Six-Run Sixth Lifts ODU To A 7-5 Win Over Longwood
By ODU Athletics
March 29, 2005
NORFOLK, VA.--Old Dominion (16-16) erupted for six runs in the sixth inning and senior James Burok (Archbald, PA.) pitched two scoreless innings of relief as the Monarchs defeated Longwood (8-18), 7-5.
With Longwood leading, 2-1 in the sixth, Chris Keenan (Chesapeake, VA.) led the inning off with a double, and Bryan Cipolla (Plainview, NY.) singled him home. Patrick Nichols (Chesapeake, VA.) then doubled home Cipolla. Tyler Belcher (Bristol, VA.) scored on an error, and Dana Arrowood (Woodbridge, VA.) singled home Justin Gregula (Washington, PA.) and Nichols. Jesse Schoendienst (Belcamp, MD.) finished the scoring with a single to bring home Steven Harris (Virginia Beach, VA.).
Longwood came back in the top of the seventh with the bases loaded, scoring three unearned runs on an ODU error and single by Louis Ulrich. In the Longwood Fifth inning, Chris Balus sacrifice fly scored Joe Bott. In the sixth Bott singled home Travis Lydon, but Robert Gillis was thrown out at the plate trying to score on the same play.
James Burok came in and pitched the final two innings for ODU, fanning four and allowing one hit and one walk. He now has three saves on the season while junior righthander Kyle Dubois (Virginia Beach, VA.) picked up his third win of the year. Patrick Nichols led ODU with two hits, while Travis Lydon, Joe Bott, Nick von Gersdorff and Louis Ulrich each had two hits for the Lancers.
Hunter Hall pitched five innings and allowed one run and struckout five with no decision. Longwood starter Clay Horn gave up six runs, but four were unearned. ODU returns to action this weekend with a three-game CAA series at William and Mary beginning Friday at 7 p.m. Longwood stays in Norfolk to play NSU Wednesday.
LU 000 011 300 5-10-2 ODU 010 006 00x -7-9-3 LU-Horn, Mangigian(6), Moody(8) and Childress; ODU - Hall, Dubois(6), Jones(7),Burok(8) and Nichols WP: Dubois (3-0) LP: Horn(0-6) Save: Burok (3)