (Pictured top right) outstanding year continues. Walsh's left fielder/closer leads the American Mideast Conference in walks (30) and saves (7) and is in the top five in RBI (47), runs scored (42) and home runs (6). Lahna is batting .349. Pitcher Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) is tied for the AMC lead in wins with seven. Steiner is 7-1 with a 2.87 ERA.

Friday, April 22, 2005

"Cavs/Point Park Postponed For Entire Weekend"

Today's and tomorrow's American Mideast Conference North doubleheaders with Point Park College have been postponed. Point Park is scheduled to come to Walsh, on Tuesday, at 2 pm for two games. The twinbill at Point Park has yet to be re-scheduled.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

"Cavs DH With Point Park Moved Up"

Tomorrow's American Mideast Conference North doubleheader, at home, with Point Park College has been moved-up to 11 am.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Cavs (28-16, 14-6 AMC N) Lead AMC North By Two Games

Walsh heads into its biggest week of the season, this week, leading the AMC North by two games with four conference games to play. The Cavs lead second place Malone College (12-8 AMC N) by two games. Walsh finishes its conference slate with Point Park College. They host the Pioneers on Friday and play in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Both doubleheades are at 1 pm.

The Cavs spilt conference doubleheaders with Seton Hill. Walsh won twice at home last Saturday, but dropped a pair at Seton Hill on Sunday. Walsh also split a non-conference twinbill at Allegheny and dropped a single game with Mount Union College.

Mount Union College scored four runs in the first inning and three more in the third, on their way to a 11-4 win over the Cavs) in Alliance on Tuesday. Walsh starter, Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw), was touched for four unearned runs in two innings. Lynn took the loss and is 5-3. Second baseman Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) was 3-4 with a double and two RBI.

Walsh split a non-conference doulbeheader at Allegheny College on Thursday. The Cavs dropped game one 11-3, but bounced back to win the nightcap 15-6. The Gators scored seven runs in the bottom of the ffith inning to nail down game one. Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) started and took the loss. Chris Norris (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) drove in two of Walsh's three runs. Walsh banged out 12 hits on their way to a 15-6 rout in game two. The Cavs scored five runs in the third, keyed by Derek Gordon's (So., Brampton, ONT/Brampton Centennial) grand slam homerun. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) and Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) drove in three runs each and Andy Dudones (Sr., North Canton, OH/Springfield) slugged a two-run homerun. Ben Gerstenslager (Fr. Canton, OH/GlenOak) started and picked up the win.

Walsh strengthened its hold on first place in the American Mideast Conference North today, with a doubleheader sweep of Seton Hill College on Saturday. The Cavs won the first game 11-10 and the nightcap 6-1. Chad Lahna was the winning pitcher (2-1) in relief and drove in the winning run in the last of the seventh inning with a single. Josh Spencer's (So., Bolivar, OH/Central Catholic) pinch-hit single tied the game. Duane Kaley also had three hits in the opener. Walsh's Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) tossed a complete two-hitter in game two,.fanning five and walking one. Derek Gordon had three hits and Pat Conley drove in two runs. Seton Hill then returned the favor on Sunday by sweeping the Cavs in Greensburg. Seton Hill scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, in taking game one 5-4. The Cavs made three errors in the contest. Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) went the distance, but was tagged with the loss to fall to 5-5. The bats were silent in game two, as they fell 3-1. Walsh bounced into three double play and managed only seven hits. Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) was the starter and loser and is now 4-3.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

"Seton Hill Sweeps Cavs"

Seton Hill College (21-16, 8-8 AMC N) returned the favor by sweeping Walsh (28-16, 14-6 AMC N) in an American Mideast Conference doubleheader in Greensburg, PA today. Walsh had just swept the Grfffins in North Canton on Saturday. Walsh still leads the AMC North by two games over second place Malone (12-8 AMC N). The Cavs play their final two AMC North games this week, as they play a home-and-home doubleheader with Point Park College (3-9 AMC N) on Friday and Saturday. The Cavs host the Pioneers on Friday (1 pm) and play in Pittsburgh on Saturday (1 pm). The Cavs open the week with a non-league doubleheader, at home, against John Carroll University on Tuesday at 1 pm.

