KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Walsh University baseball team started their spring break trip last night when they fell to Minnesota State Mankato 10-1 in nine innings. The Cavaliers played again this morning, when they faced Seton Hill, falling 5-3 in nine innings. Walsh's record now stands at 1-5 after today's game.
Vs. Minnesota State Mankato (Saturday, March 2):
The Mavericks got off to a hot start as they scored 10 runs within the first five innings. The Cavaliers scored their only run in the fourth inning when Andrew Czech hit a double, then Alec DeBruler hit a single, scoring Czech. Hyatt Shenefield took the loss on the mound, giving up seven runs, walking one, and stricking out one batter in 1.2 innings. Justin Hovorka came in to pitch the next three innings, giving up four hits and walking one batter. Brady Rupp pitched the next 2.1 innings, giving up only one hit, while striking out three batters and not giving up any runs. Tyler Giesige pitched the eighth inning, not giving up any hits and walking one batter to the end the game 10-1.
Vs. Seton Hill (Sunday, March 3):
Seton Hill scored four of their five runs in the first five innings of the game. Walsh picked up their first two runs in the third inning. Cobe Hutchinson reached first on an error by the short stop, scoring Bailey Mosley and Joey Holiga. Both teams posted one run in the ninth inning. For the Cavaliers, Mosley hit an RBI single to center field, plating Joey Trivison. Nick Bebout took the loss as he gave up six hits in five innings, while stricking out three hitters. Anthony Krokos pitched the final four innings of the morning, giving up three hits while stricking out six batters.
The Cavs will play again tomorrow morning (March 4) at 9:45 a.m. when they face Minnesota Crookston at Osceola Heritage Park.