Monarchs Defeat Spartans, 8-2

April 29, 2002
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 29, 2002

Box Score

NORFOLK, VA. - Behind the pitching of junior reliever Kevin Evans the Monarchs of Old Dominion defeated crosstown rival Norfolk State University, 8-2 Monday night at Marty Miller Stadium. ODU is now 22-22 overall, while the Spartans drop to 16-30.

Evans came in relief of starter Ken Brumfield in the second inning and fanned a career-high ten batters, walking only two and allowing only one hit. Freshman Donnie Smith pitched the last inning, fanning the side. ODU pitchers struck out 14 Spartan hitters on the night.

In the fifth inning, with the Spartans leading, 2-1, John Oehler singled home Kevin Snapp to tie the game and later in the inning Allen Strick stole home to give ODU the lead for good at 3-2.

Joe Moore, Kevin Snapp, Allen Strick, Jared Musolf and Demarque Hairston each had two hits on the night. Joshua Melvin led NSU with two hits.

NSU's two runs came in the second inning. Brandon Norvell scored from third on a ODU throwing error and Alfred Corbin scored on a wild pitch.

The two teams meet again on Friday night at ODU's Bud Metheny Complex at 7 p.m.

ODU 010 022 21- 8-13-3
NSU 020 000 000 2-3-5

ODU Battery:Brumfield, Evans(2), Smith(9) and Oehler NSU Battery: Bruce Miller, Tim Moore(7), Abdullah Hicks(9) and Alfred Corbin.

WP: Evans(5-4) LP: Miller (1-8)