(UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich.) – The Walsh baseball team split the day and the series with Saginaw Valley State with a 5-4 win in Game 3 before an 8-5 loss in the series finale. The Cavaliers' (29-15, 18-10) magic number is now one to give them a second-straight GLIAC tournament appearance.
The Maroon and Gold used timely hitting as they scored solo runs in the first, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth frames in the opening game. All were needed as the Cardinals (17-27, 11-17) scored four in the fifth to tie the game.
Jordan Grubb provided the go-ahead run as he scored on a wild pitch in the sixth. He led off the inning with a walk and advanced to third on the next two at-bats.
In the nightcap, Saginaw Valley jumped on the Cavs with six runs in the first and led at one point 8-1 before the Cavs started to rally in the sixth.
Stalnaker started the charge as he scored on a wild pitch before Tyson Lautanen followed with a double to right center to score Luke Caple and Johnny Knight IV. Grubb scored the fourth run on the inning on a ground out, but Walsh was unable to cut the deficit any more.
Walsh will enjoy graduation tomorrow before heading back on the road Wednesday with a non-conference twin bill at Slippery Rock. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.