Bergh Tosses Complete Game As Monarchs Down JMU 6-2
March 23, 2008
Norfolk, Va. - Senior Ryan Bergh tossed his first career complete game and designated hitter Bryan Cippolla drove in two runs to lead the Monarchs of Old Dominion to a 6-2 victory over visiting James Madison Sunday afternoon. The Monarchs (12-10, 5-4 CAA) became the first team this season to hand James Madison consecutive losses after also defeating the Dukes on Saturday.
James Madison (15-6, 9-3 CAA) struck first in the top of the second with three consecutive singles, the last of which came off the bat of shortstop Mike Fabiaschi scoring Lee Bujakowski. A wild pitch by ODU starter Ryan Bergh scored another run for the Dukes who led 2-0.
An RBI double by Monarch catcher Edgar Hernandez put the Monarchs on the board in the bottom of the second, and they took a 3-1 lead in their next at bat behind a two-run single to right by Cipolla.
Five different Monarchs drove in runs on the day and Anthony Shawler went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored to lift his batting average to a team-best .405.
Bergh evened his mark at 2-2 on the year after allowing just seven hits and two runs, while striking out five.
Kyle Hoffman (3-1) matched his career-high with nine strikeouts for James Madison, however he still picked up the loss after allowing six runs on eight hits in six and two thirds innings. ODU travels to Longwood for a Tuesday evening game.