No. 26 UNC WILMINGTON DEFEATS ODU, 5-3
May 17, 2008
WILMINGTON, NC--UNC Wilmington scored a run in the seventh and eighth innings to defeat Old Dominion, 5-3 in the final regular season Colonial Athletic Association game. ODU is 25-25 overall and 14-14 in the CAA, while 26th ranked UNCW is 41-13-1 overall and 25-4-1 in the CAA.
ODU will be the fifth seed in next weeks CAA tournament and take on second seeded James Madison on Wednesday. UNCW will be the top seed and play sixth seed Towson who defeated Georgia State for the sixth and final tournament spot.
The Seahawks then scored in the seventh when Daniel Hargrave singled home Matt Holt to re-take the lead at 4-3. In the eighth UNCW scored again when Stanly Cody singled home Mark Carver for the final 5-3 score.
UNCW's Stephen Harrold came on in the ninth and retired ODU in order for his sixth save of the year.
ODU 000 001 200 3-7-0
UNCW 000 201 11x 5-12-1
ODU: Toth, Watkins,(6), Shawler (7) and burns
UNCW : Frankoff, Roth(6), Salefsky(6), Harrold(9) and Carver
WP: Ssalefsky(4-1), LP: Watkins(0-1); Save: Harrold(6)