2006 Archive

Monday, June 19, 2006

"Walsh University Athletes Named NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athletes"

Walsh University has had three baseball players named NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athletes. Ed Bartolec (Sr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney), Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, Ontario) and Greg Miller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) were selected.

Bartolec is a computer science major and carries a 3.74 grade point average (GPA) on a four-point scale. Matsui is finance major with a 3.87 GPA and Miller is finance major with a 3.60 GPA.


Monday, June 5, 2006

"Walsh University Announces Baseball Recruiting Class"

Walsh University Baseball Head Coach Tim Mead has announced his 2006-07 recruiting class. Mead has added nine recruits for the upcoming academic year. Walsh finished this past season 26-28 overall and 15-9 in the North Division of the American Mideast Conference. Walsh is a member of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and competes in the American Mideast Conference.

Ben Enright (pitcher, 6-1, 190) comes to Walsh from Stow-Munroe Falls High School. He lettered as a junior for the Bulldogs and was 3-2 with four complete games and a 3.20 ERA. Enright will major in sociology (criminal justice).

Tim Hromada (catcher, 5-11, 185) lettered three times at Padua Franciscan High School. He hit a team-leading .431, with three homeruns, and 32 RBI as a junior. He was named First team All-NCL and second team All-Cuyahoga County. Hromada will major in sociology (criminal justice).

Dustin Lancy (outfield, 6-1, 195) earned three letters at Cuyahoga Falls High School. He hit .360 as junior and .402 as a sophomore and was named first team All-Western Reserve Conference. Lancy will major in business.

Nicholas Miller (pitcher, 6-1, 180) is from Danville High School, where he earned four letters. Miller was named Danville's Most Valuable Player. He finished 6-3 as a senior and tossed two career no-hitters. Miller also caught and played in the infield and outfield. He hit over .400 all four years. He also lettered in basketball and football. He will major in accounting.

Ryan Murnane (pitcher, 6-0, 180) is from GlenOak High School, where he earned two letters. Murnane was 4-2 as a junior and was named All-Federal League and the MVP on the North Team of the Hank Miller All-Star game. He was also tabbed as GlenOak?s Most Valuable Pitcher. He will major in marketing.

Michael Suliks (shortstop, 5-10, 165¬) is from Norton High School, where he earned three letters. Suliks hit .529 as a senior with a homerun and 26 RBI. He was honorable mention All-Suburban League twice, second team Cleveland Plain Dealer as a junior and second team All-Ohio as a senior. He was first team All-Portage Trail Conference and Player of the Year as a senior. He is a liberal arts major.

Sam Wasylyshyn (pitcher, 6-0, 170) earned three letters at North Ridgeville High School. Wasylyshyn was first team All-Lorain County, first team All- Conference and Team MVP as a senior, when he went 5-1. He hit .377 and also plays first base and outfield. He is a liberal arts major.

Mike Weibley (infield, 5-9, 160) lettered three times at second base and shortstop for Lake Catholic High School. He hit .370 as a junior, with 24 RBI. Weitbley was named second team NCL and honorable mention on the Cleveland Plain Dealer team. He was also on the Lake County All-Star team. He is a liberal arts major.

Stephen Weirich (pitcher, 6-2, 220) lettered twice at Minerva High School. He was named honorable mention All-League and played in the East/West All-Star game. Weirich will major in computer science.


Monday, May 22, 2006

"Cavs Place Eight Players on All-AMC North Team, Rollin Matsui First Team"

Walsh University placed eight players on American Mideast Conference North Division Team. Walsh finished the season 26-28 overall and 15-9 in the AMC's North Division. The Cavs lost in the AMC Qualifying playoffs.

Junior catcher, Rollin Matsui (Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College Institute) (Pictured top right) was the only Cavalier to be named to the first team. Matsui hit .354, with seven doubles and 19 RBI. Matsui played errorless ball behind the plate and caught 11 of 23 would be base stealers.

Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS), Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside), Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) and Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) were each named second team. Botbyl, who earned first team at catcher last year, was selected as a designated hitter. Botbyl hit .341 and led the Cavs with 47 hits and 31 RBI. He also played behind the plate. Campbell, the Cavs shortstop, earned honorable mention honors last year. He hit .289 with eight doubles and 22 RBI. Lynn, a second team selection last year, went 6-5 with a 3.63 ERA. He led the staff with nine complete games and with 64 strikeouts in 69.1 innings pitched. Norris tied Lynn for the team lead in wins with six (6-2) and led the team with a 2.96 ERA. Norris started the season in the bullpen, but started six games and completed three.

Derek Gordon (Jr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial), Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) and Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) were named honorable mention. Gordon, the Cavs everyday first baseman, was also tabbed honorable mention last year. He hit a team leading .366 and also led the Cavs with 12 doubles and with a .580 slugging percentage. He tied for the team lead with four homeruns and drove in 15 runs. Kaley, the Cavs starting second baseman, was a first team choice last year. Kaley hit .296, with six doubles and 19 RBI. Scritchfield, the Cavs starting third baseman, hit .336, with 25 RBI. He finished second with 44 hits.


Thursday, May 4, 2006

"Cavs Fall Twice to Malone"

Walsh's (26-28) season ended at Malone College (36-15) today, when they were defeated 6-3 and 9-3 in the American Mideast Conference Qualifying Tournament. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) took the loss in the opener and finishes the season at 6-5. Greg Miller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) homered for the Cavs. In game two, Miller and Derek Gordon (Jr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning to give the Cavs a 3-1 lead behind the pitching of Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson). Malone rallied to tie the game in the sixth, and took the lead in eighth inning with four runs off of Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry). The Pioneers would then add two insurance runs in the ninth inning.


