Shawler Leads ODU Over Towson, 16-3
By ODU Athletics
April 14, 2007
NORFOLK, VA--Sophomore righthander Anthony Shawler (Chesapeake, VA.) knocked in five runs and pitched seven innings allowing only four hits and one run as Old Dominion (25-15/12-5) defeated Towson (14-19/6-8), 16-3 in a CAA contest Saturday afternoon at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.
Shawler fanned nine batters with no walks in picking up his CAA leading eighth win of the season against no losses. Shawler was a perfect three-for-three with five RBI. He plated Mike Zahm (Omaha, NE.) in the first on a sacrifice fly, singled in David Burns (Jacksonville, Fl.) and Zahm in the ODU six-run second, and doubled in Zahm and Chris Keenan (Chesapeake, VA.) in the fifth inning.
ODU pounded out 16 hits on the day as David Burns led with four hits, Chris Keenan had three, and Nick Erdman with two. Mike Zahm scored four times and walked Three times. Nick Erdman scored three times, while Keenan knocked in three runs.
Towson scored in the fifth when Nick Natoli's sacrifice fly scored Jason Stifler who reached on a double. In the eighth, Aaron Gabrielian singled home Steve Rice and Matt Collins singled in J.P. Debrowski.
Shawler is now 8-0 with a 2.78 ERA. He is hitting .327 on the season. Zahm leads OD with a .409 batting average and leads the CAA with 51 RBI and 18 doubles, while Davis Burns is second with 50 RBI.
Game three of the series is Sunday at 2 p.m.
TU 000 010 020 3-8-4 ODU 162 230 11x 16-16-2
TU- Curt, Umberger(2), Mattes(4), Shifflett(6), Cascio(8) and Stifler ODU- Shawler, Burchill(8), Walls(9) and Belcher
WP: Shawler (8-0) LP: Curd(1-2)