Sizemore, Shelton & Eldridge Get Three Hits Each In Monarch Loss
By ODU Athletics
March 6, 2012
NORFOLK, VA-- Junior outfielder Shawn Sizemore (Newport News, VA.) and senior outfielder Chris Baker (Chesapeake, VA.) each drove in two runs,but the Flames of Liberty (13-1) defeated the Monarchs (3-8), 10-6 Tuesday afternoon at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.
Liberty was led by designated hitter Alex Close who knocked in four runs on two homers on the day. He slammed a three-run shot in the first inning, then hit a solo homer in the third. Ryan Cordell also hit a two-run homer for Liberty in the third.
In the fourth inning Shawn Sizemore singled up the middle to plate Brent Frazier (Fairfax Station, VA.) and senior catcher Josh Tutwiler (Bridgewater, VA.) led off the fifth inning with a solo homer, his first of the season. In the Seventh inning Sizeore singled home Brent Frazier and in the eighth Chris Baker scored on a double play ball.
ODU pounded out a season best 18 hits led by Shawn Sizemore, Josh Eldridge, and Brandon Shelton(Chesapeake, VA.) with three hits each. Chris Baker, Josh Tutwiler and Austin McGowan (Midlothian, VA.) had two hits a piece.
The Monarchs open CAA play this weekend with a three-game series against Delaware. First pitch is Friday at 6 p.m. in the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.
LU 404 001 010=10-14-1 ODU 200 110 110= 6-18-3
LU Battery: Kemmerer, Lyons(4), Forslund(6), Young(8), Bankemper(8) and Wimmer. ODU Battery: McCarthy, Huyett(4), Griffey(6),Overton(8), Ali(9) and Tutwiler.
WP: Kemmerer(2-0) LP: McCarthy(0-1)