Tuesday, May 2, 2006

"Schon AMC Pitcher of the Week"

Walsh's Andy Schon has been named the American Mideast Conference Pitcher of the Week.

AMC Players of the Week
(April 24-30)

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Saint Vincent catcher Danny Consuegra (Damascus, MD) and Walsh pitcher Andy Schon (Akron, OH) are the AMC baseball Players of the Week.

Consuegra, a 5-foot-8 senior, batted .632 to lead the Bearcats to a 4-2 week. He recorded 12 hits in 19 at bats with six doubles, a grand slam, and nine RBI's. Consuegra scored five runs and finished with a 1.105 slugging percentage.

Schon, a six-foot junior righthander, tossed a complete-game two-hitter to blank AMC South Division champion Ohio Dominican, 1-0. He struck out two and did not walk a batter.


Monday, May 1, 2006

"Cavs (26-26, 15-9 AMC N) at Malone for AMC Qualifying Playoff"

Walsh (26-26, 15-9 AMC N) travels to Malone College (34-15, 17-7) on Thursday (11 am), for the American Mideast Conference Qualifying Tournament. The teams play best of three series, with the winner advancing to the NAIA Region IX Tournament next week (May 11-12). The two teams play a doubleheader on Thursday and play Friday if necessary. Malone took three out of four games from the Cavs in the regular season.


Sunday, April 30,2006

"Cavs and Ohio Dominican Split"

Walsh (26-26) and AMC Southern Division winner Ohio Dominican University (31-16) split a non-conference doubleheader to close the regular season today. ODU won game one 5-4 and Walsh took the nightcap 1-0. The Cavs will now face Malone College in the AMC's best of three playoff, on Thursday, at Malone. The time for the doubleheader will be determined on Monday.

Ohio Dominican scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to win the opener 5-4 and spoil an outstanding effort from Walsh starter Ed Bartolec (Sr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney). Greg Miller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) had a double and drove in two runs. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) pitched a complete game, two-hit, shutout in the nightcap to win his fifth game of the season (5-4). Walsh scored the games only run on a double play ball in the second inning.


Saturday, April 29, 2006

"Cavs Split"

Walsh (25-25) split a split doubleheader at home today. The Cavs defeated Myers University 11-3 at 10 am, then lost 8-6, in 11 innings to Ohio Dominican University at 4 pm. Walsh and Ohio Dominican go right back at it tomorrow, playing two games at Walsh at 1 pm.

Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) improved to 6-4, with a complete game performance in the opener. Lynn fanned eight. Andy Lysikowski (Fr. Canton, OH/GlenOak) doubled, singled and drove in two runs in the opener, and John Zakel (Sr., Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy Name) doubled and drove in three runs. In game two, Walsh rallied with four runs in the sixth inning to tie the game at 6-6, before falling in 11 innings. Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) had three hits and two RBI and Greg Miller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) had two hits and a RBI.


Friday, April 28, 2006

"Cavs Sweep Myers"

(Cleveland, OH) Walsh evened their record at 24-24, with a doubleheader sweep at Myers University today. The Cavs won game one 4-2 and game two 14-2 in five innings. The Cavs and Myers meet at Walsh on Saturday at 10 am. Myers then meets Ohio Dominican at 1 pm, with Walsh and Ohio Dominican playing at 4 pm.

Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) pitched a complete game three-hitter in the opener to improve to 3-4. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) had two hits and two RBI. Walsh scored five runs in the third inning and nine in the fourth to complete the sweep in five innings in the nightcap. Mike Dougherty (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) was the winning pitcher (2-4). Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) had three hits and two RBI and Jason Pettigrew (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two hits and drove in three runs. Greg Miller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) also had two hits and two RBI.


Monday, April 24, 2006

"Cavs (22-24, 15-9 AMC N) Win Four of Six/Close Regular Season This Week"

Walsh (22-24, 15-9 AMC N) matched its American Mideast Conference North Division championship record of 2005 by winning three of four conference games last week. But, Walsh stands third in the conference, behind Malone College and Seton Hill. The Cavs close the regular season this week against Myers University and Ohio Dominican University. Walsh meets Myers in Cleveland for twinbill on Friday (1 pm), then plays a split doubleheader, at home, against Myers (10 am) and Ohio Dominican on Saturday (4 pm). The Cavs then host Ohio Dominican on Sunday (1 pm) in a doubleheader to close the regular season.

Walsh split a non-conference doubleheader at John Carroll University on Wednesday. Walsh won the first game 7-3, but lost the nightcap 4-3. Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) pitched a complete game four-hitter in the opener. Frame fanned six in improving to 2-4. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) went 2-4 with a double and RBI and Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) was 2-4, with a double and RBI. John Carroll scored three runs in the first inning. Walsh tied the game three runs in the second inning and took the lead with a single run in the fifth. The Cavs then added three runs in the sixth inning. Walsh scored three runs in the first inning of game two, but could not hold on. John Carroll scored single runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth inning. Mike Dougherty (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) took the loss in relief for the Cavs. Jason Pettigrew (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) was 2-3 with an RBI. Walsh swept an AMC South doubleheader from Point Park College on Friday, 10-0 (6) and 5-2. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) improved to 5-4, with a two-hit complete game in the opener. Lynn fanned seven and did not walk a batter. Greg Miller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) got the Cavs going with a bases loaded double in the first inning to drive in three runs. Jeff Nicholas had three hits and two RBI and Jason Pettigrew had three hits and a RBI. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) pitched a three-hitter in the nightcap to improve to 6-1. Norris scattered three hits and fanned five in the complete game win. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) and two hits and two RBI and Pat Conley (Jr. Tallmadge, OH/HS) had two hits. Walsh split an AMC South doubleheader at Point Park College on Saturday. The Cavs dropped the opener 8-2, but came back to win the nightcap 7-2. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) started and took the loss in game one to fall to 4-4. Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had a sacrifice fly and two RBI. Ed Bartolec (Sr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) pitched a complete game, four-hitter, in the nightcap to improve to 3-3. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) and two RBI and Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) doubled in two runs.


