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Men's Baseball Defeat Virginia Tech, 15-3

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: March 15, 2000
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NORFOLK, VA. (Mar. 15) -- Joe Troilo (Avondale, Pa.), Jeff Eure (Pillow, Pa.) and Jason Greiner (Wexford, Pa.) each hit home runs to lead the Monarchs of Old Dominion University to a 15-3 victory over Virginia Tech on March 15. ODU, winners of eight of the last nine are now 10-10-1, while the Hokies are 8-8-1.

Jeff Eure started the Monarch scoring in the second with a leadoff solo homerun. In the fourth Jason Greiner hit his first homer of the year with Jesse Thomas (Ventnor, Pa.) aboard. After Travis Silver (Weaverville, NC) singled, Troilo hit his second homer of the season.

Greiner led the Monarchs with five runs batted in, followed by Troilo with four. Five Monarchs; Troilo, Eure, Thomas, Greiner and Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.), each collected two hits. Eure joins Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.) over the 400 mark. He is currently hitting .402 and Hummel is at .419.

Sophomore righthander Louis Mazzante (Montoursville, Pa.) won his first game of the year, allowing only one run and striking out six.

Virginia Tech was led by Chad Foutz and Chris Hutchinson with two hits each. Hutchinson, Addison Bowman and Brian Copeland each knocked in a run for the Hokies.

Old Dominion hosts Richmond in the first CAA series of the year beginning Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

VT   000 100 020   3  7  6
ODU  011 441 400  15 13  1

VT Battery:  Rudy Rudolph, Chip Runyon,(4),Seth Brandy(6), Josh Davis(7) and
Kevin Bice, Brian Copeland (7).
ODU-Battery:  Louis Mazzante, J.D. Jackson(8), Joe Troilo (9) and Travis Silver.

WP:Mazzante(1-0), LP: Rudolph (0-1)

HR:  ODU-Troilo(2), Eure(3), Greiner (1)


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