2010 Archive

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Celsey Raubenolt Named Softball NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete"

DECATUR, Ala. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 275 softball players have been named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athletes. Walsh senior catcher Celsey Raubenolt (Loudonville, OH/Hillsdale) has been selected to the team. Raubenolt, a psychology/pre-occupational therapy major, carries a 3.54 grade point average.

Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Cavs Place Six on All-AMC Team; Brown, Ebert Named First Team"

Walsh (21-20, 11-5 AMC) placed six players on the All-American Mideast Conference Team. The Cavs, who finished the season third in the AMC in regular season and third at the conference tournament, placed two players on the first team, two on the second team and two on honorable mention.

Freshmen infielder (2B) Dana Brown (Uniontown, OH/Lake) LEFT and right-handed pitcher Erin Ebert (Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) were each selected first team. Brown, one of two Cavs to play and start all 41 games, hit .348, with 47 hits and a team-leading six stolen bases. She was second on the team in hitting and tied for the team lead in hits. She had 13 multi-hit games and a team-best 18-game hitting streak. Ebert led the team in practically every pitching category. She finished 11-8, with a 2.08 ERA. Her 11 wins ranked third in the AMC. Ebert, the workhorse of the staff, led the team in appearances (25), games started (17), complete games (12), shutouts (3), innings pitched (122) and strikeouts (93). She was also named to the AMC's All-Freshmen Team.
Infielder (3B) Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) and right-handed pitcher Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) was each selected second team. Gerber, who also played and started all 41 games, hit .313, with seven doubles, two triples, five homeruns and 28 RBI. She tied for the team-lead in homeruns and recorded 11 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games. She also drew a team-high 18 walks, was hit by a pitch five times and led the team with a .424 on base percentage. Ford finished 3-5 with a 2.71 ERA. All three of her wins came in conference games. She worked in 12 games, with eight starts and three complete games.

Jenna Rosso (So., Amherst, OH/Steele) and Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) were each named honorable mention. Rosso, who played 39 games in the outfield (22 CF, 17 LF), hit .287, with three doubles, two triples and 13 RBI. Sherry a first team selection in 2008, returned to team after sitting out last year due to nursing requirements. Sherry played 32 games at first base and led team in hitting (.370), runs scored (30), doubles (12), RBI (32) and slugging percentage (.614). She tied for the team lead in homeruns (5) and triples (2). She was also 3-2 with a 2.50 ERA in eight pitching appearances.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Shawnee Eliminates Cavs"

(Portsmouth, OH) Number one seed Shawnee State University (27-23) scored two runs in the first inning; and made them stand up in a 2-0 win over third-seeded Walsh, eliminating the Cavs from the American Mideast Conference Tournament today. Walsh closes the season 21-20.

The Bears touched Walsh starter Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) for two runs on three hits and a wild pitch in the first inning. The Bears then held Walsh to two singles in advancing to the championship round against Notre Dame College. Ebert lasted 2.2 innings and allowed five hits. She finishes the season with a record of 11-7. Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) finished up, working a scoreless 3.1 innings.

BOXSCORE


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Cavs Rout Malone; Stay Alive in AMC Tourney"

(Portsmouth, OH) # 3 seed Walsh (21-19) fought off elimination by routing # 4 seed Malone University 14-0 (5) in their second American Mideast Conference Tournament game today. The Cavs play at 3 pm tomorrow against the loser of the # 2 seed Notre Dame/# 1 seed Shawnee State game.

Walsh scored seven runs in the first and second innings to coast to the win that eliminated Malone. Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) LEFT drove in two runs in the first inning, as did Kesley Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS). Alyssa Reed (Fr., Perry, OH/HS) drove in two runs in the second. The Cavs scored the 14 runs on only 10 hits, as Malone walked six and committed three errors. Jenna Rosso (So., Amherst, OH/Steele) added a triple and Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) a double.

Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) allowed only four hits and pitched the complete game shutout and is 4-5.

BOXSCORE


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Cavs Fall in AMC Opener"

(Portsmouth, OH) # 3 seed Walsh (20-19) fell 5-4 in eight innings to # 2 seed Notre Dame College (23-23) in their American Mideast Conference playoff opener today. The Cavs fall into the loser's bracket and play the loser of the Shawnee State/Malone game at 5 pm today.

Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI single. After Notre Dame scored twice in the second to take a 2-1 lead, Sherry again singled in a run to tie the game a 2-2 in third. Notre Dame would then score twice in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-2. Walsh would rally and tie the game in the fifth on Alyssa Reed's (Fr., Perry, OH/HS) two out single. The game would then go into extra innings, where the Falcons would win it with an unearned run the bottom of the eighth.

Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) went the distance and took the hard luck loss to fall to 11-7. Ebert fanned five and did not walk a batter.

BOXSCORE


Monday, May 3, 2010

"Cavs Meet Notre Dame in AMC Playoff Opener"

The American Mideast Conference Champion Shawnee State University Bears (25-22, 12-3), will host the AMC Tournament that will run Wednesday, May 5 - Friday, May 7. The double-elimination tournament will open on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. as No. 2 seed Notre Dame College (22-23, 11-5) will face No. 3 seed Walsh (20-18, 11-5).

Walsh enters the tournament on a five-game win streak and with wins in 11 of their last 14 games. The Cavs split an AMC doubleheader with Notre Dame.

No. 1 Shawnee State will play No. Malone University (10-14, 10-6) at 3:00 p.m. The final game on Wednesday will take place at 5:00 p.m. with a match-up between the losers of Game 1 and Game 2. The tournament will continue on Thursday with game times at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. The Championship Game will take place on Friday at 1:00 p.m.

TOURNEY BRACKET


Friday, April 30, 2010

"Walsh Dominates Carlow in Doubleheader"

Walsh University (20-18, 11-5) swept Carlow University (15-21, 2-14) in a doubleheader Friday afternoon to close out the regular season. The Cavaliers won the first game 6-2 before bombarding the Celtics in game two 17-2.

In the first game, Walsh scored two runs in the second inning before scoring four more in the sixth. The insurance runs would be needed after Carlow scored two in the seventh to set up the final score. Jenna Rosso (So., Amherst, OH/Steele) LEFT hit a bases-loaded double for three RBI in the sixth to propel the Cavs. Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) earned the win pitching and now improves to 11-6 striking out an impressive seven batters.

The second game went entirely the Cavaliers way as they scored all 17 runs in the first two innings. Eight were scored in the first with nine following in the second. Kelsey Ford homered in the onslaught with a two-run shot early in the second inning to make the score 10-0. Carlow would add single runs in the third and fifth innings.

Celsey Raubenolt (Sr., Loudonville, OH/Hillsdale) and Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) were playing in their final home game as Cavaliers. Both had solid outings going 1-3 from the plate with two runs scored. Sherry hit in two runs while Raubenolt hit in one. The pitcher/catcher pair also worked the Celtics offense well. Sherry gave up only three hits and struck out six while improving to 3-2 on the year.

Walsh now advances to the AMC tournament next week at Shawnee State University.

Game One: BOXSCORE Game Two: BOXSCORE


Monday, April 26, 2010

"Cavs Stay Hot; Close Regular Season this Week"

Walsh (18-18, 9-5) remained hot, posting wins in three of four games last week. The Cavs have won nine of their last 12 games, and are in third place in the American Mideast Conference with two games to play. The Cavs will play Carlow College at home on Friday (3 pm), in a make-up of Sunday's rained out double header. The Cavs can still finish as high as second in the AMC.

Walsh split with Urbana University in a non-conference twin bill on Tuesday. Urbana rallied to win game one 3-2, with the Cavs winning game two 3-1. Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) gave Walsh a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning of the opener with a two-run home run, her fifth of the season. Urbana came back with two runs in the next inning to set up the final score. Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) picked up the loss to fall to 3-5. The Cavaliers rebounded in game two with a three-run fifth inning accounting for all of their scoring offense. Celsey Raubenolt (Sr., Loudonville, OH/Hillsdale) reached on an error and scored on a single by Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Lake). Brown later scored with Gerber on a Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) double. Sherry also picked up the win to improve to 2-2.

Walsh University reached .500 with a sweep of Ursuline College on Thursday. The Cavaliers didn't give up a run the entire day, shutting out the Arrows 10-0 in five innings in game one, and 8-0 in six innings in game two.

Pitchers, Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) and Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) each hurled one-hitters. Ebert struck out nine batters, while Ford fanned five on the day. Ford improved to 3-5 after her game one win while Ebert improved to 10-6.

In the opener, Walsh scored all 10 runs in the fourth inning. All but two players scored, with Maggie Yavorsky (So., Norton, OH/HS), Kendra Gerber and Krystal Sherry scoring twice in the inning. The scoring in the second game was more balanced between innings for the Cavs. They scored one run in the second, two in each of the fourth and fifth, and three runs to walk off in the sixth. Sherry hit a bases-loaded walk off single to win the game with the mercy rule in effect and capping off a 4-4 game with a double and a triple.