Saturday, April, 22, 2006

"Cavs Split at Point Park"

(Pittsburgh, PA) Walsh (22-24, 15-9) split an American Mideast Conference South doubleheader at Point Park College today. The Cavs dropped the opener 8-2, but came back to win the nightcap 7-2. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) started and took the loss in game one to fall to 4-4. Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had a sacrifice fly and two RBI. Ed Bartolec (Sr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) pitched a complete game, four-hitter, in the nightcap to improve to 3-3. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) and two RBI and Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) doubled in two runs.


Friday, April, 21, 2006

"Cavs Sweep Point Park"

Walsh (21-23, 14-8) swept an American Mideast Conference South doubleheader from Point Park College today, 10-0 (6) and 5-2. The two teams play an AMC twinbill in Pittsburgh tomorrow (1 pm). Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) improved to 5-4, with a two-hit complete game in the opener. Lynn fanned seven and did not walk a batter. Greg Mller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) got the Cavs going with a bases loaded double in the first inning to drive in three runs. Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) had three hits and two RBI and Jason Pettigrew (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had three hits and a RBI. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) pitched a three-hitter in the nightcap to improve to 6-1. Norris scattered three hits and fanned five in the complete game win. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) and two hits and two RBI and Pat Conley (Jr. Tallmadge, OH/HS) had two hits.


Wednesday, April 19, 20006

"Cavs Split at John Carroll"

Walsh (19-23) split a non-conference doubleheader at John Carroll University today. Walsh won the first game 7-3, but lost the nightcap 4-3. The Cavs play four AMC North games beginning on Friday. They host Point Park College on Friday (1 pm) for two games and travel to Pittsburgh, PA for a pair on Saturday (1 pm).

Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) pitched a complete game four-hitter in the opener. Frame fanned six in improving to 2-4. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) went 2-4 with a double and RBI and Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) was 2-4, with a double and RBI. John Carroll scored three runs in the first inning. Walsh tied the game three runs in the second inning and took the lead with a single run in the fifth. The Cavs then added three runs in the sixth inning. Walsh scored three runs in the first inning of game two, but could not hold on. John Carroll scored single runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth inning. Mike Dougherty (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) took the loss in relief for the Cavs. Jason Pettigrew (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) was 2-3 with an RBI.


Monday, April 17, 2006

"Cavs (18-22, 12-8 AMC N) Fall From First Place to Third in AMC North"

Walsh (18-22, 12-5 AMC N) fell from first place into third place in the American Mideast Conference North Division, after losing four straight games to Seton Hill University 25-15, 9-5 AMC N) last week. The Cavs have four AMC North games remaining. They host Point Park College on Friday (1 pm) for two games and travel to Pittsburgh, PA for a pair on Saturday (1 pm). The Cavs also play a non-conference twinbill game at John Carroll University on Wednesday (2 pm).

All in all, the Cavs went 3-5 last week. Walsh defeated Notre Dame College 12-0 in an AMC North game on Monday, and then split a non-conference twinbill at Mount Union on Tuesday (L 3-5, W 19-10). The Cavs bats went silent in losing two games at Seton Hill on Thursday. Walsh could manage seven hits in the AMC North doubleheader and lost 4-1 and 1-0. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) gave-up just one hit and one run, in the home half of the sixth inning in game two. Seton Hill then came to Walsh and swept the Cavs 9-7 and 15-2 (5) on Saturday. The visitors led game one 3-2 going into the top of the seventh, when they exploded for six runs to take a 9-2 lead. Walsh battled with five runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, but fell two runs short.

Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College) leads the Cavs with a .405 average. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) is hitting .361 and is second with 25 RBI. Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) leads the team with 27 RBI. Derek Gordon (Jr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) is hitting .357 and leads the team with nine doubles. The Cavs are hitting .313 as a team. Chris Norris (5-1) leads the pitching staff with five wins and a 2.43 ERA. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) is 4-4 with a 3.53 ERA and a team-leading 46 strikeouts.


Saturday, April 15, 2006

"Seton Hill Takes Two Again"

Seton Hill (25-16, 9-5) took two American Mideast Conference North Division games from Walsh (18-22, 12-8 AMC N) for the second time in three days today. They scored six runs in the seventh inning of game one to win 9-7, then hammered the Cavs 15-2 in five innings in game two. Seton Hill led 3-2 going into the seventh in game one, when they exploded for six runs to take a 9-2 lead. Walsh then battled back with five runs in the bottom of the inning, but fell two short. Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College) had four hits, including two doubles. Seton Hill settled game two with six runs in the first inning off of Walsh starter and loser Ed Bartolec (Sr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney).

The Cavs are at John Carroll for a single game on Wednesday, then play back-to-back AMC North twinbills with Point Park College next Friday and Saturday.


Thursday, April 13, 2006

"Cavs Dumped Twice at Seton Hill, 4-0, 1-0"

(Greensburg, PA) Walsh's (18-20, 12-6 AMC N) bats went silent in an American Mideast Conference North Division doubleheader loss at Seton Hill University (23-16, 7-5 AMC N) today. The Cavs were out hit 9-4 in losing game one 4-1. Seton Hill scored twice in the third and and fifth innings. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) was charged with loss (4-4). Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) was the victim in game two. Norris allowed only one run and one hit, in the bottom of the sixth inning in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss. It was the first loss of the season for Norris, who is 5-1. The Cavs managed just three hits and left eight men on base in the nightcap. The two teams meet at Walsh on Saturday (1 pm) in an AMC North twinbill.


