Shawler Pitchers ODU Over UNCW, 4-3

March 24, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 24, 2007

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NORFOLK, Va.--Sophomore righthander Anthony Shawler (Chesapeake, Va.) pitched a complete game allowing three runs on seven hits, fanning four as Old Dominion (18-11/6-2) defeated UNC Wilmington (12-14/4-4), 4-3 Saturday afternoon at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.

Shawler, the CAA Player of the Week is now 6-0 on the season with a 2.92 earned run average and four complete games. Jeff Hatcher pitched six innings for UNCW, as three of the four runs he gave up were unearned.

UNCW scored first as Steve Halford led off the second with a double and scored on Mark Carver's sacrifice fly. ODU tied the game in the bottom half of the frame as Nick Erdman (Leola, PA.) singled and Cameron Scott (Culpepper, VA.) doubled him home with two outs.

In the ODU fifth, Jake McAloose (Virginia Beach, VA.) singled home Gerard Hall (Washington, DC. )who reached on an error. David Burns (Jacksonville, FL.) groundout plated Chris Keenan (Chesapeake, VA.) , and Tyler Belcher(Bristol, VA.) doubled down the leftfield line to score McAloose to make it 4-1.

The defending CAA Champion Seahawks rallied in the seventh with two runs. Kevin Hodges walked, Nate Hall doubled down the rightfield line and Matt Holt walked to load the bases. Rhett Miller singled to knock in both Hall and Hodges cutting ODU's lead to 4-3. Shawler then got the next two outs to get out of the jam, and retired the Seahawks in order in the eighth and ninth innings.

Jake McAloose, Tyler Belcher and Nick Erdman each had two hits for the Monarchs, while Steve Halford led UNCW with two hits. Game three of the CAA series is Sunday at 2 p.m.

UNCW  010 000 200=3-7-2
ODU      010 030 00x =4-8-1

UNCW Jeff Hatcher, Allen Flood(7) and Mark Carver ODU- Anthony Shawler and Tyler Belcher WP:Shawler (6-0) LP: Hatcher(3-2)