Ryne Moore picked is his sixth win of the year, allowing just one run in six innings.
Ryne Moore picked is his sixth win of the year, allowing just one run in six innings.
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Moore Guides Baseball to Series Win over FIU

April 21, 2019
By ODU Athletics
Game 3 | Old Dominion 7, FIU 2 | ODU wins series, 2-1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
FIU 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 2
Old Dominion 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 x 7 9 0

WP: Moore (6-2)
LP: Aleman (1-4)
2B: ODU: Garriola, Pasquantino; FIU: Shenton
HR: ODU: Garriola

NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion reeled off its third consecutive Conference USA series win by defeating FIU, 7-2, in an Easter Sunday rubber match at the Bud Metheny Complex.

The three straight series for Old Dominion (24-15, 7-11) come after the Monarchs dropped their first three in conference play.

Ryne Moore provided the Monarchs with a strong start, allowing just one run on five hits in six innings of work, while striking out five. Moore improved to 6-2 with a 4.09 ERA. In six home starts, Moore is 4-1 with a 2.83 ERA.

The quality start from Moore was the first by an ODU pitcher since Morgan Maguire at William & Mary on March 26 and the first in a conference game since Moore's shutout against Charlotte on March 17.

It was a 1-1 game through five innings, until Andy Garriola hit a solo home run to right in the sixth inning, chasing FIU starter Franco Aleman. Garriola went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBIs.

Then in the seventh, a Vinnie Pasquantino RBI double ignited a five-frame to blow the game wide open and give ODU a 7-1 lead entering the eighth. Ryan Teschko also had a big RBI base knock in the seventh.

Postgame Interviews: Finwood | Pasquantino

Maguire and Trey Fisher anchored the Monarch bullpen and sealed the series-clinching win.

Up next, the Monarchs take on their first ranked opponent in No. 13 East Carolina. ODU hosts ECU on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET.

Follow @ODUBaseball on Twitter for the latest updates on the Monarchs. 

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