Oehler's Slam Helps Monarchs Defeat Radford, 11-10

March 28, 2000
By ODU Athletics
RADFORD, VA. (March 28, 2000) -- Freshman catcher John Oehler's (Audubon, NJ.) first collegiate home run was a grand slam in the Monarchs seven-run third to lead Old Dominion to an 11-10 non conference victory over Radford March 28. The Monarchs, winners of 13 of their last 16, are now 15-12-1. Radford drops to 12-12.

The Monarchs scored all 11 runs in the first three innings, then held off the Highlanders in the ninth. Junior lefthander, Parker Friske (Va. Beach, Va.) picked up his third win of the year. He fanned eight in six innings of work. Freshman Kevin Evans (Shamong, NJ.) picked up his second save of the season.

Two other Monarchs, Tim Hummel (Montgomery, NY.), and Jared Musolf (Lakehurst, NJ.) had three hits each. Musolf is fifth in the CAA in hitting with a .414 batting average. Hummel is now hitting .384.

Bill McCarthy led Radford with three runs batted in on two hits. He brought the Highlanders to within one run with a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth. Keith Brunst and Fred Wray also had two hits for the Highlanders.

Old Dominion returns to action on Wednesday afternoon with a 5 p.m. game against Liberty at the Bud Metheny Complex.

ODU   407 000 000 -11-15-5
RU    203 000 401 -10-11-4
ODU Battery:Parker Friske, Rusty Hummel(7), Kevin Evans (7) and John Oehler RU Battery: Trey Brasington,Bret Livingston(4), Tom Van Hoose(8) and Fred Wray.

WP:Friske(3-1) LP:Brasington (1-3) Save:Evans(2)

HR:ODU-Oehler(1)-grand slam ; RU-McCarthy (2)

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