Tribe Defeats Monarchs, 14-7
April 23, 2004
NORFOLK, VA-The Tribe of William and Mary pounded out 18 hits, and erupted for seven runs in the seventh inning to defeat Old Dominion, 14-7 in a Colonial Athletic Association game. The Tribe came into game ranked fourth nationally in hitting (.344) and 11th nationally in runs per game at 9.6.
The Tribe took a 2-0 lead on an run scoring double by Mike DeCarlo, scoring Chris Rahl. DeCarlo then scored on Greg Sexton's single.
Justin Gregula's three-run triple in the fourth keyed the Monachs four-run rally, and plated Steven Harris, Dana Arrowood, and Derek James. Gregula then scored on Brandon Carters single. The Tribe then tied the game in the fifth on Yancey Jones' two-run homer. ODU scored in the bottom of the inning with the bases loaded on a double-play which allowed Allen Strick to score from third.
With ODU, leading 5-4, the Tribe got a two-out three-run homer from Mike DeCarlo to put them in front for good, at 7-5. In the seventh inning, William and Mary scored seven runs after two were out. Will Rhymes and Greg Sexton each had two run hits in the inning.
Jon Rhymes, Will Rhymes, and Mike DeCarlo each had three hits, while DeCarlo knocked in five runs, and scored four times on the evening. Yancey Jones and Greg Sexton each knocked in three runs. Paul Knacksted came in the fifth inning and picked up his fifth win of the year without a loss. Steven Harris and Dana Arrowood each had three hits for the Monarchs. The two teams will play Saturday at 5 p.m.
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WP: Paul Knacksted (5-0) LP: Justin Verlander (4-5)