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Burns Homers, But VCU Defeats Monarchs, 8-2

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: April 04, 2008
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April 4, 2008

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NORFOLK, VA--Cody Eppley pitched a complete game six hitter to lead the Rams of Virginia Commonwealth (6-19/1-8) to an 8-2 victory over Old Dominion (15-14/7-6) Friday night.

Eppley evened his record at 3-3 and recorded his second complete game of the season. He walked only one ODU batter and fanned four. ODU's Dan Hudson (3-3) fanned ten with ten hits and two walks in seven innings of work.

ODU senior designated hitter David Burns accounted for both Monarch runs. He singled home Max Most in the first inning and slammed a solo homer in the fourth. Burns' now has a team best six home runs for the year. He also had three of ODU's six hits on the night.

VCU took the lead for good in the fifth when R.J. Schenk doubled with two outs and Kwan Evans followed with his fifth homerun of the season. Justin Wright then singled to score Chris Jackson to make it 4-2.

Chris Jackson led the Rams with four hits on the night, while Schenk, Evans and Eric Curtis had two hits each. Evans, Justin Wright and Joe Van Meter each knocked in two runs for VCU.

The two teams play Saturday at 4 p.m.

VCU  000 130 103 8-14-1
ODU 100 100 000 2-6-2

VCU- Cody Eppley and Carlos Rodriguez, Eric Curtis (3) ODU- Dan Hudson, Kyle Hald(8), Daniel Abdalla(9) and Edgar Hernandez

WP- Eppley(3-3) LP: Hudson (3-3) HR- ODU-Burns (6), VCU-Evans (5)


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