2008 Archive

Saturday, May 19, 2008

"Sostre Breaks-Up No-Hit Bid With HR in 7th, But Cavs Fall 3-1"

(Decatur, AL) Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) homered in the top of the seventh innnig to spoil Valerie Teter's no-bid, but it wasn't enough, as Columbia College (MO) edged Walsh (33-14) 3-1, to eliminate Walsh from the NAIA National Championships. Walsh finishes 0-4 in pool play and fails to advance to the next round.

Columbia scored a single run in the third, and added two insurance runs in the seventh, off of Walsh starter and loser Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) (21-8). Hartings went the distance, fanning six and allowing seven hits. Two of the three run scored were earned, as Walsh made two errors. Hartings pitched both of Walsh's games today, totaling 16.2 innings.

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Saturday, May 19, 2008

"Cavs Lose Heartbreaker in 10, Fall to 0-3 in Pool Play"

(Decatur, AL) Walsh (33-13) lost its third straight game in Pool C, falling 3-2 in ten innings to Simon Fraser University (BC) (18-9) at the NAIA Softball National Championships. For the Cavs, it was their second extra inning loss of the tournament. Walsh will play its final game of the tournament tonight against 12th ranked Columbia College (MO) (41-12). (GAME TIME TBA) With the win, Simon Frasier is 3-0 in pool play. Columbia is 1-2, after defeating Oklahoma City University 2-1 this afternoon.

Simon Fraser took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning on a solo homerun from Jessie Harris, off of Walsh starter Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local). Walsh would then rally and tie the game with two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the seventh on single by Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name). Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) singled with two outs and moved to third base on a single to shallow rightfield by Chelsea Saunders (So., Hinckley, OH/Highland). Sherry then singled to left to tie the game.

Walsh took the lead in eighth inning, as Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance) singled home Rachel Harter (Fr., East Canton, OH/HS) to give Walsh a 2-1 lead. Simon Fraser would return the favor on the Cavs in the bottom of the inning on a two-out double by Christine Barr to tie the game. In the bottom of the tenth, Heather Riess was hit by a pitch to open the inning and would then score the winning run from third base on a single by Barr.

Hartings pitched well, but was tagged with the loss, falling to 21-7. She fanned six and scattered eight hits. For Walsh, Sherry was 3-4 with an RBI. Schmidt, Saunders and Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) each had two hits.

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Friday, May 18, 2008

"Oklahoma City Beats Cavs 9-1"

(Decatur, AL) NAIA third ranked Oklahoma City University (46-10) held Walsh (33-12) to just one hit, in downing the Cavs 9-1 at the NAIA Softball National Championships. Walsh, now 0-2 in pool play, is back in action on Saturday at 12:30 pm against Simon Fraser University (BC) (16-9), and at 8:30 pm against 12th ranked Columbia College (MO) (35-10).

Oklahoma City scored two runs in the second inning against Walsh starter Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) (12-6), and then put the game away with five runs in the sixth. Oklahoma City starter Elizabeth Oberst held Walsh hitless until the seventh inning, when Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) broke-up the no-hitter with a one out triple to center that scored Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local), who led off the inning with a walk. Oberst fanned 10 in picking up the win. Meldoy Murphy and Laurin Hess each had two hits and drove in two runs.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

"Cavs Fall 2-1 in 9 Innings in Tournament Opener"

(Decatur, AL) After waiting more than two hours to play their first game at the NAIA Softball National Championships, Walsh (33-11) fell 2-1, in nine innings to the University of Mobile (37-7). The Cavs now play third ranked Oklahoma City University (45-10) at approximately 7:30 tonight.

NAIA fourth ranked Mobile took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, when Yaicey Soho hit Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) second pitch over the leftfield fence to give Mobile a 1-0 lead. Walsh would tie the game in the top of the fourth, as Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) singled home Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) from second base with two outs.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the ninth inning. Mobile's Jineth Pimentel drew a lead-off walk to open the inning. With Mobile looking to sacrifice, Hartings fielded a bunt and threw wild at first base, allowing Pimentel to advance to third base, with Campbell taking second. Sojo was then walked intentionally to load the bases. Jennifer Gomez then singled to left, scoring Pimentel with the winning run.

Hartings went the distance for Walsh and falls to 21-6 on the season. She fanned eight, walked five and scattered eight hits. Walsh could muster just four hits off of Nikki Madden and Ginger Reeser. Reeser earned the win.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

"Cavs/Mobile in Rain Delay at Softball Nationals"

Walsh and the University of Mobile are in rain delay at the NAIA Softball National Championships in Decatur, Alabama. Heavy rain yesterday has pushed back the opening round games by at least two hours. Walsh is hoping to get under around noon.

Track the progress of the games, pitch-by-pitch, with the link below, the DAK Stats game tracker.

http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/Team/TeamPage.aspx?association=10&sg=WBA&conference=NAIWBA1_AMEC&division=NAIWBA1&team=1602

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Friday, May 16, 2008

"Keep Track of Cavs at Softball Nationals"

Walsh opens play this morning, at 10 am, against the University of Mobile at the NAIA Softball National Championships in Decatur, Alabama. Track the progress of the games, pitch-by-pitch, with the link below, the DAK Stats game tracker.

http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/Team/TeamPage.aspx?association=10&sg=WBA&conference=NAIWBA1_AMEC&division=NAIWBA1&team=1602

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Monday, May 12, 2008

"Cavs (33-10, 18-2 AMC N) Win Region Title, Advance to NAIA Championships/Hartings Pitcher of the Year, Vargo Coach of the Year"

Walsh (33-10, 18-2 AMC N) is headed back to the NAIA National Championships, after sweeping the NAIA Region IX Tournament held last week at Walsh. The Cavs advance to Mobile, Alabama for the 20-team double elimination tournament which begins on Friday. Walsh is making its third trip to the national tournament, having gone in 2000 and 2003.

