VMI Defeats Monarchs, 7-3

April 02, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 2, 2008

Box Score

NORFOLK, VA--Tanner Biagini and Jordan Ballard each drove in two runs to lead the Keydets of VMI to a 7-3 win over Old Dominion Wednesday night at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.

Jimmy Miles led ODU with two hits and three stolen bases. He now leads the CAA with 24 steals and is hitting .397 with 38 runs scored.

ODU scored first when Jimmy Miles led off with a walk. He was sacrificed to second by Chris Keenan, then stole third and then came home on a double steal by himself and Anthony Shawler.

The Keydets scored three runs in the third on just one hit and two bases loaded walks and a hit by pitch to take a 3-1 lead. In all, VMI scored seven runs on only five hits along with nine walks. Shane Geisslinger had two hits and scored twice for VMI. John Ballard slammed his team leading seventh homer in the ninth.

Freshman outfielder Chris Baker (Chesapeake, Va.), who hit a solo homer against the Norfolk Tides last night, scored ODU's second run on a double by Jimmy Miles.

The Monarchs final run came in the eighth when Chris Keenan walked, went to third on Bryan Cipolla's double and scored on Max Most's groundout. ODU's three pitchers fanned 12 on the night.

ODU hosts Virginia Commonwealth in a three-game CAA series this weekend beginning Friday at 7 p.m.

VMI 003 101 011 -7-5-0 ODU 100 010 010 3-6-2

VMI- Barefoot, Murrer(5), Duty(6), Wood(7), Bowman(8), Smink(9) and M.Roberts. ODU- Carter, Watkins(3), Toth(8) and Hernandez

WP: Barefoot(1-0) LP: Carter(1-3) HR: VMI- Ballard