2008 Archive

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

"Cavs Sign Justin Miller"

Walsh University Baseball has signed Justin Miller. Miller is a three year letter winner from Hiland High School. Justin earned Second Team All Conference in 2008 and also received the Team Most Versatile Player Award. Miller is also playing in the Ohio State Baseball Semi-Finals this weekend.

Justin also earned three letters in soccer and was named Second Team All-Ohio, Second Team All League, First Team GASSCA, and First Team Wayne-Holmes. Miller is the son of Duane and and Trina Miller. He plans to major in Economics while attending Walsh University.


Monday, May 19, 2008

"Sunderman Commits to Cavaliers"

Chris Sunderman has made a verbal commitment to continue his athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2008. Sunderman is a two year letter winner for Glen Este High School in Betavia, Ohio. Chris received the Silver Slugger in 2006 and was also named Team MVP in 2005.

Sunderman also earned two letters in basketball and four letters in golf while attending Glen Este.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Monday, May 12, 2008

"Cavs Place Nine on All-AMC Team"

Walsh placed nine players on the All-AMC Baseball Team. The Cavs placed three on first team, three on the second team and three on the honorable mention team.

Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS), Duston Walter (So., Malvern, OH/HS) and Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) were selected first team. Suliks, Walsh's everyday second baseman, was named the AMC's utility player. Suliks hit .369 with a team-leading 15 doubles and 26 RBI. He was a second team choice last year. Walter was one of two catchers selected. He hit .361 with four homeruns and 18 RBI. This is his first time on the All-AMC Team. Indorf was a second team choice in the outfield last year, and is the AMC's designated hitter this season. Indorf hit .363 with 13 doubles, three triples, and a team-leading seven homeruns and team-best 45 RBI. He also paced the team with 38 runs scored.

First baseman Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) earned second team honors for the second straight year. Pettigrew hit .361 with 12 doubles, three homeruns and 36 RBI. Centerfielder Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OHHS) earned second team honors after being named honorable mention last season. Kelly hit .345 with seven doubles and 17 RBI. Right-handed pitcher Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) earned second team honors for the second time. He also earned second team accolades in 2006. Norris led the staff with seven wins (7-2), while sporting a .380 ERA. He also led the team with five complete games. His 19 career wins rank second all-time for Walsh.

Shortstop Chad Campbell (Sr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside), catcher Tim Hromada (So., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) and outfielder Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) were selected honorable mention. Campbell earned honorable mention honors for the third time, after hitting .280 with 27 runs scored, four doubles and 14 RBI. Hromada, who shared catching duties with Walter, hit .400 in 22 games, with three doubles and 11 RBI. Nicholas earns all-conference honors for the first time after hitting .321 with 10 doubles, two triples, four homeruns and 35 RBI.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Monday, May 5, 2008

"Wido Commits to Cavaliers"

Stephen Wido has committed to continue his athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2008. Wido is an outfielder from Padua Fanciscan High School. Stephen is a four year letter winner and earned All-Conference and All-Parma Sun in 2007. He was also part of the Padua team that made it to the State Final Four in 2005.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"Cavs Fall 12-8 at Notre Dame, Miss Playoffs"

(South Euclid, OH) Walsh (22-20, 15-11 AMC) fell 12-8 at Notre Dame College (22-24, 11-15 AMC) in their final regular season game today. The loss, coupled with Urbana University's sweep of Ohio Dominican University, leaves the Cavs fifth in the American Mideast Conference and out of the playoffs.

Walsh committed four errors, which led to four unearned runs in the defeat. Notre Dame scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and led 4-3, when Walsh tied the game with a run in the top of the sixth inning. Notre Dame would break the tie with five runs in the seventh and then added three runs in the eighth. Walsh tallied four runs in the ninth. Steve Weirch (So., Minerva, OH/HS), one of four Walsh pitchers, was charged with the loss. Third baseman Mike Weibley (So., Mentor, OH/Lake Catholic) drove in five runs with three hits, including a double. Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OH/HS) also had two hits and two RBI.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Friday, May 2, 2008

"Cavs Win Slugfest at Notre Dame/2nd Game Postponed"

(South Euclid, OH) Despite almost four hours in rain delays, Walsh (22-19, 15-10 AMC) outlasted Notre Dame College (21-23, 10-15) 12-9 in the first game of a scheduled American Mideast Conference double header tonight. Game two was postponed and will be played on Sunday at 4 pm.