Brittany Sostre's (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) solo homerun snapped a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning, and gave Walsh a 2-1 win over Ohio Dominican University in their NAIA Region IX opener last Wednesday. ODU took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, and held the lead until Walsh tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) singled, moved to second on a wild pitch, and scored the tying run on a Sostre single. Hartings also picked-up the win, her 19th of the season, with a complete game performance. She fanned four and scattered five hits.

It was Sostre's bat again on Friday, as she homered twice in Walsh's 5-3 win over Notre Dame College (31-12), to catapult the Cavs into the title game. Walsh took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Dana Hartings singled in Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) with two outs. Notre Dame erased the Walsh lead with three unearned runs in the third inning, and held the lead until the fourth when Sostre hit a two-run homer to left to tie the game. Walsh struck for the winning runs with two outs and nobody on in the sixth, when Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) reached base on an error and rode home on Sostre blast to dead centerfield. For Sostre, it was her team-leading 10th homerun of the season and third in her last four at bats. Hartings (20-5) started and went the distance to record her 20th win of the season. She scattered four hits and fanned four.

Walsh used the long ball and then played some small ball to capture their first region crown since 2003, as they defeated Mount Vernon Nazarene University 4-3 on Friday. Walsh used the same formula in the championship game, as they came from behind for the third straight game in the tournament. Mount Vernon Nazarene touched Walsh starter Dana Hartings for three runs in the fifth inning on a three-run double to left off the bat of Lauretta Wallace. Walsh would then continue a trend that they have perfected all season long, the use of the long ball. Chelsea Saunders (So., Hinckley, OH/Highland) singled with one out in the sixth and advanced to second on a single to left by Krystal Sherry. Then the big blow of the game, a three-run homerun to left field by Hartings to tie the game at 3-3. It was the 10th homerun of the year for Hartings and the 41st for the Cavs. After Hartings retired the Cougars in the top of the seventh, Walsh used a little small ball to capture the region crown. Shannon Spellacy (So., Brunswick, OH/HS) lined a one out double to left and advanced to third on an infield single off the bat of Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance). After Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) popped out to second, Saunders slapped an infield single to score Spellacy with the winning run. Hartings won all three games in the tournament and will take a 21-5 mark to Decatur. She fanned five, walked one and scattered nine hits. Walsh's 33 wins are the most since the 2003 season, when they won 38 games.

The tournament format is as follows: The Softball Championship will be a 20-team pool play tournament featuring the champions of 13 regions and 7 at-large berths. Teams will be seeded 1-20 and divided into 4 pools of 5 teams based on the seeds. The top 2 teams of each pool will advance. This format guarantees a minimum of 4 games for each team.

Walsh has been placed in Pool C and opens the tournament on Friday at 10 am against NAIA 4th ranked University of Mobile (36-7). Walsh is the only unranked team in the pool. The Cavs then tangle with NAIA 3rd ranked Oklahoma City University (45-10) at 5:30 pm. Oklahoma City is from the Sooner Athletic Conference. On Saturday, the Cavs battle NAIA 14th ranked Simon Fraser University (BC) (15-9) at 12:30 pm and meet NAIA 12th ranked Columbia College (MO) (35-9) at 8 pm. Columbia is out of the American Midwest Conference. The University of Mobile and Simon Fraser are independents.

Walsh placed five players on the All-AMC North Division Team, with pitcher Dana Hartings being selected Pitcher of the Year and Ed Vargo Coach of the Year.

Hartings led the staff with 21 wins, against only 5 losses, with a 2.10 ERA. She fanned 178 batters in 179 innings and completed 23 of 24 starts with five shutouts. Even though she was selected as a pitcher, she was just as effective at the plate, hitting .403 with 10 doubles, 10 homeruns and 43 RBI. She tied for the homerun lead with Brittany Sostre, with each setting a new standard for homeruns in a single season.

First baseman/pitcher Krystal Sherry earned first team honors as the AMC's utility player. Sherry hit .412 with nine doubles, five triples, nine homeruns and a team-leading 48 RBI. Sherry was 12-5 on the mound with 13 complete games. She was honorable mention All-AMC last year.

Laura Schmidt is the AMC's first-team shortstop. Schmidt, who earned honorable mention honors last season, hit .321 with six doubles, three homeruns and 20 RBI. Chelsea Saunders and Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) earned two of the AMC�s three outfield spots. Saunders led the Cavs with a .427 average, while Knupp earned first team honors and was also named to the All-Freshman Team. Knupp patrolled centerfield and hit .355 with seven doubles, eight homeruns and 21 RBI. Senior catcher Kelly Jackson (Akron, OH/Ellet) was named honorable mention. Jackson hit .255 with six doubles and 11 RBI.

