ODU Splits Doubleheader With VCU
May 7, 2005
PETERSBURG, VA-- Old Dominion and Virginia Commonwealth split a doubleheader Saturday at the Petersburg Sports Complex. The Monarchs (21-26/5-12) won game one behind the pitching of Kyle Dubois and James Burok, then lost the nightcap to VCU (27-13/12-5) on a two-run walk-off homer by Tim St.Clair.
In game one, Kyle Dubois pitched six-plus innings with five strikeouts and James Burok pitched out of a jam in the seventh for his sixth save of the year. Dubois is now 5-1 with a 3.41 earned run average. Burok came in the seventh with runners on first and third with one out and got the next two hitters to flyout.
Evan Chipman hit a solo homer in the top of the sixth to give ODU a 2-0 lead. Justin Gregula led off the seventh with a solo homer and Jesse Schoendienst slammed a two-run shot in the eighth inning. Gregula, Schoendiest and Tyler Belcher each had two hits for ODU.
VCU was led by Sergio Miranda with three hits, while pinchhitter Thai Blackburn knocked in two runs.
In game two which was a scheduled for seven innings, the Monarchs tied the game in the top of the seventh on a pinch hit solo homer by Matt Hudgins. ODU then took a 3-2 lead in the eighth on an RBI single by C.J. Jacinto.
In the bottom of the eighth, Scott Sizemore reached on a hit and advanced to second on a error. James Burok struck out the next two batters, but Tim St. Clair slammed a homer over the rightcenter field fence to win the game.
The two teams will play the third and final game of the series Sunday at 2 p.m.
You can follow the game live on www.vcu.edu/vcurams.