NORTH CANTON, Ohio - The Walsh University baseball team swept the first day of the four game series with G-MAC opponent the Hillsdale Chargers. The Cavs won the first game of the day 7-6 and blew past the Chargers in the nightcap 6-1. It was a hitter's day as there were seven home runs hit between both teams, three of which came from the Cavaliers.
Game One Highlights:
The Cavs scored their first two runs of the day when Andrew Czech doubled to center and Avery Janning drilled a homerun to left center for two RBI. Walsh scored two more runs in the bottom of the eighth to cut the lead to 5-4. Czech once again doubled and was brought home when Cameron Kaiser grounded out to the pitcher. Joey Holiga then singled scoring the second run of the inning.
Pitcher Dylan Corsi gave up one run in the top of the ninth, pushing the lead to 6-4 in favor of the Chargers. In the bottom of the ninth, Cobe Hutchinson was first to get on base with a double to left center. Eric Conner then singled through the left side, advancing Hutchinson to third. Janning hit a double that scored two runs and tied the game 6-6. Brendan Spaudling hit a walk off single that scored Janning to win the game.
Nick Bebout started the game on the mound, giving up four hits and striking out eight batters. Corsi took the mound in the seventh inning and recorded the win. He gave up five hits while striking out four batters.
Game Two Highlights:
Hillsdale took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Cavs answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning when Janning hit a sacrifice fly that scored Bailey Mosley. Walsh then took the lead in the bottom of the second when Mosley singled, scoring Jacob Beachy.
The fifth inning proved that it was all the Cavaliers as they scored four more runs, highlighted by a pair of two run homeruns from Czech and Kaiser.
Hyatt Shenefield pitched the full seven innings to earn the win, giving up three hits and striking out four batters.
The Cavaliers will complete the four game series with the Chargers tomorrow (April 19) back at Biery Stadium, beginning at noon.