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Friday, May 9, 2008

"Cavs Capture NAIA Region IX Title, Advance to National Tournament"

Photo gallery of MVNU game, courtesy of the Canton Repository: http://cantonrep.mycapture.com/mycapture/enlarge.asp?image=18805019&event=514012&CategoryID=0

Walsh (33-10) has won the NAIA Region IX Championship, and will now advance to the 20-team NAIA National Championships, May 16-21 in Decatur, Alabama. Walsh scored in the last half of the seventh inning to edge Mount Vernon Nazarene University 4-3. For the Cavs, it will be their third trip to the National Championships. Walsh also advanced in 2000 and in 2003.

Walsh won all three of its games in the regional tourney, and had to come from behind in each game. Mount Vernon Nazarene touched Walsh starter Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) for three runs in the fifth inning on a three-run double to left off the bat of Lauretta Wallace. Walsh would then continue a trend that they have perfected all season long, use of the long ball. Chelsea Saunders (So., Hinckley, OH/Highland) singled with one out in the sixth and advanced to second on a single to left field by Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name). Then the big blow of the game, a three-run homerun to left field by Hartings to tie the game at 3-3. It was the 10th homerun of the year for Hartings and the 41st for the Cavs. After Hartings retired the Cougars in the top of the seventh, Walsh used a little small ball to capture the region crown. Shannon Spellacy (So., Brunswick, OH/HS) lined a one out double to left and advanced to third on an infield single off the bat of Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance). After Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) popped out to second, Saunders slapped an infield single to score Spellacy with the winning run.

Hartings won all three games in the tournament and will take a 21-5 mark to Decatur. She fanned five, walked one and scattered nine hits. Walsh's 33 wins are the most since the 2003 season , when they won 38 games.

The tournament format is as follows: The Softball Championship will be a 20-team pool play tournament featuring the champions of 13 regions and 7 at-large berths. Teams will be seeded 1-20 and divided into 4 pools of 5 teams based on the seeds. The top 2 teams of each pool will advance. This format guarantees a minimum of 4 games for each team.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

"Sostre Powers Cavs to Title Game"

Brittany Sostre's (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) bat has powered the Cavs into the NAIA Region IX championship game on Friday. Sostre homered twice in Walsh's (32-10) 5-3 win over Notre Dame College (31-12). Walsh stays in the winner's bracket and will play at 12:30 on Friday, with an opponent yet to be determined. The Cavs need one win to advance to the 26th Annual NAIA Softball Championships in Decatur, AL, May 16-21.

Walsh took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) singled in Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) with two outs. Notre Dame erased the Walsh lead with three unearned runs in the third inning, and held the lead until the fourth when Sostre hit a two-run homer to left to tie the game. Walsh struck for the winning runs with two outs and nobody on in the sixth, when Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) reached on an error and rode home on Sostre blast to dead centerfield. For Sostre, it was her team-leading 10th homerun of the season and third in her last four at bats. She won Thursday's game against Ohio Dominican with a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth.

Hartings (20-5) started and went the distance to record her 20th win of the season. She scattered four hits and fanned four.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

"Softball Games on Delay"

All games for today's NAIA Region IX Softball championships have been backed-up at least two hours. Games times will be announced, when they become available.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Sostre HR Gives Cavs 2-1 Win in NAIA Region IX Opener"

Brittany Sostre's (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) solo homerun snapped a 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, and gave Walsh a 2-1 win over Ohio Dominican University in their NAIA Region IX opener today. The top seeded Cavs (31-10) remain in the winner's bracket and play third-seedded Notre Dame College (31-11) at 12:30 tomorrow at Walsh.

ODU took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, and held the lead until Walsh tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) singled, moved to second on a wild pitch, and scored the tying run on a Sostre single. Hartings also picked-up the win, her 19th of the season, with a complete game performance. She fanned four and scattered five hits.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

"Cavs Top Seed for NAIA Region IX Tourney, Starts at Home on Wednesday"

Walsh (30-10) is the top seed for the upcoming NAIA Region IX Championships, which begin on Wednesday monring at Walsh. The Cavs play their game at 12:30 pm, against the winner of the #4 Ohio Dominican University/#5 Mt. Vernon Nazarene University game. The double elimination tournament starts with the #4 Ohio Dominican University/#5 Mt. Vernon Nazarene University game at 10 am, at Walsh. Walsh and Malone College will host three games on Wednesday. The winner advances to the NAIA World Series. Walsh has gone to the World Series twice, in 2003 and 2000.

Tournament bracket: http://www.amcsports.org/Pdfs/softball/2008/5/6/sof_regionbracket.pdf

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

"Walsh Wins First Game of Double Header Loses second in the 9th"

Walsh moved to 30-10 overall and 18-2 in the AMC with a split in their double header against Malone today. Walsh won the first game 6-2 with Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) picking up her 18th victory of the season. Walsh started slowly falling behind by a run but broke the game open in the 4th inning with 5 straight hits the last one a double by Kelly Jackson (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet). Jackson was 1 for 3 with that double scoring 2 runs, Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) was also 1 for 3 with a 2 run homer and Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) added 2 hits as well.

