4.18.14 BASEBALL: Cavs Split with Cards

Baseball, 2014-04-18

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich.) Walsh (18-21, 10-11) split a GLIAC double header at Saginaw Valley University today (10-20, 7-13). The Cavs fell 7-6 in ten innings in game one, but rebounded to win the nightcap 4-2. The rubber game of the series is at noon tomorrow.

The Cardinals rallied from a 6-2 deficit to win game one 7-6 in ten innings. Five Walsh errors, and a costly passed ball led to four unearned runs for Saginaw. Walsh scored three runs in the third and fourth innings and led 6-2 after four. Drew Link (Sr., Granville, OH/HS) went 3-5, and Mike Lee (Sr., Barberton, OH/HS) drove in two runs. Jordan Shank (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak), Jason McPeek (So., Stow, OH/HS/University of Akron), Sam Fondriest (Sr., Dover, OH/Tuscarawas Central Catholic) and Jake Palidar (Sr., Wadsworth, OH/HS/Marietta) each had two hits, as Walsh banged out 15 hits.  Saginaw rallied with runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. They scored the tying run on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh. Neal Edwards (Jr., Silver Lake, OH/Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) was tagged with the loss in relief  and falls to 3-1.

Joe Tann (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) went six strong innings in game two to even his record at 3-3. Tann allowed six runs on six hits, while fanning four. Donnie Macko (Jr., Clinton, OH/Northwest/Wheeling Jesuit) worked the seventh to pick-up his first save of the season, Walsh scored single runs in the second and third innings and led 2-1 after three. Link doubled to right-center to drive in two runs to give Walsh a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning. The Cardinals would add a single run in the bottom of the fifth. Shank and Fondriest each drove in a run, and Luke Caple (Fr., Naples, FL/Gulf Coast) had two hits and scored two runs.

Walsh is in seventh place in the GLIAC, but are just one game behind Ohio Dominican, Tiffin and Malone.

Game one

Game two