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2010 Archive

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Mead Announces Five for Baseball"

Walsh University Baseball Head Coach Tim Mead has announced five players have committed to play baseball for the Cavaliers while continuing their academic endeavors. Bryon Holland, Ryker Locke, Justin Teramana, Aaron Walke, and Thomas Zigo all signed NAIA National Letters of Intent. Walsh University is a member of the American Mideast Conference.

Holland lettered four times at Cuyahoga Falls for Jim Farrell as a pitcher. He was named to the All-NOC First Team twice in his career and was the Cuyahoga Falls Pitcher of the Year three times. He went 3-2 his senior year with a 2.62 ERA. Academically he was on the Merit Roll and Honor Roll. He will major in physical therapy.

Locke was a three-sport athlete at Minerva and won three letters for Carl Michael as a pitcher and shortstop. During his senior season, he made the Northeastern Buckeye Conference First Team and District V Division II First Team after hitting .325 with nine RBI. On the mound he pitched had a 3.00 ERA. He was an NBC Honorable Mention in 2009 after hitting .300 with 14 RBI and going 2-2 pitching with a 2.87 ERA. In 2008, he hit .250 with three RBI going 1-1 on the mound with a 5.22 ERA. He won the NBC Scholar Athlete Award in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He won the Minerva Scholar Athlete Award in 2007. He was a member of the Fall Baseball J. Babe Stearn League Champions and was the Luke Izer Baseball Invitational Outstanding Performance Award winner in 2008. He also won three letters in basketball and one in golf. He will major in liberal arts.

Teramana was a three-time letter winner for Frank Spence at Steubenville Catholic Central. He was a starter since his sophomore year when they won the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship. He was named to the first-team All District and All Valley Team. He was one of the top 10 top hitters in the Ohio Valley, batting over .400 in his three years at the varsity level. Last year he hit .403 with three home runs. In 2009 he hit .405 with two home runs and .470 with one home run in 2008. He will major in business.

Walke was a teammate of Holland at Cuyahoga Falls, winning three letters as a first baseman and designated hitter. He was a 2010 first-team All Conference selection and team MVP after hitting .461 with two home runs and 25 RBI. In 2009, he hit .300 with two home runs and 15 RBI. In 2008, he hit .375. He was the athlete of the week for the Akron Beacon Journal for April 22, 2010. Also a three sport athlete, he won three letters in football and two in bowling. He was a first-team All Conference selection in football and team MVP. He will major in criminal justice.

Zigo won two letters for Tim Saunders at Dublin Coffman playing second and third base. He was an honorable mention All Ohio Capital Conference in 2010 after hitting .413 as a leadoff hitter with four RBI. In 2009, he was the DCHS Rookie of the Year hitting .391 in the two-hole with eight RBI in his first year of varsity baseball, helping his team to a conference championship. He was a 2010 Celebration of Excellence Award winner in April of 2010. He will major in liberal arts.


Friday, June 25, 2010

"Walsh Signs Canadian Star"

Walsh University Baseball Coach Tim Mead has announced the signing of Geordan Dennahower to a NAIA National Letter of Intent to continue his education at Walsh and play intercollegiate baseball. Walsh is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in the American Mideast Conference.

Dennahower lettered three times at first baseman and pitcher for Saint Michaels High School in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. He was named his 2010 Team MVP, after hitting .465 with two homeruns and 21 RBI. He hit .380 his junior year. He was a member three All-Ontario championship teams. Dennahower was 3-0 as a pitcher as a senior and did not allow an earned run (0.00 ERA). He was 2-0 as a junior with a 1.10 ERA.

He also earned two basketball and two football letters. Dennahower will major in business.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

"Walsh University's Tim Hromada Selected as Daktronics-NAIA Baseball Scholar Athlete"

Walsh University senior Tim Hromada (Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan HS) has been named to the Daktronics-NAIA Baseball Scholar Athlete Team. 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, have achieved junior academic status to qualify and Nominee has been in attendance at the nominating institution two full academic years as a non-transfer student or a minimum of one full academic year as a transfer student.

Hromada is a criminal justice/psychology major, and carries a 3.72 grade point average. This past season, Hromada hit .290 for the Cavs with a team-leading 16 doubles and was named honorable mention All-American Mideast Conference.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Mead Adds Soccer and Baseball Combo"

Walsh University's baseball and men's soccer head coach Tim Mead has announced Kyle Dummermuth has signed a NAIA letter of intent to continue his athletic career and further his education with the Cavaliers.

Dummermuth won four letters each in both soccer and baseball. He was a utility player in soccer for John Loffredo and Rod Simmons. He scored eight goals in 2006, two goals in 2007, five goals and five assists in 2008, and 11 goals and nine assists in 2009. He was an All-Ohio selection. He was a shortstop in baseball for Doug Burtscher. Last year he hit .420 with three home runs and 30 RBI and was an All-District and all-league selection. He is also an honor roll student.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Mead Signs Pair"

Walsh University head baseball coach Tim Mead has announced that Sam Fondriest (Tuscarawas Central Catholic HS) and John Stephenson (New Philadelphia HS) have signed NAIA National Letters of Intent to continue the education and play baseball at Walsh. Walsh competes in the American Mideast Conference.

Fondriest lettered four times for his father, Jeffrey, at shortstop. He earned first-team All-IVC and Eastern District honors. Fondriest also earned the team's gold glove award and the top hitting award. Fondriest is hitting .483 this spring with four homeruns and 34 RBI. He hit .373 his junior year with two homeruns and 20 RBI. Fondriest also earned three football letters and two basketball letters. He will major in special education.

Stephenson earned three letters at first base, pitcher and in the outfield for Ryan Range. He earned first-team All-ECL and Eastern District honors three times. He is hitting .531 this spring, with six homeruns, 27 RBI and a .923 slugging percentage. On the mound, he has a 1.37 ERA, with 50 strikeouts in 40 innings pitcher. For his career, he hit .425, with 15 homeruns and 82 RBI and fanned 164 batters in 138 innings. He will major in business.