Krystal Sherry is hitting .375 with five home runs and a team-leading 26 RBI. Dana Brown is hitting .347 and Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) has five doubles and five homeruns and has driven in 25 runs. Erin Ebert is 10-6 with a team-low 1.87 ERA. Ebert has 80 strikeouts in 104.2 innings pitched.


Friday, April 23, 2010

"Sunday's DH with Carlow Pushed Back to Friday"

Sunday's scheduled AMC doubleheader between Walsh (18-18, 9-5) and Carlow College has been pushed back to next Friday (April 30), due to the possibility of rain on Sunday. Friday's game time will be determined next week.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Walsh Shuts Out Ursuline in Both Games"

Walsh University (18-18, 9-5) reached .500 with a sweep of Ursuline College (9-23, 2-10) in a doubleheader Thursday afternoon. The Cavaliers didn't give up a run the entire day, shutting out the Arrows 10-0 in five innings in game one, and 8-0 in six innings in game two.

Both pitchers, Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) and Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale), were excellent throwing one-hitters. Ebert struck out nine batters while Ford fanned five on the day. Ford improved to 3-5 after her game one win while Ebert improved to 10-6.

In the opener, Walsh scored all 10 runs in the fourth inning. All but two players scored, with Maggie Yavorsky (So., Norton, OH/HS), Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway), and Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) scoring twice in the inning.

The scoring in the second game was more balanced between innings for the Cavs. They scored one run in the second, two in each of the fourth and fifth, and three runs to walk off in the sixth. Sherry hit a bases-loaded walk off single to win the game with the mercy rule in effect and capping off a 4-4 game with a double and a triple.

Walsh is slated to finish the regular season Sunday at 1 p.m. at home against Carlow University.

Game One: BOXSCORE Game Two: BOXSCORE


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Walsh Splits with Urbana"

Walsh University (16-18) split with Urbana University (14-21) in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon with the Blue Knights winning the first game 3-2 and the Cavs taking the second 3-1.

In game one, Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) gave Walsh a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning with a two-run home run, her fifth of the season. Urbana came back with two runs in the next inning to set up the final score. Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) picked up the loss to fall to 3-5.

The Cavaliers rebounded in game two with a three-run fifth inning accounting for all of their scoring offense. Celsey Raubenolt (Sr., Loudonville, OH/Hillsdale) led off the inning reaching on an error and was hit in by Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Lake). Brown later scored with Gerber on a double by Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS). Sherry also picked up the win to improve to 2-2.

The Cavaliers return to action on Thursday with an AMC doubleheader against Ursuline College at 3 p.m.

Game One: BOXSCORE Game Two: BOXSCORE


Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Cavs Split at Shawnee State; Hand Bears First AMC Loss"

(Portsmouth, OH) Walsh (15-17, 7-5) remained in the hunt for an American Mideast Conference playoff spot, after splitting a doubleheader at Shawnee State University (20-21, 11-2) today. The Cavs lost the opener 3-1, but came back to win the nightcap 2-1 and hand Shawnee State its first AMC loss of the season. Walsh is home on Tuesday for a non-conference twin bill with Urbana University on Tuesday (3 pm), then host Ursuline College on Thursday (3 pm) and Carlow University next Sunday (1 pm) in a pair of AMC doubleheaders to close the regular season.

Walsh took a 1-0 lead in the third inning of game one on a single by Jenna Rosso (So., Boardman, OH/HS) and double by Maggie Yavorsky (So., Norton, OH/HS). Shawnee rallied with two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth. Walsh starter Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) allowed only two earned runs, but was charged with her fifth (2-5) loss of the season.

Dana Brown's (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Lake) seventh inning double scored Rosso, who had singled, and snapped a 1-1 tie to give the Cavs a split. Walsh scored their first run on Ashley Hoover's (Jr., Alliance, OH/Louisville) double in the second which gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead. Shawnee tied the game in bottom of the inning. Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) went the distance for her ninth win of the season. Ebert is 9-6. She scattered four hits and walked only a batter.

GAME ONE: BOXSCORE GAME TWO: BOXSCORE


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Pitching Carries Cavs in Sweep of Point Park"

Ashley Virgin's (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) shutout paired with Krystal Sherry's (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) two-run home run and Erin Ebert's (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) excellent pitching in game two provided Walsh with a sweep of Point Park Wednesday afternoon.