The second game took 9 innings to complete with Malone winning 7-6. Malone scored 2 in the top of the ninth to take the lead. Walsh scored once in the bottom half of the inning but was unable to complete the comeback. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) got the loss in relief of Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name). Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles with Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) and Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance) adding doubles as well.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

"Cavs Remain 28th in Latest Poll"

For the third straight week, Walsh (29-9, 17-1) is 28th in the latest NAIA poll. The American Mideasst Conference North Division champs received eight votes. The Cavs are home on Thursday, for an AMC North double header with rival Malone College at 3 pm.

NAIA poll http://naia.cstv.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/043008aac.html

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Walsh Splits with Mount Vernon"

Walsh (29-9, 17-1 AMC) split their double header with Mount Vernon Nazarene University today. The Cavs won the first game 3-0, with Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) throwing the shutout along with 6 K's. Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) provided all the offense necessary with a three-run home run, her 8th of the year. Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) also went 2-3.

Walsh dropped the second game 6-3. Dana Hartings went 2-3, as did Chelsea Saunders (So., Hinckley, OH/Highland) and Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) hit a three-run homer, her 6th of the season.

Walsh plays at home this Thursday against Malone College in an AMC North double header. Walsh will honor its graduating players on Senior Day.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

"Cavs (28-8, 17-1 AMC N) Splits with ODU/Closes Regular Season on Thursday"

Walsh (28-8, 17-1 AMC N) split a non-conference double header at home with Ohio Dominican University on Saturday. This Cavs close the regular season this week, with a non-conference double header at home against Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Tuesday (3 pm) and at home on Thursday in an AMC North twin bill with rival Malone College at 3 pm.

The Cavs lost the first game to Ohio Dominican 2-1, but came back to win the nightcap 8-6. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) took the loss in the opener to fall to 16-4. She fanned eight and allowed five hits. Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) hit her 7th homerun of the season in the bottom of the seventh inning. In game two, Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) picked-up her 12th win (12-4) of the season, in relief of Hartings. Sherry came on relief in the sixth inning. She fanned two, while Hartings had five strikeouts. Hartings homered (9th) and Sherry went 2-4 with two homeruns (9th) and six RBI.

Dana Hartings is 16-4 with a 2.09 ERA and has completed 18 of her 19 starts. At the plate, she is hitting .402 and is tied with Sherry for the homerun lead with nine and in doubles with nine. Hartings and Sherry have tied the single season mark for homeruns, set by Nicole Baumgardner in 2004. Hartings also has 38 RBI. Outfielder Chelsea Saunders, who is on a 13-game hitting streak, has taken over the team batting lead at .447. Krystal Sherry is hitting .424, with a team best five triples and 48 RBI. Sherry is two RBI from matching the single mark of 50 set by Kami Kessler in 2000. On the mound, Sherry is 12-4 with 12 complete games. Walsh has clubbed a career-high 34 homeruns on the season and is batting .341 as a team.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Cavs Split with Panthers of ODU"

Walsh (28-8) split a pair of non-conference games with Ohio Domincan University (18-23) today. Walsh lost the first game 2-1, but came back to win the nightcap 8-6.

Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) took the loss in the opener to fall to 16-4. She fanned eight and allowed five hits. Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) hit her 7th homerun of the season in the bottom of the seventh inning.

In game two, Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) picked-up her 12th win (12-4) of the season, in relief of Hartings. Sherry came in refief in the sixth inning. She fanned two, while Hartings had five strikeouts. Hartings homered (9th) and Sherry went two for four with two homeruns (9) and six RBI's.

The Cavaliers host Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Tuesday in an non-conference doubleheader beginning at 3pm.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Hartings AMC Pitcher of the Week"

Walsh's Dana Hartings has been chosen the AMC Pitcher of the Week in softball for games played on April 14 through April 20. This is the second time this season that Hartings has received the honor (3/31-4/6).

Hartings, a 5-10 senior from Chickasaw, Ohio/Marion Local HS, is the AMC Pitcher of the Week. She made four appearances going 2-1 with a save and a 1.46 earned run average.

In 24 innings pitched, Hartings allowed five earned runs with 25 strikeouts and seven walks. She fanned 12 batters in a complete-game outing against Point Park. Overall, Hartings is 16-3, with 135 strikeouts in 126 innings pitched and a 1.79 ERA. The Cavaliers, 27-11 overall, clinched the AMC North Division crown with a 17-1 mark.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Cavs Remain 28th in Latest NAIA Poll"

For the second straight week, Walsh (27-7, 17-1 AMC) received votes (9), and placed 28th in the NAIA's latest poll. Walsh clinched the AMC North last Saturday and play at home this Saturday at 1 pm against Ohio Dominican University.

NAIA Rankings: http://naia.cstv.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/042308aab.html

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

�Walsh University Clinches AMC North Division Crown�

The Walsh University Softball Team clinched the AMC North Division crown, with a double header sweep of Point Park University (10-14, 5-9) today. Walsh (27-7, 17-1 AMC N) won game one 2-0, and game two 5-3.

Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) (16-3) won the opener pitching a seven-hit shutout. Hartings fanned seven in the win and also drove in the Cavs' first run with a first inning double. Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) drove in the second run with a sixth inning double.

Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) (11-4) went the distance to win game two. Hartings gave Walsh a 1-0 lead in the first inning with a single. After Point Park tied the game in the top of the second, Walsh regained the lead (2-1) in the bottom of the inning, when Sostre scored on a throwing error. Walsh then took the lead for good in the bottom of the third on Alyssa Knupp's (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) two-run homer, her sixth of the season. Walsh added its final run on Sherry's sacrifice fly in the sixth.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

"Cavaliers Split with Point Park/Suffer First AMC North Loss"

Walsh (25-7, 14-0) split a doubleheader today against Point Park University. Walsh lost the first game 2-1, their first American Mideast Conference North Division loss of the season. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) (15-3) fanned 12 in the loss. Chelsea Saunders (So., Hinckley, OH/Highland) went two for three at the plate.

Walsh defeated Point Park in game two 4-1. Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) (10-4) picked-up the win. Hartings went 2-4 with a homerun and 2 RBI. Saunders also had a double while going 2-3. Kelly Jackson (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet) went 2-4.

The Cavaliers are back in action tomorrow when they host Point Park in a doubleheader at 1pm.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"Cavs Tied for 28th in Latest NAIA Rankings"

Walsh (24-6, 14-0 AMC N) received seven votes and are ranked 28th (Tie-Azusa Pacific) in the latest NAIA Top 25 Softball poll. The Cavs, winners of their last eight games, are back in action on Friday at Point Park University in an AMC North double header. The first game starts at 3:30 pm. The Cavs and Pioneers meet in North Canton on Saturday for two games at 1 pm.

TOP 25 http://naia.cstv.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/040908aab.html

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Monday, April 14, 2008

"Cavs Roll, Take two at Notre Dame"

Walsh improved to 24-6 overall and to 14-0 in the American Mideast Conference North Division with a sweep at Notre Dame College today. The Cavs won game one 5-4 in eight innings and then captured the nightcap 8-6. The sweep moves the Cavs closer to clinching the AMC North.

Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) was the starter and winner in game one. Hartings is now 15-2. She fanned seven and did not walk a batter. Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to snap the 4-4 tie. Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) homered and Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) hit three-run blast in the sixth inning. Sherry picked-up the win in the nigthcap, going 5.1 innings. Hartings finished up. Sherry helped herself with two hits and three RBI and Chelsea Saunders (So., Hinckley, OH/Highland) drove in two runs.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Cavs Sweep Carlow; Remain Unbeaten in AMC North as Hartings Wins Both Games"

Walsh (22-6, 12-0 AMC N) swept Carlow College today to remain in first place, and unbeaten, in the American Mideast Conference North Division. Walsh swept the Celtics by scores of 11-5 and 14-8.

Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) won her 12th game of the season in the opener and fanned career batter number 300. She is second on the all-time list. She was also 2-3 at the plate with two RBI. Chelsea Saunders (So., Hinckley, OH/Highland) was 4-4, Kelly Jackson (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet) 2-3 with two RBI and Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) homered and drove in two runs. Game two was a wild affair. Carlow scored five runs in the first inning, but watched as the Cavs put up six runs on the board in the bottom of the inning. After Carlow regained the lead with three runs in the second inning, Walsh tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the inning. The Cavs took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning and then added a single run in the fourth and three runs in the sixth. Hartings (13-2) came on in relief of Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) in the third inning and picked-up her 13th win of the season. She also hit a solo homerun, her seventh of the season. Sherry was 3-3 with a triple and two RBI and Kelly Jackson was 2-3 with two doubles and two RBI. Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance) was 3-4 with a double, and Shannon Spellacy was 2-3.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Cavs Win Two; Remain Undefeated in AMC North"

Walsh (20-6,10-0 AMC N) picked up two more wins at Ursuline College tonight. The Cavaliers won the first game 2-1 in the 11th inning with a game winning homerun by Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name). Sherry went three for five at the plate with 2 RBI. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chickasaw, OH/Marion Local) got the win and also fanned eleven. Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) went two for five and Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) went two for six at the plate in the extra innings win.

In game two, Walsh defeated Ursuline 5-2 in six innings. Sherry picked up the win with four strikeouts and also went two for four at the plate with a homerun and a double. Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance) was two for three at the plate and Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) was one for three with a double.

The Cavaliers return to the field Saturday, April 12, when they host Carlow College for a AMC North doubleheader beginning at 1pm.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Hartings AMC Pitcher of the Week"

Walsh's Dana Hartings has been chosen the AMC Pitcher of the Week in softball for games played on March 31 through April 6.

Hartings, a 5-10 senior righthander from Chickasaw, Ohio, and Marion Local High School, is the AMC Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 with a 1.75 ERA. She struck out 19 batters and did not issue a walk.

Hartings tossed a complete-game 6-2 win versus Notre Dame with 11 strikeouts. She fanned eight more batters in five innings of a 9-1 victory against Urbana. Walsh is 16-6 overall and 6-0 AMC.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"Cavs Win Two at Carlow; Undefeated in AMC North"

The Cavaliers (18-6, 7-0 AMC N) swept Carlow College (10-5, 3-2) in an AMC North double header tonight. Walsh defeated Carlow in game one by the score of 8-2. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local) got the win, fanned 8, and is now 11-2 on the season. Hartings went two for four at the plate with 2 RBI, a double, and her sixth homerun of the year. Chelsea Saunders (So., Hinckley, OH/Highland) went two for two and Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) was two for five at the plate. Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance) hit her first homerun of the season.

