(AUBURNDALE, Fla.) – The second day of spring break games proved to be great for Walsh as it shutout Mary 11-0 at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. The Cavaliers bounced back from yesterday's loss to go to 3-1 while the Marauders dropped to 2-5.
The Maroon and Gold wasted no time in getting started as they scored six runs in the first two frames. Four came in the first inning with three consecutive RBI at-bats with two outs. Luke Caple ignited the first frame rally with an RBI single to right to score Marcus Bobb. He later scored on a bases-loaded walk by Tyson Lautanen. James Thomas and Anthony Bova followed with a single and a walk to score Austin Szink and Johnny Knight IV, respectively.
Knight stayed strong throughout the game and had a monster day with five RBI. Two more followed up in the next inning with a triple down the left field line to score Szink and Andrew Stalnaker to give the Cavs a 6-0 lead. He went on to double in Szink again as well as Caple in the fourth to make it 8-0.
In the fifth, his single through the left side scored Stalnaker to set up the final score. One batter earlier, Szink singled in Eric Conner to make the score 10-0. Conner brought in the ninth run on a double to right center to bring in Bobb.
Tournament rules allow the game to end after seven innings if a team is up by 10 runs or more. That gave starter Hyatt Schenefield the win after a quality start of four innings of three-hit work with three strikeouts against two walks.
The Cavaliers will return to action tomorrow with a 3 p.m. bout against Minnesota-Duluth at Lake Myrtle Park Field No. 4.