#14 Richmond Defeats Monarchs, 8-3

April 28, 2003
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 28, 2003

Box Score

RICHMOND, VA. - Vito Chiaravalloti knocked in four runs to lead 14th ranked Richmond over Old Dominion, 8-3 Monday afternoon at Pitt Field. Richmond is 34-8 on the year.

ODU got on the board first as Allen Strick (Glen Burnie, MD.) slammed his first homerun of the season to left field. ODU scored in the fifth as Stephen Harris (Va. Beach, VA.) came home on a Spider throwing error. In the sixth freshman Justin Gregula (Washington, PA.) singled home Dana Arrowood (Woodbridge, VA.). Strick led ODU with two hits on the day.

Chiaravalloti singled home two runs in the third to give Richmond the lead for good at 3-1. He then slammed a two-run homer in the seventh to complete the Spider scoring. The victory was the Spiders first since the 2001 season, ending a four-game losing streak to the Monarchs.

The Monarchs (14-28) break for exams, then host crosstown rival Norfolk State on Friday at 7 p.m. and travel to William & Mary in a non-conference game on Saturday at 4 p.m.

LINESCORE ODU 100 011 000=3-6-0 UR 103 002 20x=8-8-2

ODU Battery: Jason Godin, Wayne Renfrow(6) and John Oehler UR Battery: Derek Duclos, Andy Givens(7) and Chris Dolan.

WP: Duclos(2-0) LP: Godin(1-3) HR: ODU-Strick(1) UR:Chiaravalloti(8)