Camels knock out ODU 4-1 in 12 innings in NCAA Regional
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Campbell scored three runs in the top of the 12th inning to top Old Dominion 4-1 Saturday in NCAA Columbia Regional action at Carolina Stadium.
The NCAA Tournament win is Campbell's first in program history in its second trip. CU also made a NCAA Regional in 1990.
Campbell improves to 41-20 overall on the season, tying for the second most wins in program history, while Old Dominion ends its season at 36-26.
Locked in a 1-1 knot, the Camels loaded the bases on two walks and a hit by pitch with none out in the top of the 12th.
With one out in the frame, Brooks Borders came through with a single to right, driving in another run, and an ODU error allowed a second run to score on the play, making it 4-1 Camels.
Ryan Thompson worked a perfect bottom of the stanza, closing it out with his fifth strikeout of the game.
Thompson (7-2) earned the five-inning relief win, allowing just two baserunners.
Hector Cedano pitched seven innings, allowing just a run on five hits with a strikeout and three walks in his eighth quality start of the season. With the win, Campbell improved to 15-1 in Cedano's starts this season.
The lefty induced three double plays on the afternoon, getting out of jams in the second, fourth and sixth innings.
Conner Overton (3-3) took the loss, surrendering two runs with two walks in 2/3. An unearned run was also charged to Victor Diaz, who pitched an inning with two hits.
ODU starter Brett Harris surrendered a run on two hits with a walk in 3 1/3. Ali Dean and Brad Gero combined for seven scoreless innings out of the Monarch bullpen.
Old Dominion tied it up in the bottom of the fourth, scoring on a double play off the bat of Taylor Ostrich.
After a leadoff walk in the fourth, only one Camel reached, a Matt Nadolski single with two outs in the sixth, until the 11th.
Borders went 2-for-5 with a RBI for the Camels, while LaRue knocked in and scored a run in the win.
Tyler Urps paced ODU with a 2-for-3 day.
Campbell will face the loser of Saturday night's South Carolina vs. Maryland game Sunday at 1 p.m.