Friday, May 14, 2010

"Kelly, Suliks Earn First Team All-AMC; Three Cavs Earn AMC Rawlings Gold Gloves"

Walsh (23-27, 12-12 AMC) placed seven players on the All-American Mideast Conference Team. The Cavs placed two players on each the first team and second team, with three receiving honorable mention recognition. Walsh also placed three on the All-AMC Rawlings Gold Glove Team.

Centerfielder Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and shortstop Mike Suliks (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) LEFT were each named first team. Kelly has been honored every year on the AMC Team, receiving honorable mention recognition last year, second-team honors as a sophomore and honorable mention accolades his freshman season. Kelly hit a career-best .380 to lead the Cavs. He also led the Cavs with 63 hits and 19 multi-hit games. Kelly was second on the team with 12 doubles, drove in 26 runs and drew 18 walks. He also earned his second straight Rawlings Gold Glove, posting a .991 fielding percentage with only one error in 105 chances. Suliks earned first-team honors for the second time and has also been recognized all four years, earning second-team mention his junior and freshman seasons. Suliks hit .329, with 30 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples and 31 RBI.

Left-fielder Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) and right-hander pitcher David Roper (Fr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) was named second team. Lancy, a second-team selection at designated hitter last year, was the only Cavalier to start and play in all 49 games. Lancy hit .348 and led the Cavs with seven homeruns, 34 RBI, 39 runs scored and nine multi-RBI games. He added 12 doubles and three triples and led the team with a .585 slugging percentage. Roper finished 4-5 overall with a 6.09 ERA. His four wins tied for the team lead. Roper finished second on the team with nine starts, four complete games and 40 strikeouts.

Tim Hromada (Sr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan), Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) and Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS) were selected honorable mention. Hromada caught 20 games and was the designated hitter in 21 games. Tim hit .290, with three homeruns, 28 RBI and a team-leading 16 doubles. Miller played in all 49 games, starting 48. The Cavs regular right-fielder hit .347 with 10 doubles, one triple, two homeruns and 27 RBI. Miller also put together a 12-game hitting streak, second highest on the team. He compiled 15 multi-hit games and was hit by a pitch a team-high 10 times. Walter, the Cavs regular catcher, earned All-AMC honors for the third time. He was named first-team as a sophomore and second-team last year. Walter hit .305 this season, with nine doubles a homerun and 21 RBI. Walter had ten multi-hit games, was hit by a pitch nine times and drew 20 walks. Walter also earned his first Rawlings Gold Glove.

Freshman second baseman Matt Spillman (Welland, ONT/Sir Winston Churchill) was the third Cavalier to earn a Rawlings Gold Glove. Spillman played 46 games, all at second base and recorded a .960 fielding percentage.


Friday, May 7, 2010

"Cavs Split; But Eliminated From AMC Playoff Race"

For the second straight day, Walsh University (23-27, 12-12) split an American Mideast Conference doubleheader with Malone University (32-16, 14-9). The split ended the Cavs hopes of gaining an AMC postseason spot. After an 1-7 AMC start, Walsh finished conference play winning 11 of their last 16 conference games.

Malone scored six runs in the third inning, on their way to a 9-1 win the opener. David Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) started and was charged with seven runs in 2.2 innings. Krusinski finishes the season 2-3. Walsh scored runs in the second, third, fourth and innings on their way to a 6-2 win in the nightcap. Tim Hromada (Sr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) LEFT was 4-4 with three doubles and Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS) drove in two runs. Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OHMarlington) was also 3-3 with a double. Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) went the distance and pitched a five-hitter to earn his third win of the season.

GAME ONE: BOXSCORE GAME TWO: BOXSCORE


Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Cavs Split With Malone"

Walsh University (22-26, 11-11) split a doubleheader with Malone University (31-15, 13-8) Thursday afternoon in American Mideast Conference action. The Cavaliers took the first game in exciting fashion with a 5-4 win in nine innings while the Pioneers took the second game 7-5.

The Cavs struck first in the opener with two runs in each of the first two innings. The first two runs were accounted for on a home run by Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS), hitting in Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS). It was Lancy's sixth home run of the season. The Pioneers came back with four runs in the fourth to tie the game. It remained that way until the bottom of the ninth when Matt Spillman (Fr., Welland, Ont./Sir Winston Churchill) scored on a walk-off single by Miller. Jeff Kotlar (So., Euclid, OH/HS) picked up the win to improve to 4-2.

The second game saw the Cavs up 5-4 after six innings of play, but Malone scored three runs in the seventh to come from behind and win the game. Walsh was originally down 3-0 after one inning, but scored four in the fourth and one in the fifth to take the lead. Kevin Storch (Fr., North Canton, OH/Jackson) took the loss and fell to 0-1 on the season.

Both teams return to action tomorrow in Canton at Munson Stadium at noon.

GAME ONE: BOXSCORE GAME TWO: BOXSCORE


Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Malone DH on Friday Moved Up to Noon"

Friday's AMC doubleheader at Munson Stadium vs. Malone University has been moved up to 12 pm.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Walsh University Signs Nick Benson for Baseball"

Walsh University Baseball Coach Tim Mead has announced that Nick Benson has signed a NAIA National Letter of Intent to continue his education at Walsh and participate in intercollegiate athletics.

Benson plays baseball at Canfield High School and will earn his second letter this spring. Nick plays second and third base and helped lead Canfield to the American Conference Red Division Championship last season. He hit .412 as a senior and is hitting at a .380 clip this spring. Nick carries a 3.28 GPA and will major in nursing.


Monday, May 3, 2010

"Cavs Fall Twice at Madonna"

Walsh (21-25) lost both games of a non-conference doubleheader at NAIA No. 13 Madonna University (41-7). The Cavs fell 6-3 in game one and 5-4 in the nightcap. The Cavs host Malone University in an AMC twin bill on Thursday at 1 pm.

