4.23.14 BASEBALL: Cavs' Pitching Tames ODU in Sweep
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) Walsh (20-22, 12-12) received great starting pitching in a GLIAC sweep of Ohio Dominican University (22-18, 12-13) in Columbus today. Walsh took the opener 5-2, and then won the nightcap 5-0. The Cavs' road swing continues, as they play a three-game series over the weekend at Ashland University. The Cavs and Eagles play a double header on Saturday (1 pm), and a single game on Sunday (1 pm). All three games will be broadcast live on TEAMLINE.
Matt Iosue (Fr., Mayfield, OH/HS), and the Cavs' bullpen limited the Panthers to just four hits, as Walsh took game one 5-2. Iosue went five innings to pick-up his third win of the season (3-6). He held the Panthers to one run on three hits. Jared Bettura (Jr., Canfield, OH/H) worked the sixth inning, and Neal Edwards (Jr., Silver Lake, OH/Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) fanned two in the seventh to earn his fourth save.
The Cavs tallied two runs in the second inning, and added more three runs more in the third. Brook Clark (So., Canton, OH/McKinley) opened the second with a single, and scored along with Sam Fondriest (Sr., Dover, OH/Tuscarawas Central Catholic) on a two-out, two-run single to right by Andrew Bonnette (Jr., Tallmadge, OH/HS).
Johnny Knight (So. Stow, OH/Walsh Jesuit/Slippery Rock) led-off the fourth with his first homer of the season to give Walsh a 3-0 lead. Clark was hit by a pitch, and would score on a Panther error, as would Fondriest, who walked.
Danny Roper (Jr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) was superb, as the right-hander went the distance to pick-up his thrid win of the season against only one loss. Roper blanked the Panthers on five hits. He walked only one.
Fondriest gave Walsh a 2-0 lead with a two-out, two-run single up the middle in the second inning. The hit scored Michael Lee (Sr., Barberton, OH/HS) and Andrew Stalnaker (Fr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) who led off the inning with a walk and single.
Drew Link (Sr., Granville, OH/HS) delivered another big two-out hit, when he singles home Fondriest and Clark in the fourth inning to give Walsh a 5-0 lead.