Walsh led 7-4 in the sixth inning, when they exploded with five runs to lead 12-4. Notre Dame rallied with five runs in the bottom of the seventh, but Walsh's Steve Weirich (So., Minerva, OH/HS) stalled the rally to record the save. Mike Schaeffer (Fr., Waynesburg, OH/Sandy Valley) picked-up the win in relief of starter Alan Frame. Schaeffer worked 3.1 innings. Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) hit a solo homer in the first inning and Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) hit a two-run homer in the third inning. Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) had three hits and two RBI and Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) drove in two runs with two hits and Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had three hits.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thursday, May, 1, 2008

"Cavs Split AMC Twinbill with Notre Dame"

Walsh (21-19, 14-10 AMC) split an American Mideast Conference twinbill with Notre Dame College (21-22, 10-14 AMC) today. Walsh captured game one 3-1, but fell 2-1 in the nightcap. The two teams meet at Notre Dame at 3 pm for another AMC twinbill tomorrow.

Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) went the distance to win the opener. Norris alllowed only four hits in improving to 7-2 on the season. Walsh scored two runs in the second and added a single run in the fifth. Notre Dame scored single runs in the first and fifth innings. Walsh scored its only run in the fourth and had the trying run on third base in the bottom of the seventh, but failed to score. Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) was the tough luck loser for the Cavs, falling to 3-5. Dougherty fanned four.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Monday, April 28, 2008

"Cavs Drop Pair at Seton Hill/Walter Homers in Both Games"

(Greensburg, PA) Seton Hill University (24-23) took both ends of a non-conference double header from the Cavs (20-18) today, by the scores of 7-3 and 6-5. The Cavs are back in action on Thursday, when they host Notre Dame College in an AMC double header at 1 pm.

Seton Hill scored three runs in the first and the fourth in their game one win. Eric Shimko (Fr., Canton, OH/Mckinley) started on the hill for the Cavs and was charged with loss and is now 1-3. He was tagged for seven hits and three runs in 2.2 innings. Duston Walter (So., Malvern, OH/HS) hit a two-run home run, his third of the season, for the Cavs in the sixth inning. In the nightcap, the Cavs fell behind 4-0 after three innings, before rallying with two runs in the fourth and the fifth, before falling 6-5. Steve Weirch (So., Minerva, OH/HS) took the loss to fall to 3-3 on the season. Walter hit his third home run of the season, and drove in three of the Cavs five runs. Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) had two hits and drove in the Cavs other two runs.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Monday, April 28, 2008

"Cavs (20-16, 13-9 AMC) Down Urbana, Remain 5th in AMC/Face Big Week"

Walsh (20-16, 13-9 AMC) remained fifth in the American Mideast Conference after winning its only game last week, a single game with Urbana University. The Cavs are scheduled to play eight games this week. On Monday, they play a non-conference twin bill at Seton Hill University (PA) and on Wednesday play two non-conference games at Siena Heights University (MI). The big games are slated for Thursday (H) and Friday (A), when they tangle with Notre Dame College in a pair of AMC double headers. Walsh is one game behind fourth place Mount Vernon Nazarene for the final playoff spot.

Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) homered and drove in four runs in Walsh's 10-5 AMC win over Urbana University (23-15, 13-7 AMC) on Saturday. For Indorf, it was his sixth home run of the season and raises his RBI total to a team leading 43. Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) started and picked-up his sixth win of the season (6-2). Norris fanned five and scattered five hits in six innings. Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) worked three scoreless innings in relief. Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OH/HS) had three hits and an RBI and Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) had two doubles and an RBI.

Tim Hromada (So., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan), who shares catching duties with Duston Walter (So., Malvern, OH/HS), is hitting .400 in 22 games. Walter is hitting .333 in 24 games. Designated hitter Ryan Indorf has a team-leading 43 RBI and is hitting .383. Indorf also leads the team with six homeruns and has 12 doubles. First baseman Jason Pettigrew is hitting .368 and is second with 34 RBI. Second baseman Mike Suliks is hitting .358 and leads the team with 14 doubles. Left fielder Mark Kelly is hitting .352 and leads the team with 13 multi-hit games. Eight of Walsh's nine regulars are hitting over .300, as the Cavs sport a team batting average of .329. Right-hander Chris Norris is 6-2 with a 4.25 ERA and Steve Weirich is 3-2 with a team-leading 2.60 ERA.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Indorf Homer Powers Cavs to 10-5 Win"

Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) homered and drove in four runs in Walsh's (20-16, 13-9 AMC) 10-5 American Mideast Conference win over Urbana University (23-15, 13-7 AMC) today. For Indorf, it was his sixth home run of the season and raises his RBI total to a team leading 43.

Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) started and picked-up his sixth win of the season (6-2). He fanned five and scattered five hits in six innings. Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) worked three scoreless innings in relief. Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OH/HS) had three hits and an RBI and Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) had two doubles and an RBI.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Green Commits to Walsh"

Danny Green has committed to continue his athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2008. Green is a 5-11 catcher/outfielder from Holy Name High School. He earned four letters while at Holy Name and was named co-captain in 2008.

