Tommy Bell (right) hit a big 3-run home run for ODU in the sixth.
Tommy Bell (right) hit a big 3-run home run for ODU in the sixth.
Rick Voight

Baseball Rallies Over VCU in Walk-off Fashion, 6-5

April 09, 2019
By ODU Athletics
Old Dominion 6, VCU 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
VCU 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 5 9 1
Old Dominion 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 6 9 1

WP: Blanchard (1-0)
LP: Ryan (2-2)
2B: ODU: Hancock; VCU: Ching, Norwood, Witt, Hibbits
HR: ODU: Morgan, Bell; VCU: Hibbits

NORFOLK, Va. -- On a pinch-hit, walk-off walk from John Wilson, Old Dominion came from behind to defeat, VCU, 6-5 on Tuesday evening at the Bud Metheny Complex.

Twice Old Dominion (19-13) rallied, overcoming a 4-0 deficit in the sixth inning, and then a 5-4 deficit in the ninth.

In the sixth, Will Morgan ignited the ODU offense with a solo home run to put the Monarchs on the board. Tommy Bell then tied it with a 3-run bomb over the left field wall.

VCU (25-8) then regained the lead in the top of the eighth on a pinch-hit RBI single with two outs. The 5-4 lead carried until the bottom of the ninth.

Jared Hancock, who went 4-for-4 with a double, led off the ninth with a single and then a VCU error put runners at second and third with no outs.

After an intentional walk, Cory Alexander II, who pinch ran for Hancock, scored on a passed ball. After yet another intentional walk to once again load the bases with one out, Wilson pinch hit and drew a 7-pitch walk to bring in the winning run. 

It was Wilson's fourth career plate appearance.

Postgame Interviews: Finwood | Hancock | Wilson

Up next, the Monarchs heads to UTSA for their second consecutive road Conference USA series this weekend.


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