Madonna snapped a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win the opener. After Madonna scored twice in the first inning, Walsh scored two unearned runs in the second to tie the game. Madonna then snapped the tie with a run in the bottom of the inning. Walsh tied the game in the fifth on an RBI single to right by Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS). Marc Carroll (Fr., Lexington, OH/HS) was tagged with the loss (0-1) in relief.

Walsh jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of game two on Lancy's two-run homerun (5). The Crusaders would come right back however, with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-2 lead. They would add single runs in the second and third innings to take a 5-2 lead. Walsh would score single runs in the fourth and the seventh. Starter David Roper (Fr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) lasted just 1.1 innings and was charged with the loss to fall to 4-5 on the season. He allowed four runs on three hits.

GAME ONE: BOXSCORE GAME TWO: BOXSCORE


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Cavs Add Road Twin Bill"

Walsh (21-23) will play a non-conference doubleheader at Madonna University next Monday at 1:30 pm.


Monday, April 26, 2010

"Cavs Still in Playoff Hunt"

Walsh (21-23) remained in contention for an American Mideast Conference playoff spot after winning three of four games from Mount Vernon Nazarene University last week. The Cavs are idle this week, but play four AMC games with Malone University next week. Walsh is in fourth place in the AMC. The top three teams qualify for the AMC tournament. Shawnee State is in first place at 12-3, Notre Dame College is in second place at 13-7 and Malone is third at 12-7.

Walsh opened the week with a 10-3 non-conference win over Malone. Walsh scored eight runs in the final three innings in the win. Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS) was 3-4 with a double and four RBI and Tim Hromada (Sr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) had a double and two RBI. Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) was 3-5 and Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) had two hits and two RBI. David Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) started and went eight strong innings to record his second win of the season and even his mark at 2-2.

Walsh then split a crucial AMC twin bill at Mount Vernon Nazarene on Thursday. The Cavs rallied to win game one 12-9, but were blanked 10-0 in game two. Mount Vernon chased Walsh starter Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) with six runs in the first inning of game one to take a 6-2 lead. Walsh answered with three runs in the third to cut the lead to 6-5, and then took the lead in the fourth on a two-run double by Duston Walter. Marc Miller gave the Cavs an 8-6 lead in the fifth, when his RBI single scored Matt Spillman (Fr., Welland, ONT/Sir Winston Churchill) who had doubled. Mount Vernon would then tally twice in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 8-8. Walsh exploded for four runs in the sixth, keyed by a Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) two-run double and solo homerun by Dave Krusinski. Joe Taylor (Fr., Aurora, OH/HS) worked two innings in relief to earn the win and improve to 2-1. Kevin Storch (Fr., North Canton, OH/Jackson) worked the seventh to earn his first save of the season. The Cougars held Walsh to just three hits in the nightcap. Mount Vernon scored seven runs in the first three innings, and then added three in the sixth. David Roper (Fr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) lasted just 2.2 innings and was charged with seven runs on 11 hits in taking the loss (4-4).

Walsh University then swept Mt. Vernon Nazarene University at home on Friday by the scores of 6-3 and 4-2. The Cavaliers jumped on top early in the first inning of game one with a four-run barrage. MVNU cut the deficit to one after a three-run home run in the fourth. Tim Stinson added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth with his fourth home run of the season to set up the final score. Jeff Kotlar (So., Euclid, OH/HS) picked up the win to improve to 3-2. Kevin Storch worked the seventh, earning back-to-back saves. The Cougars jumped on top first inning of the second game with a run, but couldn't hold off the Cavaliers as they came back to tie it in the second, eventually going ahead with two runs in the fourth. An insurance run was added in the sixth before the Cougars run in the seventh set up the 4-2 final. Matt Spillman drove in two of Walsh's four runs. Zack Speer (Fr., Stow, OH/HS) went the distance in evening his record on the year to 2-2.

Marc Miller had his 10-game hit streak stopped last week. Miller is batting .348. Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH.HS) is hitting a team-leading .389, with 12 doubles. Tim Hromada is currently on a seven-game hit streak.


Friday, April 23, 2010

"Walsh Takes 3 of 4 from MVNU"

Walsh University (21-23, 10-10) swept Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (23-17, 8-8) Friday afternoon by scores of 6-3 in game one and 4-2 in game two. The Cavaliers have now taken three of four games against the Cougars over a two day stretch after splitting with them Thursday at MVNU.

The Cavaliers jumped on top early in the first inning with a four-run barrage. MVNU cut the deficit to one after a three-run home run made the score 4-3 in the fourth. Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth with his fourth home run of the season to set up the final score. Jeff Kotlar (So., Euclid, OH/HS) picked up the win to improve to 3-2. Kevin Storch (Fr., North Canton, OH/Jackson) tallied his second save on the year after earning one Thursday as well.

Mt. Vernon Nazarene jumped on top first in the second game with a run in the first inning, but couldn't hold off the Cavaliers as they came back to tie it in the second, eventually going ahead with two more runs in the fourth. An insurance run was added in the sixth before the Cougars run in the seventh set up the 4-2 final. Zack Speer (Fr., Stow, OH/HS) went the distance in evening his record on the year to 2-2.

The Cavaliers return to action Thursday at home with a doubleheader against Malone University.

GAME ONE: BOXSCORE

GAME TWO: BOXSCORE


Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Cavs Split at Mount Vernon"

Walsh (19-23, 8-10) split an American Mideast Conference doubleheader at Mount Vernon Nazarene University (23-15, 8-6) today. The Cavs rallied to win game one 12-9, but fell 10-0 in six innings in the nightcap. The two teams meet at Walsh tomorrow in another AMC twin bill at 2 pm.

Mount Vernon chased Walsh starter Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) with six runs in the first inning of game one to take a 6-2 lead. Walsh answered with three runs in the third to cut the lead to 6-5, then took the lead in the fourth on a two-run double by Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS). Marc Miller (Fr., Aurora, OH/HS) gave the Cavs an 8-6 lead in the fifth, when his RBI single scored Matt Spillman (Fr., Welland, ONT/Sir Winston Churchill) who had doubled. Mount Vernon would then tally twice in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 8-8. Walsh exploded for four runs in the sixth, keyed by a Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) two-run double and solo homerun by Dave Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge). Joe Taylor (Fr., Aurora, OH/HS) worked two innings in relief to earn the win and improve to 2-1. Kevin Storch (Fr., North Canton, OH/Jackson) worked the seventh to earn his first save of the season.

