Oehler & Strick Lead ODU Over Duke, 10-8
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 25, 2003
DURHAM, NC - Senior John Oehler (Audubon, NJ.) and junior Allen Strick (Glen Burnie, MD.) each knocked in three runs to lead the Monarchs to a 10-8 victory over Duke Tuesday afternoon. ODU (4-2) has now won three straight games. Duke is now 4-5. The Monarchs pounded out 14 hits on the day.
Oehler's two-run homer in the seventh inning with Pedro Pena (Haverhill, MA.) aboard proved to be the winning margin for the Monarchs. Oehler also knocked in a run in the Monarchs five-run fifth inning.
Strick had three hits on the day. He doubled home Brandon Le Noir (Ocala, FL.) and Evan Chipman (Raleigh, NC.)in the third and singled in Brent Sollenberger (Chambersburg, PA.) in the fifth inning. Le Noir also had three hits on the day for ODU.
Sophomore shortstop Jesse Schoendiest knocked in two runs with a single in the fifth inning. Senior righthander Kevin Evans (Shamong, NJ.) picked up the win in relief.
Designated hitter Troy Caradonna led the Blue Devils with three hits and two runs batted in. Michael Golom, Adam Murray and Senterrio Landrum each had two hits for Duke.
The Monarchs host Marist College in a three-game series beginning Friday at 3 p.m. The Red Foxes were 44-16 last year and advanced to the NCAA Regionals.
LINESCORE ODU 102 050 200=10-14-3 Duke 300 211 010=8-12-2 ODU Battery: James Burok, Kevin Evans (5) and John Oehler Duke Battery: Justin Diluccio , Drew Jerdan(4)Dan Mangiapani(5), Blake Walker (5) Zach Schreiber (7) and Hernandez. WP: Evans(1-0) LP: Jerdan (01-) HR: ODU- Oehler with one on in seventh