The game was organized in honor of the late Paul Keyes, a Newport News native who played for the Monarchs and coached the Rams.
After the game, some people on both teams had their heads shaven in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which fights childhood cancer.
Joey Cujas broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run homer in the seventh inning for the Rams (20-19), capping his four-RBI, two-run game. Chris Ayers was 3-for-5 for VCU, and reliever Seth Greene -- whose father, Tommy, pitched in the majors for the Braves and
Ben Verlander of ODU (21-19) drove in a run with two out in the ninth to make it 5-4, but Matt Lees induced Josh Eldridge to ground out to second base to end the game with two Monarchs aboard.
Brandon Downes added a pair of doubles and two RBI for Virginia (36-6), while Branden Cogswell went 2-for-3 with two runs. Mike Papi (So., Tunkhannock, Pa.) walked and scored three times for U.Va. ...
Virginia left-hander Kyle Crockett of Poquoson was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List.
He is 3-0 with a 0.55 earned-run average and nine saves in 33 innings, spanning 20 appearances.
Matt Brady, who coached
Teammate Austin Coburn was eighth in freestyle at 79 kilograms (174 pounds).