The Citadel Defeats ODU in 11 Innings
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 18, 2005
CHARLESTON, SC--Chris Altman drove home Chris Ard for the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as The Citadel (2-1) defeated Old Dominion, 6-5 Friday in The Homewood Suites Shootout at Riley Park. ODU took a 5-4 lead in the top of the frame. The Monarchs will meet Richmond Saturday in round two at 11 am.
ODU (3-3) opened the scoring in the first inning as Matt Hudgins (Va.Beach, VA.) singled home Steve Harris (Va. Beach, VA.). In the fourth, trailing 3-1, Hudgins doubled and scored on Justin Gregula's (Washington, PA.) single to make it 3-2.
The Monarchs tied the game at four in the seventh as Tyler Belcher (Bristol, VA.) led off with a double and Eric Mesa (Miami, FL.) followed with single. After Jesse Schoendienst (Belcamp, MD. ) bunted Mesa to second, Evan Chipman (Raleigh, NC.) doubled Belcher and Mesa home.
In the top of the 11th, Mesa was hit with a pitch by Stephen Williams. He then scored on Schoendienst double to left center.
The Bulldogs came right back in the 11th as Matt Covington led off with a double. Chris Ard was the hit with a pitch. With one out Chris Swauger was intentionally walked. Covington scored on a fielders choice groundout by Tripp Capplemann, and Chris Altman followed with a hit to win the game.