No. 28 ECU Rallies To Defeat Monarchs, 4-2

April 08, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 8, 2008

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GREENVILLE, NC--The 28th ranked East Carolina Pirates (22-9) rallied for three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to defeat Old Dominion (15-15), 4-2 Tuesday night, at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

ODU scored first in the second inning when Jake McAloose doubled and later scored on Chris Keenan's groundout. In the third inning, Max Most walked, stole second and came home on Bryan Cipolla's single. It was Cipolla's team leading 32nd RBI of the season.

In the bottom of the sixth, Stephen Batts drew a walk and Corey Kemp doubled down the rightfield line. Jamie Ray then hit his first homerun of the season to left giving the Pirates a 3-2 lead. ECU added one more in the seventh with the bases loaded, Kemp walked to force home Trent Whitehead.

Max Most and Bryan Cipolla led ODU with two hits each on the night.

The ODU-Radford game scheduled for Wednesday in Radford, Va., has been postponed and will be moved to May 7th as part of a doubleheader at the Bud Metheny Complex.

ODU returns to action this weekend with a three-game CAA series at Towson beginning Friday at 3 p.m.

ODU  011 000 000 -2-7-1
ECU   000 003 10x -4-7-2

ODU- Bergh, Hald(6), Shawler (7) and Hernandez ECU-Sowers, Simmons (7), Ruhlman (8), Mincy (9) and Kemp.

WP-Sowers (3-2) LP-Hald (3-1) Save-Mincy HR- ECU- Ray (1)