Seton Hill scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, in taking game one 5-4. The Cavs made three errors in the contest. Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) went the distance, but was tagged with the loss to fall to 5-5. The bats were silent in game two, as they fell 3-1. Walsh bounced into three double play and managed only seven hits. Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) was the starter and loser. He is now 4-3.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

"Cavs Strengthen Hold on First in AMC With Sweep of Seton Hill"

Walsh (28-14, 14-4) strengthened its hold on first place in the American Mideast Conference North today, with a doubleheader sweep of Seton Hill College. The Cavs won the first game 11-10 and the nightcap 6-1. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) was the winning pitcher (2-1) in relief and drove in the winning run in the last of the seventh inning with a single. Josh Spencer's (So., Bolivar, OH/Central Catholic) pinch-hit single tied the game. Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) also had three hits in the opener. Walsh's Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) tossed a complete two-hitter in game two,.fanning five and walking one. Derek Gordon (So., Brampton, ONT/Brampton Centennial) had three hits and Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) drove in two runs.

The two teams play a AMC North twinbill at Seton Hill tomorrow at 1 pm.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

"Walsh Splits at Allegheny"

Walsh (26-14) split a non-conference doulbeheader at Allegheny College today. The Cavs dropped game one 11-3, but bounced back to win the nightcap 15-6. The Gators scored seven runs in the bottom of the ffith inning to nail down game one. Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) started and took the loss. Chris Norris (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) drove in two of Walsh's three runs. Walsh banged out 12 hits on their way to a 15-6 rout in game two. The Cavs scored five runs in the third, keyed by Derek Gordon's (So., Brampton, ONT/Brampton Centennial) grand slam homerun. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) and Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) drove in three runs each and Andy Dudones (Sr., North Canton, OH/Springfield) slugged a two-run homerun. Ben Gerstenslager (Fr. Canton, OH/GlenOak) started and picked up the win. Walsh plays back-to-back conference games with Seton Hill College on Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

"Raiders Topple Cavs"

Mount Union College scored four runs in the first inning and three more in the third, on their way to a 11-4 win over the Cavs (25-13) in Alliance today. Walsh starter, Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw), was touched for four unearned runs in two innings. Lynn took the loss and is 5-3. Second baseman Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) was 3-4 with a double and two RBI. The Cavs are back in action on Thursday, as they play a non-conference twinbill at Allegheny College (2 pm).

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

American Mideast Conference Players of the Week
(Week of April 4-10)

Chad Lahna, Walsh (position)
Andy Steiner, Walsh (pitcher)

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Walsh teammates Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) (Pictured top right) and Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) are the AMC baseball Players of the Week. They guided the Cavaliers to a 6-2 week with four of those victories coming in North Division play.

Lahna, a 5-foot-9 senior outfielder, batted .545 with two doubles, a triple, three homers, and 12 RBI to earn the award for position players. He recorded 12 hits in 22 at bats with eight walks and 13 runs scored. Lahna hit .750 in his last five games and posted a 1.136 slugging percentage for the week.

Steiner, a 6-2 senior righthander, was 2-0 and did not allow an earned run in 10 innings pitched covering appearances versus North Division foes Geneva and Notre Dame. He struck out seven and walked three while surrendering six hits total.

Monday, April 11, 2005

"Cavs (25-12, 12-4) Open Up Three Game Lead In AMC North Division"

Walsh (25-12, 12-4 AMC N) has opened up a three-game lead over second place Saint Vincent (7-6 AMC) in the North division of the American Mideast Conference. The Cavs won three out of four AMC North games from Notre Dame College and took a pair of non-conference games last week. This week, Walsh plays back-to-back conference games with Seton Hill College on Saturday and Sunday and plays non-league games with Mount Union College and Allegheny College.

Walsh scored 15 runs and banged out 15 hits in a 15-2 win over Myers University at Gordon Park in Cleveland on Monday. The Cavs used an eight-run third to put the game away. Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) worked the middle innings to pick-up the win in relief and is 5-2. Andy Dudones (Sr., North Canton, OH/Springfield) had three singles and a double and to drive in two runs and Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) doubled and homered to drive in two runs.

Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) and Pat Conley's back-to-back homeruns powered the Cavs to an 11-10 come from behind win against Mount Union College on Wednesday. Lahna's two-run homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning tied the game at 10 and Conley's solo homerun gave the Cavs the win. Lahna, also the winning pitcher, collected five hits, as did Conley. Walsh trailed 9-3 in the middle of the fourth inning, when the started their comeback.

