3.4.13 SOFTBALL: Ebert No-Hits Holy Family in Opener; Rohr Fans 10 in Win vs. Quincy
(Kissimmee, FL) Walsh (2-0) got the 2013 season off to a flying start with back-to-back pitching masterpieces at the Rebel Games Sunday in Kissimmee, Florida. Senior Erin Ebert (Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) pitched her third career no-hitter, defeating Holy Family University 1-0 in the opener. In the nightcap, Casi Rohr’s (So., Massillon, OH/Perry/Toledo) Walsh debut was just as impressive, as she fanned 10 in a 5-1 win over Quincy University.
Ebert fanned five and walked two in the tight pitching duel. Walsh scored the games’ only run in the top of the fourth inning when Chelsy Testa’s (Jr., Uniontown, OH/Lake)sacrifice fly scored Dana Brown (Sr., Uniontown, OH/Lake), who reached base on a passed ball. Ebert then retired 12 of the last 13 batters to record the Cavs’ first win of the season.
Rohr, who transferred from the University of Toledo, surrendered just two hits and a solo homer in the victory over Quincy. After Quincy took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning, Walsh answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. The Cavs scored without the benefit of a hit, as Quincy committed three errors.
The Cavs put the game away with three runs in the fifth. Brown opened the inning with a single, which was followed with Kayla Marcus (Jr., Bergholz, OH/Edison) drawing walk. Testa then doubled to center, scoring Brown and moving Marcus to third. Kendra Gerber (Sr., Sugarcreek, OH/Garaway) then hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Marcus. Testa scored the final run on a fielder’s choice.
Rohr scattered just two hits and two walks and retired nine of the last 11 batters.
Walsh plays a split twin bill on Monday. The Cavs meet Concordia at 11 am and Fayetteville at 1 pm.