Richmond Defeats ODU, 8-3
May 9, 2006
NORFOLK, VA--The Richmond Spiders (20-28) pounded out 13 hits to defeat #25 Old Dominion (37-10), 8-3 in a non-conference game Tuesday night. Reliever Kyle Leith pitched 4.1 innings of shutout relief to pick up the win.
UR scored in the first on Cameron Brown's single which plated Joe Mahoney. ODU rallied in the third with three runs as Justin Gregula doubled home Dana Arrowood. Catcher Tyler Belcher followed by singling home Bryan Cipolla and Gregula to put the Monarchs up 3-1.
The Spiders regained the lead for good with a four-spot in the top of the fourth. Matt McKenna doubled home Cameron Brown to make it 3-2, then Victor Croglio singled in McKenna to tie the game. Ben Zeskind then doubled home Ben Marshall and Croglio for a 5-3 lead.
UR added two more runs in the fifth on Croglio's double which plated Hank Coogan and Vince Riggi. The Spiders final run came in the ninth on a solo homer by Alex Wotring.
Both teams return to Conference play this weekend. ODU travels to UNC Wilmington beginning Friday night, and Richmond hosts George Washington in an A-10 series.
UR 100 420 001 8-13-0 ODU 003 000 000 3-13-0
UR- Brian Alas, Kyle Leith(5), Lane Holby(9) and Hank Coogan ODU-Hunter Hall, Needham Jones(4), Ross Fetterly(4) and Tyler Belcher WP: Leith(1-2) LP: Jones(2-1) HR-UR- Wotring(6)