ODU Rallies To Defeat W&M, 6-4 On A Chris Buss Double

April 26, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 26, 2009

Box Score

NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion (18-22/10-8) rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to defeat William and Mary (18-22/7-11), 6-4 Sunday in Colonial Athletic Association baseball action. ODU takes the series, two games to one, and have now won three of their last four CAA series.

Trailing, 4-3 in the eighth, junior second baseman Chris Buss (Rosemont, MN.) doubled home Donnie Corsner (Virginia Beach, VA.) and Brett Harris (Chesapeake, VA.) to give the Monarchs a 5-4 lead. Shortstop Gerard Hall (Washington, DC.) then singled home Chris Buss to make it, 6-4.

In the fifth, with W&M leading, 3-0 the Monarchs came back to tie the game when senior centerfielder Max Most (Port Washington, NY.) doubled home Chris Buss and Cameron Scott (Culpeper, VA.). Hall then singled home Most to make it, 3-3.

The Tribe's three runs in the fourth came on an RBI single by Derrick Osteen which plated Jeff Jones. Tadd Bower followed with a single to score Osteen, and Chris Forsten's sacrifice fly plated Rob Nickle. The Tribe scored in the eighth to re-take the lead at 4-3 when Tyler Truxell scored from third on a bases loaded wild pitch.

Gerard Hall led ODU with three hits and two RBI, while Max Most and Chris Buss each knocked in two runs. Donnie Corsner and Buss both had two hits as well.

Junior righthander Chris Boggs (Manassas, Va.) picked up the win in relief, his fifth of the season without a loss. He leads the CAA with a 2.55 earned run average. ODU starter, freshman Ben Tomchick, (Virginia Beach, Va. ) pitched seven plus innings with one walk, six strikeouts and four runs allowed. He is second in the CAA with a 2.96 ERA.

ODU breaks for exams until May 6th when they host Longwood.

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W&M Battery: Jeremy Neustifter, Shain Cole(7), Matt Davenport(7), Logan Billbrough(8) and Tyler Truxell. ODU Battery: Ben Tomchick, Chris Boggs (8) and Edgar Hernandez.

WP: Boggs (5-0) LP: Davenport (5-2)