5.3.14 BASEBALL: Bats Silent in DH Loss at Wayne State
(DETROIT, Mich.) Walsh's (22-27, 14-17) bats went silent at the wrong time, as they mustered just one run and six hits in a double header GLIAC loss at the hands of Wayne State University (34-13, 22-9) in the Motor City today. The Warriors three-game sweep of the Cavs knocks them out of the GLIAC playoff race. The Cavs lost their last four GLIAC games, scoring just seven runs in the four losses. Two of four losses were by one run.
Walsh trailed 1-0 when John Stephenson (Jr., New Philadelphia, OH/HS) doubled to left-center to score Justin Clements (Sr., Massillon, OH/Jackson) with the tying run in the top of the fifth inning.
Wayne State snapped the 1-1 tie with three runs in the fifth inning, and then added two insurance runs in the sixth.
Walsh starter Joe Tann (So., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) started and worked the first five innings and was charged with the loss (3-4). Tann allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits. He fanned four and walked four.
Danny Roper (Jr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) pitched a masterpiece in game two, but lost 1-0. The Warriors only run came in the fifth inning on Kyle Zimmerman's two out single to left. Roper (4-2) allowed one run on six hits. He fanned three and walked three.
Walsh had chances to tie the game in the sixth and seventh innings. Sam Fondriest (Sr., Dover, OH/Tuscarawas Central Catholic) led off the sixth with a triple to right-center, but was stranded at third, and Andrew Bonnette (Jr., Tallmadge, OH/HS) doubled with one out in the seventh, but was stranded at third base also.