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Three Homers And Tomchick's Pitching Leads ODU Over Tribe, 12-5

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: March 12, 2011
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March 12, 2011

NORFOLK, VA-- Old Dominion junior righthander Joey Burney (Gloucester, VA.) slammed two homers and Josh Wright (Bridgewater, VA.) one to lead the Monarchs to a 12-5 CAA victory over William and Mary Saturday afternoon.

Tomchick fanned eight, with two walks and three hits to improve his record to 3-1 and lower his ERA to 1.42 season.

ODU exploded with seven runs in the third inning as Josh Wright hit a two-run homer, Shawn Sizemore doubled home two runs and Burney completed the scoring with a three-run homer. Burney also hit a solo homer in the fifth inning.

The Monarchs pounded out 13 on the day as Wright, and Brandon Shelton (Chesapeake, VA.) each had three, while Wright and Joey Burney knocked in four runs each. First baseman Chris Baker (Chesapeake, VA.), and Burney both had two hits. Baker is now hitting .354 and Burney is at .320. Every Monarch reached base today. Shortstop Derrick Osteen led the Tribe with three hits and a run batted in.

The third and final game of the CAA series is Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.

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W&M Battery: Logan Billbrough, Matt Houston(5), Chris Yates(8) and Chris Forsten;Devin White(8) ODU Battery: Ben Tomchick, Bryan Ramirez(8), Erick Baker(8), Dean Ali(9) and Josh Tutwiler

WP: Tomchick(3-1) LP: Billbrough(1-1) HR- ODU- Wright(3), Burney 2 (3)


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