Kyle Hald Pitches ODU Over JMU, 6-1
By ODU Athletics
April 2, 2010
NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion's (13-17/2-2) junior lefthander Kyle Hald (Springfield, Va.) scattered five hits and fanned eight to lead the Monarchs to a 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association win over James Madison (13-12/4-3) Friday night.
Hald leads the CAA in complete games with three and strikeouts with 56 and lowered his ERA to 2.30 which second best in the league. Hald is now 5-2 on the season.
Hald and JMU's Kyle Hoffman battled for five-plus scoreless innings until the Monarchs scored in the bottom of the sixth on a Donnie Corsner (Virginia Beach, Va.) solo homer with one out.
ODU added three more in the seventh with the help of four walks. Pinch Hitter John Malbon (Virginia Beach, Va.) singled in Chris Baker (Chesapeake, Va.), Edgar Hernandez walked with the bases loaded to plate pinch runner Brandon Shelton and Chris Buss walked to force home Corsner.
JMU broke up the shutout in the ninth when McKinnon Langston's sacrifice fly scored Matt Townsend. Hoffman fanned nine batters and walked six for JMU.
Game two of the series will be Saturday at 4 p.m.
JMU Battery: Kyle Hoffman, James Weiner(7), Kevin Munson(7), Nick Slogik(8) and Jake Lowery ODU Battery: Kyle Hald and Edgar Hernandez
WP: Hald (5-2) LP: Hoffman (2-3) Homers: ODU- Corsner(3), J.Wright (2)