Virgin struck out four while giving up seven hits in the first game's 3-0 victory for the Cavaliers and improved her record to 3-4 on the season. Four-straight singles from the bottom of the order allowed Crystal Pfleger (Fr., Mogadore, OH/Field) to score their first run. Maggie Yavorsky (So., Norton, OH/HS) scored in the third and Sherry crossed home plate in the sixth to set up the first game's final score.

In the second game, Sherry provided Walsh's only runs in the fourth inning with home run to left field which drove in Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) who reached on a walk. That would be all the support Ebert needed as she carried a no-hitter through five innings. She struck out six in the game while giving up four hits and one run while improving to 8-6.

The Cavaliers are now 14-16 overall and 6-4 in the conference. Point Park falls to 16-6 and 5-4 in the conference. Walsh returns to action Sunday with a doubleheader at Shawnee State University.

Game One: BOXSCORE Game Two: BOXSCORE


Monday, April 12, 2010

"Cavs Bounce Back From Double Loss to Malone, Stay in Playoff Hunt"

After dropping a doubleheader at home to Malone University on Tuesday, Walsh (12-16, 4-4) bounced back by taking three out four AMC games to close the week. The Cavs took two from Mount Vernon Nazarene, and then split at Notre Dame College. Walsh plays two AMC twin bills this week, at home with Point Park University on Tuesday and at Shawnee State University on Saturday. Walsh is fourth in the AMC.

The Cavs have been led offensively by first-basemen/pitcher Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS), and infielders Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Lake) and Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway). Sherry is hitting .375 with a team-best seven doubles and four homeruns and 20 RBI. Sherry has 11 multi-hit games. Brown is hitting .354 and leads the Cavs with five stolen bases, while Gerber is hitting .333 with five doubles, four homeruns and a team-leading 21 RBI. Brown and Gerber each have 10 multi-hit games. Brown put together a team-best 18-game hit streak earlier this season.

Freshman Erin Ebert (Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) has been the workhorse of the pitching staff with 11 starts and 19 appearances. Ebert leads the team with seven wins and has posted the lowest ERA at 2.15. Sherry is 1-2 with a 3.33. Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) and Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) each have two wins.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Cavs Split at Notre Dame"

(South Euclid, OH) Walsh (12-16, 4-4) split an American Mideast Conference doubleheader at Notre Dame College (11-17, 2-2) today. The Cavs dropped the opener 9-1 in five innings, but came back to take the nightcap 8-7. Walsh will host Point Park University in an AMC twinbill on Tuesdsay at 3 pm

Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) hit a solo homer for Walsh's only tally in game one. The Cavs trailed 3-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning when the Falcons scored six times. Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) was the starter and loser for the Cavs and falls to 7-6.

Walsh rallied in game two to come away with the split. The Cavs trailed 7-2 in third, when they scored four times to get back into the game. Sherry drove in a run with a double to cut the lead to 7-3. Megan Cain (Fr., Springfield, OH/HS) followed with an RBI single, followed by a sacrifice fly from Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) to cut the margin to 7-5. Jenna Rosso (So., Amherst, OH/Amherst Steele) then followed with an RBI single to pull the Cavs to within a run at 7-6.

Walsh scored twice in their final at bat to post the win. Maggie Yavorsky (So., Norton, OH/HS) singled, stole second and scored on Sherry's single to left to tie the game. Sherry then came home with the winning run on a single by Crystal Pfleger (Fr., Mogadore, OH/Field). Kelsey Ford shutdown the Falcons in the seventh for the complete game victory, and is 2-4 on the season.

Game One: BOXSCORE Game Two: BOXSCORE


Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Cavs Sweep Mt. Vernon Nazarene"

(Mt. Vernon, OH) Walsh (11-15, 3-3) bounced back from a double header loss to Malone on Tuesday, by sweeping Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (10-11, 5-5) 9-4 and 5-0 today.

Walsh erupted for five runs in the sixth inning, on their way to a 9-4 win in game one. Walsh led 4-3 heading into the inning, when the bats put game one away. Krystal Sherry's (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) two-run double was the key hit of the inning.

Walsh banged out 17 hits, with Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) and Maggie Yavorsky (So., Norton, OH/HS) each having three hits. Sherry and Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) each drove in two runs.

Virgin was the starter and winner for the Cavs, improving to 2-4. She fanned two and did not walk a batter, allowing only two earned runs.

Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) pitched a three-hit shutout in game two and is now 7-5. She fanned six. Walsh scored three runs in the second and added single runs in the fifth and seventh innings. Crystal Pfleger (Fr., Mogadore, OH/Field) was 3-4 with an RBI and Sherry was 2-3.

