N.C. State Edges Monarchs, 3-1

March 15, 2003
By ODU Athletics

March 15, 2003

Box Score

ZEBULON, NC - Nate Cretarolo scattered five hits and reliever Joey Devine worked two hitless innings Saturday as North Carolina State won its 11th straight game in a row, with a 3-1 decision over ODU at Five County Stadium in the N.C. State Tournament.

The Wolfpack is now 16-4, while ODU drops to 5-12, losing its seventh straight on this eight-game road trip.

The Monarchs scored first with a run in the top of the second inning. Pedro Pena reached on a one-out infield single and Steven Harris walked. John Oehler singled up the middle to drive in a run.

The Wolfpack rallied as Justin Riley led off the bottom of the second with a double and scored on Chad Orvella's single. Orvella scored on Marc Maynor's single to make it 2-1. The Wolfpack's final run came in the bottom of the fourth as Matt Camp single scored Orvella.

Cretarolo, a junior lefthander picked up the win, while ODU freshman Ricky Shefka was the hard-luck loser. He pitched five plus-innings, walking five and striking out two. ODU will play Oklahoma State Sunday in the final day of the tournament at 2 p.m. in Durham Park.

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