W&M Defeats ODU, 13-12 With Three In Bottom of Ninth
By ODU Athletics
March 15, 2008
WILLIAMSBURG, VA--Ben Guez singled home Jeff Wera in the bottom of the ninth with one out to give the Tribe of William and Mary (14-4/6-2) a 13-12 come-from behind win over Old Dominion (10-6/3-2) Saturday at Plumeri Park.
The Tribe took a 10-8 lead into the top of the ninth. ODU rallied for four runs on a sacrifice fly by Jimmy Miles, a bases loaded walk by David Burns which plated Gerard Hall to tie the game at 10. Anthony Shawler then singled in Bryan Cipolla and Max Most to give ODU the lead at 12-10.
In the bottom of the ninth, W&M loaded the bases on singles by Rob Nickle and Jeremy Maliniak.. After Derrick Osteen was hit with a pitch, Jeff Wera walked to force home Nickle , James Williamson then walked to force home Maliniak to tie the game at 12. With one out Guez singled between first and second for the game winner.
ODU was led by Anthony Shawler who was four-for-four with six RBI and two homers. His solo shot in the top of the seventh gave ODU an 8-7 lead. On the mound, Shawler gave up seven runs with four walks and four strikeouts. David Burns knocked in three runs, Bryan Cipolla knocked in two for ODU.
Jimmy Miles, Max Most, Cipolla, Shawler and Gerard Hall each scored twice on the day for ODU. Hall, a sophomore playing second base in the place of Chris Keenan who injured his foot Friday walked three times.
William and Mary was led by Ben Guez with three hits and four RBI, while Tyler Stampone and Rob Nickle each knocked in two runs each. The third and final game Of the series is Sunday at 1 p.m.