3.26.12 BASEBALL: Cavs Fall in 15-14 Slugfest to Baldwin-Wallace

Baseball, 2012-03-26

Despite being down by nine and seven runs at different points of the game, Walsh fell just short of a miraculous comeback with a 15-14 loss to Baldwin-Wallace. The Cavs (11-11) were attempting to avenge a loss in the first game of the season to the Yellow Jackets (14-2). The two teams were originally scheduled for a doubleheader on Saturday before inclement weather postponed the twinbill in favor of today’s single game.

After the first three innings, it appeared that Baldwin-Wallace would go home with a win. However, the Cavaliers’ bats came alive in the fourth inning in a big way as the offense made eight hits that translated into eight runs and made the score 9-8. The Jackets’ bats didn’t go away though as they answered with four runs in the fifth and another pair in the seventh.

That seventh inning proved to be lucky for Walsh as well as the Cavs’ batted through the lineup for the second time. This time the Cavs tallied six straight hits following a walk with two outs. The last three hits were all doubles by Forrest Boggs (Jr., 6-2, Suffield, OH/Field/Mercyhurst), Tyler Jones (Sr., 5-10, Mansfield, OH/Madison), and Jake Palidar (So., Wadsworth, OH/HS/Marietta) that brought in four runs.

Walsh had opportunities to tie the game, but left a runner on base in the eighth and grounded into a double play in the ninth.

Jones had a great day at the plate as he went 4-6 with three RBI and two runs scored. Tim Stinson (Jr., 5-10, Alliance, OH/Marlington) also went 4-6 and had a pair of RBI and two runs scored. Boggs went 2-4 with three RBI and two runs scored and walked twice. In total, every batter in the lineup recorded a hit and scored in the game. David Roper (Jr., 6-2, Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) took the loss to fall to 2-2 on the season.

Walsh and Baldwin-Wallace combined for 38 hits in the game.

The Cavaliers return to action tomorrow as they travel to play Cedarville in a doubleheader. The first-pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. Live stats will be provided here.