Danny is the son of Robert Green and Kathy Daniels.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sunday, April 21, 2008

"Cavs at B-W Cancelled"

Today's varsity and junior varsity games at Baldwin-Wallace College have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday, April 20, 2008

"Cougars Again Take Two from Cavs"

For the second time in three days, Mount Vernon Nazarene University (23-13, 12-6 AMC) swept an American Mideast Conference double header from the Cavs (19-16, 12-9 AMC). The Cougars held on to win game one 9-7, then took the nightcap 6-1. Walsh is at Baldwin-Wallace College for a single game on Sunday.

Walsh rallied from a 9-1 deficit, only to fall short in the opener. Eric Shimko (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) was the starter and loser for the Cavs. Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) hit a three-run homer for the Cavs and Duston Walter (So., Malvern, OH/HS) slugged a homer and drove in two runs. Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OH/HS) had three hits and Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) doubled and singled. Alan Frame (Sr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) started and took the loss in game two.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Friday, April 18, 2008

"Cavaliers Receive Commitment for 2008"

Head Coach, Tim Mead, has announced the commitment of Chris Mason. Mason is a two time letter winner for Eastlake North High School. The 6-4 pitcher/first baseman helped his team to District Runner-Up in 2007 and had a 1.98 ERA in 40 innings.

Chris also earned two letters in basketball and is a member of the National Honors Society, Student Council President, Principal's List, and Honor Roll. Mason is the son of Bill and Char Mason and plans to major in Pharmacy while attending Walsh University.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thursday, April 17, 2008

"MVNU Stops Cavs Win Streak"

(Mount Vernon, OH) Mount Vernon Nazarene University (21-13, 10-6 AMC) snapped Walsh's (19-14, 12-7 AMC) five-game win streak with a double header sweep today. The Cougars took the opener 6-4 and then the nightcap 12-2. The two teams meet at Walsh on Saturday for two AMC games, with the first pitch slated for 1 pm.

Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) was the starter and loser in game one, falling to 5-2. Walsh trailed 4-0, before rallying with three runs in the top of the fifth inning, keyed by a two-run single by Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington). The Cougars would score two in the bottom of the inning to extend the lead to 6-3. Walsh added a single run in the sixth to close the scoring. Mount Vernon settled the issue in game two with nine runs in the bottom of the third inning, on their way to a 12-2 win. The Cougars sent 15 men to the plate in the nine-run third. Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) (2-3) started, and lasted into the third inning, and was charged with the loss.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Cavs Win 5th Straight"

Walsh (19-12) banged out 19 hits in a 15-4 non-conference win over Geneva College today. It was the fifth straight win for the Cavs. Walsh resumes American Mideast Conference play at Mount Vernon Nazarene with a double header on Thursday (1 pm).

Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) homered, doubled, singled and drove in four runs in the win. Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two doubles and a single and drove in two runs and Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) had a double and two singles and three RBI. Mike Muenster (Fr., Gates Mills, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) picked-up the win to even his record at 2-2.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Cavs Take Two From Shawnee State, Third in AMC South"

Walsh (18-12, 12-5 AMC N) took both ends of an American Mideast Conference double header from Shawnee State today. The Cavs, in third place in the AMC North, took game one 9-3, and then rallied to win the nightcap 7-6.

Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) drove in seven runs in the opener with two homeruns. He hit a three-run homer in the first and a two-run shot in the second. He was 4-4 for the day. Chad Campbell (Sr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) was 3-4 with two runs scored and Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) was 2-4 with an RBI. Eric Shimko (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) started and worked 4.2 innings to earn his first collegiate win. Steve Weirich (So., Minerva, OH/HS) worked the final 2.1 innings.

Walsh rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete the sweep. With two outs and nobody on base in their final at bat, Walsh received three straight walks to load the bases. Pinch runner Mike Davis (Fr., Bridgeport, WV/HS) then scored on a wild pitch to tie the game, and Jacob Knight (Fr., Akron, OH/Springfield) scored on a Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) single to center with the winning run. Jared Roberts (Fr., Berea, OH/St. Ignatius) was the winning pitcher in relief, working the final 1.1 innings.

The Cavs are home to Geneva College on Tuesday for a single game.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Friday, April 11, 2008

"Cavs Beat Rain and Sweep Rio Grande"

Walsh (16-12, 10-5 AMC) beat the raindrops and the University of Rio Grande (13-20, 1-11 AMC) twice, in an American Mideast Conference double header at home today. The Cavs won the opener 5-0 and the nightcap 10-4. Walsh is back in action tomorrow, when they host Shawnee State in an AMC twin bill at 1 pm.

Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) pitched a three-hit,complete game shutout in the opener to improve to 5-1. He fanned nine. Chad Campbell (Sr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had two hits and an RBI and Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two singles and two RBI. Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) fanned eight in game two and improved to 3-3 with a complete game win. Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) drove in five runs and hit a grand slam in the sixth inning. It was the second homer of year for Nicholas, who also singled and doubled. Tim Hromada (So., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) doubled and drove in a run, and Pettigrew doubled and drove in two runs.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"Cavs and Malone Split at Munson Stadium"

Walsh (14-12, 8-5 AMC) and Malone College (20-8, 9-3 AMC) split an American Mideast Conference double header today at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium. Walsh took game one 7-4, but fell 8-5 in the nightcap.

Mike Muenster (Fr., Gates Mills, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) earned the win in relief in game one, working the final two innings. He is 1-2 on the season. Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) and Duston Walter (So., Malvern, OH/HS) each had two hits. Marshall drove in two runs and Walter one. Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OH/HS) also had two hits. Malone halted a Walsh rally in the seventh inning of game two to gain the split. Walsh loaded the bases with nobody out trailing 8-5 in the seventh, but a fly out and double play ended the ballgame. Alan Frame (Sr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) suffered the loss to fall to 1-1. Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) had three hits, and Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) had a single, triple and a stolen base. Mike Weibley (So., Mentor, OH/Lake Catholic) had two hits and an RBI.

Walsh is home to the University of Rio Grande on Friday and to Shawnee State University on Saturday. Both are AMC double headers and will start at 1 pm.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Monday, April 7, 2008

"Cavs (13-11, 7-4 AMC N) Have Tough Week, Meet Malone at Munson Stadium Next"

It was a tough week of AMC games for the Cavs (13-11, 7-4 AMC), as they dropped four of five games. Walsh looks to bounce back at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, with an AMC twin bill against Malone College (1 pm). The Cavs then host Rio Grande on Friday (1 pm) and Shawnee State on Saturday (1 pm) in a pair of AMC double headers. The Cavs are in fifth place in the AMC.

With each team rallying in their half of the seventh inning, Walsh and Malone (15-6, 4-2) split an AMC double header at Walsh last Tuesday. Walsh rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the opener 7-6. With two outs and nobody on, Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) and Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) produced back-to-back singles. Duston Walter (So., Malvern, OH/HS) then singled to center on a 3-2 pitch to scored Nicholas with the tying run, and when Malone's center fielder bobbled the ball, Walsh coach Tim Mead waved around Marshall with the winning run. Steve Weirich (So., Minerva, OH/HS) picked up the win for the Cavs. In game two, Malone rallied with three runs in the seventh, to gain the split with a 4-2 win. Luke Yetzer (Fr., Mansfield, OH/Madison) took the loss in relief for the Cavs. Malone's Ryan Baechel smashed four home runs in the two games.

In a game that lasted almost four hours (3:48), Walsh fell 7-6 in ten innings to Urbana University in an AMC game at Athletes in Action in Xenia, Ohio on Friday night. The second game was postponed, and will be rescheduled at a later date. The games were moved to Xenia earlier in the day and the Cavs and Blue Knights did not take the field until 7:30 pm. Urbana scored six runs in the first four innings against Walsh starter Jared Roberts (Fr., Berea, OH/St. Ignatius). Walsh rallied and tied the game in the top of the sixth inning with six runs. The game remained deadlocked until the tenth, as Walsh's Mike Schaeffer (Fr., Waynesburg, OH/Sandy Valley) worked 2.1 scoreless innings and Steve Weirich, who allowed only a run in 3.2 innings. Weirich (2-3) was tagged with the loss after allowing the winning run on a bases loaded walk in the tenth. Jeff Nicholas drove in two runs for the Cavs and Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two singles and a double.

Walsh lost a pair of AMC games at Ohio Dominican University on Saturday, by scores of 4-1 and 1-0. Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson started game one and was tagged with his first loss (3-1) of the season. Norris fanned six. ODU scored two runs in the second inning, and single runs in the third and fourth. Chad Campbell (Sr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) drove in Walsh's only run with a fifth inning single. Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) started game two and was the tough luck loser, as he served-up a walk-off homerun to Eian Banks in the bottom of the seventh inning. Dougherty is 2-3 on the season.

First baseman Jason Pettigrew leads the Cavs with a .373 batting average. Pettigrew also has seven doubles and 18 RBI. Second baseman Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) is hitting .368 with nine doubles and 17 RBI. Left fielder Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) leads the team with 29 RBI and a .687 slugging percentage. He is hitting .343. Mike Weibley (So., Mentor, OH/Lake Catholic) has a seven-game hitting streak. On the mound, Steve Weirich is 3-2 with a 2.42 ERA. Mike Dougherty is 2-3 with a 3.31 ERA and Chris Norris is 4-1 with a 4.24 ERA.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday, April 5, 2008

"ODU Takes Two From Cavs"

(Columbus, OH) Walsh (13-11, 7-4 AMC) lost a pair of American Mideast Conference games at Ohio Dominican University (17-7, 6-0) today, by scores of 4-1 and 1-0. Walsh is at Malone College (Thurman Munson Stadium) on Tuesday at 1 pm for an AMC twinbill.

Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) started game one and was tagged with his first loss (3-1) of the season. Norris fanned six. ODU scored two runs in the second inning, and single runs in the third and fourth. Chad Campbell (Sr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) drove in Walsh's only run with a fifth inning single.

Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) started game two and was the tough luck loser, as he surrended a walk-off homerun to Eian Banks in the bottom of the seventh inning. Dougherty is 2-3 on the season.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday, April 5, 2008

"Cavs Lose Marathon at Urbana"

In a game that lasted almost four hours (3:48), Walsh (13-9, 7-2 AMC) fell 7-6 in ten innings to Urbana University (11-10, 4-3 AMC) in an American Mideast Conference game at Athletes in Action in Xenia, Ohio last night. The second game was postponed, and will be rescheduled at a later date. The games were moved to Xenia earlier in the day and the Cavs and Blue Knights did not take the field until 7:30 pm. Walsh is at Ohio Dominican University today for an AMC double header at 1 pm.

Urbana scored six runs in the first four innings against Walsh starter Jared Roberts (Fr., Berea, OH/St. Ignatius). Walsh rallied and tied the game in the top of the sixth inning with six runs. The game remained deadlocked until the tenth, as Walsh's Mike Schaeffer (Fr., Waynesburg, OH/Sandy Valley) worked 2.1 scoreless innings and Steve Weirich (So., Minerva, OH/HS), who allowed only a run in 3.2 innings. Weirich (2-3) was tagged with the loss after allowing the winning run on a bases loaded walk in the tenth. Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) drove in two runs for the Cavs and Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two singles and a double.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Cavs/Malone Split"

With each team rallying in their half of the seventh inning, Walsh (13-8, 7-1 AMC) and Malone (15-6, 4-2) split an American Mideast Conference double header today at Walsh.

Walsh rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the opener 7-6. With two outs and nobody on, Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) and Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) produced back-to-back singles. Duston Walter (So., Malvern, OH/HS) then singled to center on a 3-2 pitch to scored Nicholas with the tying run, and when Malone's center fielder bobbled the ball, Walsh coach Tim Mead waved around Marshall with the winning run. Steve Weirich (So., Minerva, OH/HS) picked up the win for the Cavs.

In game two, Malone rallied with three runs in the seventh, to gain the split with a 4-2 win. Luke Yetzer (Fr., Mansfield, OH/Madison) took the loss in relief for the Cavs. Malone's Ryan Baechel smashed four home runs in the two games.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Monday, March 31, 2008

"Walsh/Malone DH Will Start at 2 pm"

Tomorrow's Walsh/Malone AMC double header has been moved back one hour to 2 pm.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday, March 29, 2008

"Cavs Sweep Point Park, Again/Win Streak at Seven"

(Pittsburgh, PA) For the second straight day, Walsh (12-7, 6-0 AMC) swept an American Mideast Conference double header from Point Park University (1-15, 0-6 AMC), by scores of 16-11 and 13-6. Walsh now comes home on a seven-game win streak, and on Tuesday meets rival Malone College at 1 pm in an AMC twin bill.

After jumping to a 7-0 lead in game one, Walsh needed a six-run 7th inning to put the game one away. Alan Frame (Sr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) picked up his first win (1-0) of the season. Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) drove in two runs with a double and two singles. Duston Walter (So., Malvern, OH/HS) had two hits, as did Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) and Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OH/HS). Freshman Jared Roberts (Berea, OH/St. Ignatius) earned the win in game two to improve to 2-0. Suliks had two doubles and Kelly had two singles and a double.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Friday, March 28, 2008

"Cavs Sweep Point Park, 4-0 in AMC"

Walsh improved to 4-0 in the American Mideast Conference and to 10-7 overall, with a double header sweep of Point Park University (1-13, 0-4 AMC) today. The two teams will play in Pittsburgh tomorrow, with the first pitch slated for 2 pm.

Walsh outscored Point Park 9-7 in the opener. Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) was the winning pitcher and improved his record to a perfect 4-0. Luke Yetzer (Fr., Mansfield, OH/Madison) picked-up his first save of the season. Chad Campbell (Sr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside), Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington), Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) and Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) each had two hits.

