No. 5 UNC Defeats ODU, 7-6 With Run In Bottom Of The Ninth
By ODU Athletics
April 1, 2009
CHAPEL HILL, NC--Mark Fleury's one out hit in the bottom of the ninth lifted the fifth ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina (22-6) to a 7-6 victory over Old Dominion (8-16) Wednesday evening.
The Tar Heels rallied in the bottom of the eighth with three runs. Fleury led the inning off with a solo homer. Later in the inning Garrett Gore tripled to right, scoring Ben Bunting and Mike Cavasini for a 6-5 UNC lead. In the ninth inning Levi Michael reached on an ODU error, then was balked to second which set up the game winning hit for Fleury.
In the fifth, Max Most doubled home Josh Wright, then Gerard Hall slammed a two-run homer. Most led ODU with three hits on the day, while Hall had two hits. Joe Velleggia and Josh Wright both scored twice for ODU, and Hall and Brett Harris knocked in two runs each.
Garrett Gore led UNC with three hits, while Fleury, and Ben Bunting each had two hits. ODU returns to CAA action this weekend with a three-game series at James Madison beginning Friday at 3 p.m.
ODU 010 030 011-6-9-3 UNC 010 110 031-7-11-2
WP: Matt Harvey(4-1) LP: Robbie Watkins (0-2) HR: ODU-Gerard Hall (2) ; UNC-Mark Fleury (7)