In game two, the Cavaliers defeated Carlow 8-1 behind the pitching of Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name). Sherry recorded 7 strikeouts and improves to 3-4 on the year. Sherry also went three for four at the plate, with 2 RBI and a double. Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) hit two solo homeruns. Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) also hit her fourth homerun on the year.

Walsh travels to Edinboro today for a doubleheader beginning at 3pm. The Cavaliers will then host Carlow College for two more AMC North games on Saturday, April 12 at 3pm.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

"Cavs (16-6, 6-0 AMC N) Lead North"

Walsh (16-6, 6-0 AMC N) remained unbeaten and in first place in the American Mideast Conference North after posting a double header sweep of Notre Dame College last week. This week the Cavs play under the lights at Carlow College on Tuesday (6 pm), play at Ursuline College in a make-up AMC twinbill on Wednesday (3 pm), and host Carlow on Saturday. The Cavs received votes (2) in the NAIA rating last week and were ranked 35th.

Walsh remained perfect in the AMC North Division after sweeping Notre Dame College (OH) at home last Tuesday. The Cavs won game one 6-2, and then took the nightcap 7-5. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local) went the distance for the 10th time this season in game one, and fanned 11 in Walsh's 6-2 win. Hartings did not walk a batter and scattered seven hits in improving to 9-2. She was also 2-3 with an RBI. AMC Player of the Week, shortstop Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson), hit a two-run homer and went 3-3. Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) was also 2-3. Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) won the nightcap to improve to 6-3. Sherry fanned five and walked only one in the win. Schmidt was 3-4 with an RBI and Knupp hit a two-run homer.

Walsh split a non-conference doubleheader with Urbana University on Saturday. Walsh won the opener 9-1, as Dana Hartings improved to 10-2 on the season. Hartings was also two for three at the plate with four RBI and a three-run homerun. Laura Schmidt also homered. Urbana defeated Walsh in game two 4-3. Krystal Sherry started and was tagged with the loss. Walsh errors led to three unearned runs. Sherry fanned six. Shannon Spellacy (So., Brunswick, OH/HS) went two for three, while Hartings and Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) each had doubles in the loss.

Sherry is hitting a team-leading .444 with four triples, three homeruns and 25 RBI. She also has a .722 slugging percentage. On the mound, she is 6-4. Alyssa Knupp is hitting .435 and is on a seven-game hitting streak. Hartings is also hitting .435, and leads the team with five homeruns and 26 RBI and with a .758 slugging percentage. Laura Schmidt, last week's AMC Player of the Week, is hitting .415 with six doubles and 12 walks. Shannon Spellacy is hitting .373 with two triples and 12 RBI.

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Saturday, April, 5, 2008

"Cavaliers Split With Urbana"

Walsh (16-6) split a doubleheader today with Urbana University. Walsh won the opener 9-1, as Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local) improved to 10-2 on the season. Hartings was also two for three at the plate with four RBI and a three-run homerun. Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) also hit a homerun.

Urbana defeated Walsh in game two by the score of 4-3. Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) started and was tagged with the loss. Walsh errors led to three unearned runs. Sherry fanned six. Shannon Spellacy (So., Brunswick, OH/HS) went two for three, while Hartings and Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) each had doubles in the loss.

The Cavaliers travel to Carlow College on Tuesday, April 8, for an AMC North doubleheader beginning at 6 pm.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Schmidt AMC Player of the Week"

Walsh shortstop Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) and Cedarville pitcher Mallory White are the AMC Softball Players of the Week for games played on March 24-30.

Schmidt, a 5-foot-5 sophomore is the AMC Player of the Week after hitting .636 to help Walsh to a 4-0 record. She was 7-for-11 at the plate with a double and four runs batted in.

Schmidt stole two bases, walked once, and scored six runs. She also posted a .727 slugging percentage for the Cavaliers, 13-3 overall.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Cavs/Tiffin Cancelled"

Walsh's non-conference twinbill at Tiffin University has been cancelled. No make-up date has been set.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Cavs Sweep Notre Dame, Remain Perfect in AMC North"

Walsh (15-5, 6-0 AMC N) remained perfect in the American Mideast Conference North Division after sweeping Notre Dame College (OH) (3-7, 0-2 AMC N) today. The Cavs won game one 6-2, and then took the nightcap 7-5. Walsh travels to Tiffin University tomorrow for a non-conference double header.

Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local) went the distance for the 10th time in game one, and fanned 11 in Walsh's 6-2 win. Hartings did not walk a batter and scattered seven hits in improving to 9-2. She was also 2-3 with an RBI. AMC Player of the Week, shortstop Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson), hit a two-run homer and went 3-3. Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) was also 2-3.

Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) won the nightcap to improve to 6-3. Sherry fanned five and walked only one in the win. Schmidt was 3-4 with an RBI and Knupp hit a two-run homer.

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Monday, March 31 , 2008

"Cavs/Notre Dame Here on Tuesday"

Walsh and Notre Dame College have switched sites for their AMC North double header on Tuesday. Notre Dame will now come to Walsh for a 3:30 pm start, with Walsh traveling to South Euclid on April 15.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Cavs Lose Two to the Purple Raiders"

The Cavaliers (13-5) lost a doubleheader today to Mount Union College. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local) lost the first game with three strikeouts, one walk, and three unearned runs. Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance) went three-for-three. Shannon Spellacy (So., Brunswick, OH/HS), Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw), and Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) each had one hit in the loss.