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

"Cavs Split at Mount Union"

Walsh (18-18) split a non-conference twinbill at Mount Union College today. The Cavs dropped game one 5-3, but came back to win the nightcap 19-10. Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) was charged with the loss in game one. Derek Gordon (Jr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) had a double and two singles and drove in two runs. Walsh exploded for 22 hits in game two. Gordon stayed hot with two hits. Jason Pettigrew (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had four hits and two RBI and Greg Mller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) homered, singled twice and drove in four runs. Ryan Indorf (So., Massillon, OH/HS) had three hits and two RBI and Andy Lysikowski (Fr. Canton, OH/GlenOak) had three hits and drove in two runs. Walsh is at Seton Hill University (AMC N) for two games on Thursday.


Monday, April 10, 2006

"Cavs Blank Blue Falcons 12-0"

First place Walsh improved to 12-4 in the American Mideast Conference North Division after blanking Notre Dame College 12-0 today. Walsh also reached the .500 mark, at 17-17 overall. Ed Bartolec (Sr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) pitched a complete game five-hitter with three strikeouts to earn his second (2-2) win of the season. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) doubled and drove in two runs and Ryan Indorf (So., Massillon, OH/HS) had a homerun and two RBI.


Monday, April 10, 2006

"Cavs (16-17, 11-4 AMC N) Take Over First Place in AMC North"

Walsh (16-17, 11-4 AMC N) has into first place in the American Mideast Conference North Division race by taking three games from Notre Dame College this past week. The Cavs lead Malone College (10-4) by one-half. This week, the Cavs finish their weekend series with Notre Dame on Monday. The game has been moved to Walsh because of field conditions. The Cavs will be the visitor in the single game. On Thursday, they travel to Seton Hill University for an conference doubleheader and on Saturday host Seton Hill. Both doubleheaders start at 1 pm.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University scored 26 runs in a non-conference doubleheader sweep of the Cavs last Tuesday. The sweep snapped the Cavs four-game winning streak. The Cougars took the opener 9-8 in 9 innings and won the nightcap 17-7. Andrew Tighe (Jr., Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) was the losing pitcher in the first game. Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) had three hits and drove in a run, Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had three singles and a double, and Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) had two hits and two RBI. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) was the starter and loser in the second game. The Cougars banged out 17 hits in game two. Jason Pettigrew (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) doubled and drove in two runs for the Cavs. .

Walsh improved to 10-4 in the North Division of the AMC, with a doubleheader sweep of Notre Dame College on Saturday. The Cavs won game one 3-1 and game two 9-2, to improve to 15-17 overall. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) tossed a complete game five-hitter in the opener. Lynn fanned five and did not walk a batter in improving to 4-3. Pat Conley (Jr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) doubled and hit a solo homer and Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) also hit a solo homer. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) started the nightcap and pitched a seven-hit complete game, to stay unbeaten at 5-0. Jason Pettigrew doubled twice and drove in three runs and Andy Scritchfield had three hits and three RBI.

The Cavs and Notre Dame met again at Walsh on Sunday due to field conditions at Notre Dame. In a game for the ages, Walsh outlasted Notre Dame College, 2-1 in 13 innings in the first game. Game two was rescheduled for Monday, due to length of game one. If the game had been filmed, it would have qualified for ESPN's Classic rewind. Walsh starting pitcher Andy Schon pitched ten innings and left with the game tied at 1-1. Walsh pushed the winning run across in the top of the 13th inning, when Andy Scritchfield reached on an error and was sacrificed to second base by Chad Campbell, then moved to third on a wild pitch. Pinch hitter John Zakel (Jr., Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy Name) was then walked and Greg Miller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) drove in Scritchfield with a sacrifice fly to give Walsh a 2-1 lead. Andrew Tighe, who came into the game in relief in the 11th, retired the Blue Falcons in the 13th to pick-up his first win (1-3) of the season.


Sunday, April 9, 2006

"Cavs Capture Wild 13 Inning Affair"

Walsh (16-17, 11-4 (AMC N) outlasted Notre Dame College, 2-1 in 13 innings today in an American Mideast Conference South Division game. The games were scheduled to be played in South Euclid, but were moved to Walsh because the Blue Falcons' field was under water. Notre Dame will come back to Walsh tomorrow for a single game at 3:30 pm. The Blue Falcons will be the home team, as they were today.

If the game had been filmed today, it would have qualified for ESPN's Classic Rewind. Walsh starting pitcher Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) pitched ten innings and left with the game tied at 1-1. Walsh pushed the winning run across in the top of the 13th inning, when Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) reached on an error and was sacrificed to second base by Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside), then moved to third on a wild pitch. Pinch hitter John Zakel (Jr., Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy Name) was then walked and Greg Miller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) drove in Scritchfield with a sacrifice fly to give Walsh a 2-1 lead. Andrew Tighe (Jr., Cincinnati, OH/Moeller), who came into the game in relief in the 11th, retired the Blue Falcons in the 13th to pick-up his first win (1-3) of the season.


Sunday, April 9, 2006

"Games Moved to Walsh"

Today's American Mideast Conference South doubleheader, with Notre Dame College has been moved to Walsh. Game time is 1 pm.


Saturday, April 8, 2006

"Cavs Sweep Blue Falcons/Norris Stays Perfect"

Walsh improved to 10-4 in the North Division of the American Mideast Conference, with a doubleheader sweep of Notre Dame College (12-17, 3-7) today. The Cavs won game one 3-1 and game two 9-2, to improve to 15-17 overall. The two teams meet in South Euclid tomorrow at 1 pm for another AMC North twinbill.

Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) tossed a complete game five-hitter in the opener. Lynn fanned five and did not walk a batter in improving to 4-3. Pat Conley (Jr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) doubled and hit a solo homer and Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) also hit a solo homer. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) started the nightcap and pitched a seven-hit complete game, to stay unbeaten at 5-0. Jason Pettigrew (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) doubled twice and drove in three runs and Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) had three hits and three RBI.


Friday, April 7, 2006

"Cavs/Notre Dame Postponed"

Today's scheduled American Mideast Conference North doubleheader at Notre Dame College has been postponed and will be played Sunday at 1 pm. The Cavs host Notre Dame tomorrow at 1 pm in a AMC North doubleheader.


Tuesday, April 4, 2006

"Mt. Vernon Bats Too Much for Cavs"

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (11-9) scored 26 runs in a non-conference doubleheader sweep of the Cavs today. The sweep snapped the Cavs four-game winning streak. The Cougars took the opener 9-8 in 9 innings and won the nightcap 17-7. Andrew Tighe (Jr., Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) was the losing pitcher in the first game. Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) had three hits and drove in a run, Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had three singles and a double, and Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) had two hits and two RBI. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) was the starter and loser in the second game. The Cougars banged out 17 hits in game two. Jason Pettigrew (So., Massillion, OH/Jackson) doubled and drove in two runs for the Cavs.

Walsh is at Notre Dame College for an AMC North Division doubleheader on Friday and home to the Blue Falcons on Saturday. Gane time both days is 1 pm.


Monday, April 3, 2006

"Cavs (13-15, 8-4 AMC N) Back in AMC Race"

Walsh (13-15, 8-4 AMC N) climbed back into the American Mideast Conference North Division race by taking four games from Geneva College this past week. The Cavs are second in the AMC North, just one game behind first place Malone College (9-3). The Cavs host Mount Vernon Nazarene in a non-conference doubleheader on Tuesday (1 pm), then play four conference games with Notre Dame College on Friday (1 pm) and Saturday (1 pm). The Cavs are at Notre Dame on Friday and home on Saturday.

Walsh snapped a three-game losing streak with their AMC North Division doubleheader sweep at Geneva College on Thursday. The Cavs toppled the Golden Tornadoes 13-2 in game one and 5-1 in game two. Walsh banged out 17 hits in the opener. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) had three hits and drove in three runs and Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) had a pair of hits and also drove in three runs. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) had three hits and two RBI and Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had three hits. Starting pitcher Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) tossed a seven hitter and went the distance to earn his third win of the season. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) started the nightcap and worked six and two-third innings to earn the win. Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) drove in two runs.

Walsh made a clean sweep of Geneva College, winning 15-2 and 1-0 on Saturday. The Cavs banged out 13 hits in winning game one 15-2 in five innings. Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College) hit a three-run homerun and drove in five runs and Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) clubbed a bases loaded triple in the first inning to get the Cavs going. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) pitched a complete game four-hitter, with five strikeouts to pick-up the win. Schon in 4-1. Ed Bartolec (Sr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) picked-up his first win (1-2), with a three-hit complete game shutout in nightcap. Bartolec fanned five and walked only one. Andy Scritchfield scored the only run of the game in the third inning, scoring from third base on a Chad Campbell single.

The Cavs are hitting .314 as a team, with Rollin Matsui hitting a team best.478. Ben Botbyl is hitting .382, with 18 RBI. Ryan Indorf is hitting .380, Jeff Nicholas is hitting .329 with a team best 23 RBI and Andy Scritchfield is hitting .353. Chris Norris, who just became a starter last week, is 4-0, all in relief, with an 0.98 ERA. Andy Schon is tied with Norris for the team lead in wins (4).


Saturday, April 1, 2006

"No Fooling, Cavs Sweep Geneva Again"

Walsh (13-15, 8-4 AMC N) made a clean sweep over Geneva College, winning 15-2 and 1-0 today in an American Mideast Conference North Division doubleheader. Walsh also took two from the Golden Tornadoes on Thursday in Beaver Falls, PA. The Cavs banged out 13 hits in winning game one 15-2 in five innings. Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College) (pictured top right) hit a three-run homerun and drove in five runs and Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) clubbed a bases loaded triple in the first inning to get the Cavs going. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) pitched a complete game four-hitter, with five strikeouts to pick-up the win. Schon in 4-1. Ed Bartolec (Sr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) (pictured bottom right) picked-up his first win (1-2), with a three-hit complete game shutout in nightcap. Bartolec fanned five and walked only one. Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) scored the only run of the game in the third ining, scoring from third base on a Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) single.

The Cavs host Mount Vernon Nazarene in a non-conference twinbill on Tuesday (1 pm).


Thursday, March 30, 2006

"Cavs Sweep Geneva"

(Beaver Falls, PA) Walsh (11-15, 6-4 AMC N) snapped a three-game losing streak with an American Mideast Conference North Division double header sweep at Geneva College today. The Cavs toppled the Golden Tornadoes 13-2 in game one and 5-1 in game two. The same two teams meet at Walsh on Saturday at 1 pm in an AMC North twinbiill.

Walsh banged out 17 hits in the opener. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) had three hits and drove in three runs and Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) had a pair of hits and also drove in three runs. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) had three hits and two RBI and Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had three hits. Starting pitcher Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) tossed a seven hitter and went the distance to earn his third win of the season. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) started the nightcap and worked six and two-third innings to earn the win. Norris is 4-0. Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) drove in two runs.


