(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh rebounded from yesterday's loss to sweep Findlay today to win its first North Division series in G-MAC play this weekend. The Cavaliers (16-12, 9-6) defeated the Oilers (16-7, 9-4) by scores of 15-1 and 8-6.
It didn't take long for the bats to get going as the Cavaliers jumped out to a 14-0 lead over the first four innings in game one. Walsh put up four in the first and followed with five each in the third and fourth.
Eric Conner provided the finishing touch during that run with a three-run homer that also scored Marcus Bobb and Cobe Hutchison. Bobb himself also had three RBI as he went 3-for-5 and two runs scored. Andrew Czech and Brenden Spaulding also had multiple-hit games.
Aidan Mlachak started the game and recorded the win to improve to 2-3. He allowed one unearned run on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings of work.
Czech helped Walsh take control of game two as he homered in the first to give Walsh a quick 2-0 lead. Avery Janning later scored on a passed ball. Findlay eventually tied the game across the next two innings, but the Cavaliers answered in the bottom of the third on RBI singles by Avery Janning and Alec Debruler to go back up 6-3.
The Oilers came back once again to make the score 6-5 with solo runs in the fourth and sixth, but once again Walsh made sure it maintained the lead as Czech went yard with a two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth.
Luke Miller was credited with the win in relief to improve to 2-1 on the year. He went 2.2 innings with three strikeouts. Drew Saunier pitched the final 2.2 with three more strikeouts to record his first save of the season.
Walsh will be back in action on Tuesday for a non-conference twin bill at Ashland. First pitch is currently scheduled for 2 p.m.