Walsh split an American Mideast Conference double header at Notre Dame College on Friday. The Cavs dropped game one 7-3, but came back to win the second game 8-2. Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) took the loss in game one to fall to 5-3. Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) was outstanding in the nightcap, fanning 13 in picking-up his first win of the season (1-3). Chad Lahna singled, doubled and drove in a run and Chad Campbell (Fr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had two singles and a RBI.

Walsh won both ends of an AMC North double header from Notre Dame College on Saturday. The AMC North first place Cavs captured game one 13-1 and game two 8-3. Walsh has won five of its last six games and took three out of four games from Notre Dame this weekend. Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) pitched a complete game two-hitter in the opener, to improve his record to 7-1 on the season. Ben Botbyl (Jr., Willard, OH/HS) smashed three doubles and drove in four runs and Pat Conley had three RBI. Freshman Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) was the winner in game two and is now 4-2. He had relief help from Wes Fenner (Jr., Shelby, OH/South Central), who worked the final three innings to earn the save. Chad Lahna powered the Cavs attack with a double, triple, homer and five RBI.

Walsh, winners of eight of their last ten games are hitting .300 as a team. Chad Lahna leads the team in hitting (.363), home runs (6) and RBI (39). He is currently on a five-game hit streak and has 10 multiple hit games and nine multiple RBI games. Lahna also has six saves and a 0.90 ERA. Senior right-hander, Andy Steiner is 7-1. with three complete games and a 2.05 ERA. Right fielder Pat Conley has seven multiple RBI games and is batting .324 with five home runs and 28 RBI.

Saturday, April 9, 2005

"Cavs Sweep Blue Falcons, 13-1, 8-3"

Walsh (25-12, 12-4) won both ends of an American Mideast Conference North double header from Notre Dame College today. The AMC North first place Cavs caputred game one 13-1 and game two 8-3. Walsh has won five of its last six games and took three out of four games from Notre Dame this weekend. Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) pitched a complete game two-hitter in the opener, to improve his record to 7-1 on the season. Ben Botbyl (Jr., Willard, OH/HS) smashed three doubles and drove in four runs and Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) had three RBI. Freshman Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) was the winner in game two and is now 4-2. He had relief help from Wes Fenner (Jr., Shelby, OH/South Central), who worked the final three innings to earn the save. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) powered the Cavs attack with a double, triple, homer and five RBI.

The Cavs are idle until Tuesday, when the play a non-conference single game at Mount Union College at 1 pm.

Friday, April 8, 2005

"Cavs Split AMC North Twinbill With Notre Dame"

Walsh (23-12, 10-4) split an American Mideast Conference double header at Notre Dame College today. The Cavs dropped game one 7-3, but came back to win the second game 8-2. Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) took the loss in game one to fall to 5-3. Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) was outstanding in the nightcap, fanning 13 in picking-up his first win of the season (1-3). Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) singled, doubled and drove in a run and Chad Campbell (Fr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had two singles and a RBI.

The two teams meet again tomorrow in a conference double header at Walsh, at 1 pm.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

"Lahna, Conley Power Cavs to Come From Behind Win Over Mount Union"

Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) and Pat Conley's (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) back-to-back homeruns powered the Cavs to an 11-10 come from behind win against Mount Union College today. Lahna's two-run homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning tied the game at 10 and Conley's solo homerun gave the Cavs the win. Lahna, also the winning pitcher, collected five hits, as did Conley. Walsh trailed 9-3 in the middle of the fourth inning, when the started their comeback. Walsh is now 22-11 and plays Notre Dame College in an American Mideast Conference North division double header, in Strongsville, at the Northeast Ohio Baseball Fields. Game time is 4 pm, a change from the original 1 pm start.

Tuesday, April 5, 2005

"Bats Hot in Cleveland"

Walsh (21-11) scored 15 runs and banged out 15 hits in a 15-2 win over Myers University at Gordon Park in Cleveland today. Walsh used an eight-run third to put the game away. Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) worked the middle innings to pick-up the win in relief and is 5-2. Andy Dudones (Sr., North Canton, OH/Springfield) had three singles and a double and to drive in two runs and Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) doubled and homered to drive in two runs.