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

"Cavs-Tiffin Cancelled"

Today's scheduled non-league double header with Tiffin University has been cancelled. No make-up date has been set. Walsh is at Geneva College for an American Mideast Conference North twinbill on Thursday and home to the Golden Tornadoes on Saturday.


Monday, March 27, 2006

"Cavs (9-14, 4-4 AMC N) Drop Four of Five"

After winning three out of their first four American Mideast Conference North Division games, Walsh (9-15, 4-4 AMC N) dropped three out of four conference games to Malone last week. This week, the Cavs host Tiffin University (DH) on Tuesday, play at Geneva College (AMC N-DH) on Thursday and host Geneva (AMC N-DH) on Saturday.

Walsh and Malone split an AMC North Division double header by identical 12-2 scores last Thursday. Each game was five innings. Malone scored four runs in the first inning of game one, then added seven runs in the fifth inning. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw HS) started for the Cavs and lasted into the fifth inning and suffered the loss. Lynn is 2-3 on the season. Walsh turned the tables on the Pioneers in the nightcap, scoring five runs in the second, three in the fourth and four in the fifth. Shortstop Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) singled twice and drove in four runs. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast), Derek Gordon (Jr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) and Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) drove in two runs each for the Cavs. Gordon had a double and Scritchfield had three singles. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) went the distance for the Cavs, allowing five hits, to improve to 3-1. Walsh then lost twice at Malone, 2-1 and 10-6 on Saturday. Ed Bartolec (Sr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) was the tough luck loser in game one. Ryan Indorf (So., Massillon, OH/HS) drove in the Cavs only run. Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) was the losing pitcher in the night cap. The Cavs led 3-0, but lost the lead and the game when the Pioneers exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the third inning.

Walsh then lost its third straight game, falling 16-6 to Baldwin-Wallace College in a non-conference game on Sunday. Mike Dougherty (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) was the starting pitcher for the Cavs and was charged with the loss. Matt Marshall (So., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) had three hits, including a double for the Cavs. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) hit a solo homerun and drove in two runs and Rob Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Vaughn) also homered.

The Cavs are hitting .301 as a team, with Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount College) hitting .471. Indorf is hitting .405 and Botbyl .375, with 12 RBI. Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) leads the team with 17 RBI. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) is 3-0, all in relief, with a 1.50 ERA.


Sunday, March 26, 2006

"Cavs Drop Third Straight"

Walsh (9-15) lost its third straight game, falling 16-6 to Baldwin-Wallace College today. Mike Dougherty (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) was the starting pitcher for the Cavs and was charged with the loss. Matt Marshall (So., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) had three hits, including a double for the Cavs. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) hit a solo homerun and drove in two runs and Rob Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Vaughn) also homered. The Cavs host Tiffin University on Tuesday in a non-conference double header at 1 pm.


Saturday, March 25, 2006

"Malone Sweeps Cavs"

Walsh (9-14, 4-4 AMC N) lost twice at Malone (19-4, 6-2 AMC N), 2-1 and 10-6, in an American Mideast Conference North Division double header today. Ed Bartolec (Sr., Poland, OH/Cardinal Mooney) was the tough luck loser in game one. Ryan Indorf (So., Massillon, OH/HS) drove in the Cavs only run. Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) was the losing pitcher in the night cap. The Cavs led 3-0, but lost the lead and the game when the Pioneers exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the third inning.

Walsh is home to Baldwin-Wallace in a single game at 2 pm tomorrow.


Friday, March 24, 2006

"Cavs-Baldwin-Wallace Re-scheduled for Sunday"

Today's scheduled single game with Baldwin-Wallace College has been re-scheduled for Sunday, March 26 at 2 pm, due to inclement weather. Walsh is still on for tomorrow's AMC North doubleheader at Malone College at 1 pm.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

"Cavs and Malone Split AMC Twin Bill"

(North Canton, OH) Walsh (9-12, 4-2 AMC N) and Malone (17-4, 4-2 AMC N) split an American Mideast Conference North Division double header by identical 12-2 scores today. Each game was five innings. Malone scored four runs in the first inning of game one, then added seven runs in the fifth inning. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw HS) started for the Cavs and lasted into the fifth inning and suffered the loss. Lynn is 2-3 on the season. Walsh turned the tables on the Pioneers in the nightcap, scoring five runs in the second, three in the fourth and four in the fifth. Shortstop Chad Campbell singled twice and drove in four runs. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast), Derek Gordon (Jr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) and Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) drove in two runs each for the Cavs. Gordon had a double and Scritchfield had three singles. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) went the distance for the Cavs, allowing five hits, to improve to 3-1. Walsh and Malone meet at Bob Starcher Field on Saturday for another AMC North twin bill. Game time is 1 pm.

The Cavs host Baldwin-Wallace College in a single game at 3 pm tomorrow.


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

AMC Baseball Players of the Week
(March 13-19)

"Kyle Lynn Named AMC Pitcher of the Week"

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Urbana outfielder Trent Spellman (Grove City, OH) and Walsh pitcher Kyle Lynn (Massillon, OH/Tuslaw HS) (pictured top right) are the first AMC Players of the Week for the 2006 baseball season.

Spellman, a 5-foot-8 junior, batted .750 to lead Urbana to a 4-0 week. He recorded nine hits in 12 at bats with three doubles and seven runs scored. He walked twice and also stole a base for the Blue Knights, 13-8 overall, who have already nearly doubled last season's win total of seven.

Lynn, a 6-1 junior, tossed a complete-game one-hitter for Walsh in a 4-0 win versus AMC North Division foe Saint Vincent. He struck out seven batters with one walk in seven innings pitched. Kyle had a perfect game in tact until two outs in the 6th inning.


