CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- In the opening game of its five-game road stint, Old Dominion fell to No. 18 Virginia, 18-5, on Tuesday evening at Davenport Field.
After Old Dominion (22-7) grabbed an early 1-0 lead on a Vinnie Pasquantino solo home run in the top of the first, Virginia (22-8) plated two or more runs in each of the first five innings to build a double-digit lead by the end of the fourth inning.
Jared Young led Old Dominion at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, while Nick Walker also added an RBI double. Pasquantino's first-inning home run was his third of the year and also extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Pasquantino finished the night 1-for-5 with two runs scored.
With the loss, the Monarchs drop to 6-2 in midweek games this season and 4-2 against Virginia schools.
Up next, the Monarchs travel to Lexington for a Wedneday matchup against VMI at 3 p.m. ODU and the Keydets met earlier this season, when the Monarchs won, 14-2, at The Bud. Gameday audio for VMI will be provided for free via Monarch Media.
GAME NOTES No. 18 Virginia was the first ranked opponent ODU has faced this season ... ODU still leads the all-time series against Virginia, 33-28-2 ... ODU is now 4-2 against Virginia schools ... The Monarchs are now 6-2 in midweek games ... Vinnie Pasquantino extended his hitting streak to 15 games ... Culver Lamb's 1-2-3 inning on the mound in the ninth lowered his ERA to 0.71 ... Isaiah Nelson's two innings pitched tied his career high ... The 18 runs is the most Virginia has ever scored against ODU.
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