Game One: BOXSCORE Game Two: BOXSCORE


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Errors Plague Cavs as Malone Sweeps Doubleheader"

Errors plagued the Cavaliers in a doubleheader Tuesday as Malone swept Walsh by scores of 3-1 and 5-0. The loss drops the Cavs to 9-15 overall and 1-3 in conference while Malone improves to 6-8 overall and 6-0 in conference.

One of the bright spots for Walsh came in the first game as Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) pitched a strong game with six strike outs while giving up six hits and earning one of the three runs. The loss dropped her record to 6-5.

In the second game, Walsh gave up three runs in the fifth inning and couldn't recover. Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) picked up the loss and fell to 1-4.

Walsh returns to action Thursday at Mount Vernon Nazarene for a doubleheader at 3 p.m.

Game One: BOXSCORE Game Two: BOXSCORE


Saturday, April 3, 2010

"Cavs Rally For Split"

GAME TWO

BOXSCORE

(Cedarville, OH) Walsh (9-13, 1-1) rallied with six runs in their final three at bats for a 6-4 win at Cedarville University (10-17, 2-2), and split of their AMC doubleheader.

After falling 1-0 in the opener, Walsh trailed 4-0 heading into the top of the fifth inning. Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) doubled, advanced to third base on a wild pitch, and scored Walsh's first run on a Maggie Yavorsky (So., Norton, OH/HS) single down the right field line.

Walsh then tied the game with three runs in the top of the sixth inning. Jenna Rosso (So., Amherst, OH/Amherst Steele) and Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) opened the inning with back-to-back singles. After Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) reached base on a fielders choice, Megan Cain (Fr., Springfield, OH/HS) doubled to left, scoring Gerber and Sherry and pulling the Cavs to within a run. Ashley Hoover (Jr., Alliance, OH/Louisville) then doubled to center scoring Cain and tying the game at 4-4.

Walsh scored twice in the seventh to win it. Yavorsky opened the inning with a walk and advanced to second a wild pitch. Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Lake) then reached on a bunt single, advancing Yavorsky to third. Kendra Gerber then snapped the tie with a two-run triple to right field. Kelsey Ford picked-up the win in relief for the Cavs tossing 4.1 scoreless innings to earn her first win of the season (1-3).


Saturday, April 3, 2010

"Cavs Drop AMC Opener at Cedarville"

GAME ONE

BOXSCORE

(Cedarville, OH) Walsh (8-13, 0-1) dropped its American Mideast Conference opener today, losing 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Cedarville University today. The Yellow Jackets scored the games only run in the home half of the first inning.

Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) was outstanding in defeat, fanning six, walking only one and scattering four hits. Ebert is 6-4.

Walsh just managed three hits, two by Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Lake).


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Cavs Split at Lake Erie"

(Painesville, OH) Walsh (8-12) split a non-conference doubleheader at Lake Erie College (6-20) today. The Cavs fell 3-0 in the opener, but bounced back to win the nightcap 4-3 in nine innings. The Cavs return to action on Saturday (1 pm), when they play an American Mideast Conference doubleheader at Cedarville University.

Walsh took a 1-0 lead in game one in the fifth inning as Jenna Rosso (So., Amherst, OH/Amherst Steele) scored on a passed ball. Lake Erie would then tie the game with a single run in the bottom of the inning and then score two in the sixth to post the game one win. Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) went the first five innings for the Cavs, and allowed three runs, two earned on five hits. She took the loss and stands 0-3 on the season.

Walsh scored twice in the first inning and once in the second to take a 3-0 lead in game two. Krystal Sherry's (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) two-run homer in the first got the Cavs off and running. For Sherry, it was her third round tripper of the season. Lake Erie would peck away and tie the game with single runs in the third, fourth and seventh innings. Walsh would break the tie in the ninth, as Maggie Yavorsky (So., Norton, OH/HS) scored on a Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Lake) ground out.

Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) picked-up the win in relief, coming on in the eighth. Ebert worked two scoreless innings and is 6-3 on the season. Sherry started for the Cavs and allowed three runs on 10 hits. She fanned three and walked only one.

GAME ONE: BOXSCORE

GAME TWO: BOXSCORE


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Cavs Split with Ohio Dominican"

Walsh University took advantage of three Ohio Dominican errors in the bottom of the fifth inning to score five runs and come from behind to top the Panthers 6-5.

The Cavaliers were in a 4-1 deficit to start the rally in Game 1 of the doubleheader when Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) led off with a single. Leadoff hitter Alyssa Reed (So., Boardman, OH/HS) would then reach safely on an errant throw by the pitcher to first base to move Ebert to second. Another errant throw by Ohio Dominican's first baseman allowed Ebert to score and Reed to reach second. Reed then stole third base and Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontown, OH/Lake) singled her in to make the score 4-3.

