3.27.12 SOFTBALL: Cavs Sweep Malone; Ebert Wins Both Games

Softball, 2012-03-27

(Canton, OH) Erin Ebert (Jr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) won both ends of a double header at Malone University (4-16) today.  Ebert started, and won game one (10-0), and then came on in relief to win the nightcap (13-6).  The sweep improves the Cavs to 15-11 on the season and raises Ebert’s record to 8-5.  Walsh banged out 30 hits in the double win.

Ebert fanned eight and held Malone to two hits in the five inning 10-0 win in game one.  Walsh tallied six runs in the second inning and two each in the fourth and fifth innings. Kayla Marcus (So., Bergholz, OH/Edison) and Chelsy Testa (So., Uniontown, OH/Lake) each went 3-4 with a double.  Testa drove in a pair of runs and scored two.  Kelsey Ford (Sr., Boardman, OH/HS) went 2-3 with two RBI, Calee Ruppel (Fr., Mogadore, OH/HS) was 2-3 with an RBI and Kendra Gerber (Jr., Sugar reek, OH/Garaway) was 2-3 with two doubles.

Walsh had to rally to gain the sweep.  After leading 3-0, Malone scored five runs in the fourth inning, and one in the fifth to take a 6-3 lead.  On the strength of a three-run triple from Dana Brown (Jr., Uniontown, OH/Lake) Walsh scored seven runs in the fifth inning to take a 10-5 lead.  Brown’s bases loaded triple broke a 6-6 tie.  Walsh added three insurance runs in the seventh.  Brown went 3-5 and also scored three runs.  Gerber had two more doubles and drove in a run.  Jenna Rosso (Sr., Amherst, OH/Amherst Steele) was 2-4, and her single tied the game in the sixth. Ruppel was 2-4 with an RBI double and Ebert was 2-3 with an RBI double.  Ebert came on in relief and worked 2.1 hitless innings with three strikeouts.

Walsh plays back-to-back double headers at Fisher College (MA) on Saturday and Sunday.

Cavs Quick Hits: Calee Ruppel is on a six-game hitting streak and leads the team with a .463 batting average…  Ruppel has seven multi-hit games… Dana Brown put together a 12-game hit-streak earlier this season…  Brown is 10-10 in stolen bases… the Cavs had 30 hits in the double header at Malone today, of which 10 were for extra bases… Kayla Marcus leads the Cavs with 30 hits and nine multi-hit games… She is batting .353… Kendra Gerber had four doubles in the sweep of Malone and leads the team with 10… Chelsy Testa leads the team with 17 RBI and has six multi-RBI games… Erin Ebert won both games of the twin bill at Malone and is 8-5, with a 1.40 ERA… she has fanned 72 batters in 75 innings and has allowed only 55 hits… the Cavs have a .972 fielding percentage, compared to the opponents .941… the Cavs have only 23 errors, while the opposition have 46