Delaware Defeats ODU, 12-9
April 22, 2007
NORFOLK, VA--The University of Delaware (15-18/8-9) erupted for five runs in the seventh highlighted by a two-run homer from Alex Buchholz to defeat Old Dominion (27-17/14-6), 12-9 in a CAA contest. After holding Delaware to just one run in the first two games, the Fightn' Blue Hens slammed two homers and five doubles today.
Trailing 6-1, ODU scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to take an 8-6 lead thanks to a three-run bases clearing triple by Chris Keenan (Chesapeake, Va.). In the top of the seventh Ryan Jablonski reached on an error which scored both Danny Overcash and Scott Shockley. Brandon Menchaca doubled to score Jablonski and Alex Buchholz followed with his fifth homer of the season to give Delaware an 11-8.
Chris Keenan led ODU with three hits and three runs batted in and Nick Erdman also had three hits and one RBI. David Burns hit his eighth homer of the season, a solo shot in the seventh and Anthony Shawler slammed his fifth of the year in the fourth inning.
Delaware was led by Alex Buchholz with three hits and three runs batted in. Adam Tsakonas had two this and three runs batted in, while Tsakonas and Ryan Jablonski each stored three times.
Davis Slovak pitched the last three innings of relief to pick up his sixth save of the season. He allow only one hit and one walk with two strikeouts. ODU now breaks for final exams before returning to the field May 4-6 for a CAA Series at George Mason.
UD 001 023 501=12-13-4 ODU 000 107 100 =911-4
WP: Heppner(3-4) LP: Fetterly(0-2) SAVE: Slovak(6) HR: UD-Buchholz(5); Tsakonas(3); ODU-Shawler(5), Burns (8)