Brett Harris Pitches ODU Over VCU, 2-1

May 08, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 8, 2009

Box Score

RICHMOND, VA--Old Dominion University (19-22/11-8)freshman pitcher Brett Harris (Chesapeake, VA.-Hickory) tossed his CAA leading fifth complete game to lead the Monarchs to a 2-1 victory over VCU (19-21/7-12) Friday evening.

In the sixth with two out, Gerard Hall on second, and Josh Wright on first, both scored on a VCU error in the outfield to take a 2-1 lead.

VCU scored first inning when Andrew Dimino scored from third with the bases loaded on a double play ball.

The Rams loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, but Harris then got a pop out followed by a double play, ODU's third of the night to end the game.

Harris fanned five, walked three and scattered seven hits to up his record to 6-3 with a 4.07 ERA. VCU's Ian Thomas fanned five, walked one and gave up six hits.

Max Most and Gerard Hall led ODU with two hits each, while Joe Van meter and Justin Wright both

had two hits for the Rams. Game two of the series is Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Diamond.

ODU  000  000  000-  2-6-1

VCU 100 000 000 -1-7-2

ODU Battery:Brett Harris and Edgar Hernandez

VCU Battery: Ian Thomas and Carlos Rodriguez

WP: Harris (6-3)

LP: Thomas (4-4)