Monarchs Complete Three-Game Sweep of Navy, 7-0
Feb. 17, 2002
Norfolk, VA-Old Dominion freshman Justin Verlander (Goochland, VA) pitched nine shut-out innings to lead the Monarchs to a 7-0 win over the U.S. Naval Academy this afternoon. With the win, Old Dominion improves to 3-1 and completes the three-game series sweep with the Midshipmen, who fall to 1-5.
Verlander struck out nine hitters while scattering five hits over the course of the game. His counterpart, Matt Foster, pitched 5.2 innings of no-hit ball before surrendering three runs in the sixth inning due to two errors and one passed-ball.
In the eighth, the Monarchs capitalized on Navy miscues again, taking advantage of three more errors and a hit-batter to plate Brent Sollenberger (Chambersburg, PA), Musolf and junior Ryan Harvey (Riverside, CA).
Harvey finished the game 2-4 with one RBI, and Strick finished 1-4 with one RBI for ODU.
Midshipmen 1B Neil Brubeck finished 1-3.
Old Dominion will return to action on Tuesday, February 19 against William & Mary.
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WP: Verlander (ODU) LP: Foster (Navy)