INDIANA, Pa. – The Walsh Cavaliers baseball team continued to churn the offensive wheel with two more double-digit run totals in a sweep over Indiana (Pa.) on Tuesday (April 2) at Owen J. Dougherty Stadium.
Walsh rallied for a 10-6 win in game one and pounded out 15 runs in a 15-1 win in the second game.
A RBI groundout by Andrew Czech in the first inning gave the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead over the Crimson Hawks. Indiana (Pa.) scored five runs in the bottom half of the inning for a 5-1 lead.
Walsh began their rally with a three spot in the second inning. With the bases loaded, Joey Holiga scored on a fielder's choice before Bailey Mosley singled home a run. Czech pulled the Cavaliers within one with a RBI double.
Brendan Spaulding tied the game at five with a solo homerun in the third inning.
The Cavaliers put five runs on the board in the sixth inning, doubling the Crimson Hawks 10-5. Walsh loaded the bases with a single and two walks. The first run came across the plate on a wild pitch. Mosley added a sacrifice fly prior to two errors by the Crimson Hawks, leading to two Walsh runs. Spaulding capped the inning with a RBI double to center field.
Indiana (Pa.) added a run in the seventh inning but fell 10-6.
The 2-7 hitters combined for all 11 Cavaliers hits. Holiga had three hits while Mosley, Czech, Spaulding and Eric Conner all had two hits.
Walsh scored seven runs in the third inning, three in the fifth and five in the sixth inning in a 15-1 rout in game two.
In the seven-run third inning, Czech started the scoring with a RBI groundout. Avery Janning hit a RBI double before Spaulding doubled home a pair of runners. Cam Kaiser added a RBI single and Jacob Beachy capped the seven spot with a two-run homerun.
Czech blasted a three-run homerun in the fifth inning, making it 10-0 in favor of the Cavaliers.
Kaiser started the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly, prior to a two-run error. Jared Telecky and Janning each had RBI singles during the inning.
Indiana (Pa.) scored once in the sixth inning, ending the shutout.
As a team, Walsh totaled 14 hits with four players having multi-hit games. Janning had three hits with Mosley, Spaulding and Holiga each adding two knocks apiece.
Caleb Canter started the game with three scoreless innings. Frank Frate tossed a scoreless fourth inning, earning the win. Brady Rupp allowed one run in two innings and Luke Miller ended the game with a scoreless frame.
The Cavaliers will travel to Kentucky Wesleyan for a Great Midwest series, starting on Saturday (April 6).