Liberty Defeats Monarchs, 8-2
By ODU Athletics
March 25, 2003
LYNCHBURG,VA- Larry Wayne York tripled with the bases loaded in the fifth inning to lead the Flames of Liberty University to a 8-2 victory over Old Dominion Tuesday afternoon. Michael Koppin (Stephen's Co.,GA.)and Stephen Harris(Va.Beach, VA.) each knocked in a run for the Monarchs.
Harris singled in Pedro Pena in the fourth to give ODU a 1-0 lead. Freshman Wayne Renfrow (Va. Beach, VA) held Liberty scoreless until the fifth when with the bases loaded, York cleared them to give the Flames a 3-1 lead. Renfrow fanned a career high six batters in five innings of work. York knocked in four of Liberty's runs.
Trailing 6-1, Michael Koppin hit his first home run as a Monarch, a solo shot in the top of the seventh. Harris and catcher John Oehler (Audubon, NJ.) each had two hits on the day. Oehler was named CAA Player of the Week earlier in the day after hitting .500 (6-12) with 11 runs batted in over the weekend.
The Monarchs host George Mason to begin the CAA weekend series on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Bud Metheny Complex.
LINESCORE ODU 000 100 100 =2-7-2 LU 000 042 02x =8-11-3 ODU Battery: Renfrow, Arrowood(6) and Oehler. LU Battery: Bechtold, Daniels(4), Saville(7), Williams(9) and May, Cantrell(7)
WP: Daniels (3-1) LP: Renfrow (0-2)