2007 Archive

Monday, July 30, 2007

"Andy Schon Signs Pro-Contract With Washington Wild Things"

Walsh University senior right-handed pitcher Andy Schon (Akron, OH/Coventry) has signed a contract with the Washington Wild Things (Washington, PA) of the Frontier League. Schon will make his debut at home tonight (7:05 pm), against the Rockford River Hawks.

Schon's final year at Walsh was his best, as he finished 9-5 with a 3.11 ERA. Schon set single season marks in strikeouts (101) and innings pitched (101.1), in leading Walsh to its first-ever appearance at the NAIA College World Series. Schon was a first-team American Mideast Conference North Division selection. He won his final three starts in leading Walsh to the NAIA Region IX and NAIA Super Regional Championships. Schon defeated top seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University in the first game of the NAIA Region IX Tournament 3-1, allowing only four hits, while fanning 11 with only one walk. In his next start, in the first game of the NAIA East Coast Super Regional, he defeated Fisher College 4-1 scattering eight hits and fanning a career-high 13. In his last outing, he won 3-2 against St. Thomas University in the first game at the NAIA College World Series, scattering nine hits, striking out ten and walking only one. His last three outings were all complete games.

Schon finished as Walsh's career leader in strikeouts (267), inning pitched (294) and appearances (55). His 20 wins are tied for second all-time.


Monday, May 28, 2007

"Cavs Eliminated at NAIA College World Series"

(Lewiston, Idaho) Tenth-seeded Walsh (29-30) was eliminated by Houston Baptist (TX) (42-20) in the ninth game of the Avista-NAIA World Series today at Harris Field. The Cavs lost 10-5. Houston Baptist scored three runs in the first inning and two more in the second, to force the Cavs to play catch-up. Walsh's five runs came in the final three innings. Mike Dougherty (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) (6-6) started for the Cavs and was charged with the loss.

Story courtesy NAIA

Leadoff hitter Ryan Majewski hit a pair of home runs and scored four times to help Houston Baptist University remain alive in the 51st annual Avista NAIA World Series with a 10-5 win over Walsh University in a loser-out game on Monday.

The start of the contest was delayed an hour because of rain, but the later start had little effect on Majewski, who clobbered the game's fourth pitch for a home run.

HBU (42-20) hit three home runs early in the contest to take a 5-0 lead after two innings. The lead was as big as 9-0 in the seventh before HBU starting pitcher Matt Weible ran out of gas and Walsh (29-30) made things interesting. Weible made it to the ninth before being replaced. He gave up 12 hits and three earned runs. He also struck out five and walked one.

HBU grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning. After Majewski's home run, Greg Gossett singled and Andrew Taccolini hit a two-run home run to left field.

A couple of errors hurt Walsh in the second inning as two throwing errors and a wild pitch helped HBU to a 5-0 lead.

Majewski made it 6-0 in the fifth when he again led off the inning with a home run. He finished 3-for-3 in the contest with two RBI and four runs scored.

Michael Crabtree's three run double in the seventh made it 9-0.

Walsh picked up its first run in the seventh on an RBI single by Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) , but HBU countered with a run in the top of the eighth when Majewski doubled and scored on a single by Chad Hebert.

Walsh picked up three runs in the eighth when Greg Miller (Sr., Dover, OH/HS) doubled in two runs and scored on a single by Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) . A double steal allowed Walsh to score a run in the ninth.

Gossett finished 4-for-5 with two runs scored for HBU, while Hebert was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Kade Klick (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) went 3-for-5 with a run scored for Walsh, while Suliks went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Houston Baptist, making its first appearance in the Series as was Walsh, moves on in the tournament to play at either 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. on Tuesday in another loser-out game. Pairings for Tuesday won't be completely set until the final game on Monday.

BOX SCORE: http://naia.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2006-2007/09box.html


Saturday, May 26, 2007

"Cavs Lose Lead Late, Fall 8-5 to Spring Arbor"

(Lewiston, Idaho) Tenth-seeded Walsh (29-29) lost for the first time since May 5, when they fell 8-5 to second seeded Spring Arbor University (46-3) in the seventh game of the Avista-NAIA World Series today at Harris Field. With the loss, Walsh moves into the elimination portion of the bracket Monday, taking on Houston Baptist (Texas) at 8:30 a.m. (11:30 am OHIO TIME), while Spring Arbor continues its season against Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) in Monday's late game.

Spring Arbor (Mich.) starter Brad Hinkle (14-0) threw a complete game, giving up five runs on 12 hits with three strike outs, as the Cougars dispatched Walsh (Ohio) 8-5 in the seventh game of the 2007 Avista-NAIA World Series Saturday at Harris Field in Lewiston.

Walsh fell behind early but scored five runs over the game's middle three innings to take control. However, Spring Arbor managed to score the final five runs of the game in the eighth and ninth innings to come away with the three-run win.

Following a scoreless seventh, Spring Arbor got a one-out single from John Schaible to begin the eighth, followed by a hit batsman and an error that loaded the bases for the second-seeded Cougars. Eric Vojtkofsky lifted a sacrifice fly ball into right field to score Schaible, and on the throw both runners moved up a base.

With first base open, Jeff Hollister drew a walk to re-load the bases, followed by Jeff Tebeau's single through the right side that, paired with a Walsh fielding miscue, cleared the bases for three Cougar runs, leaving Spring Arbor up 6-5 after seven-and-a-half.

The Cougars added two more in the ninth, crossing on an RBI single and a sacrifice fly, and Brad Hinkle closed the complete game by retiring three-straight after allowing the first two Cavaliers of the ninth to reach.