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

"Cavs and B-W Postponed, Will Try Again on Friday"

Walsh's scheduled single game, at home, with Baldwin-Wallace College has been re-scheduled for Friday at 3 pm. The Cavs host Malone on Thursday in an American Mideast Conference North double header at 1 pm.


Monday, March 20, 2006

"Cavs (8-11, 3-1 AMC N) Cavs Snap Six-Game Skid/Take Weekend Series from Saint Vincent"

Walsh (8-11, 3-1 AMC N) opened American Mideast Conference North Division play by taking three out of four games from Saint Vincent College this past weekend, and in the process snapped a six-game losing streak. The Cavs are back in action on Tuesday, when they host Baldwin-Wallace College in a single game. The Cavs then play two AMC North double headers with Malone College on Thursday and Saturday. The Cavs host Malone on Thursday (1 pm) and play at Malone on Saturday (1 pm).

Walsh opened AMC North with a double header sweep at Saint Vincent College on Saturday. The Cavs won both games by identical 4-0 scores, with each starting pitcher tossing a one-hit shutout. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) turned the trick in game one and Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) matched the effort in game two. Lynn had a perfect game for five and two-thirds innings, before surrendering a two-out walk, which was followed by a single. Lynn is now 2-2 with a 2.08 ERA. Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) doubled and drove in two runs in game one and had two singles in the night cap. Pat Conley (Jr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) drove in a run with two singles in game one and Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) drove in a run. Inama also drove in two runs with a double in game two. Schon walked only a batter in improving to 2-1.

It was a long day of baseball for Walsh and Saint Vincent College on Sunday. The two teams split an AMC North double header, in which both games went into extra innings. After Walsh had rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning of game one to tie the score at 5-5, Saint Vincent led-off the eighth with a homerun to win 6-5. Andrew Tighe (Jr., Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) gave up the solo homer and was tagged with the loss. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) drove in two runs in the opener for the Cavs. Walsh had to rally in the seventh inning of game two in order to send the nightcap to extra innings, before winning 7-6 in eight innings. Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount), who slugged a two-run homer earlier in the game, delivered a two-out single, on a 1-2 pitch to tie the game at 6-6. In the eighth, Ryan Indorf (So., Massillon, OH/HS) had a pinch-hit double and was driven in by an Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) single to end the ball game. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) also doubled and drove in three runs. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) came on in the relief of Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) in the fifth inning, and picked up his third win (3-0) of the season.

The Cavs are hitting .306 as a team, with Rollin Matsui hitting .520. Indorf is hitting .393 and Botbyl .360, with 10 RBI. Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) leads the team with 17 RBI. Norris (1.74), Lynn (2.08) and Tighe (2.95) all have ERA's under 3.00. The Cavs team ERA stands at 4.75.


Sunday, March 19, 2006

"Cavs Split Extra Inning DH With Saint Vincent"

It was a long day of baseball for Walsh (8-11, 3-1 AMC N) and Saint Vincent College today. The two teams split an American Mideast Conference North double header, in which both games went into extra innngs. After Walsh had rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning of game one to tie the score at 5-5, Saint Vincent led-off the eighth with a homerun to win 6-5. Andrew Tighe (Jr., Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) gave up the solo homer and was tagged with the loss. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) drove in two runs in the opener for the Cavs. Walsh had to rally in the seventh inning of game two in order to send the nightcap to extra innings, before winning 7-6. Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount), who slugged a two-run homer earlier in the game, delivered a two-out single on a 1-2 pitch to tie the game at 6-6. In the eighth, Ryan Indorf (So., Massillon, OH/HS) had a pinch-hit double and was driven in by an Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) single to end the ball game. Duane Kaley (Sr., Deerfield, OH/Southeast) doubled and drove in three runs. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) came on in the relief of Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) in the fifth inning, and picked up his third win (3-0) of the season.

The Cavs host Baldwin-Wallace in single game on Tuesday at 3 pm.


Saturday, March 18, 2006

"Cavs Snap Six-Game Skid with Sweep at Saint Vincent"

Walsh (7-10, 2-0 AMC N) snapped a six-game losing streak in fine fashion today, with a double header sweep at Saint Vincent College, in their first American Mideast Conference North games of the season. The Cavs won both games by identical 4-0 scores, with each starting pitcher tossing a one-hit shutout. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) turned the trick in game one and Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) matched the effort in game two. Lynn had a perfect game for five and two-thirds innings, before surrendering a two-out walk in the sixth inning. Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) doubled and drove in two runs in game one and had two singles in the night cap. Pat Conley (Jr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) drove in a run with two singles in game one and Ryan Inama (Jr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) drove in a run. Inama also drove in two runs with a double in game two.

The two teams meet at Walsh tomorrow at 1 pm, in another AMC North double header.


Friday, March 17, 2006

"Cavs and St. Vincent Will Try on Sunday"

Walsh and Saint Vincent College have re-scheduled their AMC North double header for Sunday at 1 pm. They were postponed on Thursday. The two teams at Saint Vincent on Saturday in the AMC opener for the Cavs.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

"Cavs Also Postpone Tomorrow"

Tomorrow's schedule AMC North twin bill, at home, with Saint Vincent College has been postponed. No make-up date has been set.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

"Cavs/Mount Union Single Game Cancelled"

Walsh's scheduled single game, at home, with Mount Union College for today has been cancelled. No make-up date has been set. Walsh is scheduled to host Saint Vincent College in an AMC North twinbill tomorrow at 1 pm.


