Monarchs Use Season-High 21 Hits to Power Past Richmond, 16-4

March 16, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 16, 2005

Final Stats

NORFOLK, VA -The Old Dominion baseball team used a season-high 21 hits to power towards a 16-4 victory over the University of Richmond Wednesday afternoon at the Bud Metheney Baseball Complex.  With the win, the Monarchs snapped a four-game skid and improve to 13-10 for the season.  Richmond falls to 6-9.


Richmond took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Monarchs answered with three runs to take a 3-1 lead after one.  Bryan Cipolla (Plainview, NY) hit a solo homerun to start off the scoring, and Tyler Belcher (Bristol, VA) and Justin Gregula (Washington, PA) added RBIs.  ODU scored another six runs in the second inning to take a 9-1 lead.  Gregula singled to left field to bring in two of the runs. 


Both teams traded a run in the fifth inning before the Monarchs scored four unanswered runs in the sixth to take a 14-2 lead.  Richmond and ODU both scored two runs in the seventh to bring the final score of 16-4.


Kevin Gunter (Richland, NJ) took the win for the Monarchs, improving to 2-2 on the year.  Gunter pitched 6.2 innings, allowing four runs and striking out three.  Stephen Owens took the loss for Richmond to drop to 0-2 for the season.


The Monarchs will be back in action this weekend, hosting a three game series against Princeton.  Game time Friday is at 3:00 and the games Saturday and Sunday are at 1:00.


Line Score:

RICH      100 010 200   4-11-5

ODU       360 014 20x   16-21-0


WP:  Kevin Gunter (2-2); LP:  Stephen Owens (0-2)

Richmond Battery:  Stephen Owens and Alex Hale (4.0); Ja Jones and Hale (1.0); Wyatt Stewart and Hale (2.0);   Stewart and Hank Coogan (1.0)

ODU Battery:  Kevin Gunter and Patrick Nichols (6.2); Needham Jones and Nichols (1.1); Steve Harris and Nichols (1.0)