Richmond Defeats Monarchs, 9-0
Feb. 21, 2004
CHARLESTON, SC-The University of Richmond behind the pitching of Thomas Martin and Matt McLoughlin held ODU to three hits for a 9-0 victory in day two of the Citadel/Homewood Suites Baseball Shootout. UR is 2-0, ODU drops to 2-3, as Monarch ace Justin Verlander, who gave up two runs suffered his first loss of the season.
Richmond scored two runs in the first inning as Jim Fasano doubled home Ben Zeskind. Fasano would later score on a wild pitch from third base.
Verlander pitched seven innings allowing two runs, walking five and striking out ten. The Spiders then scored seven more runs in the final two innings.
Jim Fasano led UR with two hits and three runs batted in, while Andrew Justice and Josh Farkes each knocked in two runs. Bryan Fritz and Bobby LeNoir each had two hits for the Spiders. ODU will play host The Citadel Sunday at 3 p.m. in the final game of the tournament.
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Battery: UR-Martin, McLoughlin(8) and Dolan ODU: Verlander, Godin(8), Greene(8), Binder (9) and Chipman
WP: Martin(1-0), LP:Verlander (1-1)