Camels knock out ODU 4-1 in 12 innings in NCAA Regional

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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.

Elijah Trail broke the deadlock, pulling a single down the leftfield line to score Drew Butler.

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.

Campbell score the game's first run in the second, with Seth LaRue driving in Matt Parrish.

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.