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OLD DOMINION TOPS UMBC IN 16 INNINGS, 5-4
NORFOLK, VA.— The Monarch’s senior outfielder Evan Chipman singled home Brook Sinnen with one out in the bottom of the 16th inning to lift the Monarchs of Old Dominion (8-5) to a 5-4 victory over the UMBC (0-3) Sunday afternoon. The 16 innings is the longest game in ODU history.
In the 16th Sinnen led off with a double and was sacrificed to third by Jesse Schoendienst. Steve Harris reached on an infield error, setting up Chipman’s game winning hit to centerfield.
UMBC scored two in the fourth on a double by Joe Fowler and a fielder’s choice RBI by Carl Wolf. In the fifth Alex Laddbush scored on an error and in the ninth Steve Russo singled home pinch runner Mike Scheffel to tie the game at 4-4.
James Burok (3-0) picked up the win in relief for ODU, his second this week. Evan Chipman led ODU with three hits, while C.J. Jacinto and Tyler Belcher each had two hits.
Alex Laddbush had three hits on the day for UMBC. Jon Pavlis started for UMBC allowing four runs in the first six innings. Blake Phipps threw six innings of scoreless ball with two strikeouts. Matt Buchholz ended the final 3.1 innings for UMBC allowing the game winning run and taking the loss.