Walsh starter Kyle Lynn (Sr., Massillon, OH/ Tuslaw)tossed 6.1 innings of three-run, nine-hit baseball, carding six strike outs and walking five. Chris Norris finished the final 2.2, taking the loss for the Cavaliers to fall to 5-5 on the season. Hromada went 3-for-3 in the game for the Cavaliers, while Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) and Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) each finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored. Pettigrew also drove in a pair of runs in the loss.

Spring Arbor opened scoring in the third, getting back-to-back one-out singles before a Bachman triple down the right field line plated Matt Coulter and Schaible to put the Cougars on top 2-0. Bachman would come home a batter later, when Brad Baker picked on right field again for an RBI single to extend Spring Arbor's lead to 3-0.

Walsh got a lead-off double from Pettigrew to start the bottom of the fourth, and after a pop-up recorded the first Cavalier out of the inning, Kade Klick (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) came through with another double, pushing the ball to left center to score Pettigrew for the first Walsh run of the game.

Down 3-1, the Cavaliers got a one-out single to center to start the fifth from Campbell, and the Walsh shortstop moved to third when Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/Washington) laced a single into right. Both Campbell and Indorf would score a batter later, as Pettigrew got his second extra-base hit of the game, sliding in for a triple to left center that tied the game at 3-3.

Walsh grabbed the lead in the sixth, starting as it did in the fifth with a one-out single when Jeff Nicholas slapped an offering through the right side. Catcher Tim Hromada (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) followed with another single, and Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) moved home the first run of the inning with a third-straight hit that scored Nicholas to take a 4-3 lead. Hromada, who moved to third on the play, was replaced by Matt Marshall (Jr., New boston, OH/Glenwood) as a courtesy runner on the basepath, and Marshall scored on an RBI ground-out by Mark Kelly (r-Fr., Norton, OH/HS) a batter later to extend the lead to 5-3.

BOX SCORE: http://naia.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2006-2007/07box.html


Friday, May 25, 2007

"Cavs Edge St. Thomas 3-2, Advance in NAIA College World Series"

(Lewiston, Idaho) Walsh (29-28) continues its miracle run, defeating St. Thomas (FL) (46-15-1) 3-2 in their first game at the NAIA College World Series. With the win, the Cavs stay in the winner's bracket and will meet second seeded Spring Arbor University (45-3) at 6 pm (Ohio time) tomorrow. The Cavs played Spring Arbor in their season opener, and lost 3-2 in Kentucky in February.

The win was the seventh in a row for the streaking Cavs and vaulted them over the .500 mark (29-28) for the second time this season. St. Thomas struck first, when Angel Hernandez homered over the right field fence in the first inning to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead. They would score only one more run against Walsh starter Andy Schon (Sr., Akron, OH/Coventry). The Bobcats went ahead 2-0 in the sixth, when they scored on a fielder's choice. The eighth inning was the big inning for the Cavs. Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) led-off with a single to center and advanced to second on an infield hit to third base by Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/Washington). The Cavs then loaded the bases on a single to left-center field by Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson). Walsh scored its first run, and cut the St. Thomas lead to 2-1, when relief pitcher Osmar Chaviano walked Rollin Matsui (Sr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount), to force in Campbell. After Kade Klick (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) fanned, Jeff Nicholas (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) singled down the right field line, scoring both Indorf and Matt Marshall (Jr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) (pinch ran for Pettigrew) to give the Cavs their first lead at 3-2. The rest was in the hands of Schon, as the retired six of the last seven hitters, for his ninth win of the season. It was his third straight complete game, and the third straight game in which he fanned at least ten. His ten strikeouts gave him 101 on the season and 34 in the last three games.

BOIX SCORE: http://naia.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2006-2007/01box.html


Monday, May 21, 2007

"Cavs (28-28, 9-7 AMC N) Headed to NAIA College World Series/Meet St. Thomas (FL) in First Game"

Walsh is headed to the NAIA World Series. The Cavs completed their miracle post-season sweep, winning the best of three series with Fisher College two-games to none. Walsh will make their first-ever appearance at the Series, when they meet St. Thomas (FL) at 8:30 am (PST) on Friday. All games in the double elimination tournament are being played at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. Walsh is the number ten seed in the ten team tournament. St. Thomas (46-14-1) is the number seven seed. St. Thomas lost (18-0) to Lee University (TN) in the Atlantic South Super Regional Championship, but received the second at-large berth to the tournament. The winner of the Cavs/St. Thomas game plays on Saturday at 3 pm (PST) against second seeded Spring Arbor University (MI) (45-3). Spring Arbor won the Heartland Super Regional with a two-game sweep of St. Ambrose. Walsh and Spring Arbor met in the regular season in Kentucky, in February, with Spring Arbor winning 3-2. The loser of the Walsh/St. Thomas game plays at 12 pm (PST) on Saturday against the loser of the Lewis-Clark (ID) (53-5)/Lee (50-13) game. Walsh enters the NAIA World Series on a six-game win streak.

Behind the pitching of Andy Schon (Sr., Coventry, OH/HS), Walsh defeated Fisher College (33-15) 4-1 in the first game of the NAIA East Coast Super Regional last Thursday. Cleveland Indians' Hall of Famer Bob Feller threw out the first pitch. Schon (8-5) fanned 13, and scattered eight hits in winning his eighth game of the season. With his 13 strikeouts, he became Walsh's all-time single season leader with 91. Walsh took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, when Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, Oh/HS) led off with a double and scored on a one out double by Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/HS). Indorf then scored when Jeff Nicholas (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Walsh added their third run in the fourth, when Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) led off with a single, stole second, and scored on a double play ball. Fisher's only run came in the fifth, when Carlos Alvarado singled and scored on a two-out hit by Evan Tardugno. Walsh's final run came on a solo homerun in the seventh inning by Kelly.

