Dexter Carter Tosses Five-Hit Shutout Over Spartans

May 09, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 9, 2007

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NORFOLK, VA--Sophomore righthander Dexter Carter (Murfreesboro, NC.) tossed a complete game five-hit shutout as Old Dominion (29-19) defeated Crosstown rival Norfolk State (21-22), 3-0 at NSU's Marty Miller field.

It was Carter's first collegiate complete game as he fanned ten with just two walks. Carter game up a lead-off single to Charles LeLane in the bottom of the first, then held the Spartans hitless until Juan Serrano singled in the seventh. Carter is now 2-4 on the year, with his other win over Maryland.

In the ODU fourth inning Mike Zahm and Jake McAloose walked and David Burns doubled home Zahm for a 1-0 lead. In the eighth Burns scored with two Out on a Tyler Belcher single to make it 2-0. In the ninth Nick Erdman drew The fourth straight two-out walk from NSU pitchers to force in Mike Zahm for ODU's final score.

Chris Keenan, Mike Zahm, and David Burns each had two hits on the night. NSU pitchers fanned 12 Monarchs, but also walked nine. Jake McAloose and Nick Erdman walked three times each.

NSU was led by Charles Lalane and Juan Serrano with two hits each. The Spartans threatened in the ninth as Lelane led off with a single, Serrano Singled with one out and Jerrod Farley walked with two outs, but Carter fanned Rocco Savage to end the game and give ODU its fifth shutout of the year.

ODU returns to action this weekend with a three-game CAA series against Georgia State at home, beginning Friday night at 7 p.m.

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ODU-Dexter Carter and Tyler Belcher NSU- Joey Seal, DeMece Williams(4), Jason Barker(6), Frankie Caldeyro(8), Luke Foss(9) and John Boyd.

WP: Carter (2-4) LP: Seal(3-6)