ODU and Brown Split Twin Bill
March 22, 2003
NORFOLK, VA. - Sophomore pre-season All-American Justin Verlander (Goochland, VA.) scattered five hits and fanned eight in eight innings to lead the Monarchs to a 9-2 victory over Brown in game one. The Bears outslugged ODU in game two, 11-8.
Allen Strick (Glen Burnie, MD.) broke the game open with a bases loaded triple in the Monarchs five-run eighth inning. Strick Jesse Schoendiest (Belcamp, MD.) and Brandon Le Noir (Ocala, FL.) each had two hits in game one.
In game two Brown jumped out to a 5-2 lead thanks to a two-out grand slam homerun by James Lowe in the third inning. ODU rallied with six runs in the fifth capped by a John Oehler (Audubon, NJ.) three-run double. The Bears then scored four runs in the sixth thanks to a two-run triple by pinchhitter Eric Larson, then added three more runs in the seventh.
The two teams will play the fourth and final game of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m.
LINESCORE Game 1 BU 002 000 000=2-6-3 ODU 102 000 15x=9-10-2 Brown Battery: Cramphin, Jennings(3), Johnson(8), McNamara(9) and Mitchell ODU Battery: Verlander, Renfrow(9) and Oehler WP: Verlander (4-3), LP: Cramphin(0-1)
Game 2 BU 004 104 2=11-12-0 ODU 100 160 0=8-11-2 Brown Battery: Priede, Lebowitz,(5),Frankel(6), Johnson(7) and Spring ODU Battery: Arrowood, Hummel(4), Evans(6) and Oehler WP: Lebowitz(1-0) LP:Evans(2-1)