Indorf powered the Cavs to a 9-2 win in the nightcap, with five RBI on a first inning three-run home run and two-run double in the second. He now has 25 RBI on the season. Suliks had two more hits and an RBI and Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) had two hits. Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) started and was the winning pitcher for the Cavs, improving to 2-2.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Cavs-Point Park Pushed Back to Friday"

Today's AMC double header at home against Point Park University has been pushed back to tomorrow at 2 pm.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Today Game at Mount Union Postponed"

Today's single game at Mount Union College has been postponed, in order for the Purple Raiders to make-up a conference double header.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Monday, March 24, 2008

"Bats Power Cavs Over Mount Union"

Walsh (8-7) banged out 14 hits in a 9-3 non-conference win over Mount Union College today. The two teams meet tomorrow in Alliance in another single game at 4 pm.

Walsh scored twice in the first inning, and led 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) hit a three-run home run to give the Cavs a 6-2 lead. Nicholas also doubled and drove in four runs. Walsh added a single run in the seventh inning and two more in the eighth. Mount Union tacked on two runs in the top of the eighth inning.

Steve Weirich (So., Minerva, OH/HS) came on in relief in the fifth inning to earn the win and improve to 2-1 on the season. Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OH/HS) doubled and singled and drove in a run. Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) had two hits and two RBI and Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) had two hits and two RBI.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Monday, March 24, 2008

"Cavs (7-7, 2-0 AMC) Open AMC Slate with Sweep"

Walsh (7-7, 2-0 AMC) opened American Mideast Conference play with a double header sweep of Cedarville University last Thursday. This week, they host Mount Union College in a single game on Monday (3:30 pm) and meet Point Park University in home and home AMC games on Thursday (H) (1 pm) and in Pittsburgh on Saturday (1 pm).

Walsh took both ends of the double header with the Yellow Jackets by identical 11-0 scores. Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) went the distance in game one, tossing a three-hitter to earn the win and improve to 3-0. Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) drove in two runs with two doubles, Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) tripled and drove in a run and Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OH/HS) had two singles and an RBI.

Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) pitched a complete game in the nightcap to pick-up his first win of the season (1-2). Tim Hromada (So., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) doubled, singled twice and drove in two runs and Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) homered and doubled. Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) had two singles and three RBI.

Jason Pettigrew is hitting a lofty .417 for the Cavs and leads the team with 20 hits. He is tied for the team lead in doubles with Jeff Nicholas (5) and is riding a seven-game hitting streak. Pettigrew also has 10 RBI, as does Nicholas, who is batting .295. Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) is batting .381 and Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) is hitting .368 with a team-leading three homeruns and 18 RBI. The Cavs are batting .309 as a team. Chris Norris is 3-0, with a 2.66 ERA in four starts and a team-leading 23.2 innings pitched. Left-hander Eric Shimko (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) is 0-1, but has a fine 1.80 ERA out of the bullpen in four games. Steve Weirich (So., Minerva, OH/HS) is 1-1 with a 2.19 in five games.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thursday, March 20, 2008

'Cavs Blank Cedarville Twice to Open AMC Play"

Walsh (7-7, 2-0 AMC) opened the American Mideast Conference season with two wins, as they took both ends of a double header with Cedarville University by identical 11-0 scores today in Xenia, Ohio. Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) went the distance in game one and tossed a three-hitter to earn the win and improve to 3-0 on the season. Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) drove in two runs with two doubles, Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) tripled and drove in a run and Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OH/HS) had two singles and an RBI.

Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) pitched a complete game in the nightcap to pick-up his first win of the season (1-2). Tim Hromada (So., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) doubled, and singled twice and drove in two runs. Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) homered and doubled and Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) had two singles and three RBI.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sunday, March 16, 2008

"Cavs Split at Shawnee State"

(Portsmouth, OH) Walsh (5-7) defeated Indiana Tech and lost to Shawnee State in a split double header today. Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) improved to 2-0 in game one. Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning to provide the winning margin in the 2-1 win. Alan Frame (Sr., Atwater, OH/Waterloo) came on in relief in the sixth inning and earned his first save of the season. Shawnee State scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning in game two in a 6-4 win.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"Cavs/Seton Hill Postponed"

Walsh's scheduled non league double header at Seton Hill University (PA) on Thursday has been postponed. No make-up date has been set.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Saturday, March 8, 2008

"Cavs Lose Florida Finale"

Walsh closed its Florida trip with an 8-1 loss to Spring Arbor this afternoon. The Cavs come home with a 4-6 record. Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Uackson) had one of the Cavs two hits, and drove in their only run with a first inning double. Steve Weirich (So., Minerva, OH/HS) took the loss (1-1).

