Rutgers Defeats Monarchs, 6-2
NORFOLK, Va. -- Brian Ciemniecki and Val Majewski each had two hits and two runs batted in to lead the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers to a 6-2 victory over Old Dominion Saturday afternoon. ODU drops to 0-5, while Rutgers is now 2-0.
The Monarchs scored first in the second inning. Freshman shortstop Allen Strick's (Glen Burnie, Md.) groundout scored Jeff Eure (Pillow, Pa.).
Rutgers scored three in the fifth as Matt Wolski singled home Ciemniecki, Val Majewski then doubled home Wolski and Mike Popowski's groundout scored Majewski. ODU cut it to 3-2 as Freshman Joe Moore (Woodbridge, Va.) knocked in freshman Mark Michael (Gobbstown, NJ.). Jeff Eure later doubled in the inning, but Matt Moye (Beaver Falls, Pa.), in for the injured Brent Sollenberger (Chambersburg, Pa.) was thrown out at the plate by Tim Sweeney.
In the seventh Ciemniecki doubled and scored on a single by Majewski. In the eighth, Rutgers scored two more runs on a two out triple by Ciemniecki.
The two teams play the final game of the three-game series Sunday at 1 p.m.
Linescore Rutgers: 000 030 120 -6-6-0 ODU 010 001 000 -2-4-4 RU Battery: Crohan, Santiago(7), Wilson(8) and Popowski ODU Battery: Weaver, Brumfield(8) and Silver, , Oehler(8). WP: Tom Crohan (1-0) LP: Shawn Weaver (0-2)