After a fielder's choice hit by Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) brought in Brown to tie the game, Ashley Hoover (Jr., Alliance, OH/Louisville) hit a shot to right center allowing Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) and Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/Holy Name) to cross the plate and give the Cavs a 6-4 lead.

Ohio Dominican added a home run in the sixth before Ford came on in relief and picked up her first save. Ebert picked up the win, improving her record to 5-3

In Game 2, Walsh made another rally attempt with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but couldn't get the tying run in and fell 3-2. Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) picked up the loss.

The Cavaliers now stand at 7-11 while Ohio Dominican's record is 14-15.

GAME 1: BOXSCORE GAME 2: BOXSCORE


Sunday, March 28, 2010

"Cavs at Findlay Postponed"

Today's non-conference doubleheader between Walsh (6-10) and the University of Findlay has been postponed. No make-up date has been set. Walsh will be home on Tuesday, when they host Ohio Dominican University in a non-conference doubleheader at 3 pm.


Friday, March 26, 2010

"Walsh/Tiffin Postponed"

Today's non-conference doubleheader between Walsh (6-10) and Tiffin University has been postponed. No make-up date has been set.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Walsh/Urbana Postponed"

Today's non-conference doubleheader between Walsh (6-10) and Urbana University has been postponed. No make-up date has been set. Walsh is scheduled to open the home season on Thursday, with a non-conference doubleheader with Tiffin University at 3 pm.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Walsh Splits in Final Day of IWU Tournament"

(Marion, IN) Walsh (6-10) split their final two games at the Indiana Wesleyan Tournament today. The Cavs outslugged Saint Francis University (IL) 9-4 in their first game, but dropped the final game 3-2 to Judson University.

Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) won her fourth game of the season in opener. Ebert, now 4-2, worked the first four innings and allowed four runs. Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) came on in relief and worked three scoreless innings. Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) LEFT had the big blow, a grand slam homerun. Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) also homered for the Cavs. Ashley Hoover (Jr., Alliance, OH/Louisville) was 3-4, Jenna Rosso (So., Amherst, OH/Amherst Steele) 2-4, and Alyssa Reed (Fr., Perry, OH/HS) drove in two runs.

BOXSCORE

Krystal Sherry was the starter and loser in the nightcap. Sherry worked three innings and allowed three unearned runs. Sherry was 2-3 at the plate and Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontotwn, OH/Lake) was also 2-3. Ashley Virgin and Ashley Hoover each drove in a run.

BOXSCORE


Friday, March 19, 2010

"Cavs Fall 7-2 at Indiana Wesleyan, 10-6 to Olivet Nazarene"

(Marion, IN) Walsh (5-8) lost its first game at the Indiana Wesleyan Tournament, 7-2, to the host school. The Wildcats used a six-run fifth inning to erase a 2-1 Walsh lead.

Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) doubled in one of the Cavs runs, with Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) singling in the other. Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) was the starter and loser for the Cavs falling to 3-3. Ebert was touched for six hits and seven runs, all earned, in 4.1 innings.

BOXSCORE

Walsh also lost 10-6 to Olivet Nazarene University. The Cavs scored two runs in the first, but Nazarene scored a run in the second and took the lead with two runs in the third. ONU put the game away with a seven-run fourth. Walsh scored three runs in the seventh.

Megan Cain (Fr., Springfield, OH/HS) went 3-4 and Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) had two hits.

BOXSCORE

The Cavs close the tournament with the University of St. Francis at 10 am and Judson University at noon.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Cavs Sweep at Mount Union"

(Alliance, OH) Walsh (5-7) swept a non-conference double header at Mount Union College (7-5) today, by the scores of 7-0 and 4-1. The Cavs now hit the road this weekend, as they play at the Indiana Wesleyan Tournament. The Cavs play the host school at 3 pm on Friday and Olivet Nazarene University at 5 pm. On Saturday, the Cavs meet the University of Saint Francis (IL) at 10 am.

Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) pitched a complete game shutout in the opener, to improve to 3-2 on the season. Ebert held the Purple Raiders to seven hits in improving her record to 3-2. Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) slugged a two-run homerun in the top of the third inning to give the Cavs a 2-0 lead. Walsh would add two more runs in the fith and two in the seventh. Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) slugged a solo homerun in the seventh.

Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontotwn, OH/Lake) had two hits including a double, as did Gerber and Crystal Pfleger (Fr., Mogadore, OH/Field). Pfleger had two doubles.

Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) pitched a three-hit complete game in picking-up her first win of the season in the nightcap. Virgin fanned three and also was 2-4 with two RBI. Walsh led 2-1, when they scored two insurance runs in the seventh. Brown, Gerber, Sherry and Megan Cain (Fr., Springfield, OH/HS) each had two hits. Brown and Gerber each banged out doubles.


Friday, March 12, 2010

"Cavs/Findlay Postponed"

Tomorrow's scheduled twinbill between Walsh (3-7) and the University of Findlay has been postponed and re-scheduled for Sunday, March 28 at 2 pm.


Monday, March 8, 2010

"Cavs Back in Action on Saturday"

Walsh (3-7) returns to action on Saturday, with a doubleheader at the University of Findlay. The first game will start at 2 pm.


Friday, March 5, 2010

"Cavs Fall Twice"

(Orlando, FL) Walsh (3-7) lost both ends of a split doubleheader today at the Rebel Games. The Cavs fell 4-0 to Indiana Wesleyan University in the opener, then lost 4-2 to Saint Xavier University in nine innings in the nigntcap. The Cavs have now dropped their last six games.

Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) went the distance in the opener and was tagged with the loss. Virgin fanned four. Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontotwn, OH/Lake) was 3-3.

Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) worked a complete game in the nightcap, allowing only one earned run in the extra inning defeat. Saint Xavier tied the game at 2-2 in the seventh with a solo homer. Ebert scattered six hits and fanned six. Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) was 1-3 with a double and RBI and Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) was 1-4 with a double and RBI.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Cavs Drop Two/Gerber Homers Twice"

(Orlando, FL) Walsh fell to 3-5 on the season, as they dropped both ends of a split doubleheader today. The Cavs lost game one 5-1 to Gannon University (4-3) and then fell 8-5 to West Virginia Wesleyan in the second game. The Cavs have now lost their last four games.

Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) surrendered five runs in two innings pitched in the opener to take the loss. Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) came on in relief and worked five scoreless innings. Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) and Jessica Davidson (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet) were each 2-3. Sherry was 1-3 and drove in the Cavs only run.

Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) PICTURED LEFT homered twice in game two, but it wasn't enough in a 8-5 loss. Gerber hit a solo homerun in the sixth, and then smacked a three-run blast in the seventh. Alyssa Reed (Fr., Perry, OH/HS) also had two hits. Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) started and was charged with the loss. She worked 5.1 innings. Ebert once again came on in the relied and worked 1.2 innings of shutout ball. Walsh made four errors.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Cavs Fall Twice"

(Orlando, FL) Walsh dropped to 3-3 after losing both ends of a split doubleheader today. The Cavs lost 8-3 to Georgian Court and 9-4 to Holy Family.

Georgian Court scored four runs in the first inning and two more in the second off of Walsh starter and loser Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley). Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) came on in relief and worked the final five innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontotwn, OH/Lake) drove in both of the Cavs' runs.

Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) PICTURED LEFT pitched a complete game, but was tagged with the loss in the 9-4 defeat at the hands of Holy Family. Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) and Jessica Davidson (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet) each doubled.

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Monday, March 1, 2010

"Cavs Sweep"

(Orlando, FL) Walsh improved to 3-1 by sweeping a split doubleheader at the Rebel Games today. The Cavs defeated Clarke College 6-3 and Indiana Wesleyan 4-3 in eight innings.

Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) pitched five innings to pick-up the win in game one, her first of the season. Sherry allowed one unearned run, scattered five hits and fanned two. She also went 2-3 with an RBI. Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) worked the final two innings. Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) was 3-4 with a solo homer, Dana Brown (Fr., Uniontotwn, OH/Lake) was 3-4 and Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) and Ashley Walker (Fr., Newton Falls, OH/HS) each had two hits.

Walsh scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning, then held on for a 4-3 win over Indiana Wesleyan. Kelsey Ford drove in Kendra Gerber, with what proved to be the winning run. Ford, Gerber and Dana Brown each had two hits and Krystal Sherry and two RBI. Erin Ebert picked-up the win in relief, her second of the season, working the final two inninigs. Ford started and worked six innings, allowing an unearned run.


Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Cavs Split at Rebel Games"

(Orlando, FL) Walsh (1-1) opened the season with a split at the Rebel Games in Orlando, Florida today. The Cavs defeated NAIA No. 17 Saint Xavier 3-2 in the opener with two runs in the seventh, but fell 8-4 to the Rochester Institute of Technology in the nightcap.

