Donnie Smith Fans 12 In ODU's 14-2 Win over Delaware
By ODU Athletics
April 17, 2004
NEWARKE, DE-- Junior righthander Donnie Smith (Portsmouth, VA.) pitched a complete game three-hitter and fanned a career high 12 batters to lead Old Dominion to a 14-2 CAA victory over Delaware Saturday afternoon.
The Monarchs pounded out a season high 19 hits and 14 runs. Senior Allen Strick had three hits, including a grand slam home run in the ninth. He knocked in five runs on the day. Freshman Bryan Cipolla had four hits and two runs batted in, while Brandon Carter, and Derek James each knocked in two runs.
Delaware took a 2-0 lead in the second when catcher Brian Valichka slammed a two-run homer. The Monarchs came back in the fourth when Derek James slammed a two-run shot with Steven Harris aboard. ODU took the lead in the fifth as Carter's groundout plated Keith Hahn.
Donnie Smith currently ranks third in the CAA in strikeouts behind Verlander and VCU's Orenduff. He now has 72 strikeouts in 58 innings and a 2.48 earned run average. After giving up the homer, Smith allowed only two more hits and a walk the rest of the game. It was his first complete game of the season.
The same two teams play the third and final game of the series Sunday at 1:00 at the Bob Hannah Stadium.
Linescore ODU 000 212 126 =14-19-0 UD 020 000 000 =2-3-1
WP: Donnie Smith (4-2) LP: Mike Mihalik (2-3)
HR: ODU-Strick(3); James (4); Delaware- Valichka(3)