The Cougars held Walsh to just three hits in the nighcap. Mount Vernon scored seven runs in the first three innings, then added three in the sixth. David Roper (Fr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) lasted just 2.2 innings and was charged with seven runs on 11 hits in taking the loss (4-4).

GAME ONE: BOXSCORE GAME TWO: BOXSCORE


Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Cavs/MVNU DH Switched to Friday"

Walsh's (18-22) AMC doubleheader, at home, with Mount Vernon Nazarene University has been moved up one day to Friday at 2 pm. It was originally scheduled for Saturday at 1 pm. The two teams play at Mount Vernon today at 2 pm in an AMC twin bill.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Cavs Score Late, Down Malone"

Walsh (18-22) scored eight runs in the final three innings to defeat Malone University (28-13) 10-3 in a non-conference game at Thurman Munson Stadium tonight. The two teams still have four regular season games to play.

Each team scored two runs in the first inning, and the game remained tied until Walsh tallied three runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 5-2 lead. Malone answered with a run in the bottom of inning, but were then kept off the board as the Cavs put the game away with two runs in the eighth and three in the ninth.

Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS) was 3-4 with a double and four RBI and Tim Hromada (Sr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) had a double and two RBI. Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) was 3-5 and Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) had two hits and two RBI.

David Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) started and went eight strong innings to record his second win of the season and even his mark at 2-2.

Walsh is on the road on Thursday for a crucial American Mideast Conference doubleheader at Mount Vernon Nazarene University at 1 pm.

BOXSCORE


Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Cavs Down ODU with Hromada's Walk-Off Grand Slam"

Tim Hromada (Sr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) hit an extra-inning walk-off grand slam to lift Walsh over Ohio Dominican 9-5 in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon. The win improved the Cavaliers to 17-22 after dropping the first game by a 7-6 decision. The Panthers now stand at 15-24.

After coming back from a 5-1 deficit, Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) led off the bottom of the eighth inning with his third triple of the year. Ohio Dominican elected to intentionally walk the next two batters to load the bases. Steve Wido (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) proceeded to reach on a fielder's choice in which Lancy was forced out at home. Hromada then walked up to the plate and sent a pitch sailing over the left field fence to win the game. It was his third home run of the year.

Joe Taylor (Fr., Aurora, OH/HS) picked up the win in relief work and improved his record to 1-1. Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) homered for the second time this year with a two-run shot in the fifth inning.

In the first game, the Cavs played a close contest but fell after the Panthers scored the deciding run in the top of the final frame. Steve Weirich (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) picked up the loss in relief work, falling to 1-2 on the year.

Walsh will visit Malone for a single game Tuesday at Thurman Munson Stadium scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Their next home game will be a doubleheader against Mt. Vernon Nazarene Saturday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m.

Game 1: BOXSCORE Game 2: BOXSCORE


Saturday, April 17, 2010

"Cavs Bats Come Alive in Sweep of Urbana"

Walsh University (16-21) swept Urbana University (15-20) in thrilling fashion Saturday, first by winning the opener in come-from-behind fashion before blowing out the Blue Knights 10-0 in five innings in the second game.

The Cavs took an early lead on the day with scoring a run in their first at-bat, but Urbana responded with five runs across the third and fourth innings. Walsh would respond by cutting the lead to 5-4 by the end of the fifth, with Tim Hromada (Sr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) accounting for one run with a solo home run, his second on the season. Urbana added two in the top of the sixth, but the Cavaliers came back with four in the bottom half to regain the lead at 8-7. The Blue Knights retaliated with a pair of runs of their own in the top of the seventh to set up the thrilling finish.

After Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS) scored on an error, Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) drove in Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) for the game-winning run. Steve Weirich (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) who came on in relief, picked up the win to improve to 1-1.

In game two, David Roper (Fr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) pitched a complete game two-hitter in a 10-0 mercy-rule shortened route of Urbana and improved to 4-3. Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) each hit 3-3 with Lancy nailing a three-run home run, his fourth on the season, in the third inning.

Walsh returns to the diamond Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader against Ohio Dominican University at 1:30 p.m.

Game 1: BOXSCORE Game 2: BOXSCORE


Friday, April 16, 2010

"Today's Game Postponed"

Todays' non-league single game with Urbana University has been postponed. No make-up date has been set. Walsh is scheduled to play Urbana University on Saturday in a non-league twinbill at 1 pm


Monday, April 12, 2010

"Walsh Falls to Malone in Non-Conference Tilt"

Malone University scored six-runs in the third inning to coast to a 10-4 decision over Walsh on Monday afternoon in a rare non-conference game between the AMC rivals.

The Pioneers (26-8) used the momentum to score single runs in both the fourth and fifth inning and two runs in the sixth. Walsh (14-21) was only outhit by Malone 15-11, but couldn't take advantage on the base paths, scoring single runs in the third, fifth, eighth and ninth innings.

Jared Roberts (Jr., Berea, OH/St. Ignatius) picked up the loss to fall to 0-2.

Walsh returns to action Friday with a home game against Urbana to start off a three-game series.

BOXSCORE


Monday, April 12, 2010

"Cavs Win AMC Series at Point Park, Still in Hunt for Playoffs"
With eight American Mideast Conference games to play, Walsh is still in the hunt for a playoff spot. The Cavs stand 14-20 overall and 7-9 in the AMC, good for fourth place. The top three teams qualify for the AMC Tournament. Walsh plays six non-conference games at home this week, one with Malone on Monday. The Cavs have eight AMC games to play, four each with Mount Vernon Nazarene and Malone.

Walsh won three out of four games at Point Park University last weekend. The only loss came on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of ninth inning. The Cavs also split a non-conference doubleheader at Ohio Dominican University.

