ODU was swept at home for the first time since 2016.
ODU was swept at home for the first time since 2016.
Rick Voight

Monarchs Fall in Finale to No. 11 Southern Miss

April 29, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. -- For the first time since 2016, Old Dominion was swept in a home series, falling to No. 11 Southern Miss, 9-2, on Sunday afternoon at the Bud Metheny Complex.

Southern Miss (32-11, 16-4 C-USA), the league's top offensive team, scored in each of the first three innings to build a 4-1 lead through three.

RBI hits from Bryce Windham (3-4, 2B, RBI) and Craig Lopez (1-4, RBI) kept the Monarchs (12-29, 5-16 C-USA) within striking distance, as USM led 5-2 after six. However, the Golden Eagles scored two runs apiece in the seventh and ninth innings to pull away for the series-clinching win.

Southern Miss posted 15 hits to ODU's nine. Aside from Windham, Matt Schwarz (2-3, BB) also notched a multi-hit game. Schwarz, who missed the previous 12 games due to illness before the series, hit a team-best .455 on the weekend.

Jason Hartline (4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) received the loss on the mound for ODU.

Up next, the Monarchs begin a four-game road trip on Wednesday at VMI. First pitch is at 6 p.m. ET.


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