Rick Voight

Monarchs Rout Rutgers, 15-4, to Win Series

March 05, 2017
By ODU Athletics
Old Dominion 15, Rutgers 4 -- ODU wins series, 2-1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rutgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 6 4
Old Dominion 0 1 5 2 0 5 2 0 x 15 12 1

WP: John Wilson (2-0)
LP: James Torres (0-2)
2B: ODU: Nick Walker, Vinnie Pasquantino; RU: Christian Campbell
3B: RU: Mike Carter
HR: Nick Walker

NORFOLK, Va. -- John Wilson pitched six shutout innings and Nick Walker went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs to lead Old Dominion to the series-clinching win over Rutgers, 15-4, on Sunday afternoon at the Bud Metheny Complex.

All nine Old Dominion (8-2) starters reached base and four different Monarchs knocked in two or more runs, as the Monarchs scored 10 or more runs for the fourth time this season.

Aside from Walker's three-RBI day out of the leadoff spot, Jared Young went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Vinnie Pasquantino went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Turner Bishop and Kyle Battle also knocked in two runs each. 

On the mound, Wilson, the freshman lefty, scattered two hits and a walk over six innings and struck out five for his second win of the season. Culver Lamb and Jim Wilkerson each pitched a scoreless inning of relief, while Jack Jett made his ODU debut, pitching the eighth inning.

With the series win over Rutgers (3-7), the Monarchs have now won 2-of-3 against the Scarlet Knights in four consecutive years.

ODU remains at The Bud for a pair of midweek games against James Madison. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday. The Monarchs then host West Virginia for a three-game series next weekend.

Baseball voucher books can be purchased here for $50 and contain a total of 36 ticket vouchers. The ticket vouchers can be used at any of the 36 home ODU baseball games this season, including the Harbor Park game against Virginia Tech and the Key Dog Classic against VCU on May 10 at the Bud Metheny Complex.

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