NORTH CANTON, Ohio – The Walsh Cavaliers softball team stepped away from Great Midwest play with a doubleheader at home against Northeast Ohio foe Notre Dame College on Thursday (March 28) afternoon.
The Falcons used big innings in both games, sweeping the Cavaliers 6-5 in game one and 6-1 in the nightcap.
Walsh gained an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. With the bases loaded, Emma Bobey lined a two-run double to left field. Taylor Yoder added a RBI with a sacrifice fly to center field. In the second inning, Alina Molette walked and advanced to second in a pitch in the dirt. She was moved to third on a groundout to the pitcher and scored on a wild pitch as the Cavaliers lead 4-0. The Falcons tied the game with a four-run sixth inning. Some small ball led to the Cavaliers regaining the 5-4 lead in the sixth inning. Yasmine Rivera led off with a walk and stole second base. A sacrifice bunt by Katelyn Kennedy put Rivera at third base with one out. Molette singled home Rivera for the Cavs second lead of the day. Notre Dame won the game, 6-5 with two runs in the top of the seventh inning.
The Falcons scored one run in the first inning, four in the second and one in fifth inning for a 6-0 lead through five innings. In the sixth, two singles put runners on the corners for the Cavaliers. Bobey struck again with a sacrifice fly to left field, leading to a run for Walsh. They fell 6-1 in the final game of the doubleheader.
The Cavaliers will host Findlay on Sunday (March 31) at 3:00 PM, weather permitting.