Andy Garriola homered for ODU in game two.
Andy Garriola homered for ODU in game two.
Bob Bradlee

Baseball Drops Two to Charlotte on Saturday

March 16, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. -- In the opening weekend of Conference USA play, the Old Dominion baseball team dropped a pair of heart-wrenching losses to Charlotte on Saturday at the Bud Metheny Complex.

The day started with a resumed game from Friday, in which Charlotte (10-8, 2-0) scored four runs in the top of the eighth to pull out a come-from-behind 11-8 victory.

In game two, Old Dominion (12-5, 0-2) carried a 6-4 lead into the seventh inning and a one-run advantage into the ninth, but the 49ers rallied to tie in the ninth and then scored a pair of runs in the top of the 13th on two softly-hit singles to secure the series-clinching, marathon victory.

Vinnie Pasquantino (3-6, HR, RBI) and Andy Garriola (2-7, 2B, HR, RBI) led ODU offensively in game two and hit back-to-back solo home runs in the third inning. 

On the mound, Morgan Maguire (5IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K) provided ODU with a solid start, while Hunter Gregory (5IP, 2H, 1ER, 2BB, 3K) was strong in relief.

The Monarchs will look to salvage a win in the series finale tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.


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