BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- With yet another miraculous 9th-inning rally, Old Dominion ended the regular season by knocking off Western Kentucky, 12-10, in come-from-behind fashion to clinch the series on Saturday at Nick Denes Field.
Trailing 10-5 in the ninth, Old Dominion (35-19, 16-14) scored seven runs, all with two outs, to secure the Monarchs' seventh consecutive conference series, a new school record.
Andy Garriola started the two-out rally with a 2-RBI single to make it a 10-7 game. Will Morgan then tied it up with one swing of the bat, a three-run home run into the wind to right field.
Ryan Teschko then scored the game-winning run from second, after a WKU middle-infield mishap on a Tommy Bell ground ball.
ODU and WKU (25-27, 16-13-1) will meet again on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi. The Monarchs are the No. 5 seed and the Hilltoppers are the No. 4.
Individually, Garriola went 1-for-5 with three RBIs and became the first Monarch since Chris Baker in 2011 with 60+ RBIs in a season. Garriola, a freshman, now has 61 RBIs.
Matt Burch and Vinnie Pasquantino both had two-hit days. Burch, who hit .529 for the series, went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Pasquantino went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.