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ODU and WKU will meet again on Wednesday in the first round of the C-USA Tournament.
ODU and WKU will meet again on Wednesday in the first round of the C-USA Tournament.
Rick Voight

Baseball Wins WKU Series in Epic Comeback Fashion

May 18, 2019
By ODU Athletics
Game 3 | ODU 12, WKU 10 | ODU wins series, 2-1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Old Dominion 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 7 12 12 2
WKU 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 5 0 10 10 2

WP: Holiday (5-1)
LP: Lollar (5-4)
2B: WKU: McElreath, Wilson
3B: ODU: Pasquantino
HR: ODU: Bell, Morgan; WKU: Zuberer

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. 

Postgame Interviews: Finwood | Morgan

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. 

Aaron Holiday earned his fifth win of the year on the mound.

For the series, the Monarchs averaged 11.3 runs per game and hit .333 as a team. 

For more information on the conference tournament, head to ConferenceUSA.com


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