Baseball Reaches 20 Wins In Split With Cedarville

Baseball Reaches 20 Wins In Split With Cedarville

(CEDARVILLE, Ohio) – With a 5-2 victory against Cedarville, Walsh reached the 20-win plateau in the first full week of April in a split against its former and future conference rivals. The Cavaliers (20-8) later dropped a 6-1 contest to the Yellow Jackets (7-19) in Game 2.

The Maroon and Gold broke a 1-1 tie in the opener with three runs in the fifth and held on to take down the Jackets. Marcus Bobb broke the tie as he scored on a wild pitch after he reached safely on a double down the left field line before he stole third.

Three batters later, Austin Szink doubled down the same spot to bring in Luke Caple. Szink later scored after a throwing error by Cedarville's shortstop.

The hosts added a run in the bottom of the eighth, but the Cavaliers tacked on an insurance run in the ninth when Eric Conner doubled down the left field line to score Bobb. Conner scored the first run of the game when Andrew Stalnaker singled up the middle in the top of the first.

Matt Iosue started the game and recorded the win to improve to 5-1 on the season. He went 5.2 innings and allowed one run on five hits and three walks while he struck out five. Ryan McSweeney came on in relief and pitched the full ninth for his sixth save of the season.

In the nightcap, Walsh scored its lone run in the top of the fourth when Jordan Grubb doubled to left field to bring in Szink to make the score 2-1. The score remained there until the next inning when Cedarville plated one run and added three more in the seventh.

The Cavs will have tomorrow off, but return to action in a mid-week doubleheader against Ohio Dominican at home on Wednesday. First pitch against the Panthers is set for 1 p.m.