In the second game, Mount Union defeated Walsh 12-4. Krystal Sherry took the loss and is now 4-3 on the year. Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) had a three-run homerun.

The Cavs return to the field Tuesday, April 1, when they travel to Notre Dame College for a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 pm.

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Saturday, March 29, 200

"Cavs Postponed at Ursuline"

Today's scheduled AMC North double header at Ursuline has been postponed. The two teams have rescheduled the twinbill for Friday, April 4 at 3 pm.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

"Games at Mount Union Postponed, Will be Played Sunday"

The Cavs non-league twin bill at Mount Union College for today, has been rescheduled for Sunday at 1 pm. Walsh travels to Ursuline for an AMC North double header tomorrow.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Walsh Picks Up Two More Wins/Sherry No-No in Game Two, Sostre Six RBI"

Walsh extended their win streak to seven games with a sweep of Ursuline College improving to 13-3 overall and 4-0 in the AMC North. The Cavaliers won the first game 10-2 behind the pitching of Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local). Hartings had two strikeouts and provided offense as well with 2 hits and 3 RBI, including her fourth home run of the season. Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) went 3-4 with 2 RBI, Kelly Jackson (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet) went 2-3 and Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) had a double with 2 RBI. In the second game Krystal Sherry pitched a no-hitter, fanning six strikeouts, in a 10-0 romp. Brittany Sostre had six RBI going 2-2 with a three-run double and three-run home run, for six RBI. Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) was 2-4 and Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance) was 2-3.

The Cavs play again tomorrow at Mount Union College (DH) starting at 3:30.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Cavs (11-3, 2-0 AMC) Pick Up Two Wins Against the Bears"

Walsh swept Shawnee State University today and improved to 11-3 on the season. The Cavaliers won the first game in five innings by the score of 8-0. The Cavs had 10 hits to support Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local), who fanned eight and improve to 7-1 on the year. Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) had two RBI and went 2-2. Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance) and Chelsea Saunders (So., Hinckley, OH/Highland) each went 2-3, with Hoover adding a double and 2 RBI. In the second game, Walsh came from behind in the bottom of the fifth inning with a game-winning two-run homerun by Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw). Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) picked up her fourth win of the season, to improve to 4-2. Sherry also added a double. Schmidt had another good game at the plate, going 2-3 with two RBI.

The Cavs return to action Thursday, March 27, when they host conference foe, Ursuline College. The doubleheader begins at 3 pm.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

"Cavs (9-3, 2-0 AMC) Sweep Malone, Hartings Perfect"

Walsh improved to 9-3 overall and to 2-0 in the American Mideast Conference, with a sweep of Malone College last week. This week, they host Shawnee State on Tuesday (3 pm), play a home and home AMC North twin bill with Ursuline College on Thursday (H, 3 pm) and Saturday (A, 1 pm) and play at Mount Union College (DH) on Friday (3:30 pm)

The Cavs defeated Malone 8-0 in five innings in game one, and 12-4 in game two. The day belonged to Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local), as she pitched a perfect game against the Pioneers in the opener. Hartings fanned eight, as she improved to 6-1 on the season. She also helped herself with a two-run homerun (3) in the first inning. Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) doubled and drove in three runs and center fielder Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) homered. In game two, Hartings was 3-3 with a homerun (3) as the offense supported Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) who picked-up the win to improve to 3-2. Sherry also helped her cause by going 3-4 with a homerun (3) and four RBI. Second baseman Shannon Spellacy (So., Brunswick, OH/HS) had two hits and two RBI, Knupp had two hits and two RBI, and right-fielder Rachel Harter (Fr., East Canton, OH/HS) had two hits and two RBI. Walsh banged out 13 hits in the nightcap.

The combination of Hartings and Sherry has spelled disaster for the opposition through the first 12 games. Hartings is 6-1 in nine games, with a 1.26 ERA. She has started six games and has completed all six. She has fanned 48 in 43 innings and walked only five. At the plate, Hartings is second on the team with a .485 average and with 14 RBI. She is also on a ten-game hitting streak. Sherry is hitting a team-leading .488, is tied with Hartings for the homerun lead with three and leads the Cavs with 20 RBI. She also has a team-leading three triples. Shannon Spellacy is hitting .429 and has hit safely in her last 11 games. She also leads the team with five stolen bases. Freshman Alyssa Knupp is batting .429 and is tied for the team lead in doubles (4). Walsh is batting a lofty .373.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

"Cavs Sweep Malone, Hartings Pitches Perfect Game"

Walsh (9-3, 2-0) swept an American Mideast Conference North Division double header at Malone College (5-3, 0-2) today. The Cavs won game one 8-0 in five innings, and game two 12-4. The day belonged to Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local), as she pitched a perfect game against the Pioneers in the opener. Hartings fanned eight, as she improved to 6-1 on the season. She also helped herself with a two-run homerun (3) in the first inning. Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson) doubled and drove in three runs and Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) homered. In game two, Hartings was 3-3 with a homerun (3) as the offense supported Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) who picked-up the win to improve to 3-2. Sherry also helped her cause by going 3-4 with a homerun (3) and four RBI.

