Monarchs Defeat Radford, 11-3 Behind Carter
May 7, 2008
NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion University junior righthander Dexter Carter (Murfreesboro, NC.-Greenbrier Christian) pitched eight innings, allowing only three runs as the Monarchs defeated Radford, 11-3 Wednesday afternoon.
ODU has now won four straight to improve to 22-21 overall and Radford drops to 19-27.
The Highlanders took a 2-0 lead in the first as Reggie Keen doubled home Tyren Rivers. Keen then scored from third when Raphael Turner was caught in a run-down, trying to steal second.
Jimmy Miles (Orlando, FL.) singled, then stole second and third. He came home on John Malbon's (Virginia Beach, VA.) single. The Monarchs scored four runs in the third as Jake McAloose (Virginia Beach, VA.) doubled home Malbon and David Burns (Jacksonville, FL.). Robbie Watkins' (Newport News, VA.) sacrifice fly scored plated McAloose and Chris Keenan (Chesapeake, VA. ) doubled home Chris Buss (Rosemont, MN.) to give the Monarchs a 5-2 lead.
The Monarchs then scored six runs in the fifth which was capped off with David Burns' 11th homerun of the season with Bryan Cipolla (Plainview, NY.) aboard.
Jimmy Miles stole four bases on the day to raise his CAA leading total to 36 which ranks third nationally.
The Monarchs host Georgia State in a CAA three-game series beginning Friday at 7 p.m.
WP- Carter (2-4) LP: Starr (2-4) HR- ODU-Burns (11)