The Cavs are batting .314 as a team, with six regulars hitting over .300. Steve Wido (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan), who is seeing more action as of late, is hitting .400 in 18 games. Centerfielder Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) is hitting .388 with 10 doubles, a homerun and 18 RBI. He has a .455 on base percentage and has 14 multi-hit games. Shortstop Mike Suliks (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) is hitting .343 with a team-leading 25 RBI. Suliks has seven doubles and two triples. Third basemen Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) is hitting .337 with three homeruns, 24 RBI and a .530 slugging percentage. Stinson put together a 13-hit streak this season. Leftfielder Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) is hitting .336 with six doubles, two homeruns and 16 RBI. Right-fielder Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) is hitting .330, with nine doubles, three homeruns and 19 RBI and is on a seven-game hit streak. Lancy has 12 multi-hit games. Catcher Dustin Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS) is hitting .307 with six doubles, a homerun and 10 RBI and infielder Trevor Smith (Fr., Parma, OH/Holy Name) is hitting .304.

David Roper (Fr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton), last week's AMC Pitcher of the Week, is tied with Billy Gura (So., Sagamore Hills, OH/St. Peter Chanel) for the team lead with three wins. Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) leads the team with a 3.88 ERA.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Cavs Split at Point Park"

(Pittsburgh, PA) Walsh (14-20, 7-9) split an American Mideast Conference doubleheader at Point Park University (8-21, 2-14) today. The Cavs fell 6-5 in nine innings in the opener, but won the nightcap 5-4. Walsh plays Malone University in a single non-conference game on Monday at 4 pm.

Point Park scored an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth to post the win in game one. Joe Taylor (Fr., Aurora, OH/HS) surrendered a bases loaded walk to force in the winning run. Walsh snapped a 1-1 tie with four runs in the fifth to take a 4-1 lead. Point Park answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning and scored single runs in the sixth and seventh to send the game into extra innings. Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) was 3-4 with a double and drove in a run.

Walsh scored twice in the seventh to win the nightcap. Lancy singled in Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) with the tying run and then scored the winning run on a two out single by Steve Wido (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan). Billy Gura pitched the final three innings to get win. Gura allowed a run on four hits and did not walk a batter. He is 3-3 on the season.

Game one: BOXSCORE Game Two: BOXSCORE


Friday, April 9, 2010

"Cavs Take Two at Point Park"

(Pittsburgh, PA) Walsh (13-19, 6-8) won both ends of an American Mideast Conference doubleheader at Point Park University (7-20, 1-13) by the scores of 11-1 (6) and 8-5. The two teams will also play two in the Keystone State tomorrow at 1 pm.

Walsh's Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) tossed a complete game three-hitter to win game one and improve to 2-4 on the season. Walsh scored six runs after two men were out in the first inning. Mike Suliks (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) two-run single was the key hit. Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) clubbed a three-run homer in the sixth.

Jeff Kotlar (So, Euclid, OH/HS) pitched a complete game in the nightcap to earn his second win of the season and even his mark at 2-2. Walsh trailed 3-1 in the third when Suliks tied the game with a two-run single. After Point Park regained the lead in the home half of the inning, Walsh took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth. Dave Krusinski's (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) two-run double gave the Cavs the lead for good.

GAME ONE

GAME TWO


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Walsh Signs Dover's Drapcho"

Dover High School's Ian Drapcho has signed to continue his education and play intercollegiate baseball for Walsh University as announced by the Cavaliers baseball Head Coach Tim Mead. Drapcho (6-0, 175) is currently a senior right-handed pitcher for the Tornadoes and Coach Doug Burtscher.

Last season, Drapcho went 4-2 on the mound with a 5.2 ERA and helped his team to a No. 1 ranking in the state. He was placed on the second-team All ECOL and second-team All Eastern District. As a sophomore, he went 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA. Drapcho has earned scholar athlete academic honors each the last three years. Ian is also a three-sport star for Dover, also participating in football and basketball.


Tuesday. April 6, 2010

"Cavs Split at Ohio Dominican"

(Columbus, OH) Walsh (11-19) split a non-conference doubleheader at Ohio Dominican University today. The Cavs dropped game one 3-1, but came back to win the nightcap 10-8 in nine innings.

Walsh scored just a single run in the fifth inning in the 3-1 game one loss. Mark Kelly's (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) single plated Walsh's only run. David Roper (Fr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) worked the final three innings and was charged with three runs, two unearned, and falls to 3-2. Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) started and went three scoreless innings.

Walsh scored two runs to snap an 8-8 tie to win the nigthcap 10-8. Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) , Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) and Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) each drove in two runs. Lancy doubled in Walsh's first run in the first inning and later drove in a run on fielders choice.

Walsh snapped the tie after two men were out in the ninth. Tim Hromada (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Francsican) and Matt Spillman (Fr., Welland, ONT/Sir Winston Churchill) reached on back to back singles to start the two out rally. Stinson then reached on an error, with Hromada scoring to break the tie. Walsh then added an insurance run on a Mark Kelly double. Dave Krusinksi (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) worked the final three innings and pick-up the win in relief.

GAME ONE

GAME TWO


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"David Roper AMC Pitcher of the Week"

Freshman David Roper (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) has been named the American Mideast Conference Pitcher of the Week. Roper, 3-2, went the distance in a 7-3 win against Notre Dame College last Thursday. Roper allowed only four hits, while fanning five.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

"Cavs Score Record 33 Runs in Split at Notre Dame"

(South Euclid, OH) Walsh (10-18, 4-8) scored a record 33 runs in the second game of their American Mideast Conference doubleheader at Notre Dame College (20-11, 7-5) today. After squandering a 10-5 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning in an 11-10 loss in game one, Walsh exploded for 33 runs, on 27 hits, in a 33-7 win in five innings in game two.

Dave Krusinksi (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) and Steve Wido (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) each homered, as Walsh scored in every inning but the first in the opener. Krusinski hit a solo homer in the third and Wido in a solo blast in the seventh. Wido also singled, tripled and drove in four runs. Steve Weirich (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) was touched for a two-out three-run walk-off homerun by Notre Dame's Jesse Bartle and falls to 0-1.

