Cavs, Trojans Split In G-MAC Opening Doubleheader

Cavs, Trojans Split In G-MAC Opening Doubleheader

(NASHVILLE) – Walsh and Trevecca split a twinbill to open up Great Midwest Athletic Conference action from the Music City on Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers (7-7, 1-1) took Game 1 6-4 in come-from-behind fashion, while the Trojans (10-10, 1-1) took a 3-0 shutout in Game 2 at Jackson Field.

The heroics for the day on Walsh's side came in the form of Avery Janning who blasted a 2-run shot in the top of the eighth to put the Maroon and Gold on top in the opener. It capped a comeback that saw the Cavs trail 3-0 after the Trojans jumped on top early.

Janning was 3-for-4 on the day with three RBI. The other came in the fourth when he put the Cavs on the board with an RBI single to score Andrew Czech. One inning later, Eric Conner hit a bases-loaded double to right field to score Cobe Hutchison and Jacob Beachy to tie the game 3-3. Walsh eventually went up 4-3 on a sac fly by Czech that allowed Marcus Bobb to score.

Ben Bulchik picked up the win in relief after he tossed the final 2.2 innings with a pair of strikeouts to improve to 1-1. Nick Bebout started the game and went six strong innings and fanned seven batters.

The nightcap went to the Trojans in a defensive affair that saw both teams garner three hits each. Conner provided two of them while Hutchison added the other.

Hyatt SHenefield took the tough-luck loss despite a strong, complete game outing. He allowed just one earned run on the three hits and struck out three.

The Cavs will remain in Nashville and play another doubleheader tomorrow, but this time it will be against Kentucky Wesleyan. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.