Walsh completed its miracle run on Friday, defeating Fisher College (33-16) 4-3 to win the best of three series two games to none. Walsh jumped to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Ryan Indorf reached base on an error and then scored on an error. Fisher, the home team, tied the game in the home half of the first when Tom Englehardt singled in Joey Eugenio. Fisher took a 2-1 lead in the second, when Axel Flecha tripled in Rob Mondello, and then scored on a two-out single by Carlos Alvarado. Walsh closed to within 3-2 in the third, when Mark Kelly, who led off with a double to right-center, scored on a sacrifice fly by Indorf. The Cavs tied the game in the sixth inning. Tim Hromada (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) led-off with a double. Matt Marshall (Jr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) then ran for Hromada and scored the tying run on a single by Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS). Walsh took the lead for good in the seventh. Indorf led off with a single and was advanced to second when Rollin Matsui (Sr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) reached base on an error by the shortstop. Indorf then scored from second base, when Fisher center fielder Zach Thompson fell down while catching Kade Klick's (sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) deep fly to center. The rest of the game was in hands of starter Kyle Lynn (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) and reliever Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson). Lynn picked-up the win (4-2), going 7.1 innings. He scattered 10 hits, fanned seven and only allowed three base runners after the second inning. Norris retired five of six batters to earn his first save of the season.

All games in the World Series will be streamed live (audio and video) on the internet. Details and links will be available on the Walsh website www.walsh.edu later in the week.


Sunday, May 20, 2007

"Pairings Announced, Cavs Play First Game at World Series"

The pairings have been announced for the NAIA College World Series, and Walsh (28-28) plays the first game of the double-elimination tournament against St. Thomas (FL) (46-14-1) at 8:30 AM (PST) on Friday in Lewiston, Idaho. St. Thomas lost (18-0) to Lee University (TN) in the Atlantic South Super Regional Championship, but received the second at-large berth to the tournament. The winner plays at 3 pm (PST) on Saturday against Spring Arbor University (MI) (45-3). Spring Arbor won the Heartland Super Regional with a two-game sweep of St. Ambrose. Walsh and Spring Arbor met in the regular season in Kentucky, in February, with Spring winning 3-2.

The loser of the Walsh/St. Thomas game plays at 12 pm (PST) on Saturday against the loser of the Lewis-Clark (ID) (53-5)/Lee (TN) (50-13) game.

Walsh enters the NAIA World Series on a six-game win streak. The Cavs swept the NAIA Region IX Tournament in four games and the East Coast Super Regional in two games. This is Walsh's first trip to the World Series.

PAIRINGS: http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/naia/sports/m-basebl/auto_pdf/weekly-release


Friday, May 18, 2007

"Cavs Complete Miracle Run/Now Headed to College World Series"

Walsh (28-28) has completed its miracle run, and are headed to the NAIA College World Series after defeating Fisher College (33-16) 4-3 to win the best of three East Coast Super Regional two games to none. Walsh closed the regular season with seven straight losses, before winning the NAIA Region IX Tournament in four games. Walsh will be making its first trip ever to Lewiston, Idaho (May 25-June 1) for the double elimination tournament. They enter the World Series on a six-game winning streak.

Walsh jumped to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/Washington) reached base on an error and then scored on an error. Fisher, the home team, tied the game in the home half of the first when Tom Englehardt singled in Joey Eugenio. Fisher took a 2-1 lead in the second, when Axel Flecha tripled in Rob Mondello, and then scored on a two-out single by Carlos Alvarado.

Walsh closed to within 3-2 in the third, when Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, OH/HS), who led off with a double to right-center, scored on a sacrifice fly by Indorf. The Cavs tied the game in the sixth. Tim Hromada (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) led-off with a double. Matt Marshall (Jr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) then ran for Hromada and scored the tying run on a single by Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS). Walsh took the lead for good in the seventh. Indorf led off with a single and was advanced to second when Rollin Matsui (Sr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) reached base on an error by the shortstop. Indorf then scored from second base, when Fisher center fielder Zach Thompson fell down while catching Kade Klick's (sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) deep fly to center.

The rest of the game was in hands of starter Kyle Lynn (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) and reliever Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson). Lynn picked-up the win (4-2), going 7.1 innings. He scattered 10 hits, fanned seven and only allowed three base runners after the second inning. Norris retired five of six batters to earn his first save of the season.

BOX SCORE http://naia.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2006-2007/fisherwalsh2.html


Thursday, May 17, 2007

"Cavs Beat Fisher 4-1, One Win From College World Series"

Behind the pitching of Andy Schon (Sr., Coventry, OH/HS), Walsh (27-28) is just one win away from reaching the NAIA College World Series, after defeating Fisher College (33-15) 4-1 in the NAIA East Coast Super Regional today. Walsh can wrap-up the best of three series, and first trip to the World Series, with a win tomorrow. Game time is 11 am at Walsh.

Schon (8-5) fanned 13, and scattered eight hits in winning his eighth game of the season. With his 13 strikeouts today, he is also Walsh's all-time single season leader with 91. Walsh took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, Oh/HS) led off with a double and scored on a one out double by Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/HS). Indorf then scored, when Jeff Nicholas (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Walsh added their third run in the fourth, when Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) led off with a single, stole second, and scored on a double play ball. Fisher's only run came in the fifth, when Carlos Alvarado singled and scored on a two out hit by Evan Tardugno. Walsh's final run came on a solo homerun in the seventh inning by Kelly.

Schon was in command, fanning a career high 13 batters. He did not walk a batter.