The second game was no contest, as Walsh scored seven runs in the first and second innings, five in the third, four in the fourth and ten runs in the fifth for their largest output in school history. Tim Stinson was 4-7 with eight RBI. He hit a grand slam in the second inning and a three-run blast in the 10-run fifth. He also doubled. Mike Suliks (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) was 6-6 with two doubles and six RBI, and Trevor Smith (Fr., Parma, OH/Holy Name) was 3-5 with five RBI. Smith homered, as did Justin Miller (So., Berlin, OH/Hiland), Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS), Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS), and Tyler Jones (So., Mansfield, OH/Madison). Walsh had 11 extra base-hits.

Zach Speer (Fr., Stow, OH/HS) was the winning pitcher, improving to 2-1.

Game One: BOXSCORE

Game Two: BOXSCORE


Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Cavs Sweep AMC Twinbill"

Walsh (9-17, 3-7) swept an American Mideast Conference doubleheader from Notre Dame College (19-8. 6-4) today, by the scores of 7-1 and 7-3. The two teams play an AMC twinbill at South Euclid on Saturday. Walsh has now put together a modest three-game win streak.

Mike Suliks (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Tim Hromada (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Francsican) each drove two runs in the game one, and Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) went six innings to post his first victory of the season.

Suliks' two-run single in the first erased a 1-0 Notre Dame lead and gave Walsh a 3-1 lead. Walsh then scored four times in the third, keyed by a solo homerun from Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Hromada's two-run single.

Notre Dame added two runs in the sixth, to cut the lead to 7-3, and put runners on first and second with nobody out in the seventh, when Walsh went to Steve Weirich (Sr., Minerva, OH/HS) from the bullpen. Weirich would earn his first save of the season by inducing a double play ball and comebacker to close out the game. Rose fanned four and scattered eight hits in improving to 1-4.

Walsh came from behind in game two to complete the sweep. With two outs and nobody on in the fourth, Walsh strung together four consecutive singles to take the lead at 2-1. Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS) and Trevor Smith (Fr., Parma, OH/Holy Name) singled in Suliks and Steve Wido (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Francsican) to put the Cavs up for good.

Walsh then put the game away with four runs in fourth, keyed by two Falcon throwing errors on the same play and an RBI single by Dave Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge).

Freshman David Roper (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) went all the way to improve to 3-2. Roper allowed only four hits, while fanning five.

GAME ONE: BOXSCORE

GAME TWO: BOXSCORE


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Cavs Bang-Out 19 Hits; Break Six-Game Slide"

(Alliance, OH) Walsh (7-17) banged-out 19 hits and snapped a six-game losing streak with a 10-2 non-conference win at Mount Union College (7-7) today. The Cavs return to American Mideast Conference action tomorrow at home, as they host Notre Dame College in a doubleheader at 1 pm.

The Cavs scored a run in the first and two in the second to take a 3-0 lead, then busted the game wide open with a five-run fourth to take a commanding 8-0 lead. Walsh plated two more runs in the sixth to take a 10-0 lead before the Raiders got on the board.

Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) was 3-5 with three RBI, Mike Suliks (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) was 3-5 with a double and RBI and Steve Wido (Fr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) was 3-5 with a double and two RBI.

Jeff Kotlar (So., Euclid, OH/HS) started and was one of five pitchers used by the Cavs. Zack Speer (Fr., Stow, OH/HS) came on in third to earn the win (1-1). Speer worked two scoreless innings. Walsh limited the Purple Raiders to just four hits.

BOXSCORE


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Cavs/Mt. Union Postponed, Will Play Tomorrow"

Walsh's non-conference single game at Mount Union College has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 3:30 pm in Alliance.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

"Cavs/B-W Postponed:

Walsh's non-conference doubleheader with Baldwin-Wallace College, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed. No make-up date has been set.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

"Cavs Swept in Triple Header"

The Walsh Cavaliers (6-17, 1-7) dropped the final two games of their triple header to Shawnee State (13-16, 4-0) by identical 7-3 scores Saturday afternoon. In both games, Walsh went down early giving up six runs in the first two innings of Game 2 and four runs in the first inning of Game 3.

The Cavs would try and rally back in both games. In the Cavs' fourth inning in Game 2, Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) singled and was hit in on a double by Dave Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS). Krusinski later scored on a double by Trevor Smith (Fr., Parma, OH/Holy Name) to make the score 6-3, but could get no closer.

In the bottom of the fourth of Game 3, Justin Miller (So., Berlin, OH/Hiland) scored as a pinch runner on a RBI double by Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) to make the score 5-3, but the Bears added two insurance runs in the next frame to set the final score.

Billy Gura (So., Sagamore Hills, OH/St. Peter Chanel) and Mike Muenster (Jr., Gates Mills, OH/NDCL) picked up the losses in games two and three, respectively.

Game 2: BOXSCORE Game 3: BOXSCORE


Saturday, March 27, 2010

"SSU Scores Twice in 12th to Win Game One of Triple Header"

Shawnee State University (11-16, 2-0) scored two runs in the top of the 12th inning to defeat Walsh (6-15, 1-5) 5-3 in the first game of an American Mideast Conference triple header today. The two teams will now play their scheduled conference doubleheader. Poor weather conditions from Thursday night's snowfall forced the teams to play the three games today.

Shawnee scored one in the first inning and added two more runs in the third, and led 3-0 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning. Walsh would rally with three runs in the sixth to knot the game. With two outs and nobody on base, Walsh put runners on the second and third when David Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodbridge) reached on an error, scoring Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS). After Krusinski moved up on a wild pitch, Mike Suliks (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) singled to score Krusinski and Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) to tie the game.

In the Bears 12th, Danny Gesick led off with a double, and with two outs scored what proved to be the winning run on a Brian Ramey single. The Bears added an insurance run when Zach Byler doubled in Ramey.

Dave Krusinski took the loss in relief for the Cavs.

