ODU Defeats Rutgers, 8-4

February 29, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 29, 2004

Box Score

NORFOLK, VA-Sophomore outfielder Keith Hahn(Valley Stream, NY.) knocked in three runs to lead the Monarchs of Old Dominion to a 8-4 victory over Rutgers Sunday afternoon. Brandon Carter(Sacramento,CA.) and Bryan Cipolla (Plainview, NY.) each scored three times as ODU evened its record to 5-5, while Rutgers is 3-3.

Hahn singled in Cipolla in the second and sixth innings, and knocked in Steven Harris (Va. Beaach, VA.-Kellam)in the seventh. Cipolla had two hits on the day, while Brandon Carter had three hits and stole a base.

Rutgers was led by Rich Canuso with two hits, including a two-run homer in the fifth. Graig Badger also had two hits for the Scarlet Knights.

Freshman Andrew Bucher (Va. Beach, VA.-Tallwood) picked up his first collegiate win in relief. He fanned four in two-plus innings of work. Junior Donnie Smith(Portsmouth, Va.-Norcom) fanned six in his first start of the season. ODU returns to action On Tuesday when they travel to George Washington, then on Wednesday when they host Norfolk State at 3 p.m.

Rutgers  000 031 000  -4-10-2
ODU      111 003 20x -8-11-0
Battery: Rutgers- Dial, Healing(6),Holt(7),Pustay(7) DeChristofano(9) and Miller
ODU- Smith, Bucher (6), Arrowood(9) and Chipman

WP: Bucher(1-0), LP: Dial(0-1) HR: Rutgers: Canuso