JMU Edges ODU, 8-7 in 11 Innings
By ODU Athletics
March 21, 2008
NORFOLK, VA--Brett Sellers' sacrifice fly plated Alex Foltz to give the Dukes of James Madison (15-4/9-1) an 8-7 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Old Dominion (10-10/3-4) Friday evening.
ODU led 7-2 after six innings, but the Dukes rallied for three in the seventh as Foltz started the scoring with a solo homer with one out. Brett Sellers walked and Steven Caseres followed with a homer to make it 7-5.
In the ninth Caseres singled home Joe Lake to make it 7-6 and then JMU tied the game when Sellers scored on a wild pitch. Caseres led the Dukes with four hits and four runs batted in, while Sellers had three hits and two RBI.
ODU was led by Jimmy Miles who knocked in three runs along with Jake McAloose who knocked in two, and scored twice. Anthony Shawler and McAloose each had three hits, while Max Most had two extra base hits.
ODU starter Dan Hudson got a no decision after pitching 6.2 innings with a season high 13 strikeouts. Overall, ODU pitchers fanned 17 batters in 11 innings of work.
JMU's reliever Trevor Knight came on in the ninth inning and picked up his third win of the season. After winning six straight games from March 5th to te 12, ODU has now dropped six straight. Game two of the three-game series is set for Saturday at 4 p.m.