ODU Defeats Rutgers, 8-4
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 29, 2004
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.
LINESCORE 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