Kyle Battle went 2-for-4 with a triple and home run.
Kyle Battle went 2-for-4 with a triple and home run.
Rick Voight

Monarchs Downed by VCU in Richmond, 9-3

May 15, 2018
By ODU Athletics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Kyle Battle and Matt Schwarz both homered, but Old Dominion fell to VCU, 9-3, on Tuesday evening at The Diamond in Richmond. ODU and VCU split the midweek season series.

Old Dominion (15-34) got on the board first on Culver Lamb's sac fly in the top of the first. However, VCU (32-31) answered with runs in the first and second to take a lead that the Rams would not relinquish. Leading 3-2 entering the bottom of the sixth, VCU busted the game open with a four-run sixth.

Schwarz (2-5, HR, RBI, 2 R) and Battle (2-4, 3B, HR, RBI) both hit solo shots, while Erik Stock (2-4, 2B) also notched a multi-hit game for the Monarchs.

On the mound, Jason Hartline (4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) received the loss, despite a career-high four strikeouts. Overall, ODU pitchers walked seven batters, six of which came around to score.

Last week, ODU defeated VCU, 7-1, in Norfolk.

Up next, the Monarchs head to LA Tech for their final games of 2018. 

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