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Friday, March 7, 2008

"Errors Costly in Loss to Thomas"

Thomas (GA) scored five unearned runs, on their way to a 9-7 win over the Cavs (4-5) this afternoon. Walsh banged out 13 hits, but committed three errors. Chad Campbell (Sr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had a double, two singles and two RBI. Tim Hromada (So., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) homered and singled, and Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) had two hits and a RBI. Mike Muenster (Fr., Gates Mills, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) took the loss.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Friday, March 7, 2008

"Cavs Even Mark with 11-3 Romp Over Siena Heights"

Walsh evened its record at 4-4 with an 11-3 romp over Siena Heights University at the Warner Southern Tournament this morning. The Cavs play Thomas (GA) later in the day. Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) was one of three hitting stars for the Cavs, with two singles, a homerun and three RBI. Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) had two doubles and three RBI, and Duston Walter (So., Malvern, OH/HS) homered, doubled and drove in three runs. Jared Roberts (Fr., Berea, OH/St. Ignatius) started and picked-up his first win, lasting four innings. Eric Shimko (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) worked three scoreless innings in relief.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Thursday, March 6, 2008

"Cavs Lose Wild Game in 11/Indorf Five Hits"

Walsh (3-4) lost a wild 11 inning game, 7-6 to St. Ambrose today. The second game of a split double header with Spring Arbor was rained out in the bottom of the second inning with the Cavs trailing 3-2.

The Cavs were within one out from defeating St. Ambrose, when they clubbed three-run homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game at 5-5. Walsh forged ahead 6-5 in the top of the ninth, but St. Ambrose again tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the inning. They would score the winning run in the home half of the 11th inning.

Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) had five hits, which included a double, triple and two RBI. Mike Suliks (So., Norton, OH/HS) had two doubles, a single, drove in a run and scored three runs. Kyle Stull (So., Medina, OH/Highland) took the loss in relief.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"Weirich Tosses 7-HIt Shutout in 5-0 Win"

Walsh's (3-3) Steve Weirich (So., Minerva, OH/HS) pitched a complete game 7-hit shutout, in a 5-0 win over Webber International today. Weirich fanned four and walked only one in picking-up his first win of the season. Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) hit a solo homerun in the first to get the Cavs started. Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Uackson), Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) and Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) each added two hits.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"Cavs Take Game One of Split Twinbill"

(Babson Park, FL) Walsh (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over Bethel College in the first game of a split double header today. The Cavs meet Webber International at 4 pm today. Freshman Luke Yetzer (Mansfield, OH/Madison) picked-up his first collegiate win, lasting 5.1 innings and scattering seven hits with four strikeouts. Left-hander Mike Schaeffer (Waynesburg, OH/Sandy Valley), also a freshman, worked the final 1.2 innings to earn his first collegiate save. Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Uackson) and Chad Campbell (Sr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) each singled and drove in a run.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Monday, March 3, 2008

"Cavs Drop Pair"

(Babson Park, FL) Walsh (1-3) lost both ends of a split double header today. In game one, the Cavs rallied from a 7-0 deficit, only to lose 9-8 to Bethel College. In the night cap, they failed to hold a 4-2 lead against 16-5 Montreat College and lost 8-4, as Montreat scored six runs in the sixth inning. Tomorrow the Cavs meet Bethel at 11 am and Webber International at 4 pm.

Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Uackson) had two hits and an RBI, and Ryan Indorf (Sr., Massilon, OH/Washington) tripled and drove in two runs in the game one loss to Bethel. Eric Shimko (Fr., Canton, OH/McKinley) took the loss in relief. Chad Campbell (Sr., Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) had three hits in the game two loss to Montreat. Mike Muenster (Fr., Gates Mills, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) started game two and worked into the sixth inning. He was charged with the loss.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Sunday, March 2, 2008

"Indorf Grand Slam Powers Cavs to Win in Opener"

(Babson Park, FL) Ryan Indorf's (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) first inning grand slam powered Walsh (1-1) to 9-6 win over Siena Heights (1-2) in the first game of a double header at Webber International today. Siena Heights rallied to win game two 5-3.

The Cavs scored seven runs in the first inning, and led 9-0 before the Saints put up a six spot in the top of the sixth inning. Chris Norris (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) started and picked-up his first win of the season (1-0). Norris allowed all six runs, but only one was earned as Walsh committed six errors. He allowed six hits, fanned three and walked one. Steve Weirich (So., Minerva, OH/HS) worked the final 1.1 innings to earn his first save of the season. Mark Kelly (So., Norton, OH/HS) singled, doubled and drove in two runs and Jeff Nicholas (Sr., Navarre, OH/Perry) also singled and doubled for the Cavs. In the nightcap, Siena Heights rallied with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to post a 5-3 come-from-behind win. The Cavs led 3-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, when the Saints chased Walsh starting Mike Dougherty (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) (0-1). Dougherty was charged with five runs, three earned, on eight hits. He fanned five. Jason Pettigrew (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) and Matt Marshall (Sr., New Boston, OH/Glenwood) each had three hits.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Mead Signs Three More"

Walsh University Baseball Coach Tim Mead has announced the signing of three high school seniors to NAIA Letters of Intent to continue their education at Walsh and play intercollegiate baseball for the Cavaliers. Walsh is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in the American Mideast Conference. In 2007, Walsh won the NAIA Region IX and East Coast Super and participated at the NAIA World Series.

