Friske, Musolf Lead Monarchs Past Wolfpack, 12-2
NORFOLK, VA. (April 19) - Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.) knocked in three runs with four hits, and junior lefthander Parker Friske (Va. Beach, Va.) picked up his fourth win of the year as Old Dominion University defeated N.C. State, 12-2 Wednesday night in a non-conference game. The Monarchs have won five straight to improve their record to 24-16, while the Wolfpack drops to 24-19.
Musolf knocked in Brent Sollenberger (Chambersburg, PA.) in the first, David Vilardi (Fishkill, NY.) in the third inning and Jason Greiner (Wexford, Pa.) in the five-run fifth inning. Sollenberger and Ross Robertson (Chesapeake, Va.) each knocked in two runs. Sollenberger, the CAA Player of the Week had three hits to up his average to .318, while Musolf now leads the Monarchs with a .424 batting average.
Lefthander Parker Friske held the Wolfpack hitless until John Whitley singled up the middle to lead off the fourth inning. Friske pitched five scoreless innings with no walks. Freshman Kevin Evans (Shamong, NJ.) and sophomore Jon Tinkham (Chesapeake, Va.) pitched the final four innings.
N.C. State scored in the seventh as Brian Wright led off with a double to rightfield. Mike Prochaska singled and Wright scored on a Monarch error. Prochaska who advanced to third on the error later scored on a groundout by Craig Lee. N.C. State committed five errors, allowing the Monarchs eight unearned runs.
Old Dominion travels to Greenville, NC to take on CAA leading and 21st ranked East Carolina in a three-game series beginning Friday night at 7 p.m. NC State hosts Miami (Fla.).
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Dan D'Amato, Ryan Steadham(4), Gorey Mattison (5), Nate Cretarolo (7) and Tyler Tiesing
Parker Friske, Kevin evans(6),Jon Tinkham(9) and John Oehler