Hoover Pitches Monarchs Past Radford, 5-2
NORFOLK, VA. (May 8) - Freshman righthander Mike Hoover (Gloucester, Va.) pitched his third straight complete game, a two hitter as Old Dominion University defeated Radford University, 5-2 in a non-conference game on May 8. The Monarchs are now 29-18-1, while the Highlanders drop to 25-21.
Hoover walked only one batter and fanned eight. He held the Highlanders hitless until the fourth when Sean Walsh singled home Mike Potter for their first run. Radford's second run came in the seventh when Adam McKenzie slammed his fourth home run of the season over the rightfield fence.
The Monarchs got on the board in the second inning as Brent Sollenberger (Chambersburg, Pa..) double home Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.). Then Jason Greiner's(Wexford, Pa.) groundout scored Joe Troilo (Avondale, PA.). In the third inning, Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.) doubled home David Vilardi (Fishkill, NY.) and hummel then later scored on a wild pitch.
In the sixth inning, Jeff Eure (Pillow, Pa.) doubled then scored on Brent Sollenberger's single. Sollenberger had two hits and two RBI, while Hummel had two hits and an RBI. Hummel is now hitting .414.
The two teams play May 9 at 3 p.m. in the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.
RU 000 100 100 2-2-2 ODU 022 001 00x 5-7-1RU Battery: Jamie Davis, Trey Brasington(6) and Fred Wray
ODU Battery: Mike Hoover and Travis Silver
WP: Hoover(3-1) LP:Davis (5-2)
HR: RU-McKenzie (4)