Monarchs Defeat Radford, 11-3 Behind Carter

May 07, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 7, 2008

Box Score

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, Bryan Cipolla, Jake McAloose, Chris Buss, Robbie Watkins, and Chris Keenan each had two hits on the day for ODU. Keenan, McAloose and Burns each knocked in two runs.

Jimmy Miles stole four bases on the day to raise his CAA leading total to 36 which ranks third nationally.

Dexter Carter picked up his second of the season, fanning seven with seven walks and three hits. Cory Toth fanned two in the ninth innings.

The Monarchs host Georgia State in a CAA three-game series beginning Friday at 7 p.m.

RU 200 000 010 3-4-0 ODU 104 060 00x 11-14-0 RU- Cassidy McDaniel, Kyle Starr(3), Shane Pysh(7), JB Blixt (8) and Nachion Moore ODU- Dexter Carter, Cory Toth (9) and David Burns

WP- Carter (2-4) LP: Starr (2-4) HR- ODU-Burns (11)