Gregula's Three RBI's Lifts ODU Past JMU, 8-4

May 09, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 9, 2004

Box Score

HARRISONBURG, VA-- Sophomore secondbaseman Justin Gregula (Washington, PA.) knocked in three runs with a triple and homer to lift the Monarchs to an 8-4 Colonial Athletic Association win over James Madison Sunday afternoon. ODU has now won four straight games and five of their last six. ODU is now 19-24 overall and 8-9 in the CAA, while JMU falls to 26-19 overall and 7-10 in the CAA.

JMU jumped out to a 4-0 lead, scoring three runs in the first on a triple by Nate Schill and RBI groundout by Davis Stoneburner. Schill scored again in the third on a bases loaded walk to Matt Bristow.

In the fourth inning, Steven Harris(Va.Beach,VA.) and Derek James (Terre Haute, IN.) had back-to-back one out singles. Bryan Cipolla(Plainview, NY.) singled home Harris and Brandon Carter's (Sacramento, CA.) sacrifice fly plated James.

In the fifth Dana Arrowood (Woodbridge, VA.) led off with a single and Keith Hahn had a one out single. Gregula then doubled home both to tie the game at four. ODU took the lead for good in the seventh. Arrowood singled, went to second on an error and after being sacrificed to third by Kenneth Gram (Tempe AZ.), scored on a sacrifice bunt by Keith Hahn (Valley Stream, NY.). Justin Gregula then hit his first homer of the season to left centerfield, giving ODU a 6-4 lead.

Brandon Carter singled home Derek James in the eighth, and Steven Harris singled home Hahn in the ninth to give ODU the 8-4 lead.

James Burok (Archbald, PA.) came on in the third and threw 4.2 scoreless innings, walking one and striking out four. Donnie Smith (Portsmouth, VA.) who saved yesterday's game for Justin Verlander in the tenth came on in the eighth, walking one and striking out two for his fourth save of the year.

The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Monday at 4 p.m. ODU then travels to Liberty on Tuesday and Radford on Wednesday.

LINESCORE ODU 000 220 211 =8-12-0 JMU 301 000 000 =4-6-2

WP: James Burok (2-7) LP: Jacob Cook (2-3) SA: Donnie Smith (4) HR: ODU- Justin Gregula (1)