3.27.13 BASEBALL: Tann Helps Cavs Gain GLIAC Split with Malone

Baseball, 2013-03-27

(Canton, OH) Joe Tann (So., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) went six plus innings in game two, helping the Cavs to a 6-5 win, and a split in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference double header against Malone University at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium today. Walsh is 8-7 overall and 2-3 in the GLIAC, while the Pioneers fall to 8-10 and 1-4 in conference play.

Walsh looks for the series win at home tomorrow, when the two teams play a single game at 3:30 pm. The game will be broadcast live on TEAMLINE, with livestats also available.

Malone took full advantage of every opportunity to post a 6-1 win the opener. Three Cavalier walks and a hit batsman all came around to score, as the Pioneers scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings. They would put the opener away with a three-run fifth inning. Justin Clements (Jr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) and Steve Wido (Sr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) each had two hits for the Cavs. Wido drove in the Cavs only run with a fifth inning with a two out single. Walsh starter Zach Speer (Sr., Stow, OH/HS) allowed all six runs and was tagged with the loss and falls to 1-3.

Walsh put four runs on the board in the first inning of the nightcap. After Clements led off with a walk, Andrew Bonnette (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) doubled him in for the first run of the game. Forrest Boggs (Sr., Suffield, OH/Field) was then hit by a pitch, and scored along with Bonnette, on Wido's two-run double to right field. Wido then scored the fourth run on a wild pitch.

Malone scored twice in the second inning, but Walsh answered with a two-run third to lead 6-2. Boggs singled and scored on a two-out single by Tim Stinson (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) and Wido walked and scored on a wild pitch.

Malone added a run in the third inning and then rallied with two in the seventh, but left runners on second and third base to end the game. Tann faced the first two batters before giving away to Neal Edwards (So., Silver Lake, OH/Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary), who fanned Keenan Locke with the winning runs in scoring position to earn his second straight save.

Tann fanned five and scattered six hits in improving to 2-1.