W&M Eliminates Monarchs On Harris Grand Slam, 9-5
MANTEO, NC (May 19) - Shortstop Brendan Harris hit a two-out grand slam, breaking a five-all tie and lifting the Tribe of William and Mary to a 9-5 victory over Old Dominion May 19 in the elimination game of the CAA Tournament.
William and Mary (31-24) now advances to Saturday's 12 noon game while the regular season champion Monarchs fall to 33-22-1. Since May 11th, the two teams have played each other five times.
In the first inning Brian Rogers knocked in Stephen Booker on a groundout to put W&M up, 1-0. The Monarchs came back in the second as Jason Greiner (Wexford, Pa.) slammed his tenth homer of the season with Ross Robertson (Chesapeake, Va.) aboard.
In the fourth Jeff Eure (Pillow, Pa.) hit his eighth homer of the year with Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.) aboard. The Tribe came back to tie the game in the bottom frame when Michael Brown homered to make it 4-2, Stephen Booker doubled home Tim Jones and Booker later scored on a wild pitch.
In the fifth Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.) singled home Brent Sollenberger (Chambersburg, Pa.) to put ODU up, 5-4, but Brian Rogers tied it for the Tribe with his 14 homerun of the year. It would stay that way until the bottom of the ninth.
The Monarchs threatened in the top of the eight with Hummel and Musolf on base with no outs, but could not score.
Tim Hummel, the CAA's Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year is now hitting .403 and Jared Musolf who earned first team All-CAA honors is now at .419, second in the league. The NCAA pairings will be announced on Monday afternoon.
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