Ryan Amato is a senior at Holy Name High School. Amato lettered as an infielder and outfielder his freshman and sophomore years, but pitched last year. He was 2-0, with two saves and a 0.58 ERA. He will major in business.

Bo Lorenzo will earn his fourth letter Lake High School this spring. Lorenzo led the Blue Streaks with 27 RBI last year and hit .280 with three homeruns. He is undecided on a major.

Ben Shoop will earn his fourth letter at Nordonia High School this spring. A catcher/first baseman, Shoop was All-Sun Southeast Conference as a junior, hitting .389 with 39 RBI. As a sophomore, he hit .421 with 26 RBI. He will major in business.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Baseball Adds Three"

Walsh University Baseball Coach Tim Mead has announced the signing of three high school seniors to NAIA Letters of Intent to continue their education at Walsh and play intercollegiate baseball for the Cavaliers. Walsh is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in the American Mideast Conference. In 2007, Walsh won the NAIA Region IX and East Coast Super and participated at the NAIA World Series.

Billy Gura is a senior at St. Peter Chanel. Gura, a right-handed pitcher, will earn his fourth letter this spring. Gura, also a middle infielder for the Firebirds, received first team All-North Coast League and Sun Newspaper honors in 2007 and was named St. Peter Chanel's best defensive player. He plays shortstop and second base and hit .418 last spring with 30 hits, 7 doubles, 33 runs scored, 17 stolen bases and 29 RBI. On the mound, Gura led the Firebirds with a 2.36 ERA and with 46 strikeouts in 53.2 innings pitched. He is undecided on a major.

Dustin Lancy will earn his fourth letter for Cuyahoga Falls High School this spring. Lancy, who plays the outfield, earned first team All-Western Reserve Conference and second team All-Summit County honors last year after hitting .405 with 4 homeruns and 28 RBI. He will major in business finance.

Matt Snyder will earn his fourth letter at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin this spring. A pitcher/first baseman, Snyder earned first team All-News Herald, second team All-Plain Dealer and All-North Coast League honors after hitting .395 and finishing 6-1 on the mound with a 1.08 ERA. Snyder starts his senior year with a career-mark of 15-2. He finished 5-0 as a freshman and 4-1 his sophomore year. Snyder pitched a two-hitter in the district finals as a junior. He will major in physical therapy.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thursday, December 20, 2007

"Walsh University Adds Baseball Standouts"

(North Canton, OH) Walsh University Head Baseball Coach Tim Mead has announced that Tyler Jablonski, Michael Smetana and Christopher Wolfe have signed NAIA Letters of Intent to continue their education and play baseball for the Cavaliers. The trio will enroll at Walsh for the 2008 fall semester. Walsh advanced to the NAIA World Series in 2007, after winning the NAIA Region IX Championship and the NAIA East Coast Super Regional.

Jablonski attends Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio. He has lettered three times for Matt Kinser and earned first team All-League and All-Area SW Ohio honors at shortstop last season. Tyler led the league in hitting with a .500 batting average last season. Franklin won their league title last season. He also earned two football letters at safety and has been a scholar-athlete. He will major in criminal justice at Walsh.

Smetana earned three letters for Mark Smithburger at Berkshire Senior High School in Burton, Ohio. An all-around player, Michael can play just about everywhere and played shortstop, centerfield and pitched. Last season, he hit .500 with three homeruns and 35 RBI. He hit .375 as a sophomore and .360 as a freshman. He was named first team Chagrin Valley Conference and first team All-County. Berkshire has won the CVC title in each of the last three years. Michael will major in physical therapy at Walsh.

Chris Wolfe lettered for Ed Nolan at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Chris played centerfield and pitched. He also lettered at defensive end on the football field. He has earned Honor Roll status in the classroom.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

"Walsh University Baseball Inks Dominic Palumbo"

Walsh University Head Baseball Coach Tim Mead has announced the signing of Dominic Palumbo to a NAIA Letter of Intent to play baseball for the Cavaliers and continue his education at Walsh. The Cavs won the NAIA Region IX Tournament and NAIA East Coast Super Regional last spring and advanced to the NAIA College World Series for the first time.

Palumbo is a two-year starter at Westerville South High School. A middle infielder, Palumbo hit .423 as a sophomore for the Wildcats and was named honorable mention in the Ohio Capital Conference. As a junior, Dominic again led the Wildcats, hitting .466 with 18 RBI, 11 walks and nine sacrifices. He was tabbed second team All-OCC and was named Mr. Leather by his coaches as the Wildcats' Best Defensive Player. He also plays varsity basketball and has earned two letters. He will major in business at Walsh.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------