BOX SCORE: http://naia.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2006-2007/fishercollegevswalshuniversitymay172007.html

Walsh will send left-hander Kyle Lynn (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) to the hill tomorrow.


Monday, May 14, 2007

"Cavs (26-28, 9-7 AMC N) Win NAIA Region IX Tournament/Two Games From NAIA College World Series/Bob Feller to Throw Out First Pitch on Thursday"

Walsh (26-28) is two games away from their first appearance at the NAIA College World Series in Lewiston, Idaho (May 25-June1). Walsh will host the NAIA East Coast Regional this Thursday and Friday. The only thing between the Cavs and Lewiston is Fisher College (MA). Fisher (30-14) won the Region X title by defeating St. Joseph College 10-3, while the Cavs completed a miracle run at the NAIA Region IX Tournament to win their first regional championship. The teams play a best 2-3 series, starting next Thursday at 2 pm. Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Feller will throw out the first pitch on Thursday. The second game is on Friday at 11 am. A third game, if necessary, would follow.

Walsh entered the regional tournament on a seven-game losing streak, and as the final seed (#6). The Cavs started the tournament with a 3-1 win over top seed Mount Vernon Nazarene. Right-hander Andy Schon (Sr., Akron, OH/Coventry) fanned 11 in the win. Walsh then remained in the winners bracket with a 4-2 win over Malone College. Kyle Lynn (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) started, and pitched 6.2 innings in picking-up the win. Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) retired the final two batters to earn the save. Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) homered in the win.

The Cavs then put their hitting shoes on for the final two games. Walsh reached the championship game with an 11-9 win over Ohio Dominican University. In winning their first three games, Walsh had beaten opponents in which they had an 0-8 mark against in the regular season. Mike Dougherty (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) started and lasted 6.2 innings for the Cavs. Alan Frame (Jr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) worked the final 1.1 innings to pick-up the win. Walsh snapped a 9-9 tie in the ninth when Mike Suliks tripled down the right field line to drive in the go-ahead run. The Cavs then added an insurance run. Shortstop Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) was 5-6 and DH Rollin Matsui (Sr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) was 3-4 with 3 RBI. Walsh banged out 20 hiis against ODU pitching. In the title game, the Cavs erased a 3-0 first inning Mt. Vernon Nazarene lead to win 10-8. Walsh trailed 4-3 in the fourth inning, when they scored three times to take the lead for good. Pettigrew had four hits, and two RBI and third baseman Kade Klick (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had three hits. Klick enters the East Coast Regional on a nine-game hitting streak. Walsh had 16 hits against Cougars pitching. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) (6-4) pitched eight strong innings for the win. He allowed six runs, but only four earned, and only two runs after the first inning.

Catcher/Designated hitter Rollin Matsui was named first-team All-American Mideast Conference North Division at designated hitter. Matsui hit a team-leading .402, with two home runs, 25 RBI, and a team-best .464 slugging percentage. Andy Schon also earned first team honors. Schon, who set a career strikeout mark (244) this season (78), is 7-5 with a 3.46 ERA. He is also two K's shy of setting a single season mark. Schon also leads Walsh with 83.1 innings pitched and six complete games. Schon was also named to the All-AMC/Region IX Rawlings Gold Glove Team.

The Cavs placed four players on the second team All-AMC North squad. First baseman Jason Pettigrew, second baseman Mike Suliks, left fielder Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/Washington) and pitcher Mike Dougherty. Pettigrew is hitting .341, with nine doubles and a team-leading 39 RBI. Suliks hit .349, with five doubles and 19 RBI. Indorf, who hit safely in 18 games this season, is batting .309 with five doubles, three triples, four homeruns and 19 RBI. Dougherty finished second with six wins and five complete games. Chad Campbell, centerfielder Mark Kelly (R-Fr., Norton, OH/HS) and pitcher Andrew Tighe (Sr., Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) were named honorable mention. Campbell hit .335 in 54 games with five doubles. He led the team with 60 hits. Campbell, also the Cavs closer, had six saves in eight games. Kelly is hitting .377 in 45 games. Tighe, a left-hander, who works out of the bullpen, was 1-1 in 14 games.


Friday, May 11, 2007

"Cavs Host Fisher College in East Coast Regional"

Walsh (26-28) is two games away from their first appearance at the NAIA College World Series (Lewiston, Idaho). The only thing between the Cavs and Lewiston is Fisher College (MA). Fisher won the Region X title by defeating St. Joseph College 10-3 yesterday. The teams play a best 2-3 series, starting next Thursday at 2 pm. The second game is on Friday at 11 am. A third game, if necessary, would follow. Fisher comes to North Canton with an overall record of 30-14.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

"Miracle Cavs Beat Mt. Vernon 10-8 to Win NAIA Region IX Championship/Host East Coast Regional Next Week"

(Mt. Vernon, OH) Sixth seed Walsh (26-28) has won its first NAIA Region IX Championship, by defeating top seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene 10-8 today. The Cavs beat the Cougars twice in the tournament, and will now host the NAIA East Coast Regional next week. The Cavs will host the Region IX winner, with the winner of the two out of three series advancing to the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, May 25-June 1. Walsh has never advanced to the World Series.

Mount Vernon scored three runs in the first inning off of Walsh starter Chris Norris, but would only score twice more in the next seven innings off of Norris. Walsh chipped away with a run in the second and then tied the game with two runs in third. Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson), who was 4-4 with two RBI, singled in Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) to cut the lead to 3-2 and Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/Washington) scored on ground ball to tie the game at 3-3.

Mount Vernon regained the lead with a run in the fourth at 4-3. It would be their final lead of the day. Walsh scored three times in the bottom of the fourth to take a 6-4 lead. Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) doubled home the tying run (4-4), and Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) drove in the go-ahead run with a ground out. The Cavs sixth run came on sacrifice fly by Indorf.