Saturday, March 11, 2006

"Cavs Fall 2-0 to Siena Heights"

A promising spring trip ended on a sour note, as Walsh (5-10) lost its fifth straight game, 2-0 to Siena Heights at the Warner Southern Tournament. Walsh started the trip winning four of their first five games, but come North with a five-game losing streak. Lefty Andrew Tighe (Jr., Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) gave the Cavs a solid start, but took the loss. He fired a four-hitter, allowing only two runs in the first inning. Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) had two of Walsh's three hits.

The Cavs' first scheduled home game is Tuesday, a single game, with Mount Union College at 3 pm.


Friday, March 10, 2006

"Cavs Skid Hits Four"

Walsh fell to 5-9 on the season, after losing twice at the Warner Southern Tournament today. St. Ambrose spoiled a fine outing by Walsh's Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) with a 2-1 win. In game two, the Cavs were downed 13-3 by Thomas College. The Cavs have lost four straight games and five of their last six. The Cavs finish their spring trip at the Warner Southern Tournament tomorrow.


Thursday, March 9, 2006

"Cavs Lose Two at Warner Southern Tournament"

Walsh (5-7) lost twice at the Warner Southern Tournament today. The Cavs fell 3-2 to Siena Heights and 6-2 to Warner Southern. Mike Dougherty (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) started and took the loss in the Siena game. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) pitched well against Warner Southern, but was charged with the loss. The Cavs are back in action tomorrow, with two more games in the Warner Southern Tournament.


Tuesday, March 7, 2006

"Cavs Down Webber in 10 Innings"

Walsh improved to 4-1 in Florida and to 5-5 overall, after defeating Webber International 5-2 in ten innings today. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) won in relief for the second straight day to improve his record to 2-0. Andrew Tighe (Jr., Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) started for the Cavs and worked into the seventh inning. Andy Scritchfield (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) drove in two runs with four hits, while Derek Gordon (Jr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) and Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) each had three hits.

The Cavs are off tomorrow.


Monday, March 6, 2006

"Cavs Gain Split"

Walsh (4-5) split two games in Florida today, playing outstanding baseball in both games. First, the Cavs rallied with three runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Lindsey Wilson 7-5 , before falling 1-0 to Webber International. Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) delivered the big blow in the come-from-behind win over Lindsey Wilson, as he doubled in the go-ahead run. He also added another double and drove in three runs. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) pitched the final one and two-third innings in relief to pick-up the win. In the game against Webber, Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) pitched a gem, but was on the short end of a 1-0 loss. Webber scored the games only run in the second inning. Frame scattered four hits, fanned five and walked only one.


Sunday, March 5, 2006

"Cavs Unveil Offensive Thunder in Sweep of Siena Heights"

(Florida) Walsh scored 28 runs in a double header sweep of Siena Heights, at Webber International, today. The Cavs hammered Siena Heights 17-2 in game one and 11-1 game two. Walsh is 3-4 on the season and plays a split twin bill with Lindsey Wilson (1 pm) and Webber (7 pm) tomorrow.

Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry), Derek Gordon (Jr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) and Greg Miller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) drove in 11 between them in game one. Nicholas had three hits, a double and four RBI., while Gordon homered twice and drove in three runs. Miller tripled, homered and drove in four runs. Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) fanned 11 for the Cavs and evened his record at 1-1. Ben Botbyl (Sr., Willard, OH/HS) tripled, had four hits and drove in three runs in the nightcap. Nicholas drove in two more runs, with three hits, including a double. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) picked-up the win in game to even his record at 1-1.


Monday, February 27, 2006

"Cavs (1-4) Drop 3-4 in Kentucky"

Walsh (1-4) dropped three out of four games at the Relay for Life Tournament in Kentucky this past weekend. The Cavs are now preparing for annual spring trip to Florida, with games starting on Sunday.

Walsh lost its first two games of the season, falling 3-0 to Spring Arbor College and 10-4 to Campbellsville University on Friday. Spring Arbor blanked the Cavs on two hits in the opener. Walsh's Kyle Lynn (Jr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) tossed a three-hitter in defeat. In Walsh's second game, Campbellsville scored seven runs in the fourth inning on their way to a 10-4 win. Andy Schon (Jr., Akron, OH/Coventry) started and took the loss for Walsh. Jeff Nicholas (So., Navarre, OH/Perry) singled twice and drove in two runs and Jason Pettigrew (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) singled, doubled and drove in a run.

Walsh split two games to pick-up their first win of the season on Saturday. After falling 9-5 to Spring Arbor, the Cavs rallied with three runs in the fifth inning to defeat Hastings College in the second game. Walsh pitchers walked 11 batters and hit five in a 9-5 loss to Spring Arbor. Mike Dougherty (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) came into relief in the fifth inning and was charged with the loss. Jeff Nicholas continued his fast start with a homer, double and three RBI. Alan Frame (So., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) fanned six in six innings in the second game and earned the win against Hastings. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) pitched the final inning to record his first save of the year. Chad Campbell (So., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) and Rollin Matsui (Jr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) each singled twice, doubled and drove in a run.

Walsh lost 9-4 to Campbellsville on Sunday. The host team scored four runs in the first two innings and coasted the rest of the way. Greg Miller (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) started on the hill for the Cavs and failed to get out of the second inning. John Zakel (Sr., Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy Name) singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Cavs.


Saturday, February 25, 2006

"Cavs Split to Gain First Win"

(Kentucky) Walsh (1-3) split two games to pick-up their first win of the season today. After falling 9-5 to Spring Arbor, the Cavs rallied with three runs in the fifth inning to defeat Hastings College in the second game. The Cavs close their southern swing in Kentucky with a single game at Campbellsville on Sunday. Walsh pitchers walked 11 batters and hit five in a 9-5 loss to Spring Arbor. Mike Dougherty (Fr., Can