Towson Defeats ODU, 5-1
April 13, 2007
NORFOLK, VA--Towson senior righthander Joe Peeler and two relievers scattered seven hits to lead the Tigers (14-18/6-7) to a 5-1 CAA victory over Old Dominion (24-15/11-5) Friday evening at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex. Because of an impending rainstorm, Saturday's game has been moved up to 3 p.m.
After a scoreless duel for four innings between Peeler and ODU's Dan Hudson who ranks third in the CAA in ERA (2.97), Towson got on the board with three runs in the fifth. Kevin Collins singled home Gary Helmick, and Nick Natoli then scored on an ODU throwing error. Kyle Skellchock doubled home Collins to make 3-0.
ODU scored in the bottom of the fifth when Tyler Belcher and Nick Erdman started the inning off with back-to-back singles. Belcher scored from third on Gerard Hall's groundout. Towson added two more runs in the seventh as A.J. Tinnirella singled home Hans Falkenhan with the bases loaded. Steve Yarsinsky's groundout plated Brian Conley to make it 5-1.
Joe Peeler pitched six-plus innings with just one walk and two strikeouts for his third win of the season. Tyler Travis got Towson out of a jam in the seventh when ODU had runners at first and third with one out. Jon Dupski then came on in the eighth with Mike Zahm on second and David Burns on first with one out. He got out of the jam with a line-out double-play. It was Dupski's first save of the season.
Nick Erdman led ODU with two hits, while Ryan Schreiter, A.J. Tinnirella, Gary Helmick and Kevin Collins each had two hits for Towson.
Towson 000 030 200 -5-11-1 ODU 000 010 000 -1-7-2
Towson: Joe Peller, Tyler Travis(7), Jon Dupski(8) and Ryan Schreiter ODU : Dan Hudson, Hunter Hall(7), David Wagner(9), Brady Burchill(9) and Tyler Belcher. WP: Peller(3-1) LP: Hudson(6-3), Save- Dupski(1)