Baseball Falls Twice On Opening Day at Cal

Baseball Falls Twice On Opening Day at Cal

(WASHINGTON, Pa.) – Walsh was swept in a doubleheader with California (Pa.) to start the season as the teams met at Wild Things Park by score of 6-5 and 17-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Cavaliers (0-2) and Vulcans (2-2) were originally scheduled to play yesterday before weather pushed the series back a day.

In the opener, the Maroon and Gold rallied from a 4-2 deficit to take the lead in the top of the sixth with three runs. The first came as a result of a wild pitch as Marcus Bobb found his way home after originally reaching on a single to right center. Avery Janning then provided the big, go-ahead hit with a two-RBI single that scored Andrew Czech and Eric Conner.

Cal was able to respond, however, with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame and held on in the seventh for the win.

Nick Bebout made the start and went five innings with three strikeouts. He scattered four hits and allowed four runs, two earned, in the no-decision. Ben Bulchik was charged with the loss.

The Vulcans controlled the second game from start to finish. The hosts opened the game with three runs in the first inning and exploded four 14 runs in the third, fourth, and fifth.

Both of Walsh's runs came in the fourth. Czech homered to left center for a solo shot to open the inning before Alec Debruler scored on a bases-loaded double play.

Justin Hovorka took the loss after starting the game before being chased in the third.

Czech had an impressive day despite the results as he went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, a home run, a double, and two walks.

Both teams will square off once more tomorrow in a nine-inning game at Wild Things Park. First pitch is set for 12 p.m.