Monarchs Lose To Tribe, 2-0
April 20, 2002
WILLIAMSBURG, VA-- Clark Saylor and Chris Ray scattered five hits and outdueled Monarch freshman pitching sensation, Justin Verlander (Goochland, Va.) for a 2-0 CAA win Saturday afternoon.
ODU is now 17-20 overall and 1-9 in the CAA, while William and Mary, the defending CAA Champion is 21-21 overall and 4-7 in the CAAa.
After five-plus innings of scoreless baseball, the Tribe scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.Kyle Padgett, who led the inning off with a double scored an unearned run on Tim Jones fielder's choice grounder. With two outs Tim Wakefield singled plating Jones for a 2-0 Tribe lead.
Monarch freshman righthander Justin Verlander fanned seven (he struck out the side in the first inning), walked two and gave up six hits. ODU has scored only two runs for him in his last four CAA outings. Ranked 23rd nationally in earned run average, Verlander's ERA is now at 1.89 with 91 strikeouts in 85.2 innings.
Winning pitcher Clark Saylor picked up his first win of the year, fanning four and walking only one. ODU had two runners on base only in the second inning when with two outs Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.) and Demarque Hairston (Martinsville, VA.) hit back to back singles.
The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m.
ODU 000 000 000 =0-5-1 WM 000 002 00x=2-6-0
ODU Battery:Justin Verland and John Oehler WM Battery: Clark Saylor, Chris Ray(9) and Matt Kirby
WP,Saylor(1-4) LP:Verlander (4-5) SAve:Ray(5)