PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - The Walsh Cavaliers baseball team continued to swing a hot bat following 13 runs in the last game of Wednesday's doubleheader as they scored 33 runs in 16 innings at Ohio Valley on Friday (March 29).
Walsh shutout the Fighting Scots 9-0 in game one and left no doubt in game two, winning the nightcap 24-1.
Aside from the nine runs, the big highlight of the first game was the dominance of Nick Bebout. Bebout pitched a complete game, nine inning shutout with 122 pitches. The right-hander carved up the Ohio Valley lineup with 15 strikeouts, and only allowing five hits and one walk. He had five innings where he struck out two or more batters.
Now here are some of the offensive higlights from game one.
- Walsh had three multi-run innings: a three-run second, three-run fifth and two-run seventh.
- In the second inning, runs scored on a wild pitch, a Joey Holiga RBI sacrifice fly and Cobe Hutchison RBI single.
- Brendan Spaulding went three-for-four with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in the game. Spaulding doubled home a run in the third before hitting a two-run double in the fifth inning.
- Eric Conner singled home Spaulding in the fifth inning for his first RBI and he later added a RBI sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. He finished with two hits and two RBI.
- The Cavaliers had 11 hits, spread out over seven players. Bailey Mosley was the third player with a multi-hit game, as he singled twice.
The pitching was solid as Nik Barkdull continued the quality start train as he pitched six stellar innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks. He fanned seven batters, throwing 93 pitches. Luke Miller tossed a shutout seventh inning with the team's 23rd strikeout of the day.
24 runs was the most runs scored by the Cavaliers since April 19, 2017 against Ohio Dominican.
Here's the 24-run outburst broke down for Walsh.
- 15 men went to the plate in the first inning, scoring ten runs on five hits, two errors, four walks and a hit batter. Spaulding doubled home two runs with the bases loaded. Jacob Beachy, Mosley, and Andrew Czech all walked in runs. Avery Janning broke the game open with a bases-clearing triple, scoring three runs. Holiga added a RBI single and Hutchison had a run score on an error.
- Walsh scored three runs in the second inning on a RBI single by Ben Lefebvre and a two-run single by Czech.
- Holiga blasted a three-run homerun in the third inning and added a RBI single one inning later.
- In the fourth, three runs crossed the plate for Walsh. Holiga's forementioned RBI single counted for a run while a bases-loaded walk to Beachy counted for a second run. A wild pitch accounted for the third run.
- Five more runs scored in the fifth inning on five hits, one error and three walks. Alec Graves and Alec DeBruler each singled home a run while Jared Telecky and Cam Kaiser each took ball four with the bases loaded. One other run scored on an error.
- Walsh had 16 hits total for the game with ten different players getting a hit.
- Holiga had four hits, four runs scored and five RBI.
- Conner, Janning and Lefebvre all had two hits each as Janning joined Czech with three runs batted in.
- Beachy walked three times, all a part of 13 free passes given by the Fighting Scots staff.
The series will continue with two games on Saturday (March 30), starting at 10:00 AM.