4.27.13 BASEBALL: Cavs Go Extras to Win Pair at Tiffin; Win Series

Baseball, 2013-04-27

(TIFFIN, Ohio) It took extra innings in game two, but Walsh (20-17, 14-13) pushed a run across in the top of the eighth inning for a 6-5 win, and a sweep of Tiffin University (18-26, 12-16). The Cavs won the opener 1-0. The sweep also enabled the Cavs to win the GLIAC three-game series. The Cavs return home for a non-conference double header on Tuesday against Mercyhurst College at 2 pm.

Walsh scored an unearned in the sixth inning of the opener to register a 1-0 win. Forrest Boggs (Sr., Suffield, OH/Field) was hit by a pitch to start and inning and scored on an error. 

David Roper (Sr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) started and hurled six shutout innings to even his record a 2-2. The right-hander allowed only two hits. Neal Edwards (So., Silver Lake, OH/Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) picked-up his team leading seventh save by working a one-two-three seventh inning. Edwards’ seven saves are second in the GLIAC.

Walsh scored three runs in the top first inning of the nightcap, and led 5-1 after three innings. Andrew Bonnette (So., Tallmadge, OH/HS) singled in the first run, Michael Lee (Jr., Barberton, OH/HS) the second run and Sam Fondriest (Jr., Dover, OH/Tuscarawas Central Catholic) walked with the bases full to put Walsh up 3-0.

Lee then slugged a two-run homer in the third inning, his first of the season, to give Walsh a 5-1 lead.

Roberto Morales (Sr., Canfield, OH/Cardinal Mooney) started and worked four innings, and left with a 5-2 lead. After Danny Roper (So., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) pitched a scoreless fifth inning, Edwards returned to the hill to try to save both ends of the twin bill. But in the seventh, Tiffin took advantage of a Cavs’ error to score three unearned runs to tie the score at 5-5.

Fondriest opened the eighth with an infield single, and advanced to second base on an errant pick-off attempt by the pitcher. With runners on first and second and one out, Trevor Smith (Sr., Parma, OH/Holy Name) singled through the left side, scoring Smith, and giving the Cavs a 6-5 lead.

After Edwards hit the lead-off hitter in the bottom of the inning, he retired the next three batters to win his first game of the season.