The Cavs are back in action on Tuesday, at home, in non-conference double header against Shawnee State University.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Saturday Games at Mount Union Rescheduled"

Walsh's Saturday twin bill at Mount Union College has been rescheduled for Friday, March 28.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Malone Games Rescheduled for Friday"

Walsh's scheduled twin bill at Malone today has been pushed back to tomorrow at 12 pm.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Cavs/Urbana Postponed/Malone Games Pushed Back"

Walsh's scheduled non league twin bill with Urbana University has been postponed. It has been re-scheduled for Saturday, April 5 at 1 pm at Walsh.

Wednesday's scheduled games at Malone College have been pushed back to Thursday, March 20 at 3:30 pm.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Both the Ohio Valley Tournament and the Aquinas College games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16 respectively, have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

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Friday, March 7, 2008

"Cavs Close Successful Trip with Split"

Walsh closed a very successful spring trip at 7-3, after splitting a split twinbill today. The Cavs fell 6-5 to The Catholic University of America, before coming back to down Muhlenberg 11-0 in five innings.

Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local) suffered her first loss (5-1) of the season in relief in game one. She was 2-4 at the plate with two RBI. Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) started for the Cavs. She was 3-3 with a triple at the plate. Hartings bounced back to improve to 6-1 in Walsh's 11-0, five inning win over Muhlenberg. Hartings fanned seven and was supported by the Cavs seven-run third inning. Every player had a hit, scored a run and drove in a run. Hartings helped herself with four RBI. Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson), Sherry, Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw), Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance) and Rachel Harter (Fr., East Canton, OH/HS) all had two hits.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

"Cavs' Win Streak Reaches Four"

(Kissimmee, FL) Walsh won both ends of a split double header, and have now won their four last games. The Cavs improved to 6-2 after defeating Ferrum College (VA) 3-1 and Miscericordia College (PA) 6-3 today. Walsh closes their Florida trip tomorrow, playing Catholic University of America at 11 am and Muhlenberg at 3 pm.

Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local) improved to 4-0, after fanning 11 in Walsh's 3-1 win over Ferrum. Kelly Jackson (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet) drove in two runs and Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) drove in the Cavs other run. Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) evened her record at 2-2, as she pitched five innings in Walsh's rain shortned 6-3 win over Miscericordia. Hartings worked the sixth to earn her second save. She has had a hand in all of Walsh's six wins. Sherry was 2-3, with a double, run scored and RBI. Knupp was 2-3 with an RBI and Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) was 1-3 with a double.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"Cavs Take Both Ends of Split Twinbill"

(Kissimmee, FL) Walsh improved to 4-2 on the season, after taking both ends of a split double header today. The Cavs downed the University of St. Francis (IL) 5-1 in the first game, and then beat King College 8-2. Walsh is idle on Wednesday.

Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local) and Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) sparked the Cavs to victory against St. Francis. Hartings pitched a complete game with four strikeouts, and helped herself with two hits. Sherry clubbed two homeruns and drove in five runs. Laura Schmidt (So., Canton, OH/Jackson), Shannon Spellacy (So., Brunswick, OH/HS) and Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw) each had two hits.

Sherry earned her first win of the season against King, with Hartings picking-up the save. Schmidt was 2-4 with three RBI and Spellacy was 2-4 with two RBI. Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) doubled in two runs and Ashley Hoover (Fr., Louisville, OH/Alliance) was 2-3 with two runs scored.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

"Cavs Split for Second Straight Day"

(Orlando, FL) Walsh (2-2) split games for the second straight day in Orlando, FL. King College downed the Cavs 9-1 in six innings this morning, followed by the Cavs 10-1 win in six innings over Indiana Wesleyan this afternoon.

Not much went right against King, as they pounded out 14 hits against the Cavs. Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) started and took the loss to fall to 0-2. Rachel Harter (Fr., East Canton, OH/HS) was 2-2 for the Cavs, while Sherry was 1-2 and drove in Walsh's only run. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local) improved to 2-0 in the win over Indiana Wesleyan. Hartings fanned five and helped herself with two hits and two RBI. Sherry was 4-4 with a triple and drove in four runs. Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge), Kelly Jackson (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet), Shanon Spellacy (So., Brunswick, OH/HS) and Chelsea Saunders (So., Hinckley, OH/Highland) each had two hits.


Sunday, March 2, 2008

"Cavs Open Season With Split"

(Orlando, FL) Walsh (1-1) opened the season with a split at the Rebel Games in Orlando, Florida today. The Cavs lost 5-4 to Eastern Mennonite in the opener, but came back to win the nightcap 5-4 against Brewton-Parker College. They meet Indiana Wesleyan at 9 am on Monday, and then play King College at 11 am.

Walsh surrendered four unearned runs in the loss to Eastern. Krystal Sherry (So., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) was the starter and loser for the Cavs, despite pitching a fine game. Alyssa Knupp (Fr., Massillon, OH/Tuslaw), Brittany Sostre (Fr., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) and Sherry each had two hits for the Cavs. Knupp had a double, while Sherry and Sostre each had triples and drove in a run. Dana Hartings (Sr., Chicksaw, OH/Marion Local) was the winner in game two. Besides pitching the Cavs to their first win of the season, Hartings also had two hits, including a double and RBI. Sostre was again 2-4 with an double and RBI, while Rachel Harter (Fr., East Canton, OH/HS) was 2-3 with an RBI. Walsh took the lead with three runs in the first inning, then added a single run in the third.