Shawler Pitches ODU Over W&M, 9-1
May 18, 2007
WILLIAMSBURG, VA--Sophomore righthander Anthony Shawler tossed a complete game four-hitter to lead Old Dominion (33-21/18-10) to a 9-1 victory over William and Mary (28-25/12-16) Friday evening.
The win along with Delaware's keeps ODU and the Blue Hens tied for first in the CAA. VCU was rained out at Northeastern to fall a half a game back. They will play two on Saturday.
This was Shawler's seventh complete game of the year to run his record to a CAA best 10-2 on the season with a 2.30 earned run average.
In the fifth inning, with two outs, ODU broke open the game with five runs. David Burns walked with the bases loaded to score Cameron Scott, then Nick Erdman singled in Mike Zahm and Jake McAloose. Anthony Shawler singled in Burns and Nick Erdman scored on a wild pitch. Gerard Hall also singled in a run in ODU's two run eighth inning.
The Tribe scored their only run in the eighth when Tim Park singled home Brent McWhorter, who had advanced to second on a passed ball. The final regular season game will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at Plumeri Park.
ODU 000 050 002 9-12-1 W&M 000 000 010 1-4-1
ODU-Anthony Shawler and Tyler Belcher W&M-Cody Winslow, Warrik Stains (5), Kevin Landry(5), Chris Jenson, Brett Conner(7), Pat Kantakevich (8)
WP: Shawler (10-2) LP Winslow (3-1)