Cipolla and Jacinto Power Monarchs To 16-9 Win Over Towson
April 16, 2005
ODU is now 20-20 overall and 4-7 in the CAA, while the Tigers are 16-16 overall and 4-7 in the CAA.
ODU exploded for seven runs in the first as Bryan Cipolla slammed a three-run homer, scoring Chris Keenan, and Evan Chipman. Two batters later, C.J. Jacinto hit his first homer as a Monarch with Tyler Belcher aboard.
Towson rallied with five runs in the first and two runs in the second to tie the game. ODU then took the lead for good in the fourth as Cipolla doubled home Chris Keenan and Tyler Belcher singled home Evan Chipman.
In the sixth inning, ODU scored seven more runs as Jacinto hammered a three-run shot with Belcher and Cipolla aboard. Cipolla also singled home Chipman in the sixth inning.
Kyle Dubois (4-0) picked up the win in relief. He came on in the first and pitched 6.2 innings allowing just two runs and fanning eight batters. At one stretch he retired ten batters in a row. Hunter Hall pitched the final two innings.
Cipolla had four hits in five at-bats, while Evan Chipman, Tyler Belcher, C.J. Jacinto and Patrick Nichols each had two hits. Chris Keenan and Chipman both scored three times on the day. Cipolla now leads the CAA with 57 runs batted in.
Towson was led by Shane Justis with three hits, while Greg Furmanek and Ryan Schreiter each knocked in two runs for Towson. Towson leads the NCAA with 64 homers in 32 games, it two more today. Furmanek hit a two-run shot in the ninth and Adam Heffron hit a solo shot in the second.
The two teams play the third and final game of the CAA series on Sunday at 1 p.m.
ODU 700 207 000 16-15-1 TU 520 000 002 9-10-2 ODU battery: Hansen, Dubois(1), Hall(8) and Nichols TU battery: Dupski, Travis(1), Searles(6), Johnson(7), Reed(8), Tapper (9) and Schreiter.
WP: Dubois(4-0) LP: Travis(1-3)
HR: ODU- Cipolla (6), Jacinto 2(2) Towson- Heffron(6), Furmanek(1)