The Cavs held the 6-4 lead until the eighth inning, when the Cougars scored their final run off of Norris to cut the Cavs lead to 6-5. Walsh would then answer with four big runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 10-5 lead into the ninth. Pettigrew and Kade Klick (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) each had run scoring singles in the eighth, and Rollin Matsui (Sr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) squeezed in a run with bunt. The Cavs would need the insurance runs, as the Cougars scored three times in the ninth against closer Chad Campbell.

Indorf, Pettigrew and Matsui each drove in two runs. Klick was 3-4 and Kelly, Campbell, Indorf and Suliks each had two hits. Norris was the winner, allowing eight hits and five runs in seven innings.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

"Cavs to Meet Mount Vernon in Region IX Title Game"

(Mt. Vernon, OH) Sixth seed Walsh (25-28) will meet top-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene (37-13) for the NAIA Region IX Championship, at approximately 1:30 pm today. The Cougars advanced to the championship game by eliminating Ohio Dominican University 8-4 today. The Cavs need only to win one game to win their first regional title. The Cougars must beat the Cavs twice in order to win the region championship. Walsh beat Mount Vernon 3-1, in the first game of the tournament on Tuesday. The winner advances to the NAIA Super Regional next week (16-19).

Live Gamecast: webcast


Wednesday, May 9, 2007

"Cavs Advance to Region IX Title Game"

(Mt. Vernon, OH) The game featured 36 hits, 20 runs and plenty of excitement. And when the smoke and runs had cleared, sixth seeded Walsh (25-28) was headed to its first ever NAIA Region IX Championship game, after defeating second seeded Ohio Dominican University 11-9. The win was the third straight for the Cavs in the tournament and keeps them in the winners bracket heading into day three of the double elimination tournament. The Cavs are one win away from winning the Region IX Title, and heading to the Super Regional next week. Walsh plays at 1 pm on Thursday, against the winner of the Mount Vernon Nazarene/Ohio Dominican game, which will be played at 10 am.

Walsh scored in eight of the nine innings, and took a 1-0 lead on a Rollin Matsui (Sr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) single in the top of the first inning. The Panthers then scored three runs in the bottom half of the inning off of Walsh starter Mike Dougherty (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) to take a 3-1 lead. They would add a single in the second, and led 4-1 after two innings.

Walsh would then score in each of the next seven innings. Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/Washington) singled in the third to cut the lead to 4-2 and Matsui drove in a run on fielder's choice, and Walsh trailed 4-3. With Dougherty settling down, the Cavs tied the game at 4-4 in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS).

Walsh would regain the lead in the top of the fifth, when Jeff Nicholas (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) singled home Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson), giving the Cavs a 5-4 lead. They would extend the lead to 6-4 in the sixth, when Suliks scored on a one out single by Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside). The Cavs would add another run in the seventh, and take a 7-4 lead, when Matsui scored on a ground out by Tim Hromada (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan). Ohio Dominican would score two unearned in the bottom of the inning, cutting the Walsh lead to 7-6, and chasing Dougherty. Dougherty lasted 6.2 innings and allowed six runs, four earned on 10 hits.

Walsh added two runs in the eighth inning, when Pettigrew doubled home Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) and Matsui singled in Pettigrew. The Panthers then rallied, and scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the game at 9-9. Walsh then scored for the seventh consecutive inning, when they tallied twice in the ninth. Hromada smashed a single up the middle with one out, and then came home on Suliks triple down the right field line to put Walsh back on top 10-9. The Cavs then added an insurance run on Kelly's sacrifice fly to center. The Panthers had the tying runs on base in the bottom of the ninth, but had the rally stopped on a 5-3 double play to end the ball game.

Chad Campbell went 5-6 and scored two runs. Mark Kelly had three singles, scored twice and had a sacrifice fly. Pettigrew had two hits and a RBI, and Suliks had two hits and two RBI. Alan Frame (Jr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) pitched the final 1.1 innings to pick-up the win (2-6). Walsh banged out 20 hits.

Walsh entered the tournament on a seven-game slide, and were 0-8 against the three teams that they have beaten; Mt. Vernon Nazarene (0-2), Malone (0-4) and Ohio Dominican (0-2).


Tuesday, May 8, 2007

"Cavs Stay in Winners Bracket/ Beat Malone"

(Mt. Vernon, OH) Walsh (24-28) remained in the winners bracket of the NAIA Region IX Tournament after beating Malone College 4-2. The Cavs next game is a 1 pm on Wednesday, against the winner of the Ohio Dominican/Geneva game. The Walsh game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER at 12:55 pm.

Kyle Lynn's (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) pitched 6.2 innings to pick-up the win against the Pioneers, with Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) retiring the final two batters to earn the save. Walsh tied the game at 1-1 with a run in the second inning and took the lead for good with a run in the fourth. They added two insurance runs in the seventh. Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two hits, including a homerun.

Box Score: http://www.mvnu.edu/sports/nazbb/history/07/naia5.txt

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

"Cavs Meet Malone, Again"

(Mount Vernon, OH) Sixth seeded Walsh (23-28) and fourth seeded Malone (23-25) are going to meet again. After losing four straight games to Malone last week to close the regular season, Walsh gets a crack at the Pioneers again in NAIA Region IX Tournament. Walsh advanced to the winners bracket after upsetting top seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene 3-1 this morning. They now meet Malone, who faces elimination after falling 8-6 to third seeded Ohio Dominican. Game time is scheduled for 4 pm.

http://www.mvnu.edu/sports/nazbb/news/regionix.asp


Tuesday, May 8, 2007

"Cavs Stun Cougars 3-1/Schon Pitches Gem"

(Mt. Vernon, OH) Behind the four-hit pitching of senior Andy Schon (Akron, OH/Coventry), sixth seeded Walsh (23-28) stunned top seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene (34-13) 3-1 in the first game of the NAIA Region IX Tournament. The Cavs play next at 4 pm, against the loser of the #3 Ohio Dominican (38-11)/#4 Malone (23-24) game.

