NORFOLK, Va. – In a low scoring affair, the William and Mary baseball team fell at Old Dominion, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex. The setback drops the Green and Gold to 26-16 on the season and 9-6 in Colonial Athletic Association play, while Old Dominion improves to 21-18 overall and 11-10 in league action.
Sophomore LHP Jason Inghram (5-4) worked eight innings and allowed just one earned run on seven hits, while fanning eight in the defeat. At the plate, senior center field Ryan Brown went 1-for-3, while junior second baseman Ryan Lindemuth also connected on a hit in three at bats. Junior third baseman Willie Shaw and freshman left fielder Jonathan Sarty each finished the afternoon with a base hit.
On a breezy and brisk Sunday afternoon, the Green and Gold bats threatened the scoreboard in the opening frame. Brown led the contest off with a double down the left field chalk and later advanced to third following an infield groundout. With two outs and Brown on third, W&M was poised to strike, but the Monarchs retired the next batter as it halted the Tribe’s early charge.
In the bottom half, Old Dominion plated a run, which prevailed to be the lone of the afternoon, as it jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage. Junior Josiah Burney’s two-out infield single pushed across classmate Ben Verlander.
In the top of the ninth, the Green and Gold was primed for a rally as it positioned a runner into scoring position. With one out, Lindemuth got things started with a single to third base. The Burke, Va., native later advanced to second following freshman Ryan Hissey’s fielder’s choice. Both runners reached their destinations safely, Hissey to first and Lindemuth to second, after ODU’s shortstop committed an error in his attempt to put out Lindemuth at second. With one out and the go ahead run on first, ODU retired the next two batters as it preserved the 1-0 win.
W&M returns to action on Friday, April 26, as it plays host to George Mason in a three-game CAA set. Friday’s first pitch at Plumeri Park is scheduled for 7 p.m. and fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletis.com with live audio and stats.