5.5.12 BASEBALL: Cavs Blank Pioneers Twice
Walsh won both ends of a twi-night doubleheader over Malone University (28-21) at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium tonight. The Cavs close the season at 28-24. The Cavs shutout Malone in both games, 1-0 in eight innings in the opener, and 8-0 in the nightcap.
Travis Danner (Sr., Medina, OH/HS/CCC) tossed an eight-hit, complete game shutout in game one. Danner improves to 8-1 on the season and lowered his earned average to 2.15, the lowest ever for a Walsh starting pitcher. He fanned four and walked four. The shutout was his fourth of the season and the complete game was his sixth. Designated hitter Steve Wido (Jr., North Royalton, OH/Padua Franciscan) drove in the only run of the game with a sacrifice fly, scoring Tyler Jones (Mansfield, OH/Madison) who led off the inning with a walk.
Walsh scored two runs in the first inning of the nightcap, and then salted the game away with three runs in the fifth and sixth innings. David Roper (Jr., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) went the distance, allowing just three hits to improve to 4-6. He fanned eight. Forrest Boggs (Jr., Suffield, OH/Field/Mercyhurst) went 3-3 with three runs scored. Tim Stinson (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) and Trevor Smith (Sr., Parma, OH/Holy Name) each had two hits. Jordan Tucker (Sr., University Heights, OH/Cleveland Heights) capped off the night with a pinch-hit two-run single. Walsh banged out 14 hits.