Walsh opened the scoring in the first inning. Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) led off with a single, was sacrficed to second on Chad Campbell's (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) bunt, and reached third base on wild throw to first. Kelly then scored on a ground ball out by Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson). The Cougars tied the game in the bottom of the third, and the game remained tied until the seventh inning. Kade Klick (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) led off, and reached second base when Cougar right fielder Kodi Veale dropped his fly ball. Klick advanced to third on a single by Jeff Nicholas (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry). Walsh then took the lead on throwing error on a ground ball off the bat of Duston Walter (Fr., Malvern, OH/HS). The Cavs then added an insurance run on a sacrifice fly by Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS). Schon then completed the gem by retiring the final six hitters for the win to improve to 7-4. He fanned a season-high 11 and walked only a batter. Walsh's career leader in strikeouts now has totaled 244.

Game Webcast: http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/WebcastPlayByPlay/WebcastPBPData.aspx?association10&sg=MBA&compID=45528


Monday, May 7, 2007

"Cavs Meet Mt. Vernon Nazarene in NAIA Region IX Baseball Opener"

Sixth seeded Walsh (22-28) meets host and top seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University (34-12) in the first game of the double elimination NAIA Region IX Baseball Championships, Tuesday morning at 10 am. The winner plays the loser of the #3 Ohio Dominican (38-11)/#4 Malone (23-24) at 4 pm. The loser plays at 1 pm, against the loser of the #2 Geneva (28-18)/#5 Rio Grande (24-25-1).

Game Webcast: http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/WebcastPlayByPlay/WebcastPBPData.aspx?association10&sg=MBA&compID=45528

Tournament bracket: http://www.amcsports.com/2006-07/basbracket.htm


Monday, May 7, 2007

"Cavs (22-28, 9-7 AMC N) Hope to Right Ship in NAIA Region IX Tournament"

Last week did not go as planned for the Cavs' (22-28. 9-7 AMC N) Baseball Team. Walsh entered the week in first place in the American Mideast Conference North Division with four games to play. By the time the smoke had cleared, the Cavs had lost all four games to Malone, dropping them to third place in the conference. The Cavs lost the four games 5-1, 7-1, 4-0 and 10-7. The Cavs now look to break a season-long seven-game slide against Mount Vernon Nazarene University (34-12, 19-5 AMC S) on Tuesday at 10 am in the double-elimination NAIA Region IX Tournament, held at Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon beat the Cavs 12-4 and 11-1 in the regular season. The official bracket will be released sometime today.

The only bright spot in the losses to Malone came on Thursday, in game one of the AMC N doubleheader, when Andy Schon (Sr., Akron, OH/Coventry) became the Cavs all-time strikeout leader. Schon fanned nine, and has totaled 233 career K's, passing the mark of 229 held by Jeff Paul. He is also the all-time leader in innings pitched with 267.1. Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/Washington) had his career-best 18-game hit streak snapped in game one at Malone on Saturday, when he went 0-3. He promptly started a new streak with a homerun in the nigth-cap. Indorf is hitting .325 and has a .406 on base percentage. Indorf leads team in at-bats (163), runs scored (36), hits (53) and extra base hits (12).

Catcher/Designated hitter Rollin Matsui is hitting a team-leading .407. Matsui has two home runs, 20 RBI, and a team-best .474 slugging percentage. Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) leads the team with 34 RBI and eight doubles. He is hitting .325. Freshman second baseman Mike Suliks (Norton, OH/HS) is hitting .337, with five doubles and 15 RBI. Shortstop Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) is hitting .323, and is second to Indorf with 52 hits and 35 runs scored. Andy Schon leads the staff in innings pitched (74.1), strikeouts (67), and has a 3.87 ERA, which is second to Kyle Lynn's (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) 3.65 ERA. Schon and Mike Dougherty (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) are tied for team lead in wins with six.


Saturday, May 5, 2007

"Cavs Fall Twice at Malone"

Walsh (22-28, 9-7 AMC N) fell twice at Malone (23-24, 11-5 AMC N) today. The Cavs dropped game one of the AMC North doubleheader 4-0, then lost 10-7 in the nightcap. The Cavs lost all four games to the Pioneers and have dropped their last seven games. Walsh will be at Mount Vernon Nazarene for the NAIA Region IX Tournament, which starts on Tuesday. The tournament bracket will be released on Monday.

Walsh managed just six hits in game one, Mike Dougherty (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) started for the Cavs and was charged with the loss. He allowed four runs on ten hits in 5.1 innings. In game two, Malone led 5-4 in the fifth inning when they scored five runs to take a 10-7 lead. Walsh would score three runs in the seventh, but it would not be enough. Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/Washington) homered and Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massilon, OH/Jackson) had three hits and three RBI. Chris Norris (Jr., Massilon, OH/Jackson) started and was tagged with the loss. Norris allowed seven runs on eight hits in four innings.


Thursday, May 3, 2007

"Malone Explodes late in Game Two, Sweeps Cavs"

Malone (21-24, 9-5 AMC N) snapped a 1-1 tie with six runs in the final two innings, on their way to a 7-1 win in the second game of an AMC North doubleheader. Malone also won the first game, 5-1. Walsh (22-26, 9-5 AMC) looks to snap a five-game losing streak on Saturday, when the two teams meet in a 1 pm doubleheader at Malone's Bob Starcher Field. The two teams are tied for the AMC North lead.


