#24 N.C. State Defeats ODU, 8-0
April 7, 2004
NORFOLK, VA-Three Wolfpack pitchers tossed a six-hit shutout as 24th ranked North Carolina State (21-10) defeated Old Dominion, 8-0 Wednesday night. It was N.C. State's second shutout in their last four games.
Gib Hobson got the win, his second of the year, and shared the shutout with Jeffrey Stallings and Jason Duncan. Hobson held ODU hitless until the fourth when Steven Harris (Va. Beach, VA.-KellamHS) singled to leftfield with one out.
Lee Mezistrano led N.C. State with three runs batted in. His sacrifice fly plated Matt Camp in the first. He then doubled home Camp in the second and his groundout scored Jonathan Diaz in the fourth. Matt Camp led the Wolfpack with three runs scored and three hits, while Eric Taylor and Jake Muyco each had two hits on the evening.
Keith Hahn (Valley Stream, NY.) led ODU with two hits. After N.C. State scored seven runs in the first four innings, ODU pitchers James Greene (Poquoson, VA.Poquoson HS), Dana Arrowood (Woodbridge, VA.)and Donnie Smith (Portsouth, VA.-Norcom HS) pitched four straight scoreless innings until the Wolfpack added their eighth run in the ninth.
N.C. State travels to The University of Maryland for a three-game ACC series beginning on Friday. ODU hosts Virginia Commonwealth in a three-game CAA series beginning Friday night at 7 p.m.
NOTE FORMER MONARCHS Wayne Gomes is with Oakland's AAA Sacramento team; Tim Hummel is with Cincinnati's AAA Louisville squad and Kevin Kevin Gibbs is on the Philadelphia Phillies AA Reading team. Jeff Eure is play A ball for Milwaukee.
LINESCORE NCSU 310 100 001 =8-11-1 ODU 000 000 000 = 0-6-2
Pitchers: NCSU Hobson, Stallings(5), Duncan(8) and Muyco ODU- Bucher, Hall(1), Greene(5), Arrowood(7), Smith(8), Godin(9) and Belcher WP: Hobson(2-1) LP: Bucher(2-4)