BOXSCORE


Friday, March 26, 2010

"Cavs Fall to Bears/Play Three Games Tomorrow"

Shawnee State University scored early and often to route the Walsh Cavaliers 13-6 in what was supposed to be the first game of a doubleheader. Because of inclement weather, the second game will be pushed to Saturday morning at 11 a.m. The previously scheduled doubleheader will now become a triple-header.

The Bears (10-16, 1-0) led off the game with five-straight hits that eventually led to an eight-run, eight hit inning. The Cavaliers (6-14, 1-4) finally crossed the plate in the bottom of the second after consecutive doubles by Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) and David Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodbridge) scored Miller.

Dustin Lancy's (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) second home run of the season cut the lead to 9-2 in the fourth. That was shortly followed by Krusinski scoring after reaching on an error and being hit in on a single from Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington).

Shawnee State added a pair of runs in each of the last two innings to make the score 13-3. Walsh scored a trio of runs in a last-inning rally attempt, but could not erase the deep deficit and fell by a final score of 13-6. Lancy led the charge with a two-RBI double driving in Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS). Lancy later scored on a single by Tim Hromada (Sr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan).

Lancy finished 2-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. Stinson also went 2-3 while hitting in a run. David Roper (Fr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) fell to 2-2 with the loss.

BOXSCORE


Friday, March 26, 2010

"Today's DH Pushed Back One Hour"

Today's AMC doubleheader with Shawnee State has been pushed back to 2 pm. The latest snowfall needs to be cleared. Updates will be posted.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Baseball at B-W Washed Out"

Walsh's scheduled single game at Baldwin-Wallace College for today has been rained out and will be made-up as part of a doubleheader at Walsh on Sunday, March 28 at 1:30 pm.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Cedarville Rallies for Sweep"

(Cedarville, OH) Cedarville University (11-4, 3-1) scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for an 11-10 come-from-behind win, and sweep of an American Mideast Conference doubleheader from the Cavs (6-13, 1-3) today. The Yellow Jackets took three out of four games from the Cavs this weekend.

After Cedarville took a 3-0 lead in the first, Walsh rallied to tie the game with three runs in the second. Dave Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) then gave Walsh a 5-3 lead with a two-run single in the third. The Cavs would add a run in fourth and lead 6-3. Cedarville would then close the gap to 6-5 with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) gave Walsh an 8-5 lead with a two-run triple in the fifth, but the lead didn't last long, as Cedarville knotted the game with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

Walsh snapped the tie in the seventh, on RBI singles from Matt Spillman (Fr., Welland, ONT/Sir Winston Churchill) and Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS). The Jackets then tallied three times in the bottom of the inning. Dave Krunsinski was one of four Cavs' pitchers and was charged with the loss.

GAME TWO BOX


Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Cavs Held to Three Hits in Game One Loss"

(Cedarville, OH) Walsh (6-12, 1-2) was held to just three hits in a game one, 9-0, loss to Cedarville University (10-4, 2-1) today in an American Mideast Conference game. The Yellow Jackets scored three runs in the fourth inning and five in the fifth to seal the win. Billy Gura (So., Sagamore Hills, OH/St. Peter Chanel) was the starter and loser for the Cavs, allowing four runs on eight hits in 3.1 innings.

GAME ONE BOX


Friday, March 19, 2010

"Cavs Gain Split Behind Roper"

(Cedarville, OH) Freshman David Roper (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) pitched a complete game four-hitter, as Walsh (5-12, 1-1) gained a split with Cedarville University (9-4, 1-1) by winning game two of an American Mideast Conference doubleheader 4-2. Roper allowed only one earned run and fanned three in improving to 2-1.

Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) singled home a run in the first inning to give Walsh a 1-0 lead. The Cavs took a 3-0 lead in the fourth on a bases loaded walk to David Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, Woodridge) and an RBI single by Matt Spillman (Fr., Welland, ONT/Sir Winston Churchill).

Cedarville closed the gap with two runs in tbe bottom of the fourth. Walsh would add an insurance run in the seventh on a Spillman double and squeeze bunt from Kelly.

The two teams will also play an AMC twinbill tomorrow, with game one starting at 1 pm

BOX


Friday, March 19, 2010

"Cavs Drop Game One 3-2 at Cedarville"

(Cedarville, OH) Walsh dropped their AMC opener today, 3-2, in the first game of a doubleheader at Cedarville University (9-3, 1-0) today. The loss was the sixth straight for the Cavs (5-11, 0-1).

The Yellow Jackets jumped to a 2-0 lead, scoring single runs in the second and third innings. Walsh scored a single run in the fourth inning on back-to-back doubles from Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) and Tim Hromada (Sr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan). The Cavs tied the game in top of the fifth as Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) doubled home Justin Miller (So., Berlin, OH/Hiland), who pinch-ran for Trevor Smith (Fr., Parma, OH/Holy Name) after a lead-off walk. The Yellow Jackets snapped the tie in the home half of the sixth inning on a hit batsman with the bases loaded.

Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) went the distance for the Cavs in falling to 0-4. Rose scattered eight hits and fanned five.

BOX


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Purple Raiders Best Cavs"

Walsh lost its home opener to fall to 5-10 on the season, falling 8-5 to Mount Union College (5-2) this afternoon. The Cavs open American Mideast Conference play this Friday and Saturday, with back-to-back doubleheaders at Cedarville University.

Walsh trailed 3-2 in the seventh, when Mount Union's Greg Ferrell hit a bases-clearing double for a 6-2 lead. Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS) hit a two-run homerun for the Cavs. Jeff Kotlar (So., Euclid, OH/HS) worked in relief and was charged with the loss.

BOXSCORE


Monday, March 15, 2010

"Cavs/Purple Raiders Pushed Back a Day"

Tomorrow's single game between Walsh and Mount Union College has been pushed back to Wednesday. First pitch at Walsh is scheduled for 4 pm.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Six Run 8th Too Much for Cavs"

(Chillicothe, OH) Youngstown State (6-5) broke open a tight game with six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, on their way to a 13-6 win over the Cavs (5-9) today. The win gave the Penguins a three-game sweep of the Cavs.

