(WASHINGTON, Pa) - The Walsh baseball team completed the second half of their four game series with California University (Pa.) yesterday afternoon. The Cavaliers dropped the first game of the day, 7-3, but won the second game of the doubleheader, 11-8.
In the first inning, Cobe Hutchinson singled to center field, then advanced to second on a fielding error. Eric Conner singled to center field, then advanced to second on a passed ball, which scored Hutchinson. The Maroon and Gold could not score another run until the top of the seventh when Joey Trivison singled up the right side, then Conner hit a double down the line. Andrew Czech then reached first on a throwing error, advanced to second on the error, and scored both Conner and Trivison. Hyatt Shenefield took the loss at the mound, pitching three innings. Shenefield faced 19 batters, with one strike out.
In the final game of the series, the Cavaliers were down 8-4 entering the seventh inning. In the seventh, Czech singled down left center, then Debruler doubled to right field. Joey Holiga walked, then Brenden Spaudling hit a double, scoring Czech and Debruler. Jarret Lyon walked, then Hutchinson singled, scoring Holiga. Conner walked, scoring Spaudling. Czech then doubled down the line, scoring Conner, Hutchinson, and Lyon, to make the final score 11-8. Brant Alazaus, Luke Miller, Austin Clark, and Dylan Corsi all shared time on the mound. Austin Clark is credited with the win.
Next up for the Cavs is a ten game swing in Florida that will be played Saturday, March 2 through Friday, March 8.