Thursday, May 3, 2007

"Cavs Fall 5-1 to Malone in Game One/Schon All-Time K Leader"

Malone (20-24, 8-5 AMC N) scored four runs in the fifth inning, aided by a three-run homerun over the right-centerfield fence, in winning game one of an AMC North doubleheader 5-1. Andy Schon (Sr., Coventry, OH/HS) started and was charged with loss, falling to 6-5. Schon fanned fanned nine in the loss and became Walsh's career leader with 233. Walsh's (22-25, 9-4 AMC N) only run came in the bottom of the sixth inning. Malone added an insurance run in the seventh.


Monday, April 30, 2007

"Cavs (22-24, 9-3) Lead AMC North Heading into Final Week/Indorf Hit Streak at 16 Games"

Walsh's (22-24, 9-3 AMC N) championship fate is in their own hands, as they enter the final week of the regular season. With two AMC North doubleheaders to play, Walsh leads second place Geneva College (8-4 AMC N) by one-game and third place Malone College (7-5) by two games. Walsh will play rival Malone at home on Thursday and at Malone on Saturday. Both doubleheaders begin at 1 pm. Geneva has four games remaining with Point Park University this week. The Cavs enter the final week of the regular season on a three-game skid.

The Cavs lost both ends of a doubleheader at NAIA 13th ranked Ohio Dominican University (34-8) on Saturday, 7-5 and 4-2. Ohio Dominican scored five runs in the fourth inning of game one, to wipe out a 5-2 Cavs lead in a 7-5 triumph. Mike Dougherty (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) (6-4) lasted 3.1 innings and was tagged with the loss. Left fielder Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/Washington) had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. Centerfielder Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) had two hits and two RBI. Andy Schon (Sr., Coventry, OH/HS) (6-4) took the loss in game two. Indorf again had two hits and has hit safely in 16 games.

Catcher/Designated hitter Rollin Matsui is hitting a team-leading .414. Matsui has two home runs, 20 RBI, and a team-best .557 slugging percentage. Jason Pettigrew leads the team with 31 RBI and six doubles, and is hitting .326. Second baseman Mike Suliks is hitting .360, with five doubles and 15 RBI. Indorf is batting .331, and leads team in at-bats (151), runs scored (34), hits (50) and extra base hits (11). Shortstop Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) is hitting .329 and is second to Indorf with 49 hits and 33 runs scored. Andy Schon leads the staff in innings pitched (67.1), strikeouts (58) and has lowest ERA (3.61) among Walsh's starting pitchers.


Saturday, April 28, 2007

"Cavs Fall Twice to 13th Ranked Ohio Dominican"

(Columbus, OH) Walsh (22-24) lost both ends of a non-conference doubleheader to NAIA No. 13 Ohio Dominican University (34-8), 7-5 and 4-2 today. Mike Dougherty (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) was tagged with the loss in game one, and is now 6-4. Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) had two hits and two RBI, and Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) had two hits and a RBI. Andy Schon (Sr., Coventry, OH/HS) was charged with the loss in the nightcap, and falls to 6-4. Indorf had two hits and Derek Gordon (Sr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) doubled and drove in a run.


Monday, April 23, 2007

Cavs (22-22, 9-3) Even Mark

Walsh won five of seven non-conference games last week to even their overall record at 22-22. The Cavs have only been .500 twice, at 21-21 and 22-22. At one point, they were actually one game over .500 (22-21), after winning the first game of a doubleheader against Urbana University. The Cavs are still in second place in the American Mideast Conference North Division with a 9-3 mark. Walsh plays one non-conference doubleheader this week, on Saturday at Ohio Dominican University.

The Cavs scored 73 runs last week. After losing 11-6 at Mount Union College, the Cavs took four straight games from Myers University. Kade Klick (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) drove in three runs and Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) two runs in a 15-3 win at Myers on Friday. Mike Dougherty (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) was the winning pitcher and improved to 6-3. In game two, the Cavs hammered Myers 14-3. Kyle Lynn (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) improved to 2-1 in picking-up the win. Klick and Rollin Matsui (Sr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) each drove in three runs and Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) was 3-3. Walsh then swept Myers 12-2 and 9-4 at home on Saturday. Andy Schon (Sr., Coventry, OH/HS) was the winner, and is 6-3. Schon and Dougherty are tied for the staff lead in wins. Pettigrew had three hits, Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) had three hits and two RBI, and Jeff Nicholas (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) homered. In game two, Pat Conley (Sr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) had three hits and Derek Gordon (Sr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) drove in two runs. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) started and picked-up the win to improve to 5-3. Walsh and Urbana split, by identical 10-7 scores. Pettigrew drove in three runs and homered in the opener, which Walsh won. Conley also homered and Tim Hromada (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) had three hits and three RBI. Steve Weirich (Fr., Minvera, OH/HS) started and earned his first collegiate victory. Conley homered in game two and Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) drove in three runs in the nightcap.

Rollin Matsui is hitting a team-leading .414. Matsui has two home runs, 20 RBI, and a team-best .557 slugging percentage. Jason Pettigrew leads the team with 31 RBI and six doubles, and is hitting .328. He drove in 10 in Walsh's seven games last week. Walsh is now hitting .303 as a team. Mike Dougherty has a team-best 3.40 ERA and Andy Schon leads the staff in innings pitched (63.1) and strikeouts (55).


