Monarchs Rally To Defeat #18 ECU, 9-6
March 12, 2002
GREENVILLE, NC - Old Dominion erupted for four runs in the top of the ninth inning for a come-from-behind 9-6 victory over 18th ranked East Carolina Tuesday afternoon. Junior thirdbaseman Kevin Snapp (Yorba Linda, CA.) knocked in three runs on the day, including the game tying run.
Freshman righthander Justin Verlander (Goochland, Va.) picked up his third win with a complete game outing. He fanned seven on the day, scattering 11 hits.
ECU took a 6-2 lead into the top of the seven, but the Monarchs scored three runs as Snapp singled home Ryan Harvey (Riverside, CA.) and Mike Croley (Jupiter, FL.). DeMarquee Hairston then scored on a throwing error.
In the ninth, with the score, 6-5, ECU, Snapp doubled home Harvey to tied the game. Alan Strick (Glen Burnie, MD.) singled in pinch runner Joe Moore (Woodbridge, Va.) to give ODU a 7-6 lead. Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.) followed with a single to score Brent Sollenberger (Chambersburg, Pa.), aking it 8-6 and Strick scored on Brandon Lenoir's single to give ODU a 9-6 lead.
Sollenberger, Strick, Musolf and Snapp each had two hits on the day for the Monarchs. ECU was led by Jamie Paige with three hits.
ODU returns home Wednesday to host VMI at 1:00 p.m. at the Bud Metheny Complex.
ODU 020 000 304=9-13-2
ECU 221 001 000=6-11-2
ODU Battery:Justin Verlander and John Oehler ECU Battery: Ashley Capps, Jason Tourangeau(6), Glenn Tucker(7),Will Brinson (9), Kiernan Mattison(9) and Clayton McCullough.
WP: Verlander (3-1) LP: Brinson (0-1)
HR: ODU- Strick(1), Sollenberger (2)