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ODU Sweeps Doubleheader From Delaware, 3-2 and 9-8

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Release: March 09, 2008
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March 9, 2008

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NORFOLK, VA-- The ODU Baseball Monarchs swept the three-game CAA series from the University of Delaware by taking the Sunday doubleheader, 3-2 in game one behind the pitching of All-American Anthony Shawler and 9-8 behind the hitting of Bryan Cipolla. ODU is now 8-4 overall and 3-0 in the CAA. ODU has won four straight and five of its last six.

In the first game, Shawler pitched a complete game, allowing three hits, two runs with six strikeouts for his second win of the season. The Fightin' Blue Hens scored in the third when Scott Shockley singled home Ryan Reed. ODU came right back as Max Most hit the fair pole for his first homer of the season with Jimmy Miles aboard to give ODU a 2-1 lead.

In the fifth Bryan Cipolla doubled home Jimmy Miles to make it 3-1 ODU. Delaware scored int he sixth as All-American Alex Buchoholz sacrifice fly plated Kyle Davis.

In game two, ODU fought back to tie the game twice. In the fifth with UD leading 6-4, Anthony Shawler slammed his first homer of the season with David Burns aboard. Delaware re-took the lead in the sixth a Matt Harded sacrifice fly and double by Chris Nehl.

The Monarchs tied the game at 8-8 in the bottom of the sixth on Bryan Cipolla's ground out which plated Jimmy Miles and David Burns ground out which scored Max Most.

ODU took the lead for good in the eighth on Bryan Cipolla's two-out single which scored Jimmy Miles.

Freshman lefthander Kyle Hald won his second collegiate game in relief. He pitched two-plus innings allowing two hits and striking out four. Delaware loaded the bases on him in the ninth and with two outs he got Josh Dean to ground out to end the game.

Jimmy Miles scored five times on the day for ODU, while Cipolla knocked in four runs. Freshman catcher Edgar Hernandez had three hits in game two along with Cipolla. Chris Keenan and Jimmy Miles each had two hits in game one.

The Monarchs return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Lexington to take on VMI in a 4 p.m. contest, then return home on Wednesday to play Norfolk State at 3 p.m.

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