The Cavs are home to Mount Union for a single game at 4 pm today. On Friday, Walsh plays Notre Dame College in an American Mideast Conference double header in Strongsville at the Northeast Ohio Baseball Fields. Game time is 4 pm, a change from the original 1 pm start.

Tuesday, April 5, 2005

"Cavs and Mount Union to Play Make-up Game on Wednesday"

Walsh and Mount Union College will play a make-up, single game, at Walsh on Wednesday at 4 pm.

Monday, April 4, 2005

"Cavs Split AMC Twinbill With Geneva"

Walsh (20-11, 9-3 AMC N) split an American Mideast Conference North double header with Geneva College (12-9-2, 1-7 AMC N) today. Walsh took the opener 6-2, as Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) pitched the first five innings to earn the win. Steiner is now 6-1. Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) pitched two scoreless innings to close out the win. Kade Klick (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had three hits and a RBI and Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) doubled and drove in two runs. Ben Botbyl (Jr., Willard, OH/HS) slugged his first homerun of the season. The nightcap was all Geneva, as they posted a 14-4 win in five innings. Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) started and took the loss for the Cavs and is 3-2. Chad Campbell (Fr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) homered twice for the Cavs. Ben Botbyl also homered.

The Cavs are at Myers University for a single game at 3:30 pm tomorrow.

Monday, April 4, 2005

Cavs (19-10, 8-2) Take Two AMC Games, Lead North Division

Walsh (19-10, 8-2 AMC N) split four games last week. The Cavs dropped a double header at Tiffin University, but bounced back to take an American Mideast Conference North twinbill from Geneva College. The sweep at Geneva gives Walsh an 8-2 AMC North mark, good for first place in the division. The Cavs and Geneva were rained out on Saturday, and will make-up the conference games at Walsh on Monday (4/4). Walsh plays a non-conference game at Myers University on Tuesday and back-to-back AMC North double headers with Notre Dame College on Friday and Saturday. The Cavs are at Notre Dame on Friday and home to the Blue Falcons on Saturday.

Walsh lost both ends of a non-conference double header at Tiffin University on Tuesday. Despite out hitting Tiffin 11-6 in game one, the Cavs fell 5-4 in 10 innings. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) took the loss in relief and is 0-1. Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) started game two and suffered his first defeat of the season, as Walsh lost 9-4. Steiner is now 5-1.

Walsh won both ends of an American Mideast Conference North double header at Geneva College on Friday. Behind Kyle Lynn's (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) six-hit, complete game, the Cavs won game one 9-2. Lynn's second straight complete game improved his record to 4-2. Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast), Chad Lahna and Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College Institute) each had two hits and drove in a run. In the nightcap, Lahna drove in four runs with a triple and two singles, as the Cavs won 8-5. Lahna leads the Cavs with 27 RBI. Wes Fenner (Jr., Shelby, OH/South Central) came on in the fourth inning to pick-up the win, and is 2-1 on the season.

Kaley leads the team in hitting with a .362 average. His nine-game hitting streak was snapped in game one at Tiffin on Tuesday. Freshman first baseman Jason Pettigrew (Massillon, OH/Jackson) is having a solid year, hitting .333. Freshman shortstop Chad Campbell (Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) is hitting .316, with a team leading 21 runs scored. He has hit in the lead-off spot most of the season. Outfielder Chad Lahna leads the team with eight extra base-hits and 27 RBI. Lahna, who also leads the team with six saves, surrendered his first run last week and has a ERA of 1.00. Andy Steiner suffered his first loss at Tiffin and is 5-1 with a 2.65 ERA.

Saturday, April 2, 2005

"Cavs/Geneva Postponed Until Monday"

Walsh's scheduled double header with Geneva College has been postponed and will be played Monday at Walsh beginning at 2 pm. Walsh's scheduled trip to Heidelberg on Sunday has also been cancelled. No make-up date has been set.

Friday, April 1, 2005

"Cavs Take Two at Geneva"

Walsh (19-10, 8-2 AMC N) won both ends of an American Mideast Conference North double header at Geneva College today. Behind Kyle Lynn's (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) six-hit, complete game, the Cavs won game one 9-2. Lynn tossed his second straight complete game to improve to 4-2. Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast), Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) and Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College Instutute) each had two hits and drove in a run. In the nightcap, Lahna drove in four runs with a triple and two singles, as the Cavs won 8-5. Lahna leads the Cavs with 27 RBI. Wes Fenner (Jr., Shelby, OH/South Central) came on in the fourth inning to pick-up the win, and is 2-1 on the season.

