Tennessee Rallies To Beat Monarchs, 5-4

February 16, 2003
By ODU Athletics

Feb. 16, 2003

Box Score

CHARLESTON, SC. - Michael Rivera's bases loaded walk lifted Tennessee over Old Dominion, 5-4 in the ESPN/Citadel Baseball Shootout, Sunday in Riley Park. ODU is now 1-2, Tennessee is now 6-0. Six Monarchs had two hits on the day.

The Monarchs jumped out to a 4-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the second and one more in the bottom of the third. After Allen Strick (Glen Burnie, MD) led off with the single, senior firstbaseman Brandon Le Noir (Ocala, FL.) Slammed a home run to give ODU a 2-0 lead. In the third inning, Derrick James (Terre Haute, IN.) singled in freshman Keith Hahn (Valley Stream, NY.) to give ODU a 3-0 lead.

Keith Hahn (Valley Stream, NY.), Brent Sollenberger (Chambersburg, PA.), Derrick James (Terre Haute, IN.), Allen Strick (Glen Burnie, MD.) Steven Harris (Va. Beach, VA.) and Joe Moore (WOodbridge, VA.) each had two hits on the day.

The Volunteers bounced back to tie the score at four with an unearned run in the fifth scored by Michael Rivera, then back-to-back homers by Brian Cleveland and Javy Herra in the sixth and an RBI double by Walter Sevilla which plated Jordan Vzarniecki.

ODU mounted a rally in the ninth with Joe Moore (Woodbridge, VA.) and Brent Sollenberger (Chambersberg, PA.) getting hits, but Vol's Steve Wesley came in and got the save for Tennessee.

ODU hosts Rutgers in a three-game series beginning Friday at 3 p.m.

LINESCORE: Tennessee 000 012 101=5-12-02 ODU 031 000 000 =4-13-2

Tennessee Battery: Crowe, Green(3), Johnson(5), Wesley(9) and Herrera. ODU Battery: Evans, Smith(5), Godin(6),Renfrow(8) and Oehler.

WP: Johnson(1-0) LP: Renfrow(0-1) HR: ODU - Le Noir;Tennessee - Cleveland, Herrera

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