Patriots Defeat Monarchs, 10-2

April 04, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 4, 2004

Box Score

FAIRFAX, VA. -- Brent Hitz and Mike Puckli scattered five hits and four George Mason hitters had two hits each as the Patriots defeated the Monarchs, 10-2 Sunday afternoon in a CAA series.

ODU tied the game at one in the third as Brandon Carter doubled, then scored on an RBI groundout by Evan Chipman. In the fourth Stephen Harris hit a one-out solo shot for the Monarchs final run.

Brent Hitz walked only one ODU batter while striking out four to pick up his first win of the season. Jeff Palumbo, Bruce Baldwin, Chris Looze and Matt Cooksey each had two hits on the day for George Mason who remains unbeaten in the CAA.

The Monarchs return to action on Tuesday when they travel crosstown to take on the Norfolk Tides (NY Mets AAA) in the Bank of the Commonwealth Classic at 7:15 in Harbor Park. ODU then plays host to 22nd ranked N.C. State on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and hosts VCU in a three-game CAA series beginning Friday night.

LINESCORE ODU 001 100 000 =2-5=3 GMU 012 123 01x =10-12-0

ODU- Bucher, Arrowood (3), Shefka (7) and Belcher, Gram(7) GMU- Hitz, Puckli(8) and Jacobsen.

WP:HItz(1-0) LP: Bucher (2-3)