Walsh trailed 7-5 in the bottom of the eighth when the Penguins put up the eight spot. They banged out 19 hits in the win. Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) led Walsh's nine-hit attack. Kelly banged out four hits, including two doubles, with two RBI. Lancy doubled and tripled and drove in a run.

Freshman right-hander David Roper (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) was the starter and loser for the Cavs. Roper worked 5.1 innings, allowing four runs, three earned on eight hits. He fanned seven.

BOXSCORE


Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Cavs/YSU Rained Out"

(Chillicothe, OH) Walsh (5-8) and Youngstown State will play the final game of their three-game weekend series tomorrow at 12 pm due to inclement weather today.


Friday, March 12, 2010

"Cavs Fall Twice to Youngstown"

(Chillicothe, OH) Walsh (5-8) lost both ends of a doubleheader to Youngstown State University (5-5) at VA Memorial Stadium today. The Cavs dropped the opener 9-2 in nine innings and lost the nightcap 6-4 in seven innings. The two teams will complete the three-game series with a single game at 1 pm tomorrow.

The Penguins snapped a scoreless tie with three runs in the third inning, then added three more in the fifth off of Walsh starter and loser Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS). Rose was charged with six runs on five hits. He fanned four and walked four. The Cavs mustered just five hits. Mike Suliks (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Dave Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) each drove in a run.

Walsh jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of game two. Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) doubled to left-center to plate the Cavs' runs. YSU took the lead in the bottom of the third off of Walsh starter and loser Billy Gura (So., Sagamore Hills, OH/St. Peter Chanel). Walsh tied the game in top of the fourth at 3-3, but YSU tied the game in the bottom of the inning and then scored twice in the fifth to take a 6-4 lead. Walsh added a run in the seventh on a Mark Kelly single (Sr., Norton, OH/HS). Gura was touched for five runs in four innings.

BOX GAME 1

BOX GAME 2


Monday, March 8, 2010

"Baseball Back From Florida"

After a 5-6 trip in Florida, the Cavs play their first Ohio baseball this weekend. The Cavs meet Youngstown State University in a three-game series in Chillicothe, Ohio starting on Friday. The Cavs and Penguins play singles on Friday (2 pm), Saturday (1 pm) and on Sunday at 12 pm.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

"Cavs Shutout Indiana Wesleyan to Stop Slide"

(Lake Wales, FL) Billy Gura (So., Sagamore Hills, OH/St. Peter Chanel) PICTURED LEFT pitched five shutout innings, as Walsh (5-6) stopped a three-game slide with a 5-0 win over Indiana Wesleyan (4-8) this morning at the Warner Southern Tournament. Gura scattered three hits, fanned three and did not walk a batter.

Walsh gave Gura all the runs he would need with a two in the second inning. They would add three more runs in the third. Dustin Lancy (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) was 2-2 with a double, Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) was 2-3 and Mike Suliks (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) also had two hits.

BOXSCORE


Friday, March 5, 2010

"Walk-Off Beats Cavs"

(Lake Wales, FL) Warner Southern University (9-12) hit a one out two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to hand Walsh (4-6) a 5-3 defeat in the second game of a split doubleheader today. Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) went the distance for the Cavs and was tagged with the loss. The long ball was his nemesis, as he also gave-up a three-run blast in


Monday, March 1, 2010

"Cavs Split Again"

(Babson Park, FL) Walsh (2-2) split a split doubleheader today with Indiana Wesleyan and Webber International. The Cavs defeated Indiana Wesleyan 6-3, but fell 10-8 to Webber.

Billy Gura (So., Sagamore Hills, OH/St. Peter Chanel) worked the first five innings to earn his first win of the year in game one. Freshman Zack Speer (Stow, OH/HS) worked the final two innings for his first collegiate save. Mark Kelly (Sr., Norton, OH/HS) and Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS) sparked the Cavs offense. Kelly had three hits and an RBI, while Walter singled, had a sacrifice fly and drove in three runs.

Six Cavalier errors were too much to overcome in the 10-8 loss to Webber International. Marc Carroll (Fr., Lexington, OH/HS) started and worked 3.1 innings and was charged with the loss. Mike Suliks (Sr., Norton) had three hits, including a triple and drove in three runs. Tim Hromada (Sr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) singled twice, doubled and drove in five runs. Duston Walter added three hits and Tim Stinson (Fr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) had two hits.


Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Cavs Split With Siena Heights"

(Babson Park, FL) Walsh (1-1) opened the season with a split with Siena Heights University (1-1) today. The Cavs won the opener 6-3, but fell 1-0 in the nightcap. Walsh plays a split doubleheader tomorrow at Webber International. The Cavs meet Indiana Wesleyan at 1 pm, and host Webber at 4 pm.

Walsh scored two runs in the first inning and three in the third to support six shutout innings from starter Jeff Kotlar (So., Euclid, OH/HS) in the opener. Marc Miller (Jr., Hudson, OH/HS) was 2-4 with a solo homer. Dave Krusinski (Fr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) was 2-4 with a double and Duston Walter (Sr., Malvern, OH/HS) had two hits. Kotlar (1-0) allowed six hits and fanned four in picking up his first win of the season.

In game two, Siena Heights scored an unearned run in the second inning and made it stand up in the 1-0 win. The Cavs could manage only two hits. Rob Rose (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) went the distance for the Cavs and allowed only five hits. He fanned six, but fell to 0-1.

GAME ONE

GAME TWO


Monday, February 15, 2010

"Walsh Signs Jackson's Justin Clements"

Walsh University Head Men's Baseball Coach Tim Mead has announced that Jackson High School's Justin Clements has signed a NAIA National Letter of Intent to continue his education and play intercollegiate baseball for the Cavs.

Justin (5-9, 185), an outfielder, was named honorable mention All-Federal League for the Polar Bears and earned the Coaches' Award last season. Clements hit .426 last season, with two homeruns and 17 RBI. He fashioned a .590 slugging percentage and .507 on base percentage. He will major in business at Walsh.