The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) is proud to honor nearly 300 member college and high school programs with the 2018 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award. For the third consecutive year, Walsh has been named as a recipient.
First baseman Andrew Czech has been staying busy during the offseason by competing for the Chillicothe Paints in the Prospect League, an elite collegiate wood-bat summer baseball league. He hasn’t missed a beat since helping the Cavaliers reach the postseason a third consecutive year and has been named Player of the Week.
More postseason honors have rolled in for Eric Conner as he has been named All-Region by both the Nactional Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the American Baseball Coaches Association. The junior outfielder was named Second Team in both organizations.
The Walsh baseball team will be hosting a summer came Monday, June 4, through Thursday, June 7, for students entering grades 1 through 6. The camp will be run by the Cavaliers coaches and players and will cover all facets of the game of baseball.
Eric Conner has earned more postseason honors as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has announced its All-Region teams this afternoon. Conner was one six named overall and one of three on the Second Team.
The baseball season came to an end as Walsh fell to Kentucky Wesleyan 11-5 in the first elimination game on Friday in the G-MAC Tournament. The Cavaliers end the year at 26-23 with their third-straight postseason appearance.
It was a long day and late night for Walsh in its second day of the G-MAC Tournament, but the Cavaliers will fight to play another day. The Maroon and Gold were downed 1-0 in a pitcher’s duel with Hillsdale before a 12-10 victory over Findlay in the nightcap elimination game.
A four-run fifth inning helped propel Walsh into the winner’s bracket with a 5-4 victory over nationally ranked and top-seeded Ohio Dominican at Prasco Park on Wednesday evening. The Cavaliers (25-21) have now split their four games with the No. 16 Panthers (32-14) this season.
On the eve of its tournament, the Great Midwest Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference Team and seven Walsh Cavaliers were named with honors. Eric Conner and Nick Bebout took the highest honors for the Maroon and Gold with First Team selections. Andrew Czech, Marcus Bobb, and Avery Janning followed as Second Team choices, while Cobe Hutchison and Aidan Mlachak completed the group as Honorable Mentions.
Sunday’s regular season finale was a thriller that saw Walsh come from behind to defeat Hillsdale 8-5 at Biery Stadium. The Cavaliers (24-21, 16-11) scored four runs on the same play in the eighth to take their first lead of the game and held on after the Chargers (22-27, 17-10) brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth.
Needing just one win to clinch a spot on next week’s G-MAC Tournament in Mason, Ohio, Walsh got the job done with a 7-2 win after a 6-4 loss to Hillsdale in Saturday’s doubleheader. The Cavaliers (23-21, 15-11) secured one of the wild card bids, while the Chargers (22-26, 17-9) preserved its automatic bid with the initial win.
In its final non-conference game of the regular season, Walsh fell to Division I power Kent State by a score of 12-3 at Schoonover Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Cavaliers (22-20) did show some spark early on, but the Golden Flashes (29-13) answered any shot given by the Maroon and Gold.
Walsh split its final non-conference twin bill of the season with an 8-5 win and a 12-9 loss against a talented Slippery Rock squad on Tuesday afternoon. The Cavaliers moved to 22-19 on the season while Slippery Rock, the No. 6 team in the Atlantic Region, now stands at 28-14.
Walsh dropped both games of Saturday’s G-MAC twin bill at No. 24 Ohio Dominican by scores of 6-2 and 19-7 at Panther Valley. The Cavaliers (21-18, 14-10) now hold a slim lead over Lake Erie for the final playoff spot in the G-MAC Tournament.
A three-run eighth inning helped propel Walsh over No. 24 Ohio Dominican 7-5 in a much-needed G-MAC win Friday. It’s the second nationally ranked team the Cavaliers (21-16, 14-8) have beat this season along with then-ranked No. 7 Minnesota State Mankato.
Former Walsh All-American Ryan McSweeney will play professional baseball after he was drafted by the Gateway Grizzlies in the Frontier League Draft on Tuesday evening in Florence, Kentucky. McSweeney was selected No. 3 overall after the Grizzlies traded the No. 1 pick to the Traverse City Beach Bums.
With a walk-off hit in the nightcap, Walsh was able to split a doubleheader with rival Malone at Biery Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers (25-14, 14-7) took game one 6-4 before the Cavaliers (20-16, 13-8) prevailed in the second 5-4 in 11 innings.
The first game in the series with Malone didn’t go as well as Walsh had hoped as it fell 7-2 at Biery Stadium on a sunny Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers (19-15, 12-7) and Pioneers (24-13, 13-6) were tied for fourth place in the North Division entering the day and will play two more tomorrow afternoon.
A 13-4 victory over Lake Erie completed the series sweep that started Friday and gave Walsh another important win in the G-MAC’s North Division. The Cavaliers (19-14, 12-6) not only moved two games ahead of the Storm (12-16-1, 10-8), but it also put them in a tie for fourth place with Malone.
For the second week in a row, a Walsh player has been named the G-MAC’s Player of the Week. This time it’s Avery Janning who provided the power from the plate and was tabbed with the accolades a week after teammate Andrew Czech.
Walsh swept Lake Erie in the first part of their split series by scores of 12-5 and 10-3 on a sunny Friday afternoon at Biery Stadium. The Cavaliers (18-14, 11-6) moved one game ahead of the Storm (12-15-1, 10-7) in the divisional standings with a single game scheduled between the two in Painesville on Monday.
Eric Conner belted three home runs on the day, but it wasn’t enough as Walsh was swept by Ashland by scores of 6-2 and 9-7 on at Donges Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Cavaliers dropped to 16-14 on the year, while the Eagles improved to 20-9.
Andrew Czech has been named North Division Player of the Week by the Great Midwest Athletic Conference on Monday afternoon after an impressive week in leading Walsh to a 3-1 week. He led an offensive barrage with splits of .500/1.333/.550.
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.
Walsh opened up North Division play with an 11-5 defeat to Findlay at Biery Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers (14-12, 7-6) and Oilers (16-5, 9-2) were originally scheduled to play a doubleheader, but because of the snow that came down the previous night, the two will play two on Sunday.
A home run derby broke out Thursday afternoon at Biery Stadium as Walsh hit six of them in an 11-5 victory over Notre Dame College. Four of them came in the fourth inning alone as the Cavaliers (14-11) jumped out to a 9-0 lead against the Falcons (6-20).
It was a split weekend for the Walsh baseball team after it dropped two to Alderson Broaddus at Biery Stadium on Saturday. The Cavaliers (13-11, 7-5) fell to the Battlers (5-19, 3-9) in a pair of close contests by scores of 9-7 and 4-3.
The bats for Walsh heated up a chilly Good Friday as the Cavaliers pounded out 24 runs in a sweep of Davis & Elkins in G-MAC action at Biery Stadium. The Cavaliers (13-9, 7-3) defeated the Senators (4-23, 0-10) by scores of 10-2 and 14-1 on the day.
It was a perfect weekend for Walsh as it swept Cedarville by scores of 8-3 and 7-1 in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon. The wins allowed the Cavaliers (11-9, 5-3) to climb back above .500 as they renewed the rivalry with the Yellow Jackets (6-14, 2-6).
The home opener was kind to Walsh as it swept Ohio Valley in a pair of close games at Biery Stadium on Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers (9-9, 3-3) took down the Fighting Scots (9-14, 0-6) 2-0 in the first game and 3-2 in the second.