4.13.13 BASEBALL: Cavs Split with Grand Valley

Baseball, 2013-04-13

(Grand Rapids, MI) After losing 12-0 in game one to GLIAC leader Grand Valley State University (17-12, 11-5), Walsh (16-11, 10-7) came back and registered a 1-0 victory in the nightcap at DeWitt Field on the campus of Cornerstone University. The doubleheader was moved to Cornerstone due to undesirable field conditions at the Laker Baseball Field.

The rubber game of the series is tomorrow at noon, and will be played at Cornerstone. A win in the series finale would give the Cavs their fifth straight series win.

GVSU scored all of their runs in three innings in the opener.  The Lakers put up six runs in the second inning against Walsh starter Jeff Kotlar (Sr., Euclid, OH/HS). Kotlar lasted three innings and was touched for nine runs on eight hits in his roughest outing of the season. The right-hander was tagged with the loss and falls to 2-1. Walsh mustered just four hits.

Ian Drapcho (Jr., Dover, OH/HS) worked five solid innings in the nightcap, as Walsh scored the games’ only run the second inning in the 1-0 win. Drapcho, now 3-0, allowed only one hit and worked through six walks in remaining unbeaten. Neal Edwards (So., Silver Lake, OH/Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) notched his sixth save with two scoreless innings in relief. Edwards allowed only one hit and didn’t walk a batter. The Walsh run came on a two-out triple to right-center field off the bat of Jordan Shank (So., Canton, OH/GlenOak), scoring Trevor Smith (Sr., Parma, OH/Holy Name) who doubled.