Jenna Rosso (So., Amherst, OH/Amherst Steele) PICTUED LEFT singled home Kendra Gerber (Fr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway)winning run, after Kelsey Ford (So., Boardman, OH/HS) doubled in Krystal Sherry (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) with the tying run. Freshman Erin Ebert (Fr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) picked-up her first collegiate win, going the distance with four strikeouts. Jessica Davidson (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet) had two hits and Sherry had two hits and an RBI.

The Cavs banged out 11 hits, but fell 8-4 in the nightcap. Ashley Virgin (So., Fairlawn, OH/Copley) was the starter and loser for the Cavs to fall to 0-1. Virgin allowed four runs, working the first four innings. Sherry went 3-4 with a double and RBI. Kendra Gerber and Ashley Hoover (Jr., Alliance, OH/Louisville) each went 2-3.


Thursday, February 11, 2009

"Walsh University Announces Softball Signings for 2010-11"

Walsh University Head Softball Coach Sara Renard has announced the signings of Rachel Dedinsky, Chelsy Testa and Kayla Marcus to NAIA National Letters of Intent to continue their education at Walsh University and play intercollegiate softball.

Rachel Dedinsky will graduate from Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School this spring and major in Physical Therapy and Biology. Dedinsky is a member of National Honor Society and currently maintains a 4.2 G.P.A. Dedinsky, a catcher, earned three varsity letters and was Team Captain for Head Coach Shannon Bender. She earned honorable mention All-Northeast Ohio honors her junior year and was named All-Suburban League her sophomore and Junior years. She was voted SVSM's Player of the Year after leading the team in home runs, doubles, triples, batting average, and slugging percentage, and fewest strikeouts. "Rachel has a rare quality in that she is a power hitter, but rarely strikes out," noted Renard. "That, along with her size and athletic ability behind the plate, makes her a dual threat on offense and defense."

Chelsy Testa will graduate from Lake High School in Uniontown, Ohio this spring and will major in Psychology. Testa, a centerfielder, earned three varsity letters for Head Coach Julie Boyes. She earned second-team All-Federal League her junior year. Testa has driven in 57 runs at Lake her first three years. She will join former Lake teammate and current Cavalier, Dana Brown, on the diamond at Walsh. "Chelsy has tremendous speed and power for her size," exclaimed Renard. "Chelsy is a natural leader in the outfield and covers a lot of ground. She will make an immediate impact for us on the field."

Kayla Marcus will graduate from Edison High School in Richmond, Ohio this spring and will major in Physical Therapy. Marcus is Edison's Senior Class Treasurer and is a member of National Honor Society. Marcus, a second basemen/outfielder, earned three varsity letters for Head Coach Spencer Bendleh. She earned first-team Eastern District, first-team Buckeye 8, and first-team All-OVAC in her junior year while batting .437. She was also a two time All-Valley All-Star. "Kayla has been on our radar for quite some time now, and we are thrilled to finally have her at Walsh," said Renard. "She is a versatile utility player who will help us at the plate and on the base paths with her speed."


Monday, July 13, 2009

"Cavs Tab Sara Renard as New Head Coach"

Walsh University Director of Athletics Dale Howard has announced the hiring of Sara Renard as the head women's soccer and softball coach.

The appointment marks the first collegiate head coaching position for the Stow, Ohio native. Renard earned her BS in mathematics from Malone College in May of 2003 and her Master's Degree in Instructional Technology in August of 2007. She lettered for the Malone soccer team and served as Team Captain in 2001 and 2002. Renard earned NAIA and American Mideast Conference Scholar-Athlete recognition and was named the Pioneers' Best Defensive Player.

This past year, she was the boy's junior varsity head coach at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, where she also taught mathematics. She also served as a graduate assistant in women's soccer at Malone for the 2005 season. She served as an instructor at the Malone Pioneer Women's Soccer Camp from 2000 to 2006 and at the Campbell University and Kent State University Soccer Camps. Sara was the head girl's soccer coach at Cuyahoga Falls High Soccer from July 2003-May 2004.

"I am excited for the opportunity to work with young women athletes and hope to continue to develop strong soccer and softball programs by expanding on the solid foundations that have already been established," exclaimed Renard. "Setting high expectations, insisting on hard work and demanding strong commitments for excellence will be the focus of our practices and games. My experience as a teacher, coach, and collegiate athlete supports my philosophy that each athlete will strive to reach her fullest potential on the field and in the classroom."

Renard, who is currently an adjunct professor at Walsh in Euclidean Geometry, resides in Stow with her husband, Dave, and daughter, Mia.