Towson Defeats ODU, 9-7
May 20, 2006
TOWSON, MD-- Ryan Schrieter's grand slam home run in the bottom of the fourth inning brokeup a four-all tie to help Towson (20-34/8-22) defeat Old Dominion (39-15/21-9) Saturday.
ODU will next play in the CAA Championships in Wilmington, NC beginning Wednesday as the number two seed as JMU defeated UNCW today.
Bryan Cipolla tied the game in the top of the third with a single to score Jesse Schoendienst. Towson came back in the bottom of the inning as Kyle Skellchock double, Greb Furmanek walked, Gary Helmick reached on an infield hit to load the bases and Schrieter hit the grand slam over the rightfield fence to put the Tigers up 6-2.
TU upped the lead to 8-4, but ODU rallied with three runs in the top of the eighth. Patrick Nichols led off with a double and Justin Gregula hit his fourth homerun of the season. Tyler Belcher later scored from third as the Tigers turned a double play.
The Tigers added another run on a solo homer by Hans Falkenham.
Steve Johnson got his sixth save of the year for Towson and Jason Volker picked up his first win of the season.