(MELBOURNE, Fla.) – Walsh fell in its only true road contest of spring break in an 11-4 loss to Florida Tech at Seminick-Hall Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Cavaliers (3-5) carried a 3-1 lead into the seventh inning, but the Panthers (6-12) rallied for 10 runs over their last two frames at the plate.
After Tech took a 1-0 lead in the second on a wild pitch, Walsh tied the game in the next frame as Alec Debruler singled in Andrew Czech. Czech later provided the go-ahead blast with a two-run homer that also scored Cobe Hutchison in his next at-bat in the fifth inning.
Hutchison sparked some momentum in the top of the eighth as he hit a sac fly to left with the bases loaded to score Avery Janning, but Walsh couldn't capitalize any further.
Czech finished the day 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI and runs scored. Joey Holiga also had a multiple-hit day for the Maroon and Gold.
Aidan Mlachak took the loss for the Cavs after he started the game and went the first six frames before running into trouble in the seventh. He struck out five in his first decision of the season.
Walsh returns to action in neutral site games against Minnesota State-Mankato at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.