(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – The hot start for the Walsh baseball team continued as it swept Grand Valley by scores of 7-3 and 18-17 in 10 innings at Biery Stadium on Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers (13-3, 6-0) scored 10 runs in the final five innings, including three in the 10th, to take two from the Lakers (11-8, 0-2) in the opening day of the series.
Austin Szink provided the heroics in a tremendous game. With two men on, he lined a shot to left field just over the third baseman's head to score Eric Conner in walk-off fashion. For the game, he was 5-for-7 with three home runs, six RBI, and four runs scored.
Walsh hit six total in the game with Tyson Lautanen clearing the fence twice. One of those was a solo shot in the 10th to get the rally started and made the score 17-16 with now outs.
Avery Janning recorded the win as he tossed the final three frames and struck out six to improve to 2-0 on the year.
The opener was more of a low-scoring affair as starter Matt Iosue carried a no-hitter into the sixth and struck out nine to improve to 3-1. He allowed two runs, one earned, on just three hits. Ryan McSweeney came on in relief and recorded the final four outs for his fourth save of the season.
Jordan Grubb continued his amazing week with another home run and was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the game.
The Maroon and Gold will look to take the series tomorrow as it plays another twin bill with Grand Valley starting at noon.