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VCU Rallies To Beat Monarchs, 12-11

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Release: May 08, 2005
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May 8, 2005

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PETERSBURG, VA-- Virginia Commonwealth (28-14/13-5) rallied for eight runs in the last two innings and beat ODU, 12-11 in a CAA contest at Petersburg's Sports Complex. ODU is now 21-27 overall and 5-13 in the CAA.

In the VCU eighth inning Tim St. Clair, the hero of last night's second game led the inning off with a solo homer. Bobby Holmes sacrifice fly scored Trai Harris to tie the game. Joe Meador then singled to left to score Alex Gary with the winning run.

Rams reliever Danny Watkins pitched 2.1 innings of work, allowing no hits and gained his second win of the season.

The Monarchs took an 11-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh thanks to the hitting of Tyler Belcher, Jesse Schoendienst, Justin Gregula and Keith Hahn.

Belcher hit a two-run homer in the ODU six-run seventh inning. Schoendienst singled in a run in the fifth. He also scored in the fifth and seventh innings. The four hits is a career high for him.

Keith Hahn singled in two runs in the seventh and also scored twice in the game. Justin Gregula had three hits and an RBI.

Both teams committed three errors each. ODU starter Hunter Hall allowed eight runs, but only four were earned.

VCU was led by Joe Meador, Sergio Miranda and Tim st. Clair with three hits each.

The Monarchs return to action on Wednesday night when they host VMI at 7 p.m.

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