The Cavs and Geneva are scheduled to play a AMC North twinbill in North Canton on Saturday at 1 pm.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

"Walsh Falls Twice at Tiffin"

Walsh (17-10) lost both ends of a non-conference double header at Tiffin University yesterday. Despite out hitting Tiffin 11-6 in game one, the Cavs fell 5-4 in 10 innings. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) took the loss in relief and is 0-1. Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) started game two and suffered his first defeat of the season, as Walsh lost 9-4. Steiner is now 5-1. The Cavs play back-to-back American Mideast Conference North double headers with Geneva College on Friday and Saturday. The Cavs are at Geneva on Friday and home to the Golden Tornadoes on Saturday.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

"Cavs Split at Malone"

Walsh (17-8, 6-2) and Malone College (15-12, 5-3) split a North Division American Mideast Conference doubleheader at Starcher Field today. Malone won the opener 3-1 and Walsh the nightcap 4-1. Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) pitched a complete game and allowed only four hits in the opener, but suffered the loss to fall to 3-2. Ed Pietrucha (Fr., Chicago, IL/St. Viator) hit a solo homerun for the Cavs. Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) started and was the winning pitcher in game two, to improve his record to 3-1. Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) picked up his second save. Catcher Ben Botbyl (Jr., Willard, OH/HS) singled, doubled and drove in two runs and Ryan Inama (So., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) doubled to drive in the winning run in the fifth inning. The Cavs are at Tiffin for a 1 pm doubleheader on Tuesday.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

"Cavs Take Two From Malone"

Walsh (16-7, 5-1) took both ends of an American Mideast Conference North doubleheader from Malone College (14-11, 4-2) today, winning game one 2-0 and game two 5-4. Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) started and worked 5.2 innings in game one, to improve his record to 5-0. Steiner scattered six hits and fanned three. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) closed the game to record his fifth save. Lahna fanned the side in the seventh. The Cavs rallied and tied the game at 4-4 with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Ben Botbyl's (Jr., Willard, OH/HS) single scored Rob Matsui (So., Thornhill, ONT/Vaughn) to tie the game, and Ed Pietrucha's (So., Chicago, ILL/Saint Viator) sacrifice fly drove in the winning run. David Kuchenski (Sr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) started game two and worked into the fifth inning. Wes Fenner (Jr., Shelby, OH/South Central) came on in the fifth and picked-up the win. Fenner's record is 1-1.

The Cavs play at Malone again on Saturday at 1 pm, in another AMC North twinbill.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

"Cavs Rout Myers University"

Walsh (14-7) had their hitting shoes on in a 16-3 rout of Myers University yesterday. The game was called due to the ten-run rule after eight innings. The Cavs banged out 14 hits, six for extra bases. Chris Norris (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) top right and Jeremy Hess (Fr., Damascus, MD/Saint Johns) bottom right each slugged their first homeruns of the season. Hess' blow was a grand slam and Norris' was a three-run shot . Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) also doubled, tripled and drove in four runs. Ed Bartolec (Jr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) worked three innings in relief to pick up the win and is 1-1.

The Cavs host Malone on Thursday at 1 pm, then play at Malone on Saturday at 1 pm. Both are American Mideast Conference North doubleheaders.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Cavs (13-7, 3-1) Open AMC Play With Three Wins in Four Games

Walsh won three out of four American Mideast Conference North Division games, all at Saint Vincent last week. This week, the Cavs host Myers University in a single game on Tuesday, and face Malone College four times in conference action on Thursday and Saturday. The Pioneers are at Walsh on Thursday, and the Cavs are at Malone on Saturday.

Walsh opened North Division play in the AMC with a sweep at Saint Vincent College on Friday. Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) improved to 4-0 in winning game one, 4-1. Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) had two hits. The Cavs won the nightcap, 1-0, behind Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw), who improved to 3-1. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) saved his fourth game.

Walsh scored eight runs in the 6th inning in the first game of a conference doubleheader, to down Saint Vincent College 11-7 on Saturday. The Bearcats came back to win the nightcap 5-3. Derek Gordon (So., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) provided the big blow in game one, with a pinch hit three-run double in the Cavs' eight-run sixth. Chad Lahna drove in three runs and picked up save number five. David Kuchenski (Sr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) recorded the win. Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) took the loss in game two, to fall to 2-1.

