ODU Beats Liberty, 6-5 In 11 Innings As Guzzo Wins 700th College Game
By ODU Athletics
April 23, 2003
NORFOLK, VA. - Dana Arrowood tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run homer, won the game in the bottom of the 11th with a bases loaded single as well as picked up the win on the mound as Old Dominion defeated Liberty, 6-5 in 11 innings. The victory was ODU head coach Tony Guzzo's 700th collegiate win.
The Flames led 5-2 going into the bottom of the ninth. Evan Chipman started the rally with a leadoff single. With the bases loaded, Chipman scored on a double play. Arrowood then hits a two out, two-run homer to tie the game at five with Brent Sollenberger also scoring.
In the 11th Sollenberger, Brandon LeNoir singled, and Allen Strick was intentionally walked. Arrowood singled to rightfield to end the game. The freshman knocked in the last three ODU runs. He also picked up the win on the mound going two innings with three strikeouts and two walks. The victory ended ODU's six game losing streak.
Evan Chipman and Brandon LeNoir led ODU's 14-hit attack with three hits each. Larry Wayne York of Liberty kept his 14-game hitting streak alive with an RBI double in the ninth. He also walked three times. Jeremiah Boles and Andrew Van Slyke each had two hits for Liberty. Guzzo is now 700-582-3 in his 15th season of collegiate coaching.
The Flames travel to Radford for a Big South series this weekend, starting on Friday at 3 p.m. ODU travels to Philadelphia for a three-game CAA series with Drexel, beginning on Friday at 3p.m.
LINESCORE Liberty 000 010 022 00=5-9-1 ODU 000 011 003 01=6-14-2
LU Battery: Daniels, Schaeffer(4), Saville(6), Williams(8), Thompson(11) and Cantrell ODU Battery: Godin, Hummel(6), Smith(7), Renfrow (9), Arrowood(10) and Oehler WP: Arrowood(1-2) LP: Thompson(0-5) HR:-ODU:Arrowood(1)