Sunday, April 22, 2007

"Cavs/Urbana Split 10-7 Games"

For the first time this season, the Walsh University (22-22) Baseball Team was over the .500 mark. After winning game one of a non-conference doubleheader 10-7 against Urbana University, the Cavs were one-game over at 22-21. But when the day ended, they were even-up again, after dropping game two 10-7.

Game one had plenty of contributors. Starting pitcher Steve Weirich (Fr., Minerva, OH/HS) went 5.1 innings to pick-up the win. Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) worked the seventh inning to earn the save. Tim Hromada (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) had three hits, including a double that cleared the bases, and gave the Cavs the lead for good in the home half of the sixth inning. Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) slugged a two-run homerun and Pat Conley (Sr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI. Walsh fell behind 10-0 in game two, before rallying with five runs in the fifth, and two more in the sixth. The Cavs actually had the bases loaded, and the go-ahead run at the plate in the sixth. Conley homered again and drove in two runs, and Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/HS) drove in three runs.


Saturday, April 21, 2007

"Cavs Sweep Myers, Reach .500"

Walsh swept Myers University today 12-2 (5) and 9-4, and reached the .500 mark at 21-21. The Cavs took four straight non-league games from Myers over the weekend. Andy Schon (Sr., Coventry, OH/HS) pitched a complete game victory in the first game of a twin bill. Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) and three hits and a RBI and Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) had three singles and two RBI. Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside), Duston Walter (Fr., Malvern, OH/HS) and Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) each had two hits. Mike Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) worked five innings to earn the win in game two. Pat Conley (Sr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) had two doubles and a single and Derek Gordon (Sr., Brampton, ONT/Centennial) doubled, singled and drove in two runs. Suliks had two hits and a RBI and Campbell again had two hits. Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/HS) also singled, doubled and drove in a run.

Walsh will host Urbana University in an non-league doubleheader at 1 pm tomorrow.


Friday, April 20, 2007

"Bats Come to Life in Sweep of Myers"

(Cleveland, Oh) Walsh (19-21) scored 29 runs in a non-conference doubleheader sweep of Myers University today. The Cavs routed Myers University 15-3 in five innings, in game one of the doubleheader, and then 14-3 in five innings of game two. Mike Dougherty (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) was the starter and winner in the opener, and is 6-3. Walsh scored in every inning and scored eight runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Third baseman Kade Klick (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two hits, and three RBI and catcher Tim Hromada (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) had three hits, including a two-run homerun in the first inning. Center fielder Mark Kelly (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) had two RBI and Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/HS) had a homerun. Kyle Lynn (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) earned his second win of the season in game two. Lynn went the distance and fanned five. Second baseman Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) was 3-3, Kade Klick was 2-4 with three RBI, and Rollin Matsui (Sr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) was 2-3 with three RBI.

Walsh will host Myers on Saturday in a twinbill at 1 pm.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

"Cavs Fall at Mt. Union"

(Alliance, OH) Walsh (17-21) lost 11-6 at Mount Union College today. After Walsh scored four in the first inning, the Purple Raiders rallied with seven runs in the bottom half of the inning. Kade Klick (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two hits and two RBI for the Cavs and Rollin Matsui (Sr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) had two hits and a RBI. Ryan Indorf (Jr., Massillon, OH/HS) had two hits and scored twice.


Monday, April, 16, 2007

Cavs (17-20, 9-3) Second in AMC North

Walsh won three of out four games American Mideast Conference North Division games last week, and stand 9-3 in the conference heading into this week. The Cavs, 17-20 overall, play seven non-league games this week. Walsh plays a single game at Mount Union on Thursday, and then play at Myers University on Friday and home to Myers on Saturday. Both are doubleheaders. Walsh then plays two games at home with Urbana on Sunday. John Carroll postponed a trip to Walsh on Wednesday due to a conference make-up.

Walsh split four games with Seton Hill University last week. Kyle Lynn (Sr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) returned to action, and picked-up the win on Monday. Lynn suffered multiple injuries in March after being hit by a ball in practice. He pitched 5.2 innings and allowed only one run on four hits in Walsh's 5-2 win. Andy Schon (Sr., Coventry, OH/HS) pitched a complete game victory in the first game of a twin bill against Seton Hill on Tuesday. Schon was backed by a seven-run fourth inning in the 9-3 win. He tossed a six-hitter and fanned six. Designated hitter Rollin Matsui (Sr., Thornhill, ONT/Westmount) hit a grand slam in the fourth inning and second baseman Mike Suliks (Fr., Norton, OH/HS) was 3-3 with two RBI.

Walsh won three out of four AMC North games with Point Park on Friday and Saturday. Walsh routed the Pioneers 14-2 in five innings in game one on Friday at home. The Cavs scored five runs in the first inning and seven in the third. Shortstop Chad Campbell (Jr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) was 4-4 with a double and first baseman Jason Pettigrew (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) was 3-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Suliks homered and drove in four runs. Mike Dougherty (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) started for the Cavs and picked-up the win and is 5-3. Campbell saved both ends of the doubleheader at Point Park on Saturday. Schon (5-3) started and went 6.0 innings to earn the win, with Campbell working the seventh. Campbell also drove two of Walsh's runs in the 6- 3 win. Chris Norris (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) went six innings and earned the win in game two. Norris is 4-3 on the year. Campbell worked the seventh to earn his fourth save.

Rollin Matsui is hitting a team-leading .404. Matsui has two home runs, 15 RBI, and a team-best .544 slugging percentage. Jason Pettigrew leads the team with 21 RBI and five doubles, and is hitting .314. Dougherty and relief pitcher Andrew Tighe (Sr., Cincinnati, OH/Moeller) have posted the lowest ERA on the team at 3.38. Schon is next at 3.45. He also leads the team with 52 strikeouts.

Saturday, April 14, 2007