Freshman shortstop, Chad Campbell (Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) has had an outstanding start at the plate, hitting a team leading .391 in the first 20 games. Campbell also has 10 RBI. Chad Lahna, who has saved five games in relief, is also leading the team with three homeruns and 18 RBI. On the mound, Lahna has five saves in five games and has not allowed a run. Right-hander Andy Steiner is 4-0, with a 1.69 ERA. Steiner has allowed five earned runs in 26 innings and has fanned 17 batters.

Satruday, March 19, 2005

"Cavs Split at St. Vincent"

(Latrobe, PA) Walsh (13-7, 3-1) scored eight runs in the 6th inning in the first game of an American Mideast Conference North doubleheader, to down Saint Vincent College 11-7. The Bearcats came back to win the nightcap 5-3. Derek Gordon (So., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) provided the big blow in game one, with a pinch hit three-run double in the Cavs's eight-run sixth. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) drove in three runs and picked up save number five. David Kuchenski (Sr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) recorded the win. Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) took the loss in game two, to fall to 2-1. The Cavs are scheduled to host Myers University, in a single game, on Tuesday at 3:30 pm.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

"Cavs Sweep St. Vincent to Open AMC North Season"

(Latrobe, PA) Walsh (12-6, 2-0 AMC N) opened North Division play in the American Mideast Conference with a sweep at Saint Vincent College today. Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) improved to 4-0 in winning game one, 4-1. Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) had two hits. The Cavs won the nightcap 1-0 behind Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw), who improved to 3-1. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) saved his fourth game. The Cavs and Bearcats meet again in Latrobe on Saturday, in an AMC twinbill that starts at 1 pm.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

"Cavs Drop Florida Finale"

Walsh lost its final game in Florida, 2-0, to King College in the Warner Southern Tournament. The Cavs come North with a 10-6 mark. Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) was the tough-luck loser, surrendering two unearned runs on only four hits. Schon is 0-3. Walsh managed just two hits, both by Ed Pietrucha (Fr., Chicago, IL/St. Viator).

Friday, March 11, 2005

"Cavs Down Spring Arbor, Lose to King at Warner Southern Tourney"

Walsh stands 10-5, after splitting games today at the Warner Southern Tournament. The Cavs defeated Spring Arbor College 4-2, but lost 5-3 to King College. Right-handed pitcher Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) picked-up the win against Spring Arbor and stands 2-0. Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) homered and also saved his third game. Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) suffered his first loss (2-1) of the season in the nightcap against King.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

"Cavs Split Games at Warner Southern Tournament"

Walsh (9-4) split a doubleheader at the Warner Southern Tournament today. Walsh defeated Spring Arbor College 7-3, but were defeated 14-5 by Warner Southern. The Cavs continue play in the tournament today, meeting Spring Arbor at 9:30 am and King College at 12:30 pm.

Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) improved to 3-0, after picking-up the win against Spring Arbor. Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) drove in two runs and Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) had two hits and drove in a run. Warner Southern scored eight runs in the first inning in game two and then coasted to a 14-5 win. Lahna slugged a three-run homerun for the Cavs. Ed Bartolec (Jr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) started and took the loss.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

"Streak Ends at Seven"

Walsh's seven-game win streak was stopped today, as the Cavs dropped games to King College (3-0) and to Webber International (12-2). The Cavs (8-3) are idle today. They are back in action against Spring Arbor (12:30 pm) and Warner Southern (3:30 pm), in the Warner Southern Tournament on Thursday.

Wes Fenner (Sr., Plymouth, OH/South Central) suffered the loss in the King College game and Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) was the losing pitcher against Webber.

Monday, March 7, 2005

"Cavs Extend Win Streak To Seven"

Walsh, off to is best start ever, improved to 8-1 on the spring and extended its winning streak to seven games, by defeating Cedarville University 10-4 and Webber International 2-1 today. The Cavs meet King College, at Webber, at 1 pm tomorrow and meet Webber again, under the lights at 7 pm.

Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) continued to carry a hot bat, banging out four hits, including two doubles and five RBI in the win over the Yellow Jackets. Right-handed pitcher Alan Frame (Fr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) (1-0) went the distance in picking up his first collegiate win. The Cavs won their 7th straight, with an exciting 2-1 win over host Webber. Ben Botbyl (Jr., Willard, OH/HS) doubled to score Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) in the 7th to snap a 1-1 tie. Left-hander Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) picked-up the win to improve to 2-0 and Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) earned his second save.

Sunday, March 6, 2005

"Cavs Take Two From Urbana/Get No-hit in Game One"

Despite getting no-hit in the first game of a doubleheader, Walsh (6-1) blanked the Urbana University Blue Knights 2-0 today in Port Charlotte, FL. The Cavs then made it five wins in six games, when they out slugged Urbana 11-10 in the second game. Walsh scored in the first and third innings in game one. Right-hander Andy Steiner (Sr., Green, OH/HS) picked-up the win to improve to 2-0, with Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) earning the save. Derek Gresko (Fr., Navarre, OH/Perry) gained his first collegiate win in the nightcap. Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) slugged two homeruns and drove in four runs and Chad Campbell (Fr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had four singles and an RBI. The Cavs play Cedarville (5 pm) and Webber (7 pm) tomorrow. Both games are at Webber University.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

"Cavs Close Kentucky Swing With Win"

Walsh (4-1) closed its weekend in Kentucky with a 10-6 win over Siena Heights yesterday. The Cavs finished the three-day trip with four wins in five games. They leave for their Florida trip on Friday and play Urbana University in a double header on Sunday.

In the victory over Siena Heights, the Cavs scored three runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to seal the triumph. Designated hitter Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College Instutute) top right homered and drove in four runs. Pat Conley (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) had two singles and drove in two runs and Jason Pettigrew (Fr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two singles and a RBI. Huston Hinkle (So., Louisville, OH/HS) worked two innings in relief to pick-up the win.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

"Cavs Love Kentucky Bluegrass"

Walsh won twice yesterday, and stand 3-1 on their Kentucky trip. Yesterday, Walsh downed Siena Heights 8-6 and out slugged Lindsey Wilson 13-7. The Cavs play Siena Heights today before coming home.

Walsh scored seven runs in the fifth (3) and sixth (4) innings, to rally to defeat Siena Heights. Catcher Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College Instutute) top right keyed the rally with a three-run homerun. Freshman Chad Campbell (Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) bottom right had three hits, including a double and drove in two runs. Matt Mahek (So., Shelby, OH/HS) (1-0) picked-up the win in relief, with Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) earning the save. Walsh's bats picked-up against Lindsey Wilson, where they left off against Siena Heights, scoring 13 runs and banging out 14 hits in a 13-7 win. The Cavs scored in every inning but the first. Duane Kaley (Jr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) had four hits and four RBI. Kaley had three singles and a double. Campbell doubled and drove in three runs as did Lahna. Walsh starter, Andy Steiner (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson), worked into the seventh and picked up this first win.

Friday, February 25, 2005

"Cavs Split With Campbellsville"

Walsh (1-1) opened the season with a double header split at Campbellsville (KY) yesterday. The Cavs took game one 5-4, but dropped the nightcap 7-3. Walsh is back on the diamond tomorrow, meeting Siena Heights at 10 am and Lindsey Wilson at 3 pm. Both games are at Lindsey Wilson.

Kyle Lynn (So., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) and Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) led the Cavs to their first win. Walsh rallied with two runs in the sixth and seventh innings to overcome a 3-1 deficit. Lynn worked six innings to pick-up his first win of the season, while Lahna singled and homered. Derek Gordon (So., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) added a double and two RBI. Wes Fenner (Sr., Plymouth, OH/South Central) worked the seventh to earn his first save. The Cavs dropped the nightcap 7-3, with Andy Schon (So., Akron, OH/Coventry) taking the loss. Campbellsville scored two runs in the first inning and three more in the second. All of Walsh's runs came in the seventh inning.

Monday, February 21, 2005

"Cavs Open Season in Kentucky"

Walsh opens the season in the Blue Grass state of Kentucky on Friday. The Cavs play a twin-bill at Campbellsville on Friday, and single games on Saturday against Siena Heights at Lindsey Wilson and against Lindsey Wilson. Walsh finished 22-29 overall last season and 8-12 in the North Division of the American Mideast Conference. Veteran Head Coach Tim Mead (428-476-6) returns for his 22nd season. The Cavs return 18 letter winners from last season.