Wilson's Home Run Helps Tribe Defeat Monarchs, 5-3
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. (May 11) - Charles Wilson broke a three-all tie with a solo homerun to lead off the bottom of the eighth and gave the Tribe of William and Mary a 5-3 victory over Old Dominion University May 11 at Plumeri Park. William and Mary is now 29-21 overall, 7-12 in the CAA and ODU drops to 30-20-1 overall and 12-7 in the CAA.
The Tribe took a 3-0 lead an on rbi single by Wilson in the first inning and a two-run single by Tim Jones in the fourth.
In the top of the seventh senior outfielder Jason Greiner (Wexford, Pa.) slammed a two-run homer with Joe Troilo (Avondale, Pa.)aboard to cut the lead to one. With one out and the bases loaded, Tim Hummel grounded out into a force play but beat the return throw to first allowing Travis Silver (Weaverville, NC.) to score the tying run.
In the eighth, Wilson led off with a home run and Brian Rogers scored on a double by Michael Brown to make it 5-3.
Travis Silver and Brian Ross (Chesapeake, Va.) led the Monarchs with two hits each, while Stephen Booker, Charles Wilson, Robert Jones and Tim Jones all had two hits each for the Tribe. Neither Tim Hummel(Montgomery, NY.) or Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.) had a hit. Musolf is now at .409 and Hummel is hitting .400.
The Monarch's J.D.Jackson walked two and gave up 11 hits on the night, while Ben Shepard came in in the seventh with the bases loaded and eventually picked up the win for the Tribe. He fanned four in two plus innings of work.
Game two of the series is Friday night at 7 p.m. in Williamsburg, Va.
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