3.5.13 SOFTBALL: Rohr Commands Fayetteville State; Cavs Fall to Quincy

Softball, 2013-03-05

(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) – Walsh split its third day of doubleheaders at the 2013 Rebel Games by defeating Fayetteville State 8-0 in five innings and falling to Quincy 6-0. The Cavaliers now stand at 6-4 after today’s games. Fayetteville State was 1-14 after its game and Quincy improved to 4-8.

The Cavaliers made short work of the Broncos after a six-run fifth inning invoked the eight-run mercy rule. Calee Ruppel (So., Mogadore, OH/HS) provided Walsh’s first run of the game with a solo shot over the left field fence for her first home run of the short season. Anna Fach (So., Massillon, OH/Perry/John Carroll) scored the Cavs’ other run in the fourth inning. Fach finished the day 2-for-2 with walk.

Casi Rohr (So., Massillon, OH/Perry/Toledo) had her second strong outing in as many games as she went the distance for the shutout. This time she fanned six batters and allowed five hits. Walsh’s offense combined for 11 hits in the game.

In the second game, Walsh’s offense had trouble against Quincy’s Wendy Macias who struck out 10 batters. Walsh had only one runner reach third base in the game. The Hawks scored one run in the fourth, two runs in the fifth, and three runs in the sixth for the victory.

Marissa Bondoni (Fr., Alliance, OH/HS) took the loss after giving up three runs, one earned, on four hits with five strike outs and four walks in 4.2 innings of work.

The Cavs are off tomorrow before resuming action against Wheeling Jesuit and Northern State in a Thursday twin bill. Walsh will start off against the Cardinals at 9 a.m.