Hudson Pitches ODU Over Delaware, 2-1
April 20, 2007
NORFOLK, VA--Sophomore righthander Dan Hudson (Virginia Beach, Va.) tossed a complete game four-hitter, fanning a career high 15 batters as Old Dominion (26-16/13-5) defeated Delaware (14-17/7-8), 2-1 in a CAA contest Friday night. The loss ended Delaware's seven-game winning streak.
Hudson and Delaware's Billy Harris locked in a pitchers duel all night. Harris fanned ten in seven innings of work which is one shy of his career high. Hudson pitching his first complete game of the year, walked no one and only allowed one hit after the fourth inning. Hudson lowered his ERA to 2.75.
Delaware scored in the fourth to take the lead as Alex Buchholz doubled with one out and came home on Adam Tsakonas' single. ODU came back in the bottom of the frame as David Burns (Jacksonville, Fl.) reached on an error and after advancing to third on the next two ground outs, came home on another Delaware error to tie the game.
Alex Buchholz and Adam Tsakonas led Delaware with two hits each while Mike Zahm, the CAA's sixth leading hitter had two hits for ODU. He is now hitting .412. Game two is Saturday at 5 p.m.
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UD-Billy Harris, David Slovak(8) and Bill Merkler ODU-Dan Hudson and Joe Velleggia
WP: Hudson (7-3) LP: Slovak (1-3)