Monarchs Rally Falls Short Against Radford, 12-7
May 6, 2001
NORFOLK, VA. - Radford University outscored Old Dominion, 9-6 in the final three innings for a 12-7 non conference victory Sunday night. The Monarchs drop to 18-32, while Radford is 12-28.
Jeff Swidrak led Radford with three runs batted in with a bases clearing double in the Highlanders five-run seventh. Tom Van Hoose had three hits on the day, and along with Daryl Douglass knocked in two runs. Gray Alphin picked up his first win of the season, allowing only two runs through seven innings.
The Monarchs were led by junior third baseman Jeff Eure (Pillow, Pa.) with four hits in six trips to the plate. Travis Silver (Weaverville, NC) knocked in two runs in the Monarchs five run bottom of the ninth. Senior second baseman Ross Robertson (Chesapeake, Va.) hit a solo home run in the the fifth inning, making it 3-1 at that time.
The two teams play a single game Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Bud Metheny Complex.
RU 002 010 504 -12-11-2
ODU 000 010 105 -7-11-4
RU Battery: Grey, Haywood(8) and Ryan ODU Battery: Friske, Evans(7), Davis(9) and Oehler
WP: Aphin (1-4) LP: Friske (3-7
HR: ODU-Robertson (2)