Tommy Bell (left) had one of ODU's three hits.
Tommy Bell (left) had one of ODU's three hits.
Rick Voight

ODU Falls to Sandlin, No. 11 USM in Series Opener

April 27, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion came out on the wrong end of a Friday evening pitchers' duel at the Bud Metheny Complex, falling to No. 11 Southern Miss, 2-0, in the opening game of this weekend's three-game set.

Six Old Dominion (12-27, 5-14 C-USA) pitchers held Southern Miss (30-11, 14-4 C-USA), the league's top offensive team, to just two runs on nine hits, but the Monarchs were unable to solve Nick Sandlin, who tossed a complete-game, three-hit shutout for the Golden Eagles. Sandlin is now 6-0 with a 1.00 ERA on the year.

On the mound for ODU, Luke Krantz (4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K) gave the Monarchs a strong start for the second consecutive Friday. The true freshman southpaw worked out of a key bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth to keep the game scoreless. Ryne Moore (2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 K) was effective in relief. Jack Jett (0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 BB) received the loss.

Offensively, Will Morgan (1-3, 2B), Tommy Bell (1-3) and Kyle Battle (1-4) had the lone hits for the Monarchs.

Southern Miss scored its runs on an RBI double by Matthew Guidry in the seventh and a Mason Irby RBI single in the ninth.

Game two is tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET. Morgan Maguire will get the start against USM left-hander Stevie Powers.


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