Hofstra Defeats ODU, 8-7 With Three In Bottom Of Ninth
By ODU Athletics
April 19, 2008
HEMPSTEAD, NY--Hofstra rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Old Dominion, 8-7 Saturday afternoon. The Monarchs are 18-18 overall and 9-9 in the CAA.
In the bottom of the ninth Matt Kougasian singled home Matt Prokopowicz to cut the lead to 7-6. With the bases loaded and two outs, Hofstra scored two runs on a Monarch throwing error on a ground ball from David Cole to end the game.
ODU jumped out to a 5-0 lead led by the hitting of David Burns. The senior leftfielder it a solo homer, his third of the series in the third to give ODU a 3-0 lead. He then doubled home Max Most in the fourth to make it 4-0. Jimmy Miles and Max Most each knocked in runs in the second inning
Hofstra came back in the sixth when David Cole hit a grand-slam homerun To cut ODU's lead to one at 5-4. The Pride tied the game in the seventh when Mat Prokopowicz hit a solo homer.
Dan Hudson pitched five-plus innings , fanning eight, walking five. He now leads The CAA in strikeouts with 75 in 60.1 innings of work.
ODU and Hofstra play the third game of the series Sunday at 1 p.m.
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WP: Fountaine(3-4 ) LP: Berg (4-3) HR-ODU-Burns (9), McAloose(1); HU- Prokopowicz(5), Cole (3)