Erik Stock threw 3.1 innings of shutout relief and also had an RBI.
Erik Stock threw 3.1 innings of shutout relief and also had an RBI.
Rick Voight

Monarchs Edged by Rice in Game Two, 4-3

April 07, 2018
By ODU Athletics

HOUSTON -- Old Dominion dropped game two of the series at Rice, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at Reckling Park.

With the win, Rice (14-19, 4-7 C-USA) wins the weekend series.

Six of the game's seven runs were scored in the first three innings, as Rice carried a 4-2 lead into the fourth. From there, Owl starting pitcher Roel Garcia and the Old Dominion (10-19, 3-8 C-USA) bullpen took control as the game remained 4-2 through seven. 

The Monarchs then trimmed the lead to 4-3 on Jared Share's sacrifice fly in the eighth, but ODU was then retired in order in the ninth.

Jason Hartline (2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 K) received the loss in his second career start. The Monarch bullpen consiting of Connor Muly (1 IP, 0 H, 0 R), Isaiah Nelson (1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K) and Erik Stock (3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K) combined to throw six frames of shutout relief.

At the plate, Bryce Windham (2-4, 2B, 2 R) and Vinnie Pasquantino (2-2, R) were the lone Monarchs with two hits. Tommy Bell (1-4, RBI), Stock (1-4, RBI) and Share (0-1, RBI, SF) drove in the runs for ODU. Share's RBI was the first of his career.

The Monarchs are now 4-5 in one-run games in 2018.

The series finale is set for tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.


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